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Now that the weather is warming up, come see and touch our dinosaur footprints!

Explore our website to see all that Dinosaur Ridge has to offer!

Visit our About Us section to learn about how our Exhibits and trails here at Dinosaur Ridge and at Triceratops Trail were created to help the public explore ancient Colorado and the creatures that once lived here. 

Walk with 90-foot, long-necked giants across a floodplain lined with streams, ponds, and watering holes!  Trace the ripple patterns left by Colorado’s ocean on Morrison’s sandy beaches!  Muck through Golden’s swamp under the shade of palm trees with Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex at Triceratops Trail!

Come have an adventure at Dinosaur Ridge!

Guided Shuttle Tours
Cost: $6 per person, 3 and under free. If you have a membership card please have your ID ready for verification. These membership cards are non-transferrable. You can walk the Ridge trail for free from the Visitor Center or bottom of the hill.

Indoor Exhibits
Cost: $2 per person, 3 and under free.

 We've updated our full Calendar of Events. Click to see what's going on this year!

Upcoming events:

05/27/2015

 Lecture: Strange and Different Toothed Dinosaurs, May 27th(Wednesday) 7PM

Join us for an evening lecture on heterodonts, a strange group of dinosaurs with really weird teeth! Some dinosaurs are very unique, and with the largest of this group only 1.5-feet tall and 4-feet long, these little guys get overlooked too easily. Not tonight! Come on over this evening to see a presentation done by Erin LaCount on how unique heterodonts are in the dinosaur world! FREE! 7PM-8:30PM located at the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center (C470 and Alameda Parkway). Recommended for adults only (12 years and older).

05/30/2015

Earth Science Teachers Program at Dinosaur Ridge (offered through the American Association of Petroleum Geologists). May 30, (Saturday) 7:30am-4:30pm

If you are a K-12 educator looking for an excellent opportunity to obtain continuing education credits, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) in cooperation with the Colorado School of Mines is offering 2 Continuing Education classes to be held at Dinosaur Ridge on May 30th. Cost $35 (includes AAPG Convention admission either June 1 or June 2. For more information and registration, visit the AAPG theAnnual Convention and Exposition website at www.ACE.AAPG.org or contact AAPG at: 1-800-364-2274. Information can also be obtained from the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG)website at www.rmag.org, office contact at:  303-573-8621.  Click here for more information.

06/03/2015

TriceraTOTS, June 3rd (Wednesday) 10AM

A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! $5 per child, adults free. Included is free admission to Trek Through Time for the day. RSVP with Erin LaCount at tours@dinoridge.org (or send us a message on our Facebook Page.) NOTE: This event will now take place at the new Discovery Center located at 17681 W Alameda Pkwy, Golden, CO 80402 - Red Rocks Entrance #1.

06/08/2015

Summer Camp: Fossils and Fun, June 8-12th 9AM-3PM

This camp is a great introduction to the geology, paleontology, and ecology of Dinosaur Ridge and the surrounding areas.  Hands-on activities will help campers learn about the ancient environments, landscapes, and the animals of Colorado’s prehistoric Front Range. Ages 6-10. Registration information: http://dinoridge.org/summercamp.html

06/15/2015

Summer Camp: Junior Paleontologists, June 15-19th 9AM-3PM

This camp focuses primarily on the fossils that are found in and around the Morrison and Golden Fossil Areas.  Your campers will explore, observe, map, draw, and measure dinosaur bones and tracks, fossil palm fronds and other plant impressions, and a plethora of other local fossils and prehistoric evidence to learn more about prehistoric Colorado. Ages 8-12. Registration information: http://dinoridge.org/summercamp.html

06/19/2015

Dinosaur Traintm at Dinosaur Ridge Day 1, June 19th - 10AM-4PM

Families and children are sure to enjoy an adventure-filled trolley ride, music, games, stories, and the Nature Trackers Club activities area! Plus, an opportunity to meet their favorite T. rex, Buddy! Tickets are $26/person 2 and older. Discounts available for members. Click here for ticketing information. Tickets on sale now!

06/20/2015

Dinosaur Traintm at Dinosaur Ridge Day 2, June 20th - 9AM-5PM

Families and children are sure to enjoy an adventure-filled trolley ride, music, games, stories, and the Nature Trackers Club activities area! Plus, an opportunity to meet their favorite T. rex, Buddy! Tickets are $26/person 2 and older. Discounts available for members. Click here for ticketing information. Tickets on sale now!

06/21/2015

Dinosaur Traintm at Dinosaur Ridge Day 3, June 21st - 10AM-4PM

Families and children are sure to enjoy an adventure-filled trolley ride, music, games, stories, and the Nature Trackers Club activities area! Plus, an opportunity to meet their favorite T. rex, Buddy! Tickets are $26/person 2 and older. Discounts available for members. Click here for ticketing information. Tickets on sale now!


In Memory of Christopher Gregory Manfull

Christopher died on March 25, 2014 at home in San Diego, CA. He was born in Rockville, MD Sept. 12, 1988, but grew up in Evergreen, Colorado, where he attended elementary, middle school and Evergreen High School. He is survived by his mother Leslie Armstrong in Stuttgart, Germany, his father Gregory Manfull, Denver, CO and his brother, Derek Manfull of Norfolk, VA. Donations can be made in his memory to Dinosaur Ridge, Discovery Center, in Morrison Colorado. Click here to donate.


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