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The type of fossils they have is amazing, we were lucky to have one of the working scientists give us the tour, she answered all our questions. There are some unique fossils, the gift store is Ok, but that should not be the reason you...More
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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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
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 around larger fossils, as an Allosaurus skull has been worked about 1/2 way from its sandstone) but these are done by adults, usually paleontologists like Dr. Robert Bakker on Saturdays. Less than two miles north, at the west side of Dinosaur Ridge, there are still fossils in the quarry that you can readily see. These have been purposely left exposed for anyone to observe, but there are not efforts to dig them out further. Depending on your son's age, Dinosaur Ridge has kid- friendly dig pits (2) where younger kids can 'unearth' a mock-up life-size fossil of a duckbill dinosaur, as well as a sand pit to find small sharks' teeth, fossil shells, and the like. For teens and older, both facilities have scheduled activities: check their websites. You can give the the Ridge a call at 303 697-3466, 10am-4pm. Hope this helps.