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We’re on a Mission—Mission Jurassic!

Mission Jurassic is a $27.5 million project that will bring together more than 100 scientists from three countries to explore and excavate a fossil-rich dinosaur dig site in Wyoming, known as The Jurassic Mile. The site is a treasure trove of Jurassic fossil bones, trackways, and preserved plant life from millions of years ago, that will lead to never-before-told stories about the Jurassic Period. Mission Jurassic includes:

  • An expansion of Dinosphere® that will bring Giants of the Jurassic to The Children's Museum
  • An exciting dinosaur dig featuring Jurassic fossil bones, plants, trackways, and marine animals all in one place
  • An international partnership with world-class scientists

Mission Jurassic Blog

Stay up to date with stories from the Jurassic Mile dig site!

What are the Mission Jurassic scientists studying at the Jurassic Mile?

Mission Jurassic scientists are studying trackways, plants, pathologies, tooth marks, fossilization, and histology at the Jurassic Mile

Mission Jurassic fossil excavation and preparation

Learn about how the Mission Jurassic paleontologists excavate fossils, prepare them for transportation from the Jurassic Mile, and work on fossils once they've reached The Children's Museum.
Mission Jurassic: The Dinos Mission Jurassic: The Exhibit Mission Jurassic: The Site Mission Jurassic: The Team

See for Yourself!

Check out the latest Mission Jurassic photos!

Mission Jurassic is made possible through lead gift support from Lilly Endowment Inc., with major support provided by Susie and Jack Sogard.