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Morrison Natural History Museum

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501 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-3001
+1 303-697-1873
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Hands on experience with the dinosaurs

I took my 6 year old grandson/"dinosaur expert" to see this dinosaur museum near Dinosaur Ridge... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
138jeremyj
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Scottsdale
A Highlight of our Trip!

What a fantastic little museum. Our guided tour was great- he engaged children and adults alike and... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Leah T
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This museum offers hands-on exhibits for children .
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“dinosaur ridge” (15 reviews)
“guided tour” (13 reviews)
“t rex” (5 reviews)
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501 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-3001
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+1 303-697-1873
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

I took my 6 year old grandson/"dinosaur expert" to see this dinosaur museum near Dinosaur Ridge just uphill from the quaint little town of Morrison on the West edge of Denver. We were the first ones there, but an experienced guide started the tour just...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

What a fantastic little museum. Our guided tour was great- he engaged children and adults alike and was knowledgeable about everything dinosaur-related. They had great and unique specimens. The highlight was being able to go into their lab and actually drill on a fossil! My...More

Thank Leah T
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

tour guides the day i visited were high school students who were well trained extremely informative and if they didn't know answer they found a co worker who did. They were not thrown by a young guest who had autism and had Lots of questions...More

Thank Joyce M
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

We had a teenaged tour guide and my Dino enthusiast boys knew almost as much as she did and stumped her with several questions. It was interesting to hear the Colorado specific information and getting to see the lab was good.

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Reviewed June 19, 2018

I took my future paleontologist niece on a dino trip to Denver and luckily found out about this place. Of all the things we did and saw, this little museum was a favorite for both of us. The museum is small, but jammed full of...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2018

As a dinosaur enthusiast, this was my first stop in Colorado. Although small. this museum has a very targeted collection. The guide gave three of us a fine tour, noting some scholarly changes based on recent finds. For example, I'd always heard that the big...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Walked up the hill from Morrison. Worth the walk and the time! Great place! Informative and interesting! We didn’t have kids with us but I bet they would LOVE it!!! Our guide looked like he was right out of the Jurassic movie! And he knew...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a small but outstanding museum on the outskirts of Morrison. A dedicated guide, Doug, was there to explain all the details of the exhibits. Upstairs, you actually get to see a volunteer at work cleaning up rocks and unearthing fossils. Outside, under a...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

This small museum is a gem! Make sure to book an appointment for a tour with the highly educated and informative staff members who will give you a truly educational experience in dinosaurs and fossils. Touch history! What a treat!

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

In this small but amazing museum, there are unique fossils and displays. I highly recommend going on a guided tour. It provides a lot of additional information which really added depth to our visit. A favorite part was helping to work on a real rock...More

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GrantsMom12
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Response from goldmustang | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your question. There is a paleo-style rock garden in front of the museum building, although I've not seen anyone digging in it. There is also ongoing 'digging' of already unearthed specimens (clearing the matrix... More
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