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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  • The museum is small but it is packed with many delightful pieces of History. The group I was with had a tour and our guide was very knowledgeable. I highly suggest going here with anyone that loves dinosaurs. If you don't love dinosaurs before you go, I guarantee you will be a fan after.
  • It is a fun place if you're interested in dinosaurs and alike. I enjoyed the guided tour and visiting people working on real fossil. Do not that it's not ideal for really young kids, although free. Because most things are not allowed to touch, you need to be able to control the kid. Also it's really small, so done expect to spend more than an hour.
  • Great place. Friendly employees. Great stop for kiddos that doesn't take too long.
  • Small place you may have driven by and not noticed, but SO much to learn about inside. Wonderful things to see and very knowledgeable "guides". A MUST see if you have kids!
  • Despite it's small size, this museum is well worth the visit. Here you can get a hands on experience with famous Dinosaurs such as T. Rex and triceratops, see the footprints of baby dinosaurs, and, if you're lucky, even help excavate real dinosaurs from rocks pulled straight from the nearby mountains. I would highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in prehistoric creatures.

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