Dinosaur Ridge

16831 W Alameda Pkwy
Morrison CO  80465

Phone: (303) 697-3466

Dinosaur Ridge

Our site features a world-famous dinosaur tracksite with over 300 dinosaur footprints for you and your friends and family to explore! They were made during the Cretaceous Period (100 million years ago) and are still right where the dinosaurs left them, though the environment has changed a bit. Further along the trail are a few dozen dinosaur bones dating back to the Jurassic Period (150 million years ago) from Stegosaurus, the Colorado State Fossil, Apatosaurus (formerly known as Brontosaurus), and Allosaurus, the meat-eating dinosaur. Come explore our fossils with your friends and family! We're the best outdoor museum in Colorado!

Dinosaur Ridge is an outdoor dinosaur and geology museum 30 minutes west of Denver near Morrison, Colorado.

Our mission is to preserve and educate the public about the paleontological and geological resources of the Golden and Morrison Fossil Areas.

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Business Information


Founded: 1989
Parking: Parking Lot

Categories: Education, Museum, Outdoors, Tourist Attraction, Tourist Information

Hours

Mon: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm



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Events

Everything Dinosaur: Talk 11 - Archosaurs

Everything Dinosaur: Talk 11 - Archosaurs
06:00 pm - 11/28/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

Everything Dinosaur: Talk 11 – Archosaurs (Wednesday) 6-7 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for an interesting talk on archosaurs, the crocodilians, pterosaurs,...

Holiday Ornament Decorating Party

Holiday Ornament Decorating Party
10:00 am - 12/01/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

Holiday Ornament Decorating Party (Saturday) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join us and decorate some fun dinosaur ornaments for the holidays! Free for members - $2/child...

TriceraTOTs

TriceraTOTs
10:00 am - 12/05/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

TriceraTOTS (Wednesday) 10 a.m. A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! Non-members: $5/child. Members $3/child. Adults...

Everything Dinosaur Talk 12: Mammals

Everything Dinosaur Talk 12: Mammals
06:00 pm - 12/12/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

Everything Dinosaur: Talk 12 – Mammals (Wednesday) 6-7 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for an interesting talk on mammals. Meet at the Discovery Center:...

Past Events

TriceraTOTs

TriceraTOTs
10:00 am - 11/07/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

TriceraTOTS (Wednesday) 10 a.m. A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! Non-members: $5/child. Members $3/child. Adults...

TriceraTOTs

TriceraTOTs
10:00 am - 11/07/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

TriceraTOTS (Wednesday) 10 a.m. A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! Non-members: $5/child. Members $3/child. Adults...

Everything Dinosaur: Talk 10: Bone-Head Dinosaurs

Everything Dinosaur: Talk 10: Bone-Head Dinosaurs
06:00 pm - 10/31/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for an interesting talk on pachycephalosaurs, the bone-headed dinosaurs. Meet at the Discovery Center: 17681 W. Alameda Parkway,...

Girl Scout/National Fossil Day!

Girl Scout/National Fossil Day!
09:00 am - 10/13/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

Join us for our annual Girl Scout Day at Dinosaur Ridge! It’s also National Fossil Day (optional National Fossil Day patch available the day of the event for $3)​,...

TriceraTOTs

TriceraTOTs
10:00 am - 10/03/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

TriceraTOTS (Wednesday) 10 a.m. A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! Non-members: $5/child. Members $3/child. Adults...

Everything Dinosaur Talk 9: Ceratopsians

Everything Dinosaur Talk 9: Ceratopsians
06:00 pm - 09/26/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for an interesting talk on ceratopsians, the horned dinosaurs. Meet at the Discovery Center: 17681 W. Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks...

Denver Gem and Mineral Show

Denver Gem and Mineral Show
10:00 am - 09/14/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

Dinosaur Discovery Day: Gem & Mineral Day

Dinosaur Discovery Day: Gem & Mineral Day
10:00 am - 09/08/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

September is Gem and Mineral month here in Denver, so on this day come learn about local gems and minerals and what minerals are used for in our everyday lives....

TriceraTOTs

TriceraTOTs
10:00 am - 09/05/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

TriceraTOTS (Wednesday) 10 a.m. A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! Non-members: $5/child. Members $3/child. Adults...

Everything Dinosaur Talk 8: Hadrosaurs

Everything Dinosaur Talk 8: Hadrosaurs
06:00 pm - 08/29/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

August 29 – Everything Dinosaur: Talk 8 – Hadrosaurs (Wednesday) 6-7 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge an interesting talk on duck-billed dinosaurs, the...

Dinosaur Discovery Day: Reptile and Bird Day

Dinosaur Discovery Day: Reptile and Bird Day
10:00 am - 08/11/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

August 11 - DDD-Reptiles and Birds Day (Saturday) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge and several special guests to explore the relationship between...

TriceraTOTs

TriceraTOTs
10:00 am - 08/01/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

TriceraTOTS (Wednesday) 10 a.m. A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! Non-members: $5/child. Members $3/child. Adults...

Nature Trekkers Summer Camp (ages 6-10)

Nature Trekkers Summer Camp (ages 6-10)
09:00 am - 07/30/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

Trekkers will engage their adventurous spirits as they learn outdoor skills and exciting ways to thrive in nature. Campers will hike through the pines of Lookout...

Everything Dinosaur Talk 7: Iguanodonts

Everything Dinosaur Talk 7: Iguanodonts
06:00 pm - 07/25/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

July 25 – Everything Dinosaur: Talk 7 – Iguanodonts (Wednesday) 6-7 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for an interesting talk on iguanodonts, thumb-spiked...

Junior Scientists Summer Camp (ages 8-11)

Junior Scientists Summer Camp (ages 8-11)
09:00 am - 07/23/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

Calling all junior scientists! Full steam ahead for this awesome inquiry-based science camp! Campers will explore many different branches of science such as studying...

Rock Stars Summer Camp (ages 11-13)

Rock Stars Summer Camp (ages 11-13)
09:00 am - 07/16/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

Advanced Campers with a passion for hands-on earth science will love this camp’s in-depth focus on all things Paleontology and Geology.From the dawn of the planet...

Fossils and Fun Summer Camp (ages 6-10)

Fossils and Fun Summer Camp (ages 6-10)
09:00 am - 07/09/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

Fossils and Fun is a hands-on, creative journey into our local rich natural history, animals, and resources. Daily science activities,crafts and investigations lead...

Everything Dinosaur Talk 6: Thyreophora Part 2 (Ankylosaurs)

Everything Dinosaur Talk 6: Thyreophora Part 2 (Ankylosaurs)
06:00 pm - 06/27/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

June 27 – Everything Dinosaur: Talk 6 – Thyreophora Part 2 (Ankylosaurs) (Wenesday) 6-7 p.m. Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for an interesting talk on tank...

Nature Trekkers Summer Camp (ages 6-10)

Nature Trekkers Summer Camp (ages 6-10)
09:00 am - 06/25/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

Trekkers will engage their adventurous spirits as they learn outdoor skills and exciting ways to thrive in nature. Campers will hike through the pines of Lookout...

Junior Scientists Summer Camp (ages 8-11)

Junior Scientists Summer Camp (ages 8-11)
09:00 am - 06/18/2018

At Dinosaur Ridge

Calling all junior scientists! Full steam ahead for this awesome inquiry-based science camp! Campers will explore many different branches of science such as studying...

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