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Morrison Natural History Museum

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Address: 501 Colorado Highway 8, Morrison, CO
Phone Number: 303-697-1873
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: This museum offers hands-on exhibits for children .

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Geology and Paleontology up close.

I'm an avid fan of geology and paleontology. Our visit to the MNHM was wonderful. Doug, a volunteer, enlightened us about the discovery of fossils in nearby rocks (Morrison... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I'm an avid fan of geology and paleontology. Our visit to the MNHM was wonderful. Doug, a volunteer, enlightened us about the discovery of fossils in nearby rocks (Morrison Formation). We particularly enjoyed the dinosaur bones, footprints and models -- a fantastic T-Rex, as well as seeing the lab in which bones are removed from rocks by painstaking efforts. I... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Small museum with great people! Very inexpensive and came with a guided tour. Up close to the fossils, unlike larger museums. When we went we ran into Dr. Bob (Dr. Robert Bakker) renowned paleontologist, who we met before at The Houston Museum of Natural Science. He was working of a fossil of a rare dinosaur jaw and they let us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This museum looks tiny from the outside, but don't be fooled! Inside is an immeasurable wealth of knowledge! There are a variety of dinosaur fossils and casts- and you can touch them all! We even got to use a power tool to help excavate dinosaur bones! Our guide was an absolute rock star and I learned so much! I'm so... More 

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Morrison, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We live in Morrison so frequented this small museum often when the kids were ages 4-10. They loved being able to put on safety glasses and drill for fossils, dig for fossils in the sandbox, read about local dinosaur discoveries and hold live reptiles. You can take the kids for a walk on the bike trail in Morrison, go to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We took our kids ages 5 & 8 and had the best time ever. We took a little tour that lasted about 45 min. We got to drill a piece of rock that one of the paleontologist had been working on for 4 years, it was full of dinosaur bones!!!!! The kids got to hold a snake, dig for bones,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This extremely small dinosaur museum, has some very nicely done exhibits, but hardly worth the $28.00 admission for two adults and two children, four and six years-old. It took us no more than 45 minutes to see and read everything they have to offer. There are four rooms of exhibits and a dino lab inside. The tour was fairly informative... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a great museum to learn about dinos and reptiles. A lot of historic fossils which were discovered locally.

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This place is a small off the road museum. It was great for a rainy afternoon with a preschooler and a baby. You get personalized tour of the fossils that most were taken from Dinosaur Ridge a few miles down the road. There are also live snakes and lizards that the curator will show to the visitors and discuss as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The folks at this museum were incredibly friendly and informative, and we had an experience unlike any other history museum we've ever visited thanks to the personal investment that all of the staff clearly have. One of the volunteers, a geologist with an interest in palentology, walked us through the two-story house and told us about the history of the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

By far, the best part of this tour was the hands on exhibits where they allow you under supervision to work on uncovering dinosaur bones from a slab that was uncovered from the area. A three year labor of love shared with visitors. We all felt like paleontologists. Fantastic!

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Additional Information about Morrison Natural History Museum

Address: 501 Colorado Highway 8, Morrison, CO
Phone Number: 303-697-1873
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Morrison
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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