The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge is a not for profit 501C3 organization that maintains a Visitor Center and two interpretive trails with the help of members, friends, family, donors, and many grant giving organizations.
With the closure of Alameda Parkway over the Ridge and the opening of the Trek Through Time indoor exhibit hall in 2008, The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge offers a family-friendly Visitor Center and trail for groups of all ages.
The following information centers around The Friends, our mission, various discoveries that put Dinosaur Ridge on the map, and ways to contribute.
This area has been used by several generations of earth science teachers as an outdoor geology laboratory for students of all ages, and it has received several distinctive honors:
In 1989, the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge formed in order to address increasing concerns about the preservation of the site and to educate the public about the area's resources. In 1994, the Friends began renovating a house and barn on the historic Rooney Ranch to create the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center. Today, the former ranch house has become a gift shop offering many attractive and educational items related to dinosaurs and geology, and the barn now hosts an educational exhibit, Trek Through Time, where visitors may orient themselves to the natural history of this area before or after their visit to the fossil sites. Every year Dinosaur Ridge and Triceratops Trail are destinations for close to 100,000 dinosaur enthusiasts, earth scientists, students of all ages, and nature lovers.
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