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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:

May 4 - TriceraTOTs, (Wednesday) 10 a.m.

TriceraTOTS is a toddler-aged program fit for 2-5 year olds. During this program we read 2-4 children’s books with a dinosaur theme and do a 10-15 minute craft or activity. The program typically lasts 30-45 minutes. RSVP your kiddo(s) with Erin LaCount at, or on our Facebook Page. This program takes place at our Discovery Center (17681 W Alameda Parkway), Entrance #1 of Red Rocks Park.

May 14 - Boy Scout Day (Saturday9 a.m.-3 p.m. (10 a.m. start for non-scouts)

Boy Scout Day is an opportunity for Scouts at all levels to satisfy their science requirements for certain badges. These badges include the Earth Rocks, Digging into the Past, Backyard Jungle, Paws on the Path, and many more Adventure badges at the Cub and Webelo levels, and the Geology Merit Badge at the Boy Scout level. These awards are available through the Boy Scouts of America and not the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge. More than 80 earth scientists and other volunteers, including certified Merit Badge Counselors, assist with the event, and nearly a dozen of organizations attend as special guests (National Park Service, Denver Astronomical Society, Bear Creek Lake Park, and many more!). 

Register by April 24 for early registration prices. Contact Erin LaCount for more information:



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