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Wyoming Dinosaur Adventure

Wyoming Dinosaur Adventure

Dinosaur Adventure in Wyoming with The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Journey 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 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 26–28, 2021—SOLD OUT
Group B: June 30–July 2, 2021—SOLD OUT

Trip itinerary

Families are responsible for getting themselves to Cody, Wyoming. The trip will eave 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 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.

Ages

8 and up—no exceptions

Cost

Members: $640 per person
Nonmembers: $800 per person

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. The Best Western Sunset Inn is recommended. 

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.

A trip orientation meeting will take place on Saturday, May 22, 20221, from 10 a.m.–noon at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. 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 release must be current, signed, and returned by May 22, 2021. 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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