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Morrison Natural History Museum

501 Colorado Highway 8, Morrison, CO
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Ranked #5 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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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

When we pulled into the lot, we took a vote to decide if we should go in. It looked like a cabin that had "tourist trap rip-off" written all over it. We are SO glad we went in. The unique thing about this place is a tour guide will take you through it and discuss everything with you. When we... More

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Conifer, Colorado
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The museum staff and volunteers are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. It's a small museum, but there's lots to see and learn. Grandkids loved "drilling" for dinosaur bones.

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Houston, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
110 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
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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