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Jurassic Giants: Dinosaur and Fossil Hunting With Your Grandchild

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7 Days | 6 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Program intended for grandchildren from 8 - 11 years of age.

Join local experts and paleontologists on the Western Slope of Colorado and experience for yourself the true Jurassic giants of our past. Immerse yourself in geology and ponder the passing eons that left dinosaur bones encased in ancient rock for us to discover in our own time. Participate in a hands-on dinosaur bone dig, visit a world-class museum and curation facility, and spend two special days in Vernal, Utah, where your prehistoric journey culminates in a visit to the world-renowned Dinosaur National Monument and the Utah Field House.


• Explore museums filled with amazing interactive displays of the prehistoric world, including major dinosaur discoveries in Colorado and Utah.
• Journey back in time at the outstanding Dinosaur National Monument and dig for your own fossils in private quarries.
• Trace the actual preserved remains of dinosaur tracks and bones and investigate the “who, what, where, why, when and how” of the prehistoric world with experts.

Program Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-11.

Activity Notes

Walk one mile on uneven surfaces at high elevation; activities and hikes require stooping, climbing inclines.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Grand Junction, Colo., 4 nights; coach to Vernal, Utah, 1 night; coach to Grand Junction, Colo., 1 night; departure.

Coordinated by Mountains and Plains Institute.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences


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