TGP '24 Program Changes

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Programming Changes

  • Five dig programs offered for 2024.
    • Small groups: 
      • Maximum of twelve participants per program.
  • Name changes: 
    • “Greenhorn” program replaces the “Enhanced” program.
    • “Exploration” program replaces the “Prospecting” program.
  • New itineraries: 
    • Earlier Thursday meet-up time: 4pm
    • Thursday evening pizza party at the Paleon Museum.
    • Updated lectures and workshops.
  • Refined volunteer training.
  • Refined evening programs: 
    • Optional evening activities will be streamlined.
  • New Program: 
    • A new extended Excavation program.


  • Optional dinners at the Hotel Higgins’ restaurant.
    • Menus will be circulated in advance. The TGP crew will have a standing reservation. 
    • Participants will pay for these dinners at the restaurant.

Lodging Discount

  • A 5% discount on lodging at Hotel Higgins.
  • Deposit & Tuition: Pay online through the MNHM ticket portal. When sent a link, you can log on the reservation portal to make payment. This will allow you to either pay for your dig in full or make a deposit. If you would prefer we have also initiated a payment plan for this season. If you wish to take advantage of the payment plan, with the final payment being due six weeks before your dig program date, please coordinate with Sarah Miller at or call the museum at 303-697-1873. All major credit or debit cards are accepted.
  • Cancellation: Participants may cancel their reservation up to six weeks in advance of the start date, will result in full refund sans deposit. If you would prefer, up to six weeks before you can also reschedule to a later program in the same season as availability allows. Participants who cancel five weeks in advance of their program start date will receive a 50% refund sans deposit. For any cancellations within four weeks of a program start date, there is no refund available. In the event of program cancellation participants will receive a full refund within thirty days of the cancellation.