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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  • Really nice guides, very cool up close experience with fossils, and a sand box for young paleontologists to dig up some bones. It is a good way to spend a couple hours with the kids. We got to see real work being done and talk with the professionals who do the work and that was really neat.
  • A small museum with a personal touch. We arrived to find a mesum representative ready to take us on a guided tour of the ancient artifact found right in the town of Morrison. Or tour guide took us back in time and explain everything about the fossils and bones housed in the museum. They are very good with children particular if the kids have a dinosaur interest. Glad we finely stopped in!
  • Started by trying to go to Dino Ridge, only to be told that due to the weather the tours would be cancelled and I'm so glad it was! Dino Ridge recommending coming here instead due to it being indoors and the tour was awesome! Our tour guide Doug was very informative and patient with our kids (8 and 9) and helped them understand everything! Best part was being able to help uncover fossils in rock!! Fossils are well presented, labeled, and being able to touch everything was definitely worth it!
  • We stumbled on this wonderful place by chance! This museum is a gem!! The exhibits are up close and if you are very gentle you can softly touch!! The staff is highly educated and very eager to discuss and educate !!! We highly recommend visiting this great museum!!
  • I grew up going to this museum so I may be a bit biased with my review. Though small almost everything is local and well preserved for the public to enjoy. I most recently went there with a summer camp and the guided tour seemed like it was a bit rushed and the kids seemed to get lost at times with the information being presented. I also found that the guide who took us through the museum put a lot of her own opinions into the tour.
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