Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Woodland Park

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Specialty Museum
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  • We visited with a 4 year old and 13 year old. The 4 year old thought it was great but the teenager was bored. We didn't do the narrated tour because of the 4 year old but I could hear part of what was...  more »
  • Other reviewers seem to really like this exhibit. I guess I was just a bit underwhelmed but after having been to the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, the Field Museum of Chicago and L...  more »
  • You would not expect this caliber of museum/exhibit in a smaller community--but its here, and very well done! If you are into dinorsaurs, you'll enjoy this stop!  more »
  • It was $23 for me, my husband, and our 2 kids under 5. I don't mind the price, because it's a semi small town, probably privately owned, and it went towards keeping the place open. Had my kids been a few years older, they would have probably loved it. My son is 2, and there were so many things he tried to get into. I'm not saying it should be completely toddler proof, but maybe have something on the website saying the place isn't really for anyone under 5. I paid full admission, and 3/4 of the time I had to chase him to stop him from getting into stuff. Example would be the tv room where the remotes were left out, DVD player easily reached, and there was a little storage area behind a giant fish exhibit with nothing blocking it to keep people out. Yes, I stopped him from getting into anything and didn't just let him get all of those things, but it would have been nice to not have to constantly stop him. I myself didn't get to enjoy the actual museum, which was disappointing. Then at the gift shop I was looking at the more adult section. My daughter picked up some statues to ask me to read the dinosaur names. One of the employees came over and politely asked us not to because they might break. I apologized and she stopped picking them up. It would have been fine if the same employee didn't watch and follow us the rest of the time. It was really annoying. Why should I spend my money at the gift shop when the employees feel the need to constantly follow me like I'm about to shoplift or something?
  • This is a museum and a resource center, so not only do they put fossils on display but also a place where folks work and uncover the fossils to clean and organize. You can see a room where people do the cleaning and recovery of these fossils. The exhibit itself is pretty small. They do have skeletons on display and even a real mummified baby mammoth. Its definitely a great place for kids to play especially younger kids. My son was 3 and he had a blast!
  • Not very large nor interactive. Probably about 30 dinosaur skeletons or casts on display. Well designed displays, but nothing really to do. Small children's area but kids lost interest after 10 minutes. Pretty expensive for what you can do. The window to watch behind the scenes work is probably the coolest part, except the guys were having lunch and not working while we were there. Gift shop was well stocked and very exciting for kids. Good place to spend about an hour max but wouldn't go out of my way.
  • Small self walk tour. Wish they would change it up a bit. This is the second time. Has lots of great life size displays. Has a gift shop. I wish they would personalize the walk through with a guide that is a great story teller.
  • Really fun little day trip for us. Every single staff member we saw greeted us and informed us of the guides tour schedule. They have hands on activities fur the kiddos and lots to see in their museum. Great local gem!