Morrison Natural History Museum, Morrison

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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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  • tour guides the day i visited were high school students who were well trained extremely informative and if they didn't know answer they found a co worker who did. They were not thrown by a young guest...  more »
  • We had a teenaged tour guide and my Dino enthusiast boys knew almost as much as she did and stumped her with several questions. It was interesting to hear the Colorado specific information and getting...  more »
  • I took my future paleontologist niece on a dino trip to Denver and luckily found out about this place. Of all the things we did and saw, this little museum was a favorite for both of us. The museum is...  more »
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  • Great family friendly museum to visit for visitors of all ages. The staff here are very very knowledgeable and give a very detailed yet fun tour. There are so many fossils and casts here to check out and you get to touch several of them. Plus you get the experience to work on excavating a fossil on the tour. Remember to stop by the awesome gift shop on the way out too.
  • Such a cool little museum! You can gently touch everything and the kids even got to help dig out some bone. What an awesome experience!
  • A wonderful small museum with big heart. They gave a fantastic tour to my kids. There are 2 floors with displays. An outdoor area for kids to be paleontologists. #kidfriendly
  • This is an amazing museum. Tweens loved it. They let you touch and use tools in the real lab.
  • I was going to entertain my son by taking him. I'm not really into dinosaurs. But this little museum was well worth the time and money. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting. A must see in my opinion.
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