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Wyoming Dinosaur Adventure

Wyoming Dinosaur Adventure

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

Join us for three days of exploration in Northern Wyoming and dig into the past with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Participants will visit the museum’s active dig site in Northern Wyoming, meet our Extraordinary Scientists-in-Residence, walk in the footsteps of dinosaurs, dig into the differences between archaeology and paleontology, and discover the history of the Wild, Wild West. 

Trip dates

June 2020 – exact dates are still being determined

Trip itinerary

The trip will depart from the Best Western Sunset Inn each morning. Families are responsible for getting themselves to Cody. 

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

Visit The Children’s Museum’s active paleontology dig site and meet the museum’s extraordinary paleontology staff. Learn how fossils are discovered and excavated and view the fossils that are being uncovered for the museum. 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 one of Wyoming’s premier archaeological sites. Explore the differences between archaeology and paleontology with a visit to the Washakie Cultural Center and Museum. Learn more about geology and local wildlife with a short hike at the Gooseberry Badlands. 

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.

Ages

8 and up (no exceptions)

Accommodations

Families are responsible for getting to Cody, Wyoming and for their own hotel reservations. It is recommended that families stay at the Best Western Sunset Inn. 

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. 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. 

Additional information

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

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