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Address: 550 Jurassic Court, (part of the Museum of Western Colorado), Fruita, CO
Phone Number: 970-858-7282
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great lifelike dinosaurs and special exhibits

I enjoyed this a lot. The exhibits were very lifelike and some even moved and made noises. The information on the displays was educational and well presented. There were several... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Bobbie M
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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New Castle, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This museum hasn't really changed in several years. I wish there was more for the adults/ teens to look at or read the exhibits are geared toward kids which is wonderful and the kids loved it, but I was bored out of my mind (give some more reading opportunity for adults while the kids are repeatedly get sprayed with water).... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I enjoyed this a lot. The exhibits were very lifelike and some even moved and made noises. The information on the displays was educational and well presented. There were several activities for children such a digging for dinosaur bones. Also it was possible to look at an real work area where the bones that have been found were being cleaned... More 

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Great way to spend a few hours. Lots to look at & very hands on. Every kid in the place was smiling...& so were the adults!

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Laporte, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting and educational. Something for every age. The exhibits are self guided and the children will certainly home in on the animated displays.

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Fruita, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Interactive, good for children 3-12. Hard to get grandsons out of here when they were 5-7 years old.

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Longmont, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I loved the combination of animatronic dinosaurs with the real dinosaur bones, fossils, & photos. It's a good mix allowing something for the kids & something for the adults. The video was a little scary for our 4 year old but it was well done & educational - worth the 20 minutes. The water table & dinosaur dig in the... More 

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Woodstock, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Dinosaur Journey Museum is a family-friendly and youth-oriented series of displays. Kids enjoy the shaking ground of earthquakes and moving robotic dinosaurs. The Musum includes lots of more adult oriented displays, including working museum curators and archeological technicians. There are books, videos, models, and souvenirs located in a large gift shop and museum store. I felt the admission and... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Lots of displays and interactive stations for kids. My Fav was the earthquake centre, although it seemed out of place in this museum. Lots if info and history to go through, kids really enjoyed it. They have a huge shop with dinosaur souvenirs.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This review is more from my husband and daughter who participated in a Dinosaur dig. They liked the interactive aspect of the museum and a great place to "fire up the imagination". Great balance of hypothesis and practical application. Could see Palentologists working on finds in the museum. The dig was good. They enjoyed it, my daughter is 12 and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My son is really into dinosaurs so we stop at a lot of museums like this. But I really enjoyed this one. The moving dinosaurs are a lot of fun, as was the earthquake simulator. There was also a lot of interesting information on the history of paleontology in the Grand Junction area and the state. If you're near Fruita,... More 

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