Fossil Preparation Lab

Fossil Preparation Lab

See the Science behind Fossils!

Operating Season:

  • June – September

Located within the Ben Reifel Visitor Center, guests can learn about the ongoing science at Badlands National Park and watch paleontologists work!

  • Tasks include identifying species from fossils
  • Removing rock from fossils
  • Preparing and cataloging finished specimens
  • Visitors can ask questions to rangers and paleontologists