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Brian Sheehan
· April 22, 2018
Great interactive museum, people were great and took a lot of time with teaching our kids about dinosaurs. Hands on like no other I’ve been to, our kids got to work on a real fossil, creating memories.
Nikki Williamson
· March 21, 2018
My 10 year old son and I had an amazing time here. The knowledgeable staff and hands on tour made this a highlight of our trip to Denver.
Matt Bille
· September 17, 2017
A delightful little museum, stuffed with top-qualify fossils, mainly dinosaurs. I've been a dino acifionado for 50 years, but I learned plenty. The staff, led by director Matt Mossbrucker, is as kno...wledgeable as they come and is happy to answer questions and take a look at any fossils you have found. (You may even run into Dr. Robert Bakker, who needs no introduction.) Mossbrucker leads digs for the public if you want to do some serious science yourself. There are great exhibits for the kids, too. If you want to plan a family outing, this is a cheap, easily accessible, and memorable place to visit.
- Matt Bille, science writer, Colorado Springs
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Nichol Crow
· November 20, 2017
Our tour guide was very informational. It was a fun dinosaur experience. The best part was the sand pit my daughter and I and two others had fun finding the treasures hidden beneath the sand.
Mollie Weilacher Lancaster
· October 13, 2017
I love this place! We head here when we need something to keep us busy and be educational. The staff is so friendly and nice, and they give great tours. Thank you for being fabulous, MNHM!
Christopher Davis
· October 25, 2016
The museum maybe small and a bit out of the way, but this belies the treasure trove of information and experience within. We stumbled upon the museum after visiting the nearby Dinosaur Ridge, and arri...ved just as a tour was about to begin. Our guide was excellent, brilliant with the random questions thrown out by the smaller kids in our group and knowledgable to keep this Geology PhD graduate happy with the answers he gave to the questions I asked.
Bar one or two fossils, everything in the museum is from in State and most is local from the "roadcut" of Dinosaur Ridge. The setup and feel of the place is a credit to Dr Bakker and Matthew Mossbrucker who oversee the research and the excellent staff who run the site on a day to day basis.

I cannot stress how much fun I had when I visited here, it really was a golden little nugget of a place. I've been to some quite big and fancy Dinosaur Museums, where the collection is formed from items sourced from around the world. However, there's something really nice about seeing a collection that's basically sourced from where you are standing from millions of years ago. Also I think everyone in our group wanted one of the baby Stegosaurus...

...adult maybe not!
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Tzahd Sztrickland
· August 27, 2017
Wow, this place is a hidden gem! The tour we got, led by Chenoa, was highly knowledgeable but very accessible to our 8 and 6 year old kids. And very hands on.
Tiffany Blew
· June 27, 2017
We visited MNHM and Dino Ridge while staying at the Dino Hotel (Best Western Denver Southwest) and it was a great trip! At the time we were at MNHM, they were a little swamped with large groups as we...ll as families, but they were able to divide us all up to get a tour that wasn't too large. Chenoa did a great job interacting with the kids and adults. Unfortunately, the significance of the discoveries was a little lost on my 5yo, but he LOVED the toys in the gift shop! See More
Jonathan Scott Anderson
· August 10, 2016
99% of people will never get to have the experience I did at the Morrison Museum. Dr. Bob Bakker, who if you're interested enough in dinosaurs to be going to a museum like this is a name I'm sure you ...know, just happened to be in the building and was super nice to my family and super talkative. Even beyond that, though, this is a great museum. The rare tour that's actually worth taking, and while it feels childish being able to touch all the exhibits does really add something. See More
Stephen Cosgrove
· January 23, 2017
We just had our sons 4 year birthday party here. It was brilliant. Family pass holders now! The informative tour, surprising collection and hands on experience was beyond my expectations. Kids got to ...use air drill on actual fossil, then we dug for "fossils" out in the sand box. Really great time, great tour director and great staff. Not just enjoyable for the kids btw, I was impressed and interested as well. Get here!! See More
Danielle Offenberger Harker
· November 22, 2017
We had a great time. Place is small but it was both educating and fun.
Kristen Koenigsdorf
· May 31, 2016
While this museum is small, it is amazing! The staff is so knowledgeable and since the museum is small you get a lot of one on one time! And it's a two finger touch, which means everyone gets to touch... a T-Rex and other amazing bones! They even let our kids clean off some new fossils in the lab! So fun! See More
Chris Ward
· March 20, 2017
What a great place to take young people. We had an incredible party for an 8-yr-old and I learned quite a few things myself. I highly recommend this venue for any young people and especially anyone th...at is already fascinated by dinosaurs. See More
Amanda Eastman
· January 22, 2017
I am born and raised in Colorado and have never been here. We decided to escape from the real world and go exploring. It was an awesome experience. My kids love dinosaurs so this was a perfect outing.... Our tour guide had lots of knowledge and was very personable and interactive with our small group. We will definitely be back!! See More
Kimberly Neary
· December 1, 2015
Doug our guide, was very easy to listen to and talk to, he knew a lot of information, made something that I was not that into, something that was the highlight of my trip to Colorado! I would recommen...d anyone, interested in dinosaurs, history, or the combo to stop by here and see what this cute little museum has to offer! I know we will be back! See More
Carol Snyder
· November 6, 2017
Very educational and interesting place to visit. Lots of history
Mary Ann Morris
· March 24, 2017
One of the best dinosaur exhibits in the world with knowledgeable paleontologists that give guided tours. You can pet a T Rex, touch dinosaur footprints and see some of the first fossils ever discove...red. Great place! See More
Tonia Tamburini
· July 21, 2015
Had such a good time here with my 5 and 2 year old. The perfect hour filled with lots of facts about the small, local collection of fossils. Getting to work on real fossils and touch a snake was a bon...us. The "fossil bed" outside was fun and I loved how enthusiastic the volunteer was to talk with my son about what he found. See More
Linsey Jorn
· January 31, 2017
Some of the most amazing fossils we have ever seen! Our tour guide was kind, very knowledgeable, and made it fun for the kids. Right near Red Rocks, you can go for a walk after!
Christian Loew
· February 20, 2015
Great place to visit with kids and get hands-on with the bones. Really worth the side trip from I-70 if you are passing by. Loved the chance to work with power tools in the paleo lab on rock containin...g actual dinosaur bones. See More
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MORRISON DINO PASS! Two premier paleontological institutions now accessible by purchasing one convenient ticket! Morrison’s Dinosaur Ridge and the Morrison Natural History Museum have teamed up to offer visitors a joint ticket that includes admission to both institutions for a discounted price—the Morrison Dino Pass.

$17 for adults (12 and over) or $13 for kids (3-11) gets you admittance to both destinations for one low price. That’s a $1 savings on regular ticket prices, and... you have up to 10 days to visit both. Buy your joint Dino Pass at either location.

Morrison Natural History Museum
501 Colorado 8, Morrison, CO 80465
303-697-1873 - http://www.mnhm.org/244/Tickets

Friends of Dinosaur Ridge
16831 W Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465
303-697-3466 - www.dinoridge.org

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As the weather warms, our rather snappy local reptiles have become active. This Prairie Rattlesnake was captured and relocated from MNHM’s grounds today.

Remember, keep your eyes peeled for critters as you enjoy Colorado’s great outdoors.

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