Morrison Natural History Museum, Morrison

4.6
#4 of 11 in Things to do in Morrison
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.

Exploration continues. Join us!
See Morrison Natural History Museum and all Morrison has to offer by arranging your trip with our Morrison trip itinerary app .
Source
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Morrison Natural History Museum
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Morrison Natural History Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
110 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • a few interesting things but very small and cramped. the employees were very nice and knowledgeable.  more »
  • You see casts and real skeletons and some of the best tracks anywhere. The guides are enthusiasts that know their dinosaurs. There are also resident snakes and turtles to touch. And the kids get a cha...  more »
  • Interesting exhibits, knowledgeable and friendly staff, a store with cool dinosaur-themed items and a great dinosaur bone dig area (covered) for kids - what's not to like? We had a birthday party ther...  more »
Google
  • FAMILY FRIENDLY! Our wonderful guide Doug gave us an engaging and captivating tour. I think the adults in our group were even more excited than the kids! It's really an great opportunity for the kids to be able to touch fossils and Doug even let us do some proper digging with equipment! As he said, it was a "once in a lifetime" opportunity. The museum is small but so very packed with amazing things to explore. Can't wait to check out the dinosaur ridge!
  • Our guide Young Mr. Todd has so much knowledge had no problems answering questions from all. When talking to the children he always treated them with respect. There wad no silly questions & Mr. Todd always told the children their answer to he's questions were good. EXCELLENT place to take the family.
  • I brought my dinosaur-enthusiast kids here and it was great. The tour was great, and they loved the sand pit where you "excavate" a fossil. And they got to help remove rock from real fossils (with a lot of guidance of course). The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable.
  • This is an amazing place! Dog friendly, nice campus. The staff is so fantastic! The information available is fascinating. Can't recommend enough. Go and have fun!
  • Great museum highlighting the local fossil history of the Morrison area. Extremely friendly and helpful staff who give an excellent tour. Hands on experience with fossils and rocks are a departure from the standard museum. Can also be combined with the Dinosaur Ridge attraction to make a full day of natural history.
Places to stay near Morrison Natural History Museum

Plan your trip to Morrison

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Morrison

4.1
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Morrison

4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.8
Duration: 2​h
4.1
Duration: 8​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Plans to Morrison Natural History Museum by other users

5 days in Morrison BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Golden BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Morrison BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Morrison BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 37 days in Baraboo, Broadus & Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Evergreen BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Evergreen BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, kids, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Redwood National Park & Morrison BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Morrison BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans