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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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Really, really neat!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
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O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
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O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
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5 reviews 5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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36 helpful votes 36 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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Houston, Texas
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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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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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35 helpful votes 35 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

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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