EUREKA! Explorations

EUREKA! Explorations 2019-2020 Trips


Leadville Fall Foliage Explorations: Sept 18-19, 2019

Registration fee $230

Travel to Leadville to enjoy the fall colors ~ Visit the National Mining Museum ~ Explore the Healy House ~ Stop at the National Fish Hatchery ~ Take the Leadville Train Leaf Peeping Ride


Glenwood Springs Explorations: Dec 12-13, 2019

Registration fee $200

See the holiday Vaudeville Show in Glenwood ~ Participate in a hands-on art class ~ Stay overnight in Glenwood ~ Tour the Redstone Castle

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Everglades and Florida Keys Explorations: February 4-11, 2020

Registration fee $2250
We will fly into Ft. Lauderdale ~ two days exploring Everglades National Park, tram tour, a visit to the Miccosukee Indian Village, 10,000 Islands boat tour and Anhinga Trail. Florida Keys ~ Pigeon Key ~ Key West,~Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. We will finish with Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

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Denver and the Lion King Explorations: May 12-14, 2020

Registration fee $350

Eureka! will tour the Capitol building, botanical gardens, behind the scenes at Red Rocks and see the Broadway production of the Lion King.

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Black Canyon and Crested Butte Explorations: July 16-17

Registration fee $250
Take a boat ride with Eureka! into the Black Canyon. Then we will tour Western Colorado University (with Bree Hare) and the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab and enjoy wildflowers on Kebler Pass.


Telluride Explorations: August 4-5, 2020

Registration fee $250
Spend a night in Telluride learning about the town’s history with a visit to the Wagner ski factory and local historical museum.

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Pacific Northwest Explorations: August 22-29, 2020

Registration fee $1950
Fly into Seattle~Chihuly glass Gardens and Underground Tour~ Mt. Rainier National Park~ Snoqualmie Falls and Lodge and a ferry ride to the San Juan Islands for whale watching.

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Vegas and Grand Canyon Explorations: November 8-13, 2020

Registration fee $995
EUREKA! flies to Vegas for a show and local historical museum tours. From Nevada we’ll drive to the Hoover Dam and Grand Canyon before visiting the Petrified National Forest on the drive back to Grand Junction.

EUREKA! Explorations 2019-2020 Day Trips


Water In The Valley Explorations: Sept. 4, 2019

Registration fee $30

Spend a day learning about Water in the Grand Valley ~ Go on a behind the scenes tour of the Cameo Roller Dam ~ Enjoy a pizza and salad lunch ~ Tour Ute Water ~ Explore the Water in the West Exhibit at EUREKA!

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Food Bank of the Rockies Exploration: November 13, 2019

Registration fee $10 members

Join us on a tour of the Food Bank of the Rockies here in Grand Junction. Part of the tour will include participating in helping to make fruit leather!


What the Hemp? Feb. 25

Registration fee, $5 members/$8 non-members

Tour the hemp research lab at CSU Western Colorado Research Station and learn all about the difference between hemp, marijuana, CBD and the latest plant cropping up in Mesa County.

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Palisade Historical Tour Explorations: March 11, 2020


Registration fee $10 Members, $20 Non-Members

Join a local expert for a walking tour of historic downtown Palisade.

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Explorations of Pothole Ecology in Moab: March 24


Registration fee $40 Members, $50 Non-Members

Join a pothole ecologist to learn about all the organisms that make their home in small desert pools of water.

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Western Colorado Research Center - CSU & Palisade Insectary Explorations:
June 17, 2020


Registation fee $10 Members, $20 Non-Members

Join us on a tour of CSU Agricultural Research Station & Palisade Insectary. The brand new CSU facility includes a teaching kitchen, veterinary diagnostics lab and research orchards and vineyards. Meet the scientists who study grapes, apples, cherries and peaches right here in the grand valley. The insectary has been in Palisade for decades and their research has changed over time. Come learn about what insect pests and beneficial bugs they are researching.