Dinosaur Discovery Days

Dinosaur Discovery Days are free outdoor events hosted by Dinosaur Ridge at the Main Visitor Center Complex and along the Ridge Trail on the second Saturday of the month between May and October. Volunteers are stationed along the Dinosaur Ridge Trail at significant interpretive sites, while many others staff booths and activities at the Main Visitor Center Complex for kids of all ages. Visitors can hike at their own pace or take the shuttle bus at $4 per person on these special days (ages three and under ride free).

Discovery Days 2017

May 13 – Boy Scout Day – 9 am to 3 pm

June 10 – World Oceans Day – 10 am to 2 pm

August 12 – Reptiles & Birds Day - 10 am to 2 pm

September 9 – Geocaching and Earthcaching Day - 10 am to 2 pm

October 14 – Girl Scout Day – 9 am to 3 pm

Boy Scout Day—May 13

Boy Scout Day is an opportunity for Scouts at all levels to satisfy their science requirements for badges. These badges include the Earth Rocks and Digging into the Past Adventure badges at the Cub and Webelo levels, and the Geology Merit Badge at the Boy Scout level.

Geocaching Day—September 9

Geocaching is a great activity done with family and friends! Utilizing GPS coordinates, visitors locate small canisters, boxes, and crates, hidden in unique locations! The Dinosaur Ridge Main Visitor Center and the Dinosaur Ridge Trail feature many geocaches, as well as several earthcaches. GPS devices are available to rent from the USGS during the event. Hands on activities will be at the Visitor Center. Contact: Erin LaCount – tours@dinoridge.org.

Girl Scout Day—October 14

Join us for our annual Girl Scout Day at Dinosaur Ridge! It’s also National Fossil Day, so come learn about fossils and celebrate. All Girl Scouts, friends, and family are invited. We’ll have representative from area STEM organizations with activities for the girls.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 14

Location: Dinosaur Ridge, Morrison

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You are welcome to come anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Girl Scouts should plan to arrive by 1 p.m. to allow 2 hours to complete activities and badge work.

Cost: $6/Girl Scout, $5/other adults, youth. Children under 3 are free. Optional National Fossil Day available the day of the event for $3.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 12.

We will accept walk-ups the day of the event.


Registration questions?

Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.

Event questions? Please contact Erin LaCount at Education@dinoridge.org


Click here to regsiter: http://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/events-repository/2017/girl_scout_day_at_di.html

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