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Dinosaur Sanctuary is the original fossil division of Triebold Paleontology, Inc., where we have been supplying the world's museums with fossils and casts since 1989. TPI employs a full-time staff engaged in the collection, preparation, restoration, molding, casting, mounting, and remounting of fossil skeletons. We can design, build and install your entire paleontological exhibition.

Triebold Paleontology, Inc.
201 S. Fairview Street
Woodland Park, CO, USA 80863
phone 719-686-1820

Mike Triebold
phone 719-394-3485
cell 719-660-5504

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Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park, Colorado
TPI is headquartered in the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park, Colorado.

Send Us a Question
For more information, feel free to call Mike at one of the numbers provided above or send him an email at his address. Whether you are just at the "idea stage" or know exactly what you need and are tracking down quotes, we can help you deliver an exhibit that tells your story and engages your audience.

Get Directions

Triebold Paleontology, Inc. is headquartered in the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center at 201 S. Fairview St. in Woodland Park, CO 80863. Here, a number of our casts and original fossil specimens are on exhibit in our hands-on family-friendly natural history museum. Our collection of original fossils are cleaned and reconstructed in our fossil preparation lab viewable to museum visitors and our mounted reproductions are also fabricated here, behind the scenes, before being shipped and installed in museums and galleries around the globe. Interested individuals involved in academic research or interested in procuring any of our original fossil specimens are welcome to schedule a visit to view specimens in person.

Flying in?
Colorado Springs has excellent connections. We will be happy to meet your delegation at the airport and provide transportation to and from the museum and your hotel. Just call us in advance and we will assist you any way we can.

There are two hotels that are very convenient to our location:

Only 5 blocks away:
Eagle Fire Lodge – 719.687.5700

12 blocks away:
Country Lodge – 719.687.6277

Or in Colorado Springs:
Of course, there is the fabulous 5 star luxury Broadmoor Hotel just down
the pass in Colorado Springs 15 miles away.
719.634.7711 or 866.837.9520

Showing Jeremy Wade how we catch big fish
For Animal Planet's River Monsters: Prehistoric Terror, TPI took celebrity angler and show host, Jeremy Wade, "fishing" for Xiphactinus in the Late Cretaceous Niobrara Chalk of Western Kansas.

Some of our esteemed clients from around the world:

Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Pembroke, Bermuda
Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI
Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford, Illinois
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA
Camden Park, Huntington, WV
Canadian Fossil Discovery Center, Winnepeg, Canada
Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA
Center of Science and Industry, Toledo, OH
Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH
Dallas Museum of Natural History, Dallas, TX
Delaware Museum of Natural History, Wilmington, DE
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver, CO
Discovery Park of America, Union City, TN
Disneyworld, Orlando, FL
Douglas College, New Westminster, BC
California State University, Fresno, CA
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
Eureka Exhibits, Berkley Heights, NJ
Explorium, Mobile, AL
Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Atlanta, GA
Field Museum, Chicago, IL
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth, TX
Foundacion Patrimonia Paleontologic, Spain
Fukui Prefectural Museum, Japan
Gunma Prefectural Museum, Japan
Haenam Museum of Natural History, Korea
Houston Museum of Nature and Science, Houston, TX
John Martin Reservoir, CO
Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, WI
Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Deajeon, Korea
Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, CA
Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk, CT
McWane Science Center, Birmingham, AL
Melbourne Museum, Australia
Miami Science Center, Miami, FL
Miami Seaquarium, Miami, FL
Mifune Dinosaur Museum, Mifune, Japan
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson, MS
Mokpo City Museum of Natural History, Mokpo City, Korea
Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT
Mott Community College, Flint, MI
Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Museum of Idaho, Idaho Fall, ID
Mystic Aquarium, Mystic, CT
National Science Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
North Carolina Museum of Nature and Science, Raleigh, NC
Okaloosa-Walton College, Niceville, FL
Ohio University, Athens, OH
Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology, Drumheller, Canada
Saurier Museum, Aathol, Switzerland
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Science Center of Connecticut, West Hartford, CT
Science City, Kansas City, MO
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, VA
Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, Pudong, China
Shimbayama Scientific Company, LTD., Tokyo, Japan
Siber & Siber, Switzerland
Sigong Tech Co. Ltd., South Korea
Sioux City Public Museum, Iowa
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
Southwest Museum Foundation, Mesa, AZ
Springfield Science Museum, Springfield, MA
State of South Dakota, Pierre, SD
Tellus Museum of Northwest Georgia, Cartersville, GA
Texas A&M, College Station, TX
Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX
US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC
Universitetets Naturhistoriske Museer, Oslo, Norway
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
University of Texas, Arlington, TX
University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Uppsala University, Sweden
Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL

Testimonials from customers & colleagues

“TPI played a significant role in helping us renovate our Mesozoic galleries, providing us with excellent quality casts of rare vertebrates. Throughout the project, we enjoyed highly professional interactions with TPI. After the exhibition opened to the public, we again relied on Mike Triebold’s expertise for an independent assessment of the value of some of our specimens.”

Dr. Christopher Beard
Mary R. Dawson Chair of Vertebrate Paleontology
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“The team at Triebold Paleontology, Mike Triebold especially, has gone above and beyond any other firm we have worked with on incorporating custom elements and fulfilling multiple difficult requests (and most times with no additional cost). Combined with the quality of their casts, their willingness to work hand-in-hand with their clients is why I rank Triebold Paleontology at the top of my list of the many firms I have personally worked with.”

Jun Ebersole
Collections Manager
McWane Science Center
Birmingham, Alabama

“I would like to stress the efficiency with which he runs his business (TPI). I am impressed by the professional way he and his whole crew conduct business. It always amazes me how much they get done, and how they maintain exceptionally high quality in all their products.”

Dr. Martin Lockley
Professor of Geology and Museum Curator
Colorado University
Denver, Colorado

"Scientific accuracy is TPI's hallmark. If TPI has bid on preparation and mounting of your specimens, you can be sure the work will be done carefully, will be done well, and will be on time and on budget."

Dr. Stephen Cumbaa
Research Scientist Paleobiology
Canadian Museum of Nature
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

“Hiring TPI was one of the better decisions that we made during our recent expansion and construction project. The crew that performed the installation was a joy to work with. They are obviously highly experienced and worked well as a team. The crew was self-sufficient and worked with great concern for safety. The casting techniques used by TPI are extraordinary, producing high fidelity casts. The results of their work are spectacular and visually stunning.”

Julian C. Gray, Curator
Tellus Northwest Georgia Science Museum
Cartersville, Georgia

“You and your crew did an excellent job working in an unusual setting, the project was finished in under the estimated time, and the area was left in better shape than when you arrived. Please give them all my thanks and praise.”

Ron Tykoski, Ph.D.
Fossil Preparator
Museum of Nature & Science
Dallas, Texas

"Mr. Triebold stands above his competitors in that he is both very well qualified and his integrity may be depended upon without reserve."

Dr. Dale A. Russell
Research Professor Emeritus
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC

"I was particularly pleased with TPI's capability and willingness to mount the skeleton exactly in the way we wanted, and it is not easy to do when you are dealing with a 15 meter (45 foot) skeleton. I was impressed with their highly professional operations."

Dr. Makoto Manabe
Senior Scientist
National Science Museum
Tokyo, Japan

Doing Business with TPI

Our specimens are collected with the academic buyer in mind, as we document our digs in a variety of ways. Photographs are taken both in the field and the lab. Stratigraphic and taphonomic work is performed. Each site is carefully mapped. Collateral fossils are collected. All of the documentation you would expect from an academic dig and more are provided to the buyer. Clear title to each specimen is also guaranteed, as I am licensed to collect on private ranches in several states. Site visits are also freely offered for gathering additional information on any specimen acquired. Our policy has always been that any fossil vertebrate considered scientifically significant is reserved for acquisition by a pubic institution as part of a permanent collection. We also recognize that there is some room for interpretation of the term “scientifically significant” as a clear definition does not exist. In light of this fact, we restrict the availability of any skeleton having particularly unique characteristics to institutional buyers. Unless otherwise noted, purchase of any specimen includes scientific publishing rights, but TPI retains the commercial casting rights on all specimens sold.