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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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  • If you love dinosaurs, this small museum is definitely worth a visit, and it is just minutes away from Dinosaur Ridge, which is also worth visiting. In addition to apatosaurus, triceratops, and stegos...  more »
  • It is a smaller museum but we learned so much! Our tour guide was excellent! Very informative. There is a lot to see and learn about. You even get to try your hand with the tools on a rock with fossil...  more »
  • From the outside, it doesn't look very big, and I have to admit, I had my doubts. We went in and went on the tour, and it was wonderful!! Our tour guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Our whole...  more »
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  • Educational and fun to learn some of the prehistoric history of Colorado. Quick tours. At the end, you can help work on 150 million year old rocks that contain fossils.
  • Tour was informative. Nice fore a small group of children. Not in total agreement with all information shared, however I do not agree that I came from monkey.
  • Nice little museum, with friendly staff. Lots of information to read and learn during the tour. It's only 2 floors and about 4 rooms like other reviews have stated. I'd recommend going just for the experience and to support the museum.
  • This is a rather small place but they have a great tour. Doug took us through the museum and told us about the exhibits in great detail, answered questions and let us help in uncovering fossils in sandstone. On top of that, almost every thing is hands on! My son is 3, I'm 32 and we both had a great time and learned new things. If highly recommend this for kids anywhere from 3-12 and even adults. Can't say enough good things about this place, I'm so glad we stumbled across it!
  • Chenoa and Doug were ridiculously patient and helpful answering the hundreds of questions from our small group of all ages. Bravo, I shall be back to ask many more ..

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