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Events at Dinosaur Ridge

The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge, with the help of sponsors and special guests, organize dozens of programs each year for the public, Scout groups, and science organizations.  These special events occur mostly through the Spring, Summer, and early Fall, though our Fireside Chat lecture series goes through the winter.

We have programs for various ages, from our Dinosaur Discovery Days (all ages) to our Fireside Chats and Hike With series’ (adults).  Please call the Visitor Center ahead of time to verify the age appropriateness of a program before attending.

Browse our events page to find a family–friendly activity your whole group can enjoy!

 

Upcoming events:

August 3 - TriceraTOTs (Wednesday10 a.m. 

A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! $5 per child non-member, $3/child member, adults free. 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. Tours@dinoridge.org

August 4 - Come Catch 'Em All! (Thursday3 p.m.-8 p.m.

Dinosaur Ridge is staying open late to have a special night where we cater to our #PokemonGo fans! 

Dinosaur Ridge has 25 total PokeStops and three gyms along the Ridge and at our Visitor Centers. This event will have guided bus tours of our dinsoaur tracksite that also makes drive-bys of 20 PokeStops and two gyms! The guided bus tour to our fossils is $3/person (3 and under free). 

A special table with a Pokemon scavenger hunt and some prizes will be at the main Visitor Center (16831 W Alameda Parkway), and a table with some purchaseable snacks and free water will be at the top of the trail.

This special late opening is for anyone of all ages and is free (save for the optional bus tour). Come catch 'em all!

August 13 – Reptile and Bird Day: Dinosaur Discovery Day (Saturday) 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Come on over to Dinosaur Ridge today to see live birds and reptiles! We’ll be celebrating the relationships between these groups of animals with special guests like the Denver Zoo, Wild Wings Environmental Education, and many more! We’ll also have hands-on dinosaur stations at the Visitor Center and scientists along our trail to teach about the fossil footprints, bones, and the local geology to visitors. Contact: Erin LaCount – tours@dinoridge.org

September 7 - TriceraTOTs (Wednesday10 a.m. 

A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! $5 per child non-member, $3/child member, adults free. 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. Tours@dinoridge.org

September 10-18 – Denver Coliseum Mineral, Fossil, and Gem Show.

Dinosaur Ridge will have a large booth partnering with our friends at PaleoBond and Dinosaur Brokers during this show! Come see some neat replica skeletons, dig in a dig box for real fossils and gems, and perhaps take a dinosaur friend home with you from our Gift Shop booth!

September 16-18 – Denver Gem and Mineral Show (48th Annual)

Dinosaur Ridge will have a large educational booth at this gem show with fun dig boxes, hands-on activities, and neat replica fossils to see and touch! Come check us out! Dinosaur replica fossils for sale (pending approval – information subject to change).

 

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