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A Brachiosaurus-sized thank you to all of our guests, vendors, partners, and sponsors that spent
June 19th-21st with us for our Dinosaur Train event!

Explore our website to see all that Dinosaur Ridge has to offer!

Visit our About Us section to learn about how our Exhibits and trails here at Dinosaur Ridge and at Triceratops Trail were created to help the public explore ancient Colorado and the creatures that once lived here. 

Walk with 90-foot, long-necked giants across a floodplain lined with streams, ponds, and watering holes!  Trace the ripple patterns left by Colorado’s ocean on Morrison’s sandy beaches!  Muck through Golden’s swamp under the shade of palm trees with Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex at Triceratops Trail!

Come have an adventure at Dinosaur Ridge!

 

Guided Shuttle Tours
Cost: $6 per person, 3 and under free. If you have a membership card please have your ID ready for verification. These membership cards are non-transferrable. You can walk the Ridge trail for free from the Visitor Center or bottom of the hill.

Indoor Exhibits
Cost: $2 per person, 3 and under free.

 We've updated our full Calendar of Events. Click to see what's going on this year!

Upcoming events:

08/26/2015 Lecture: Duck-Billed Dinosaurs (Wednesday) 7PM

Join us for an evening lecture on hadrosaurs, those dinosaurs with the strange crests and flat beaks! Though they’re not directly related to ducks, come learn about the unique traits these dinosaurs had that set them apart from others that lived during the Cretaceous. Come on over this evening to see a presentation done by Erin LaCount on these wonderfully diverse dinosaurs! FREE! 7PM-8:30PM located at the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center (C470 and Alameda Parkway). Recommended for adults only (12 years and older).

09/02/2015 TriceraTOTS, September 2nd (Wednesday) 10AM

A story-time and craft program geared toward 2-5 year old kids. Siblings welcome! $5 per child, adults free. RSVP with Erin LaCount at tours@dinoridge.org (or send us a message on our Facebook Page).  NOTE: This event will take place at the new Discovery Center located at 17681 W Alameda Pkwy, Golden, CO 80402 - Red Rocks Entrance #1.

09/12/2015 DDD-Geohazards and Preparedness with Geocaching. September 12, 2015 (Saturday) 10AM-2PM

Join the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for another Discovery Day! This day will feature special guests focusing on Earth's geological hazards such as volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, and more! We'll also have a special section for Geocaching Colorado where you'll be able to rent a GPS unit and go on the hunt for hidden geocaches around the Visitor Center and on the Ridge! On the Ridge: Scientists will be stationed along the trail to interpret the fossil and geological sites to visitors that hike up. Hiking is free. An optional bus ride will be available to those that would like to visit the sites without walking the whole Ridge at a cost of $4/person (3 and under free). For more information, contact: Tom Moklestad for more information: Tom_Moklestad@dinoridge.org

09/12/2015
09/13/2015

Denver Coliseum Mineral, Fossil, and Gem Show - September 12th & 13th (Sat and Sun) 9AM-5PM

Dinosaur Ridge will man the booth for this show on September 12th and 13th. Drop by and say hi!

09/18/2015
09/19/2015
09/20/2015

Denver Gem and Mineral Show - September 18th - 20th (Fri, Sat, and Sun) 10AM-5PM

Dinosaur Ridge will have a hands-on informative booth at this Gem and Mineral show. Stop by and say hi! 

09/30/2015 Lecture: Horned Dinosaurs -September 30, 2015 (Wednesday) 7PM

Join us for an evening lecture on ceratopsians, the dinosaurs with the amazing horns and frills! Have you ever wondered just how many different types of horned dinosaur there was and which ones lived in your backyard? Come on over this evening to see a presentation done by Erin LaCount on these odd but beautifully displayed dinosaurs! FREE! 7PM-8:30PM located at the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center (C470 and Alameda Parkway). Recommended for adults only (12 years and older).


Winner
2015 Certificate of Excellence
from Trip Advisor
Red Tricycle 2013 Totally
Awesome Winner
2nd place on 9 News' "Where to find dinosaurs in Colorado" list
FlipKey Award Winner




In Memory of Christopher Gregory Manfull

Christopher died on March 25, 2014 at home in San Diego, CA. He was born in Rockville, MD Sept. 12, 1988, but grew up in Evergreen, Colorado, where he attended elementary, middle school and Evergreen High School. He is survived by his mother Leslie Armstrong in Stuttgart, Germany, his father Gregory Manfull, Denver, CO and his brother, Derek Manfull of Norfolk, VA. Donations can be made in his memory to Dinosaur Ridge, Discovery Center, in Morrison Colorado. Click here to donate.


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