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 2018

May 12 – Boy Scout Day – 9 am to 3 pm

August 11 – Reptiles & Birds Day - 10 am to 2 pm

September 8 – Gem & Mineral Day - 10 am to 2 pm

October 13 – Girl Scout Day – 9 am to 3 pm

Reptiles & Birds Day—August 11

When: Saturday, August 11 from 10 am-2 pm

Live reptiles and raptors will be viewable at the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center during this event courtesy of Denver Zoo, Morrison Natural History Museum, and Nature's Educators.

Gem & Mineral Day—September 8

When: Satuday, September 8 from 10 am-2 pm

September is Gem and Mineral month here in Denver. On Gem & Mineral Day, come learn about local gems and minerals and what minerals are used for in our everyday lives. Partners and vendors coming soon!

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.


Registration questions? Registration will open soon. Check back for details!


Please contact Aimee Artizer at Aimee.Artzer@gscolorado.org

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

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