Museum Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
on Weekdays &
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
on Weekends!
we are closed on
some holidays

School Fossil Dig Adventure Tour

If you like adventure and hands on learning, then consider a Fossil Dig Adventure Tour for your school. Our dig tour program is quickly becoming one of Manitoba’s hottest off-site educational products!

School Digs allow students to excavate (dig) for real fossils along side museum staff.   The dig sites are a 20 minute drive from the CFDC into the scenic Manitoba Escarpment.  School Digs run from May-June and September. Book early to confirm your tour!

Other youth organizations are permitted to participate in School Digs, following the same costs and conditions. 

Click here for information on the School Museum Tours.

When
  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Note: Is is important for the group to be on time to prevent scheduling conflicts
  • School Digs run from May - June and September. Bookings begin in January.
  • Digs for youth organizations are available from May - September.
Who

Participants must be between the ages of 10 and 18.

Transportation

Transportation must be provided by the school to the CFDC and the dig site.  Please note that travel time from Winnipeg (perimeter and Highway 3) is approximately one hour and 45 minutes.

Cost
  • 10 - 19 students:  $8.00 per
  • 20+ students: $6.00 per
  • Adult Supervisors: Free (up to four free on 5 to 1 ratio, fee applies to additional adults)

Notes

  • Minimum: 10 students
  • Maximum: 60 students
Forms
What's Included

School Digs may include the following:

  • Museum Tour (grade specific)
  • Quiz - students vs. museum staff
  • Activity - grade specific
  • Surface collecting
  • Digging fossils
  • Incorporating habitats, rocks & minerals and the Earth's crust
  • Each tour is catered to meet the needs of the individual group

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