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The new Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center is opening in the next couple of weeks! While we will still have our main Visitor Center open its regular hours on the C-470 side of Dinosaur Ridge, the new center has a brand new exhibit and gift shop!
It's located at Red Rocks Entrance 1, the first building on the right. Look for the announcement here on the website as well as on our Facebook page!

Explore our website to see all that Dinosaur Ridge has to offer!

Visit our About Us section to learn about how our Exhibits and trails here at Dinosaur Ridge and at Triceratops Trail were created to help the public explore ancient Colorado and the creatures that once lived here. 

Walk with 90-foot, long-necked giants across a floodplain lined with streams, ponds, and watering holes!  Trace the ripple patterns left by Colorado’s ocean on Morrison’s sandy beaches!  Muck through Golden’s swamp under the shade of palm trees with Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex at Triceratops Trail!

Come have an adventure at Dinosaur Ridge!

Guided Shuttle Tours
Cost: $5 per person, 3 and under free. If you have a membership card please have your ID ready for verification. These membership cards are non-transferrable. You can walk the Ridge trail for free from the Visitor Center or bottom of the hill.

Indoor Exhibits
Cost: $2 per person, 3 and under free.

 We've updated our full Calendar of Events. Click to see what's going on this year!

 

Upcoming events:

09/03/2014

New Docent Training, Wednesday, September 3, 12-2pm

 See what volunteering at Dinosaur Ridge’s exhibit hall, Trek Through Time is all about. Greet visitors, collect fees, answer general questions and give short presentations about the objects in the exhibit hall to interested visitors. Trek Through Time is open 7 days a week, 10am-4pm. Work once a week, once a month or cover open shifts as needed. RSVP with Amber at amber_Cain@dinoridge.org or303-697-3466 x 107 if you can attend this training.  Interested but can’t attend one of the training dates?  Email Amber your availability and we will work with your schedule!

09/04/2014

Tour Guide Training, Thursday, September 4, 10am-12noon

Brings fossils and geology alive by being a volunteer tour guide at Dinosaur Ridge. Throughout the year, over 17,000 school children take fully guided tours of Dinosaur Ridge or Triceratops Trail with a trained guide. Most of these tours are given free of charge to schools who have 50% or more students receiving free and reduced lunch. These groups range from elementary schools to senior centers, and have between 10-250 participants. Tour Guides lead these groups on a tour of Dinosaur Ridge and interpret the geology and paleontology located here. Guides may work alone with smaller groups or with up to five other Guides for large groups. Great experience for interpretation and education! This opportunity is usually Monday-Friday, outdoors, mainly March-October, and flexible. RSVP with Amber at amber_Cain@dinoridge.org or 303-697-3466 x 107 if you can attend this training date.  Interested but can’t attend one of the training dates?  Email Amber your availability and we will work with your schedule!

09/04/2014

Docent Training, Thursday, September 4, 1-3pm

See what volunteering at Dinosaur Ridge’s exhibit hall, Trek Through Time is all about. Greet visitors, collect fees, answer general questions and give short presentations about the objects in the exhibit hall to interested visitors. Trek Through Time is open 7 days a week, 10am-4pm. Work once a week, once a month or cover open shifts as needed. RSVP with Amber at amber_Cain@dinoridge.org or 303-697-3466 x 107 if you can attend this training.  Interested but can’t attend one of the training dates?  Email Amber your availability and we will work with your schedule!

09/05/2014

Tour Guide Training, Friday, September 5, 10am-12noon

Brings fossils and geology alive by being a volunteer tour guide at Dinosaur Ridge. Throughout the year, over 17,000 school children take fully guided tours of Dinosaur Ridge or Triceratops Trail with a trained guide. Most of these tours are given free of charge to schools who have 50% or more students receiving free and reduced lunch. These groups range from elementary schools to senior centers, and have between 10-250 participants. Tour Guides lead these groups on a tour of Dinosaur Ridge and interpret the geology and paleontology located here. Guides may work alone with smaller groups or with up to five other Guides for large groups. Great experience for interpretation and education! This opportunity is usually Monday-Friday, outdoors, mainly March-October, and flexible. RSVP with Amber at amber_Cain@dinoridge.org or 303-697-3466 x 107 if you can attend this training date.  Interested but can’t attend one of the training dates?  Email Amber your availability and we will work with your schedule!

09/20/2014

Geohazards and Preparedness Day - Saturday September 20, 2014, 10AM – 2PM

Free hands-on activities including gold panning, fossil sifting, metal detecting and dinosaur track painting will happen at the Visitor Center! Sluice mining and geode cracking will be available for a fee. FODR geologists and visiting experts will man booths about earthquakes and faulting, volcanic eruptions and volcanic ash, landslides and rockfalls, radiation, floods, swelling soils, wildfires, and other hazards. Denver Firefighters Museum and West Metro will participate. Ready Colorado and Metro Volunteers will offer expertise on preparedness as part of FEMA’s National Preparedness Month.

On the trail, guides will explain the geology and fossils along Dinosaur Ridge.  Biking or hiking the trail is free or take the shuttle for $4/per person, 3 & under ride free.

Contact Tom at tom_moklestad@dinoridge.org or 303-697-3466 x103 for more information.

9/28/2014

K-Pg Boundary in Trinidad with Dr. Lou Taylor. Sunday, September 28, 7:30am~9pm,  

Touch the iridium layer that formed after the impact of an asteroid that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs.  The geology along the way is also discussed.  $50 per person. RSVP with Amber at membership@dinoridge.org or 303-697-3466 x 107.

10/11/2014

Girl Scout Day Registration is now open for Dinosaur Discovery Day: Girl Scout Day and National Fossil Day on Saturday, October 11, 9:30am-3pm

Girl Scouts must pre-register through the Girl Scouts of Colorado at: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/events/2429 Hands-on activities will be available at the Visitor Center along with booths courtesy of the National Park Service, USGS, WIPS, Bear Creek Lake Park, Legendary Ladies, Reptile Rescue, Butterfly Pavilion, AIPG, plus others! Contact Amber at amber_Cain@dinoridge.org or 303-697-3466 x 107 for more information.
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