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Utah
Dinosaurs and Natural Wonders in Utah With Your Grandchild
If you and your grandchild like dinosaurs, then this is the adventure for you! Come to Southern Utah to learn from paleontologists, explore dig sites and handle ancient fossils.
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Program No. 13800RJ
Length
7 days
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7 days
6 nights
17 meals
6 B 5 L 6 D
DAY
1
Welcome/Introductions/Orientation
St. George, Utah
D
College Inn

Dinner: 5:15 pm - Transfer to Dixie State University for a delicious banquet dinner.

Evening: Following dinner have a brief orientation about daily activities and itinerary.

DAY
2
Dinosaur Discovery Site Museum
St. George, Utah
B,L,D
College Inn

Breakfast: 6:30 - 8:00 am - Enjoy a continental breakfast at the College Inn which includes hard boiled eggs, hot oatmeal, cereal, fruit, yogurt, pastries, toast, coffee, tea, milk & juice.

Morning: Travel to the Dinosaur Discovery Site Museum. This is an introduction to the world when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Dinosaurs are the most celebrated fossil organisms. These remarkably diverse and successful animals inhabited every major continent, persisted more than 150 million years, and evolved numerous bizarre forms of varying body sizes. Special pictures/power point presentation takes us on this journey and makes it a visual learning experience for all ages. Handle fossils and learn how they fit into this pre-historic picture.

Lunch: Lunch at Trailblazer Cafe. Choose between food stations to include fresh salad bar, home cooking, pizza, asian grill, and BBQ grill.

Afternoon: Hands on activities; ~Reptiles, birds, dinosaurs ~Tooth and claws ~Dinosaur fossil discovery

Dinner: 5:30-6:30 pm - Enjoy a Grand Buffet at Chuck-A-Rama. Choose from a variety of fresh salads, homemade dinner rolls, barbecue ribs, baked or fried chicken, roast beef, sliced turkey breast, mashed potatoes & gravy, peas, green beans, corn, scones, assorted beverages. Save room for dessert, apple pie, cakes, cobbler, brownies, and soft serve ice cream or yogurt.

Evening: Free Time

DAY
3
Dinosaur Discovery Field Trip
St. George, Utah
B,L,D
College Inn

Breakfast: 6:30 - 8:00 am - Enjoy a continental breakfast at the College Inn which includes hard boiled eggs, hot oatmeal, cereal, fruit, yogurt, pastries, toast, coffee, tea, milk & juice.

Morning: Travel to Snow Canyon State Park. Dinosaur Egg Discovery activity. Continue with Dinosaur field trip to explore some unique places and dinosaur traces.

Lunch: Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon: Continue field trip activities. 3:30 - 5:00 pm - Swimming at Washington Aquatic Center.

Dinner: Pizza party at College Inn.

Evening: Movie night at the College Inn!

DAY
4
Zion National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
B,L,D
Ruby's Inn

Breakfast: 6:30 - 8:00 am - Enjoy a continental breakfast at the College Inn which includes hard boiled eggs, hot oatmeal, cereal, fruit, yogurt, pastries, toast, coffee, tea, milk & juice.

Morning: Travel to Zion National Park. Geology/Paleontology field trip and walks. Explore the fascinating formations and enjoy the scenic beauty!

Lunch: Box lunch on the trail.

Afternoon: Travel to the east side of Zion through the tunnels. Stop at a special location outside the park to find Star Crinoides fossils. Select one to take home with you. Travel and check in at hotel.

Dinner: Buffet Dinner at Ruby's Cowboy Buffet & Steak Room including BBQ Beef & Pork Ribs, Baked Chicken, Asian Orange Chicken, Baked Pollock, Cornbread, Soup & Salad.

Evening: Rope up some great western excitement at the Bryce Rodeo!

DAY
5
Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
B,L,D
Ruby's Inn

Breakfast: 9:00 AM - Breakfast at Ruby's Cowboy Buffet which includes fresh fruit, yogurt, assorted baked goods, cereal, scrambled eggs, french toast, oatmeal, smoked bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, coffee, and assorted teas, juice and milk.

Morning: Fascinating geology/paleontology field study in Bryce. Explore the fascinating Hoodoo formations and enjoy the scenic beauty!

Lunch: Box lunch on the trail.

Afternoon: Get ready for a horseback ride into Bryce Canyon!

Dinner: Dinner at Ruby's Canyon Diner

Evening: Free time! Swim, explore the shops or just relax.

DAY
6
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
St. George, Utah
B,L,D
College Inn

Breakfast: Breakfast at Ruby's Cowboy Buffet which includes fresh fruit, yogurt, assorted baked goods, cereal, scrambled eggs, french toast, oatmeal, smoked bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, coffee, and assorted teas, juice and milk.

Morning: Travel to the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument for a great day of exploration. The Grand Staircase Big Water Visitor Center has an amazing display of a dinosaur discovered on the monument as well as other fossils and more.

Lunch: Lunch at Houston's Trails End restaurant.

Afternoon: Continue at the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument Arrive and check in at the College Inn.

Dinner: Closing Dinner at local restaurant.

Evening: Continue with closing dinner and have a paleo celebration!

DAY
7
Departure after Breakfast.
St. George, Utah
B

Breakfast: 6:30 - 8:00 am - Enjoy a continental breakfast at the College Inn which includes hard boiled eggs, hot oatmeal, cereal, fruit, yogurt, pastries, toast, coffee, tea, milk & juice.

Morning: Indepentent departures following breakfast.






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