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Wyoming Dinosaur Adventure

Journey 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 20-22 or Group B: June 24-26

Trip Itinerary
Evening prior to Day One: meet The Children’s Museum staff at The Best Western Sunset Inn in Cody, Wyoming. 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 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 one of Wyoming’s premier archaeological sites. Explore the differences between archaeology and paleontology with a visit to the Washakie Cultural Center and Museum.

Day Three
9 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.

Cost: $600 per person, members; $750 per person nonmembers
Ages: 8 and up (no exceptions)

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

Accommodations: Families are responsible for getting to Cody, Wyoming and for their own hotel reservations. A group rate has been secured at The Best Western Sunset Inn in Cody, Wyoming.

Open registration begins on Monday, December 10, 2018
To register contact the Customer Service Center at 317-334-4000 or 800-820-6214. No online reservations will be accepted.

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 release must be current, signed, and returned by May 18, 2019. 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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