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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  • In this small but amazing museum, there are unique fossils and displays. I highly recommend going on a guided tour. It provides a lot of additional information which really added depth to our visit. A...  more »
  • Friendly and educated guides - they made it all interesting and the kids said the learned a lot. They enjoyed the lab where they allow visitors to drill into rock to get an idea of how fossils are fou...  more »
  • If you are a dinosaur lovers or simply just curious about it, this is for you. The guided tour was great and the lady was lovely. The pieces they hold are unique! I would recommended ot for sure!  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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