Dinos & Petroglyphs: Prehistoric Adventures With Your Grandchild

Experience a titanosaurus-size adventure at Dinosaur National Monument, where you’ll explore archaeological sites, discover ancient rock art and dig for fossils with your grandchild!
Rating (5)
Program No. 21950RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,599 / ADULT
1,349 / CHILD

At a Glance

With your grandchild by your side, journey back in time tens of millions of years to a time when dinosaurs walked the earth. Enter a prehistoric world in Utah where you’ll both become paleontologists as park rangers, scientists and other experts join you at museums and archaeological sites filled with dinosaur bones and the remnants of ancient civilizations. Watch your grandchild become a Junior Ranger at Dinosaur National Monument, dig for fossils together and share an overnight in a dinosaur museum on this action-packed dinosaur adventure!
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to 2.5 miles over varied, steep and occasionally rugged terrain that includes stairs and rocky sections. Standing in museums. Temperatures can often be warm. Elevations of 4,500-7,000 ft.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Marvel at 17 full-size replicas of prehistoric animals at the Utah Field House of Natural History and see millions of years’ worth of dinosaur fossils exposed in Dinosaur National Monument’s Wall of Bones.
  • Picture life as a Native American 1,000 years ago as you examine petroglyphs and pictographs in Red Canyon.
  • Sleep under the belly of a dinosaur in a museum boasting the largest display of dinosaurs in the world.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-11.
Featured Expert
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Mary Beth Bennis
Mary Beth Bennis is a curator of education at the Utah State Field House of Natural History Museum State Park in Vernal, Utah. She is a well-known paleontologist and educator who discovers, recovers, prepares, preserves and identifies fossils — especially dinosaur bones — along with Dale Gray and others. For example, many years ago, Mary Beth and Dale Gray brought a shoulder blade of a stegosaurus fossil into the museum and taught how they find, identify and prepare fossils.

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

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Mary Beth Bennis
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Dale Gray
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