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We “Dig” Dinosaurs: A Prehistoric Adventure With Your Grandchild

You and your grandchild can become paleontologists for a week as you join a real dino dig! Learn to search for and prepare fossils for display, and go on a scavenger hunt in a museum.
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Program No. 21564RJ
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6 days
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849
Wyoming

We “Dig” Dinosaurs: A Prehistoric Adventure With Your Grandchild

You and your grandchild can become paleontologists for a week as you join a real dino dig! Learn to search for and prepare fossils for display, and go on a scavenger hunt in a museum.
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Program No. 21564 RJ
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Dig up some fun on a paleontology adventure with your grandchild at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center. Join paleontologists on fossil hunts at actual dig sites, and lead your grandchild on a scavenger hunt at a dino museum. Learn about each step in the process of bringing a dinosaur to life — from discovery, digging and preparation to molding, casting and display. Paint model dinosaurs, collect fossils to take home with you and much more on this prehistoric journey!
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Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Dig alongside real paleontologists at actual dinosaur dig sites, using the same tools that they use, as you learn about digging, mapping and preserving bones.
  • Take part in the process of bringing dinosaur bones from beneath the earth into the lab and onto display in a museum.
  • Team up with your grandchild as you explore the Wyoming Dinosaur Center on a scavenger hunt.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-10 or 10-12, depending on the date. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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.
Wyoming's Dinosaur Discoveries
by The Big Horn Basin Foundation
Written by the Dig Site Manager of the Wyoming Dinosaur Center, this pictorial book explains where Wyoming Dinosaurs are now located around the World.
Jurassic West: The Dinosaurs of the Morrison Formation and Their World
by John Foster
Dinosaurs: The Most Complete, Up-To-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages
by Dr. Thomas R. Holtz Jr.
Rising from the Plains
by John McPhee
The Top 256 Rules of Paleontology: Practical Advice for Fossil Technicians
by Walter W. Stein
The Practical Paleontologist
by Steve Parker
Roadside Geology of Wyoming
by David Lageson
Bones Rock!: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Paleontologist
by Peter Larson
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We had a great time with our 10 year old grandson and learned a great deal. The program leaders were some of the best we've had for any Road Scholar program.

(3)

The leader from the Dinosaur Center was excellent. Related well with the Center’s interns, our grandchildren and us. They accommodated the activities to keep everyone interested and active. My grandson and I did a previous and venture,so had some expectations up front. The lunches although adequate, were just sandwiches and accompanied snacks and drinks. Sometimes we made our own sandwiches,sometimes pre-made. Would have been nice to go out once or twice. The dinners were good, some restaurant changes, but all were nice. The hotel was awful! It was their first and last use, from what I can tell.

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Thank you for your comments, Kathleen. We are continuing to work hard at improving our hotel and food options, and your insight is much appreciated.





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