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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:

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!

 

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