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Morrison Natural History Museum

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Address: 501 Colorado Highway 8, Morrison, CO
Phone Number: 303-697-1873
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This museum offers hands-on exhibits for children .

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Bringing Dinosaurs to Life

This was a great place to send a couple of hours. The staff was super knowledgeable and it was great that the displays are hands on. Not a lot of places you can actually touch and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
Daniel C
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Lubbock, Texas
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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This was a great place to send a couple of hours. The staff was super knowledgeable and it was great that the displays are hands on. Not a lot of places you can actually touch and move real dinosaur fossils.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

I happened to spot this fantastic museum on the way out of Morrison and am I ever glad I stopped! For anyone interested in the geological past of the famous Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre this is a must see! Everyone from kids to adults will be most satisfied with this jewel of a museum!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I have visited the museum before and have always been amazed at the number of fossils that they actually let you touch. They have some awesome specimens!! We took our kids, 8 and 9, and they were mesmerized during the entire tour. We all learned SO much. Totally recommend this museum to ALL ages. They will even let you work... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We stopped by the museum with our four year old on a Friday afternoon. There was a school tour going on that day. They really should have closed the museum to the public, because there was not enough room for others. There was something like 90 students there. We could not pass the classes, and the staff just recommended we... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I'm an avid fan of geology and paleontology. Our visit to the MNHM was wonderful. Doug, a volunteer, enlightened us about the discovery of fossils in nearby rocks (Morrison Formation). We particularly enjoyed the dinosaur bones, footprints and models -- a fantastic T-Rex, as well as seeing the lab in which bones are removed from rocks by painstaking efforts. I... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Small museum with great people! Very inexpensive and came with a guided tour. Up close to the fossils, unlike larger museums. When we went we ran into Dr. Bob (Dr. Robert Bakker) renowned paleontologist, who we met before at The Houston Museum of Natural Science. He was working of a fossil of a rare dinosaur jaw and they let us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

This museum looks tiny from the outside, but don't be fooled! Inside is an immeasurable wealth of knowledge! There are a variety of dinosaur fossils and casts- and you can touch them all! We even got to use a power tool to help excavate dinosaur bones! Our guide was an absolute rock star and I learned so much! I'm so... More 

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Morrison, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We live in Morrison so frequented this small museum often when the kids were ages 4-10. They loved being able to put on safety glasses and drill for fossils, dig for fossils in the sandbox, read about local dinosaur discoveries and hold live reptiles. You can take the kids for a walk on the bike trail in Morrison, go to... More 

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Star, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

We took our kids ages 5 & 8 and had the best time ever. We took a little tour that lasted about 45 min. We got to drill a piece of rock that one of the paleontologist had been working on for 4 years, it was full of dinosaur bones!!!!! The kids got to hold a snake, dig for bones,... More 

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Thank lazinser
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

This extremely small dinosaur museum, has some very nicely done exhibits, but hardly worth the $28.00 admission for two adults and two children, four and six years-old. It took us no more than 45 minutes to see and read everything they have to offer. There are four rooms of exhibits and a dino lab inside. The tour was fairly informative... More 

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