15388
Thermopolis
Digging for Dinosaurs: The Jurassic Experience
Get hands-on as you dig for dinosaurs alongside paleontologists in Wyoming’s Warm Springs Ranch, exploring a dig sight, identifying specimens and learning about ancient geology.
Program No. 15388RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
14 meals
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DAY
1
Orientation and Dinner
Thermopolis, WY
D
Quality Inn

Activity note: We will do an orientation and a BBQ dinner at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center at 6 pm. I will pick you up at the Quality Inn at 5:45 pm. We will go over what to expect for the week and answer any questions anyone may have. **The food options in Thermopolis are VERY limited. I will do what I can to accommodate you, but be aware that Thermopolis is a town of under 3,000 people and we do not have the same options as places in a city.

Dinner: Dinner will be served at the Safari Club at the Days Inn

DAY
2
Digging In the Quarry
Thermopolis, WY
B,L,D
Quality Inn

Activity note: We will do a dig site tour in the morning. The eclipse will start to happen at 10:20 am with the totality starting at 11:40 am. The totality will last 53 seconds. Eclipse glasses will be provided. We will watch the eclipse on the Warm Springs Ranch, away from the crowds, out in the wilderness near the dig sites. The afternoon will consist of a presentation on astronomy.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be provided by the Hotel

Lunch: Lunch will be provided by one of the restaurants in town

Dinner: Dinner will be provided by one of the restaurants in twon

DAY
3
Digging in the Quarry
Thermopolis, WY
B,L,D
Quality Inn

Activity note: We will dig in the quarry all day. If the weather is rainy, we will work in the prep lab. We will do a museum tour after lunch.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be provided by the Hotel

Lunch: Lunch will be provided by one of the restaurants in town

Dinner: Dinner will be provided by one of the restaurants in town

DAY
4
Go to an archaeological site
Thermopolis, WY
B,L,D
Quality Inn

Activity note: We will begin the day by going to an archaeological site called Legend Rock. We will also collect small invertebrate fossils called baculites. After lunch we will take a tour of the Wind River Canyon and of the Hot Springs State Park. That evening will conclude with a presentation from our staff paleontologist.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be provided by the Hotel

Lunch: Lunch will be provided by one of the restaurants in town

Dinner: Dinner will be provided by one of the restaurants in town

DAY
5
Digging in the Quarry
Thermopolis, WY
B,L,D
Quality Inn

Activity note: We will dig in the quarry all day. If the weather is rainy, we will work in the prep lab.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be provided by the hotel

Lunch: Lunch will be provided by one of the hotels in town

Dinner: Dinner will be provided by one of the restaurants in town

DAY
6
Tour of Welding/Mounting Building
Thermopolis, WY
B

Activity note: We will do a tour of our welding building, where we mount our dinosaur displays. We will work in the lab until it is time for everyone to leave. We will also have the option to work in the quarry for those that do not have a time constraint.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be provided by the Hotel

Lunch: Lunch is optional






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