Contact The NJ State Museum
Mailing Address:
NJ State Museum
PO Box 530
Trenton, NJ 08625

Museum & Auditorium Galleries:
205 West State Street
Trenton, NJ

Tel: (609) 292-6464 (recorded message)


Natural History Field School - Paleontology
Natural History Field School: Paleontology - Dinosaur Hunting in the Rocky Mountains Learn field paleontology by experiencing it! Join the New Jersey State Museum’s paleontologists in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Montana and Wyoming.

Experience the natural history of one of the most beautiful regions in the world while searching for fossil-rich rocks and artifacts.

We’ll collect Cretaceous aquatic and terrestrial animals (including dinosaurs!), Devonian fishes, and rare Paleogene mammals in the Bighorn Basin.
Dinosaur Hunting in the Rocky Mountains
Natural History Field School:  Dinosaur Hunting Teachers: Complete your yearly continuing education credits by participating.

Students: Receive undergraduate or graduate credit from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

General Public: Anyone can participate in this experience. Do more on your next vacation – be a dinosaur hunter!

The expedition is a serious museum project and is more than just a field trip. Your efforts will aid the NJSM’s decades-long paleontology research efforts in the region.

The field course is led by David Parris, Curator of Natural History, and Jason Schein, Assistant Curator of Natural History, at the NJ State Museum. For more information, please download a brochure.  You can also download the Information and Registration package.