Programs & Events

Dinosaur Ridge offers programs and events for all ages and abilities.
School and Group Programs at Dinosaur Ridge

School & Group Programs

Dinosaur Ridge welcomes public, private, and home school groups at every grade level for unique field trip experiences aligned with state curriculum guidelines. Kids love learning about fossils and being outdoors on the nation’s Dinosaur Freeway!

Virtual Classroom at Dinosaur Ridge

Virtual Classroom

For those wanting to learn about the fossils and geology at Dinosaur Ridge from a remote setting, check out the activities and exercises in our online education portal.

Triceratots Preschool Program at Dinosaur Ridge

TriceraTOTs Preschool Program

Crafts and story-time designed for children ages 2-5 encourages curiosity and hands-on learning through projects fun for kids and adults to do together.

Dinosaur Discovery Days at Dinosaur Ridge

Dinosaur Discovery Days

Specially themed days, including Girl and Boy Scout Days, offer free entry to the Exhibit Hall and booths with activities and educational displays relating to geology, paleontology, earth science, and other relevant topics.

Camps at Dinosaur Ridge


Fun and unique Colorado-style single-day-camps and five-day summer camps for kids focus on hands-on paleontology and geology experiences during Jefferson County school breaks in the spring, summer, and fall.

Dig areas for kids at Dinosaur Ridge

Dig Areas

Kids love digging into the “Seaway Fossil Box” to search for shark teeth and small fossils buried in the beach sand. Our “Backyard Bones” area provides a simulated dig site for practicing paleontology.

Birthday Parties at Dinosaur Ridge

Birthday Parties

Come celebrate with us. Explore several birthday party options in a unique setting perfect for the dinosaur lover in your life!

Travel & Field Programs at Dinosaur Ridge

Travel & Field Programs

Dinosaur Ridge hosts day trips and longer weekend excursions to dig sites, unique fossil and geologic areas, and even to other museums and organizations.

Special Events & Workshops at Dinosaur Ridge

Special Events & Workshops

From Full Walking Tours and our Walk with a Geologist Series to our Everything Dinosaur Talks Lecture Series, Dinosaur Ridge After Dark Series and SCFD Free & Reduced Days–Dinosaur Ridge offers popular and informative programs to the public.

Speakers Bureau at Dinosaur Ridge

Speakers Bureau

Schedule one of our well-versed speakers to address your group, either in-person or virtually, to hear about the unique history of Dinosaur Ridge, its missions and services. Astonishing facts and visuals will transport your group back to the Age of Dinosaurs and ancient Colorado history.

Help Dinosaur Ridge

All programs at Dinosaur Ridge are funded by donations and made possible with support from volunteers. Without generous people like you, this world-famous tracksite would not be as open and accessible to visitors as it is today. Please consider making a donation, becoming a member, and/or volunteering your time to help keep the work at Dinosaur Ridge going and growing.

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