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We’re on a Mission—Mission Jurassic!

Mission Jurassic is a $27.5 million project that has brought together dozens of scientists from three countries to explore and excavate a fossil-rich dinosaur dig site in Wyoming, known as the Jurassic Mile™ dig site. 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—learn more about the exhibit here.
  • 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 will be brought to life through the generosity of donors. Donate now on our website, or for extraordinary naming opportunities check out our Mission Jurassic Field Guide or contact Amy Kwas at 317-334-4608 or

Mission Jurassic Blog

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

A Recap of the 2020 Mission Jurassic Dig Season

September, 2, 2020
The 2020 dig season at the Jurassic Mile™ dig site is complete. Find out what’s next for Mission Jurassic.

Returning to the Jurassic Mile™ dig site

July, 15, 2020
The 2020 Mission Jurassic dig season has begun, but things are a little different on the Jurassic Mile™ dig site.
Mission Jurassic: The Dinos 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. and Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, with major support provided by Bob and Carol Reynolds, Susie and Jack Sogard, The R.B. Annis Educational Foundation, Bowen Engineering Corporation, and The Dan and Rhonda Hall Family.