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Events at Dinosaur Ridge

The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge, with the help of sponsors and special guests, organize dozens of programs each year for the public, Scout groups, and science organizations.  These special events occur mostly through the Spring, Summer, and early Fall, though our Lecture/Talk Series goes through the winter.

We have programs for various ages, from our Dinosaur Discovery Days (all ages) to our Lecture/Talk Series and Hike With series’ (adults).  Please call the Visitor Center (303-697-3466) ahead of time to verify the age appropriateness of a program before attending.

Browse our events page to find a family–friendly activity your whole group can enjoy!


Upcoming events:

May 26-28 – Green River Fossil Fish Dig (Friday through Sunday)

Join us on a weekend adventure digging fossil fish in Kemmerer, Wyoming! Details are being finalized. Field Trips Page for more detailed information. Contact Blake at to RSVP or for any queries.

May 31 – Everything Dinosaur: Talk 5 – Heterodonts (Wednesday) 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge an interesting talk on different toothed dinosaurs, the heterodonts! Meeting place: Dinosaur Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway, Red Rocks Entrance #1. FREE TALK. to RSVP.

June 7 - TriceraTOTS (Wednesday10 a.m.

A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! Non-members: $5/child. Members $3/child. Adults and 1 and under free. RSVP with Erin LaCount at (or send us a message on our Facebook Page.) NOTE: This event will take place at the Discovery Center: 17681 W Alameda Parkway - Red Rocks Entrance #1.

June 5-9 - Summer Camp: Session 1 - Fossils and Fun  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This camp is a great introduction to the geology, paleontology, and ecology of Dinosaur Ridge and the surrounding areas.  Hands-on activities will help campers learn about the ancient environments, landscapes, and the animals of Colorado’s prehistoric Front Range. Ages 6-10. Registration information. Contact: Erin LaCount –

June 10 – Discovery Day: World Oceans Day! (Wednesday10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge to celebrate World Oceans Day! Special guests TBD. Hands-on activities will be at the Visitor Center, scientists stationed along the Ridge trail to interpret geology and fossils. Contact: Erin LaCount –



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