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 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 for a small fee on these special days. Learn about how you can volunteer at Dinosaur Ridge for these events and other programs here.
Discovery Days 2019
June 15 – Dinosaur Discovery Day – 10 am to 2 pm
September 28 – Boy Scout Day – 9 am to 3 pm
October 19 – Girl Scout Day – 9 am to 3 pm
Dinosaur Discovery Day—June 15
Family, Fun, & Fossils
Date: Saturday, June 15 from 10 am-2 pm
Join us for a complimentary day of education and celebration of the amazing creatures that frequented the Dinosaur Freeway and left their footprints (and bones) at Dinosaur Ridge.
Scientists will be stationed at fossil sites to assist with your exploration and answer any and all questions. There will be an optional shuttle ($5 adults, $4 kids) for those wanting to hop on and off as they explore the Ridge. And best of all, 1 parent or guardian can ride the shuttle for free! Also, our Exhibit Hall is free on Saturday as well.
Families can explore and learn together during a day filled with crafts, hands-on activities, and more. Activities include:
- Track painting – paint and take home a footprint
- Card creation – create a dinosaur-themed card for Father’s or Family Day
- Geology and Fossil exploration – hands-on examination of the geology and fossils that can be found at Dinosaur Ridge
Participating partners include:
- Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
- Greater Denver Area General Mineral Council
- Morrison Museum
- Western Interior Paleontological Society
Volunteers make Dinosaur Discovery Days happen and we’re looking for a few good folks to help. Volunteer today. Sign up today.
Do you need a shuttle ticket? Click the ticket image to buy shuttle tickets;
Date: Saturday, September 28 from 9 am-3 pm
Join us for Boy Scout Day at Dinosaur Ridge. Scouts of all ages will have a fun-filled day of geology and paleontology. Cub Scouts and Webelos will be able to earn belt loops and academic pins. Boy Scouts will be able to earn their Geology Merit Badges. There will be amazing vendors such as: Mr. Bones, Western Interior Paleontological Society, USGS, Wildlife Experience, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory plus Dinosaur Ridge volunteers at the paleontological sites along the Ridge AND manning hands-on activities such as gold panning, metal detecting, track painting, and fossil sifting at our Main Visitor Center.
Registration coming soon!
Girl Scout Day—October 19
Date: Saturday, October 19 from 9 am-3 pm
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 a representative from area STEM organizations with activities for the girls.
Registration coming soon!
Event questions? Please contact Erin LaCount at firstname.lastname@example.org.