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Morrison Natural History Museum, Morrison
(4.4/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We went on a cold fall day and were pleasantly surprised. Our guide, Fritz, was extremely knowledgeable, and spent nearly two hours showing us around. Also at the museum was Dr. Bob Bakker, one of the...  more »
  • Great selection for a small museum, with plenty of hands on stuff for kids inside if the dig outside is closed for winter or weather, and the tour is actually worth your time. 
  • This small museum is very interesting, with dinosaur bones and replicas of them. You have a good time, with an excellent guide, which is at the same time research.
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  • If you go here, make sure you have other activities planned in the area, it is tiny. I had a coupon for a free admission, so the cost wasn't too bad but if I had paid full price it would have felt like a rip off. The staff is very nice and knowledgeable but at $8 per person, I think there should be more to it.
  • I like how they let you touch and feel everything here. The tour is 90 mins long and very informative.
  • This is a hidden gem. We were there for a birthday party and they have a great little tour. They let the kids help with excavation and touch more fossils than some of the bigger museums. It's nitty a big place but they've got things like a sandbox to dig in that will keep younger ones entertained for a good while.
  • So much science and learning for such a small place. One on one tours, amazing fossils, and hands on learning... You get to help carve real fossils out of rock. The staff are so friendly and want to not only educate you about what they have on-site, but help you know where else to go in the area for a great vacation.
  • Excellent museum, you can get up close and personal with the fossils! so much fun and the staff are very nice. I definitely recommend visiting.