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Dinosaur Digging in Colorado

Listed under For all the Family in Colorado Springs, United States.

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What could be more adventurous than going in search of dinosaurs for your family holiday? The only thing is, it’s not so much the animals themselves, but the fossils that they have left behind. Forget dragging your children around the Museum of Natural History for the umpteenth time; you can get some real hands on experience for your little budding palaeontologists by going on a dinosaur dig in the quarries of western Colorado where already remains of Brontosaurus, Camarasaurus and Allosaurus have been found. Children from 5 years up can get their hands stuck in excavating under the supervision of professional scientists and well as hiking, preparing the fossils and casting bones in the lab, taking boat trips down the Colorado river and barbecuing in the sun.

The dig sites are situated in national park land and there are loads of other activities that you can combine with the dig, like white water rafting, camping and other outdoor activities. The digs take place in July and August so prepare to get hot, sweaty and most of all dusty, but that’s all part of the fun.

Dino Digs Website.

Written by  Alessia Horwich.

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While you're there, why not check out the giant sequoias? Depends on where you go, of course, but when I went they were easily within a short drive.

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