Dinosaur Discovery Days
Discovery Days 2019
June 15 – Dinosaur Discovery Day – 10 am to 2 pm
September 28 – Scout Day – 9 am to 3 pm
October 19 – Girl Scout Day – 9 am to 3 pm
Scout Day—September 28
Date: Saturday, September 28 from 9 am-3 pm
Join us for 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.
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.
Dinosaur Discovery Day—June 15
Family, Fun, & Fossils
Family, Fun, & Fossils was 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 were stationed at fossil sites to assist with visitors’ exploration and answer any and all questions. There was an optional and discounted shuttle for those wanting to hop on and off as they explored the Ridge. Also, our Exhibit Hall was free on Saturday as well.
- 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 included:
- Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
- Greater Denver Area General Mineral Council
- Morrison Museum
- Western Interior Paleontological Society