We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Small but huge in value” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Morrison Natural History Museum

Morrison Natural History Museum
Ranked #5 of 13 things to do in Morrison
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This museum offers hands-on exhibits for children .
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Small but huge in value”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Helpful?
Thank Loveshawnee
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

80 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    51
    21
    6
    0
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Conifer, Colorado
Level Contributor
68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Gem of a dinosaur museum hidden in Morrison”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Helpful?
Thank Positano613
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Arnolds Park, Iowa
Level Contributor
24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“doesn't know jack”
1 of 5 bubbles 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
Helpful?
Thank sarahadwoa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
139 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
“Very small with several very good pieces”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

This museum is very small, although, unlike many dinosaur museums, here they let you touch pretty much everything. The 2 floors took me less than a half hour to go through...and I have a background in paleontology. It's sort of like the old movie "Woman Of The Year"...when Spencer Tracy first sees Katherine Hepburn he makes a comment something like, "...but what's there is cherce" (as in choice...as in a grade of beef). What's here is cherce. The question is do you want to pay $8 for an adult? I didn't take a tour (self-guided in my case), but I did overhear part of a tour, and the docent was very knowledgeable.

If you are going to be in the Colorado Springs area, I would advise you to consider the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park as a possible alternative. But, you may also get a lot out of combining the Morrison Natural History Museum with a visit to Dinosaur Ridge, which is just a few miles away (ask for directions).

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank vinlyn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rogers, Arkansas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A great little museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

While it is small, the museum has many interesting things to see. What makes it special is the knowledgeable guide. I think our guide was named Zach. He was good with small children as well as us older folks.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank CherylR31
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Morrison Natural History Museum also viewed

 

Been to Morrison Natural History Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing