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Wyoming Dinosaur Adventure

Dinosaur Adventure in Wyoming with The Children's Museum of IndianapolisJourney into the past with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis! 

Join us for three days of exploration in northern Wyoming and journey into the past with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Participants will visit the museum’s active dig site in northern Wyoming, meet our paleontologists, walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs, explore the differences between archaeology and paleontology, and discover the history of the wild, wild west.

Trip dates

Group A: June 18-20 or Group B: June 22-24

Trip itinerary

Families are responsible for getting themselves to Cody, Wyoming. The trip will leave the Best Western Sunset Inn at the times listed below.

Day One
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Visit The Children's Museum's active paleontology dig site and learn how fossils are discovered and excavated. Then walk in the footsteps of giants as you visit the Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite.

Day Two
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
View and learn about petroglyphs and pictographs at Wyoming's premier archaeological sites. Explore the differnce between archaeology and paleontology with avisit to the Washakie Cultural Center and Museum.

Day Three
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Spend the day learning more about paleontology, the settlement of the west, and so much more at the Buffalo Bill Center for the Wild West in Cody, Wyoming.


Members: $640 per person
Nonmember: $800 per person

Fees include all round transportation on trip days, lunches, snacks, admissions, and program fees.


8 and up (no exceptions)

Travel and accommodations

Families are responsible for getting to Cody, Wyoming, and for their own hotel reservations.

Additional information

For more information about attending the Wyoming Dinosaur Adventure trip, contact Melissa Trumpey at 317-334-3114 or melissat@childrensmuseum.org.

Open registration begins Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at 9 a.m. To register, contact the Customer Service Center at 317-334-4000 or 800-820-6214. No online reservations will be accepted.

A trip orientation meeting will take place May 16, 2020 10 a.m.-noon at The Children's Museum. More information will be provided to registered participants.

All participants must be in good health and be able to walk moderate distances, kneel or sit for long periods of time, and tolerate high temperatures. All participants must provide adequate medical information and a written clearance from a physician to participate in the digs. All medical releases must be current, signed, and returned by May 16, 2020. For safety purposes, the museum reserves the right to deny or cancel a person's trip registration if, in the museum's opinion, the person has not provided sufficient assurance of his/her fitness to participate.

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