track casting area at Dinosaur Parksingle track



Track Casting is a Seasonal Outdoor Activity

Casting may be made at our Casting Area daily from May 1 to October 31 during the posted hours only: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The process does not work well in wet weather.

Prepare to make one ONE cast so that all visitors have the chance to participate.

The Park provides:

Visitors must provide:

Instructions

The entire process takes about 30 to 45 minutes

  1. Clear off the Eubrontes Track and metal ring with broom and rags. DO NOT USE WATER.

  2. Oil the track and ring with your hands.

  3. Center ring on the track and wrap rags around the outside of the ring.

  4. Measure three (3) quarts of water (3/4 of one gallon jug). Pour into the bucket.

  5. Add the ten pounds of Plaster-of-Paris to the water.

  6. Stir the plaster mixture quickly with your hands until it is smooth and has the consistency of cake batter.

  7. Immediately pour the mixture into the prepared ring.

  8. When the cast is hard, carefully remove the rags and the ring. Then remove the cast from the rock.