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“hands on with dinosaur bones” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Morrison Natural History Museum

Morrison Natural History Museum
501 Colorado Highway 8, Morrison, CO
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Morrison
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Owner description: This museum offers hands-on exhibits for children .
Houston, Texas
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13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“hands on with dinosaur bones”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Asked about visiting dinosaur ridge and was told about this Museum. It is excellent and you are allowed to touch many of the exhibits. Two floors of fun - and we received a guided tour by one of the young men working there. He was very knowledgeable and really into dinosaur.
A must see - at Southern end of Lariatt Loop - just up the road from main drive in the Town of Morrison.

Visited September 2013
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Raleigh, NC
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“GREAT place for kids and adults alike.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

My family stopped by here wanting to ask if we could drive to Dinosaur Ridge. It was towards the end of a cold and snowy day in October, and we didn't really want to hike. We walked in and were immediately taken aback at the displays. Our kids, 5 and 7, were able to touch everything. We were encouraged to 'feel this fossil' or 'touch this footprint.' We wandered upstairs to find an actual working ball and socket Triceratops head. Totally cool. This place is well worth the admission price and more. My kids got to help chip away at an actual dinosaur fossil! We cannot wait to go back!!

Visited October 2012
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“Small but huge in value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Learned more about dinosaurs in this museum than visits to much larger places. Zachary did a fantastic job in explaining things and his enthusiasm was contagious. Don't rush through this place ... take time to touch things, to ask questions, to study up close. Great photo opps. Much more to do for the younger kids, including digging for bones and watching live reptiles.

Visited August 2013
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Conifer, Colorado
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“Gem of a dinosaur museum hidden in Morrison”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This wonderful museum has loads of unique bones and fossils. The docents do a wonderful job explaining each artifact and explaining the importance of Morrison in the history of dinosaurs.

Visited August 2013
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Arnolds Park, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“doesn't know jack”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The guide was not knowledgeable. He chatted a lot but not much substance (name was not Zak) many things even the 11 and 12 yr old knew were not correct. Asked something about the origin of Rockies he said he really was not knowledgeable. Then proceeded to explain for 15 min "facts" said kids could dig for fossiles. Then to find out they had "placed" in a sand box. To "discover" and then to leave for the next group. My kids have been actually digging for fossils and collecting them. Very very disappointed a waste of $28 dollars NOT handicapped accesible

Visited August 2013
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