Our Facility

Museum Displays

The main display room features two main sand box areas, wall display cabinets, and individual mounts. Displays feature examples of late Jurassic, late Cretaceous, and Oligocene. Strata include formations of Morrison, Cody, Mesa Verde, Lewis, Pierre, Fox Hills, Lance, and White River, as well as deposits from the late Pleistocene.

The Prep Lab

We have eight custom prep stations, each with power, pressure air, vacuum, and magnifier lights. In addition to the standard glues, picks, and brushes, we have air tools (two types), dissection and cell microscopes with digital image capability, and a Comco micro-abrasion blasting station. We typically have several highly skilled volunteers working 3-5 days a week on our backlog of jacketed bones.

Molding, Casting, and Mounting Lab

We have a large number of reproduction molds made from our fossil collection.  The reproductions are for sale in our gift shop and on our website. We can create molds for any size fossil including very complex skulls and vertebra. We are proficient at both block and over mold techniques.

Paleon Gift Shop

The gift shop carries a variety of items including cast reproductions of teeth and claws,  fish fossils, t-shirts, puzzles, jewelry, toys, and stuffed plushie dinosaurs.   Many of the cast reproductions are available for purchase in our online store.

Paleon Museum Library

Our newest addition to the museum is a library.  We are currently cataloging all of the books and papers.  We have written information from current publications back to 1878.  Eventually our library will be searchable online using Past Perfect Museum software.