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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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Great little museum with a personal touch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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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
4 attraction 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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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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46 helpful votes 46 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
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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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