Site Tours

Paleontology Site Tours available to accompany the museum staff, this summer, when they collect fossil localities.

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The Pioneer Trails Regional Museum in Bowman, North Dakota is providing Paleontology Site Tours for interested individuals who would like to accompany the museum staff when they collect fossil localities. Participants will learn about the local geology, what fossils are present, and the procedures to properly collect them.  Visitors will be able to assist in the collecting as well as learning what takes place in the preparation lab upon returning to the museum.

Tour Itinerary

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Cost for the Site Tours:
Adult (14+): $200/person
Child (6-13): $100/person
Museum Members (adult): $175/person
5 and Under are FREE
Group rates are available for groups of 4 or more. 
Tours will be available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as weather permits. Other dates may be available by appointment, contact the museum to inquire. 

The tours will begin at 8:30 AM MDT by meeting at the museum. A short drive will then be necessary to the field site by your personally owned vehicle. The tour group will return to town around noon. After a noon break, participants will return to the museum in the afternoon to learn the preparation and curation processes. The Site Tour will end around 4:30 PM, unless other previous arrangements were made.


Tours will run through the Summer (June through August) but may be available into September and October weather and schedule permitting. Contact the museum for Fall tour availability.

Pre-registration and payment will be required the day prior to the start of the tour. Please call the museum with questions or to schedule a tour at (701) 523-3600. 

Waivers of Liability will be required for all attendees.

Make the most of your PALEO TOURS!

1. Spend the night at a local hotel
2. Eat breakfast at the Rhame Café
3. Grab coffee from Lasting Visions
4. Tour the museum
5. Grab lunch at Silver Dollar Bar & Grill or Frontier Travel Center. Or pick up your your lunch from Auroma Candle Co.
6. Hike White Butte, the tallest point in North Dakota
7. Explore Fort Dilts State Historical Site
8. Enjoy dinner at Windy’s or Grazer’s
9. Bowl a game at South Main Lanes
10. Take in a movie at the historic Bowman Theater

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