21564
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We “Dig” Dinosaurs: An Intergenerational Dinosaur Adventure
Learn about the world of dinosaurs with your grandchild as you dig alongside paleontologists, experience the Dinosaur Center through a scavenger hunt and collect invertebrate fossils.
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Program No. 21564RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
799
Getting There
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At a Glance

Dig up some fun on a paleontology adventure with your grandchild at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center. Join real paleontologists on fossil hunts in actual dig sites and take part in the process of bringing dinosaur bones from beneath the earth into the lab and onto display in a museum. Take part in a scavenger hunt in the Dinosaur Center and go inside the preparation lab to try your hand at the tools the experts use to prepare dinosaur fossils for display. Paint model dinosaurs in realistic colors, collect fossils to take home with you and much more on this prehistoric journey.
Activity Level
Moderate
During excavations, being on knees or bending is common in sometimes hot and windy conditions. Short walks on field trips. Elevations of 4,500 feet.
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 paleontologists at actual dinosaur dig sites, using the same tools that they use while you learn about digging, mapping and preserving bones.
  • Learn about each step in the process of bringing a dinosaur to life, from discovery, digging and preparation to molding, casting, and display.
  • Explore the Wyoming Dinosaur Center on a scavenger hunt with your grandchild and take home invertebrate fossils and creative projects you’ve worked on together.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 10-12. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Bill Wahl
As a child, Bill Wahl collected dinosaur toys — today, he works as a laboratory manager at the Wyoming Dinosaur Center, where he is in charge of preparing a selection of material collected locally from various geologic formations. Using these raw materials, as well as his master’s degree in geology, Bill teaches outreach programs at universities and science museums. He has developed four separate thesis projects on the materials he has collected, prepared and researched, and enjoys sharing his findings with learners of all ages.
Bill Wahl
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