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.
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Program No. 17282RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,199 / ADULT
949 / CHILD

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.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available. White Wolf Sanctuary is not included in the 2020 dates of this program. Program 17282 is for grandchildren ages 7-9 or 10-12, depending on the date. For a comparable family adventure for all generations, check out "Amazing Animal Encounters in Oregon With Your Family" (#23634).
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Carolyn Best
Of all the joys in Carolyn’s life, the two greatest are her grandchildren and her adventurous travels. After three distinct careers in nursing, fashion and nannying, it was time to pursue her dream of traveling. Carolyn has sky-dived in Hawaii, sailed across the Atlantic in a 65-foot boat, hiked in Zion with her grandsons and traveled internationally to Russia, China and Spain. With Road Scholar, Carolyn loves to share the Pacific Northwest with adventurous people who have a lust for life and can-do attitudes.

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

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