Canyon Country Discovery Center, Monticello

3.8
#6 of 9 in Things to do in Monticello
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We achieve our mission and vision through four education, service, adventure, and conservation programs:

Canyon Country Youth Corps (CCYC): an employment, education, and leadership program for primarily Navajo youth ages 16-23, who complete public lands service projects on the Colorado Plateau.

Southwest Ed-Ventures (SWED): adventure education trips for all ages throughout the Colorado Plateau, whose net income supports the other 3 programs of FCS.

The Bioregional Outdoor Education Project (BOEP): a place-based environmental education training program for all K-8 schools and teachers on the Colorado Plateau.

The upcoming Discovery Institute for Conservation Education (DICE): a place-based learning center on and about the Colorado Plateau bioregion.
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  • Went inside and I thought no one was in the building, went up to the counter and there was a woman sitting there looking at her phone. Asked her for information onMesa Verde National Park and she...  more »
  • Had time to kill so decided to check this place out finally. It was pretty busy with a bunch of kids but the guy at the counter didn't help out much. Asked a few questions about the place like what....  more »
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  • The first two times we tried to go to this discovery center. The voicemail and website said that it was open. We drove an hour to "discover" that it was NOT open. At that time I wrote a review how disappointed our family was, especially driving an hour in the snow to visit. After the review was posted; the director Pam Hanson reached out and have a sincere and sweet apology. She totally went above and beyond even offering us 3 free entry's for our entire little family. Immediately turning the situation from bad to okay. Upon finally going back...our family of 4 was pleasantly surprised! What a good little discovery center for such a small little town. There were a good number of hands on learning stations, beautiful photography of surrounding areas, and a climbing wall with real climbing shoes. The kids enjoyed it and so did my husband and I. We enjoyed it so much we bought the season pass and look forward to the night sky's and next visit to this Discovery Center. Thanks for following through with exceptional customer service Pam!
  • Pretty Cool. 4 kids ages 2-6 had fun for about 2 hrs inside. The outside trails weren't maintained so fox tails and other stickers stuck to us bad. I will come back with my family to enjoy the attractions again BUT i think we will stick to the indoor fun next time! Over all a good experience at a reasonable price.
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