Discover! Experience! Learn!
Explore where collections are kept, learn what museums do, hike on public land, learn how pioneers lived, and about the dinosaurs that lived here!
This summer, youth ages 8-14 are invited to join CCA and the Museums of Western Colorado for three adventure-filled days of exploration and interaction with the unique collections and stories found at Cross Orchards Historic Site, Museum of the West, Dinosaur Journey, and the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (NCA).
Specifically, students will spend time in the NCA, learning about Jurassic dinosaurs that roamed across western Colorado 152 million years ago and will get the chance to view collections from the NCAs at Dinosaur Journey Museum in Fruita. Students will also see NCA-based archaeology collections at the Museum of the West, including pre-Hispanic and Hispanic artifacts collected by museum scientists. Finally, students will also experience early pioneer life in the Grand Valley at Cross Orchards.
Bring lunch; snacks provided. Some activities will be outdoors; wear sturdy shoes. Bring water, a hat, and light jacket.
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Other dates: July 11-13, July 25-27