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Morrison Natural History Museum

501 Colorado Highway 8, Morrison, CO
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Ranked #4 of 10 attractions in Morrison
Type: History Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: This museum offers hands-on exhibits for children .
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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Take the guided tour. It's worth it. Our guide was patient with the constant interruptions from my curious young scientists. He answered all their questions and let them touch everything. We touched fossils, bones, and snakes. We drilled on actual fossil dig. It brought science alive for my boys. Well worth our time and the price of admission.

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Parker, CO
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108 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you like Dinosaur history, GO HERE! A small museum, but full of interesting things! AND, you get a chance to assist the scientists with locating fossils in the rock! The 2 story, small museum has great volunteers who guide you through the museum. It takes about 1-1.5 hours if you do the whole thing (including helping the onsite scientists).... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a small and very specialized museum. It is great for the person/people who are into that - but its size and location don't offer much to others in the group who may not be as enthused about the bones. The staff were friendly and very willing to talk about the exhibits and answer questions.

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Morrison, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

A little overpriced, but a lot of things to see and learn about. That said, it's pretty small, but when the tour is finished, you have the option of petting a bull snake and searching for fossils in a huge sandbox outside. Would recommend

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Denver, Colorado
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101 reviews 101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We took our 5 yr old there ,it 6$ for him and 8$ for adults which isn't bad but it was under construction and the tour takes about 1/2 hour you might stretch it out with a hike above the place but you can do that for free. The content is very interesting!

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Arvada, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We took our 5 year old grandson and had more fun at the Morrison Museum than in any other place in Colorado. He loved the fossils and the paleontologist who took time to let him "help" drill out a rock they have been working on for two years. He watched as they feed the snakes and other reptiles and wanted... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Sooo cute for kids, and it's packed a lot of educational value into a small space. There's a play area outside too.

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Rochester, NY
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85 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Stopped here after a visit to dinosaur ridge just down the road. I highly recommend combining the two attractions-you can see actual tracks in the rocks and then learn more about the dinosaurs at the museum. It was so touching to see actual baby stegosaurus tracks the size of a quarter. (Did you know they started out weighing app 6... More

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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Asked about visiting dinosaur ridge and was told about this Museum. It is excellent and you are allowed to touch many of the exhibits. Two floors of fun - and we received a guided tour by one of the young men working there. He was very knowledgeable and really into dinosaur. A must see - at Southern end of Lariatt... More

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Raleigh, NC
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

My family stopped by here wanting to ask if we could drive to Dinosaur Ridge. It was towards the end of a cold and snowy day in October, and we didn't really want to hike. We walked in and were immediately taken aback at the displays. Our kids, 5 and 7, were able to touch everything. We were encouraged to... More

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