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Morrison Natural History Museum, Morrison

(4.4/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
Morrison Natural History Museum is the "small museum with big discoveries." The first giant Jurassic dinosaurs were found at Morrison, Colorado in 1877. Active research of local Jurassic rocks have yielded famous baby dinosaur footprints that have been featured in 'Smithsonian' magazine and media outlets around the world. These finds nourish touchable exhibits that are designed to be toured with a guide.

A visit is the perfect orientation to the Red Rocks and Dinosaur Ridge areas.

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  • Wow. What a gem! We even got yo see them uncovering a tooth in the rock. A real dinosaur tooth being exposed for the first time! Great place, two floors of hands on experience. Small but packed with i...  more »
  • We took our 8 year old son who loves Dinosaurs and he loved it Morrison Natural History Museum. The museum is on the small side but the exhibits they do have are impressive. Be sure to take one of the...  more »
  • This place is small but it's packed full of fantastic displays, art, fossils and bones. If that wasn't enough we were able to watch them feed the reptiles and a wonderful informative tour guide was in...  more »
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  • If you go here, make sure you have other activities planned in the area, it is tiny. I had a coupon for a free admission, so the cost wasn't too bad but if I had paid full price it would have felt like a rip off. The staff is very nice and knowledgeable but at $8 per person, I think there should be more to it.
  • I like how they let you touch and feel everything here. The tour is 90 mins long and very informative.
  • This is a hidden gem. We were there for a birthday party and they have a great little tour. They let the kids help with excavation and touch more fossils than some of the bigger museums. It's nitty a big place but they've got things like a sandbox to dig in that will keep younger ones entertained for a good while.
  • So much science and learning for such a small place. One on one tours, amazing fossils, and hands on learning... You get to help carve real fossils out of rock. The staff are so friendly and want to not only educate you about what they have on-site, but help you know where else to go in the area for a great vacation.
  • Excellent museum, you can get up close and personal with the fossils! so much fun and the staff are very nice. I definitely recommend visiting.