Donate to the

Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute

The Bighorn Basin Paleontological Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which makes donations to the BBPI tax deductible.

Your tax deductible contribution will help us accomplish our mission: collaboratively study, actively preserve, and dynamically interpret the paleontological treasures of the Bighorn Basin and the surrounding region, as well as to promote paleontology and the natural sciences to life-long learners, wherever they may be.

It isn't just what we accomplish that's important, but also how we accomplish it.  We create original, multidisciplinary, innovative research projects and educational programs, while also creating opportunities; opportunities for student research projects and field experience, opportunities to develop and deliver research results and educational programming, and opportunities to develop skills, gain experience, and build confidence, knowledge, and resumes. We don't just want to be scientists and educators. We want to create scientists and educators.  

Through the generosity of donors like you, the BBPI has conducted ground-breaking and fascinating research into the ancient environments preserved in this region and beyond, and educated children, college students, and adults from around the country.  Most importantly, we share our love of science and the natural world, and in doing so, inspire kids of all ages to pursue their interests, their dreams, and their passions.

Thank you to our partner Field Station: Dinosaurs for supplying these wonderful Thank You gifts!

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Become a Monthly Donor!

Automatic, monthly donations are a wonderful and easy way to support the BBPI! You can pledge to make recurring donations of any amount, but they’re only available through Facebook or Guidestar. Click below to make your recurring - and fee-free - donation today!

Donation Levels & Gifts


Receive a BBPI sticker.


Receive an award-winning dinosaur coloring book, signed by the author and illustrator.



Receive 4 tickets to the Paleontologists' Laboratory at Field Station: Dinosaurs.


Receive 4 day passes to Field Station: Dinosaurs.  


Receive 4 "Paleontologist for a Day Experience" passes to Field Station: Dinosaurs. Includes: