The Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to paleontology and earth science research, education, and outreach. We harness the universal appeal of dinosaurs and paleontology to engage people of all interest levels and backgrounds to promote the earth and natural sciences.

This year, we are fundraising to continue and expand our summer natural history programming in Red Lodge!

These funds will make it possible for us to bring really exciting science education experiences to Red Lodge residents of all ages, focusing on the incredible prehistoric treasures of the area.

Previous years’ fundraisers have allowed us to develop a full slate of amazing outreach experiences for this upcoming summer, partnering with the Roosevelt Center & library. Keep an eye out for updates on where to find us around town!

Fundraising Goal: $3,500

A group of kids from one of our outreach programs, Dinosaur Treasures in Your Backyard, that was funded in part by donations from the Fun Run.
A fully articulated tail of a sauropod that lived in the area ~150 million years ago!