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If you’ve ever wanted to experience a fossil dig in the Central Australian desert, assisting MAGNT palaeontologists carefully excavate 8 million year old megafauna bones from the compacted earth, this is your chance!


Join us for an 8 day fossil dig at the Alcoota Scientific Reserve. Our new model of volunteer program is intended to help raise funds for significant palaeontology work in the Northern Territory.

For $2,200 you will experience stunning desert landscapes, daily dig work, nightly fireside discussion with palaeontologists, ecologists and volunteers, and an opportunity to contribute to our understanding of the history of the Australian continent.


A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot! A delivery fee of $15 is also charged on checkout - but will be accounted for in the final payment.


To find out more, please email the Head of Science at MAGNT, Dr Kirsti Abbott on or call on 0466 726 525.





Alcoota Volunteer Program 2024 - Deposit $500

  • The deposit of $515 is non refundable.

    Full payment is required 4 weeks prior to the 15 July 2024.

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