Don Wildman Digs for Clues About the Dinosaurs

From a T-Rex fossil dig to flying high above an asteroid crater, Don reveals why it's important to understand one of Earth's greatest mysteries on a special edition of Mysteries at the Museum !

Don Wildman

In this special edition of Mysteries at the Museum, host Don Wildman digs into the mysteries surrounding the dinosaurs. What were dinosaurs like all those years ago? Why did they disappear? Can they ever live again? 

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Don joins paleontologist Alan Titus at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. The location is an active fossil dig site where Alan and his crew are excavating the area, and slowly but surely uncovering more bones.  

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Don poses with a large T-Rex skull while on a dig at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Alligator Alley

Don heads to Alligator Alley in Summerdale, AL to meet with Greg Erickson, a paleobiologist who studies alligators and dinosaurs. By studying the bite force of this alligator, named Fat Albert, he can estimate the potential bite force of a T-Rex.  

Vernal Brewing Company

Don and Brian Switek, author of My Beloved Brontosaurus, sip on dinosaur-inspired ale at Vernal Brewing Company in Vernal, UT. 

Carnegie Quarry

Don’t look down, Don! At Dinosaur National Monument’s Carnegie Quarry, Don gets a closer look at fossils encased in this wall – referred to as a “Jurassic logjam”. It was discovered in 1909 by paleontologist Earl Douglass. 

Carnegie Quarry

Casts of findings made here are now on display at museums all over the world, including the American Museum of Natural History in New York. 

Meteor Crater

In Winslow, AZ, Don visits Meteor Crater, which demonstrates the power a meteorite's impact on Earth can be. 

Meteor Crater

Don takes to the sky to get a better view of Meteor Crater. Imagine how it looks from above!

(We know your work is stressful, Don – no one would blame you if you take a nap.)

American Museum of Natural History

Paleontologist and curator Mark Norell gives Don a very special tour of the American Museum of Natural History in New York, NY. 

American Museum of Natural History

Are you ready to uncover the mysteries of the dinosaurs? Join Don for the investigation on Jan. 19 at 9|8c!