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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:


Dinosaur Express at the Colorado Railroad Museum (Saturday10AM-3PM

 Dinosaur Ridge is partnering with the Colorado Railroad Museum for their annual Dinosaur Express event! Come on down to do unique activities, ride the train, and much more! Note: This event is taking place at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Follow this link for more information and tickets:


Lecture: Thumb-Spiked Dinosaurs (Wednesday7PM

Join us for an evening lecture on iguanodonts, those dinosaurs with the thumb spikes! Did you know that they’ve been found on almost every continent on the planet? Learn about these prolific and successful critters and how they fit into the dinosaur family tree. Come on over this evening to see a presentation done by Erin LaCount on iguanodonts! FREE! 7PM-8:30PM located at the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center (C470 and Alameda Parkway). Recommended for adults only (12 years and older).

08/08/2015 Dinosaur Discovery Day: Reptile and Bird Day!

Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge and several special guests to explore the relationship between dinosaurs and their cousins the reptiles, and their descendents the birds! At the Visitor Center: Wild Wings will be here with live raptors (hawks, falcons, and owls), and the Denver Zoo will be here displaying many awesome reptiles such as snakes, lizards, turtles, and even an alligator! Other special guests include the Morrison Natural History Museum, Rocky Mountain Reptile Rescue, and more! On the Ridge: Scientists will be stationed along the trail to interpret the fossil and geological sites to visitors that hike up. Hiking is free. An optional bus ride will be available to those that would like to visit the sites without walking the whole Ridge at a cost of $4/person (3 and under free). For more information, contact: Erin LaCount -



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