Morrison Natural History Museum, Morrison

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Morrison Natural History Museum is the "small museum with big discoveries." The first giant Jurassic dinosaurs were found at Morrison, Colorado in 1877. Active research of local Jurassic rocks have yielded famous baby dinosaur footprints that have been featured in 'Smithsonian' magazine and media outlets around the world. These finds nourish touchable exhibits that are designed to be toured with a guide.

A visit is the perfect orientation to the Red Rocks and Dinosaur Ridge areas.

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  • Perhaps the most interesting activity, putting aside all the displays of dinosaur fossils was the opportunity to actually work on rocks with a hand drill to uncover any fossils within the rock!  more »
  • Pound for pound the best Dino fossil museum I’ve been to. For a small entry fee (about $9 each I think) my wife and I received a 90 minute guided tour by an extremely knowledgable expert. I learned a....  more »
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  • FAMILY FRIENDLY! Our wonderful guide Doug gave us an engaging and captivating tour. I think the adults in our group were even more excited than the kids! It's really an great opportunity for the kids to be able to touch fossils and Doug even let us do some proper digging with equipment! As he said, it was a "once in a lifetime" opportunity. The museum is small but so very packed with amazing things to explore. Can't wait to check out the dinosaur ridge!
  • Our guide Young Mr. Todd has so much knowledge had no problems answering questions from all. When talking to the children he always treated them with respect. There wad no silly questions & Mr. Todd always told the children their answer to he's questions were good. EXCELLENT place to take the family.

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