On-site Programs

Dinosaurs, Fossils & Miners, Oh My!

Join us on an interactive tour of Colorado’s fascinating history and the paleontologists and explorers who help tell its story. This Visitor Center-based is geared towards groups of young students, allowing them to experience the interactive Backyard Bones: Dinosaur Dig Site, participate in a clue-matching activity with fossil props and our life-sized dinosaur model, and try their luck in a hands-on sluice mining activity. The groups will rotate through these three areas. (This program does not visit Dinosaur Ridge to see the fossils/tracksite.)

Length of Program: 1.5 hours

Grade Levels: PreK-3

Maximum Program Capacity: 60 students

Fee & Deposit: $7/student and non-teacher adult, teachers are free.
(Includes sluice mining as part of the program.)

Scholarship Fee: $2/student and non-teacher adult, teachers are free. For more information, click the link below. 

Get more detailed information about this program.

On Site Tour Sign-up

To sign-up, complete the on-site program request form.


Dinosaur Ridge offers full and partial scholarships for qualifying schools. These scholarships are available through the Field Experience Fund for Title I schools with 50% or more on the Free-and-Reduced-Lunch Program. Learn more about Dinosaur Ridge School Program Scholarships.

We also work with the Jefferson County Outdoors Foundation, which provides transportation reimbursement for qualifying schools.

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