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Morrison Natural History Museum

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Address: 501 Colorado Highway 8, Morrison, CO
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Small but packs a wonderful hands on experience.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Cindy F
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a great little dinosaur museum, but what really makes it special is the personal touch offered by the knowledgeable and friendly guide/curators. If you have little ones with you, they even get to try their hand at removing some rock around some real fossilized dinosaur bones. We combined a recent visit with a short hike at Red Rocks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Such a fantastic time at a quaint museum that spans millions of years! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and very interesting! Definitely worth a visit.

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Ken Caryl, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a great little museum. It is rather small, but they focus on fossils found only from the Morrison/Dinosaur Ridge area which is pretty cool. Make sure to go upstairs and check out what the paleontologists are working on. Chances are good they will let your kids put on some safety goggles and help them out! The only reason... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

It's a small-looking place and unimpressive from the outside. But step inside and you are instantly taken back in time! There are huge, real fossils which comprise a T-Rex head, Apotosaurus, Triceratops, and more! I took my 8 year old and he absolutely loved it! We got a guided tour and learned so much. Very, very cool! They were working... More 

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This museum is small, but if you are into dinosaurs, you shouldn't miss it. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. Especially take the tour. You will learn so much about the dinosaurs in the Morrison area and about dinosaurs in general.

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Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

with other reviewers. You get to touch real dinosaur fossils, not replicas. Museum is on outskirts of this small town (which has places to eat). Signs in town point the way.

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denver
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Well presented casts of fossils and dedicated to earth's prehistory, the Museum houses many footprints, fossils and casts, many that really seem to get visitors thinking. Staff is rarely close by, although younger 'volunteers' pass through after school hours and on Saturdays. Dr. Robert Bakker spends some Saturdays here and was ready for a conversation. I purchased a membership last... More 

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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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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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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