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Explore It: Museum & NCA Extravaganza!

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.

  • Classes will run from 9 am - 3 pm.
  • The cost for this three-day program is $180 per student.

Interested in signing up!?
 Contact Carla Hatch at the Museum of Western Colorado -
Registration deadline is Monday, July 17th.

Earlier Event: July 23
Gunnison River Stewardship River Trip
Later Event: August 12
Annual Ruby-Horsethief Cleanup