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Oregon

Amazing Animal Encounters in Oregon With Your Grandchild

Meet an array of animals at a zoo, aquarium and sanctuaries, and get your hands dirty as you dissect owl pellets, track animal prints and more on an animal adventure with your grandkid.
Rating (5)
Program No. 17282RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,199 / ADULT
949 / CHILD
Oregon

Amazing Animal Encounters in Oregon With Your Grandchild

Meet an array of animals at a zoo, aquarium and sanctuaries, and get your hands dirty as you dissect owl pellets, track animal prints and more on an animal adventure with your grandkid.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,199 / ADULT
949 / CHILD
Program No. 17282 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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Age 8 - 11
ROOMING OPTION PRICING
The figures below indicate the rooming options available.
DATES
Jun 6 – Jun 11, 2021
Per Adult
1,199
Per Child
949
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Jun 6 - Jun 11, 2021
1,199
/ Adult
949
/ Child
1,199
/ Adult
949
/ Child
1,749
/ Adult
949
/ Child
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Jun 20 – Jun 25, 2021
Per Adult
1,199
Per Child
949
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Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2021
1,199
/ Adult
949
/ Child
1,199
/ Adult
949
/ Child
1,749
/ Adult
949
/ Child
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Jul 18 – Jul 23, 2021
Per Adult
1,199
Per Child
949
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Jul 18 - Jul 23, 2021
1,199
/ Adult
949
/ Child
1,199
/ Adult
949
/ Child
1,749
/ Adult
949
/ Child
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Jul 25 – Jul 30, 2021
Per Adult
1,199
Per Child
949
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Jul 25 - Jul 30, 2021
1,199
/ Adult
949
/ Child
1,199
/ Adult
949
/ Child
1,749
/ Adult
949
/ Child
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Aug 1 – Aug 6, 2021
Per Adult
1,199
Per Child
949
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Aug 1 - Aug 6, 2021
1,199
/ Adult
949
/ Child
1,199
/ Adult
949
/ Child
1,749
/ Adult
949
/ Child
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At a Glance

On this adventure, you and your grandchild will meet fantastic creatures, from engaging elephants to lovable llamas! Get up close with some of these animals during live demonstrations at marine centers and sanctuaries. Put newfound animal tracking skills to use on a nature walk, dissect an owl pellet and learn about marine critters during an identification lesson. Go behind the scenes at the Oregon Zoo after hours to see elephants, otters, bats and lions and so much more on this animal adventure with your grandchild.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Short but frequent daily walks; terrain varies from pavement to dirt roads.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Get outside and learn about local animals in Oregon during an animal tracking lesson.
  • At the Hatfield Marine Science Center, meet the resident octopus, and get hands-on with snails, barnacles and crabs.
  • On an after-hours exploration at the Oregon Zoo, explore exciting exhibits and meet one of their friendly animal ambassadors.
Featured Expert
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Lesa Carnahan
Lesa has been a Road Scholar group leader since 2001 and led numerous programs in the Pacific Northwest. She is passionate about Oregon and loves to share her knowledge about the region while taking groups to explore local cuisine, culture and wildlife. When she’s not out leading programs, she spends her time helping students gain self-control and achieve their goals in the classroom and out on educational field trips around Oregon.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Lesa has been a Road Scholar group leader since 2001 and led numerous programs in the Pacific Northwest. She is passionate about Oregon and loves to share her knowledge about the region while taking groups to explore local cuisine, culture and wildlife. When she’s not out leading programs, she spends her time helping students gain self-control and achieve their goals in the classroom and out on educational field trips around Oregon.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Grant's Getaways: Oregon Adventures with the Kids
by Grant McOmie
Local Oregon expert, Grant McOmie, shares some of his favorite spots to take the family. His adventures lead you all across the state to experience the many different characteristics of Oregon. This is a great book if you are looking for more adventures before or after your program.
The Magnificent Book of Animals
by Tom Jackson
Curious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific Northwest
by Fiona Cohen (Author), Marni Fylling (Illustrator)
Get acquainted with the animals of Oregon. This book has facts and illustrations of the flora and fauna that call the Pacific Northwest their home. Learn about local habitats, ecosystems, and diverse wildlife.
Rojo: Where is My Hair?!
by Shannon Joy
"Lllama Mama" Shannon Joy authors delightful children's books about her pair of therapy llamas and alpacas, Rojo and Napoleon. In this adventure, Rojo and Napoleon discover what llama and alpaca hair is used for. If you purchase the book through the following website, your book will include stamped llama kisses on the inside cover. Use discount code ROADSCHOLAR to receive free shipping. https://classy-camelids.myshopify.com/products/rojo-books
Rojo: The Perfectly Imperfect Llama
by Shannon Joy
"Lllama Mama" Shannon Joy authors delightful children's books about her pair of therapy llamas and alpacas, Rojo and Napoleon. In this installment, Rojo learns to accept his own value - even if he's not "perfect" in the show ring! If you purchase the book through the following website, your book will include stamped llama kisses on the inside cover. Use discount code ROADSCHOLAR to receive free shipping. https://classy-camelids.myshopify.com/products/rojo-books
Meals
13 Meals
5 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
4 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Salt
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Aug 01, 2021 - Aug 06, 2021
  • Jun 06, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021
  • Jun 20, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
  • Jul 18, 2021 - Jul 23, 2021
  • Jul 25, 2021 - Jul 30, 2021
  • Aug 01, 2021 - Aug 06, 2021
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Portland
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Newport
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Portland
This newly renovated hotel is located in the center of the Lloyd District near the MAX light rail, providing easy access to many local businesses and restaurants. During your stay, take advantage of the outdoor pool, fitness center, and the on-site restaurant which uses local ingredients. The hotel puts a strong emphasis on sustainability, and is focused on ongoing environmental initiatives including community outreach, waste reduction, energy efficiency and localized purchasing.
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Newport
Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites in Newport, Oregon, is located high on a bluff overlooking miles of the Oregon coast's pristine beaches and the vast Pacific Ocean. Every room features a private balcony and a fireplace.
3 nights
Portland
This newly renovated hotel is located in the center of the Lloyd District near the MAX light rail, providing easy access to many local businesses and restaurants. During your stay, take advantage of the outdoor pool, fitness center, and the on-site restaurant which uses local ingredients. The hotel puts a strong emphasis on sustainability, and is focused on ongoing environmental initiatives including community outreach, waste reduction, energy efficiency and localized purchasing.
2 nights
Newport
Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites in Newport, Oregon, is located high on a bluff overlooking miles of the Oregon coast's pristine beaches and the vast Pacific Ocean. Every room features a private balcony and a fireplace.
3 nights
Portland
This newly renovated hotel is located in the center of the Lloyd District near the MAX light rail, providing easy access to many local businesses and restaurants. During your stay, take advantage of the outdoor pool, fitness center, and the on-site restaurant which uses local ingredients. The hotel puts a strong emphasis on sustainability, and is focused on ongoing environmental initiatives including community outreach, waste reduction, energy efficiency and localized purchasing.
2 nights
Newport
Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites in Newport, Oregon, is located high on a bluff overlooking miles of the Oregon coast's pristine beaches and the vast Pacific Ocean. Every room features a private balcony and a fireplace.
3 nights
Portland
This newly renovated hotel is located in the center of the Lloyd District near the MAX light rail, providing easy access to many local businesses and restaurants. During your stay, take advantage of the outdoor pool, fitness center, and the on-site restaurant which uses local ingredients. The hotel puts a strong emphasis on sustainability, and is focused on ongoing environmental initiatives including community outreach, waste reduction, energy efficiency and localized purchasing.
2 nights
Newport
Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites in Newport, Oregon, is located high on a bluff overlooking miles of the Oregon coast's pristine beaches and the vast Pacific Ocean. Every room features a private balcony and a fireplace.





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