Special Events & Workshops

SCFD Free Days 2023

SCFD logo with text, "We Fund Culture. SCFD"

March 17, April 17, September 17 & November 17

On these days, admission to the Main Visitor Center Exhibit Hall, is FREE to the public. No RSVP needed.

Come explore and ask questions – our docents love to share their dinosaur knowledge!

Everything Dinosaur
On the Rocks!

2023 Geology & Paleontology Lecture Series

Everything Dinosaur On the Rocks is a lecture series filled with basic and local Colorado foothills geology and a ton of dinosaur knowledge all in one place! 

Join us for live Zoom talks through the end of the year. Recordings are available for past lectures. (Stay tuned for more in-person talks in 2024!)

Questions? Email: Erin.LaCount@dinoridge.org
(Allosaurus skull image provided by Morrison Natural History Museum)

Lectures & Schedule 

Lecture #1: Geology 101
(video recording available)

Lecture #2: Local Geology
(video recording available)

Lecture #3: Paleontology 101
(video recording available)

Lecture #4: What IS a Dinosaur?
(video recording available)

Lecture #5: Sauropods
(video recording available)

Lecture #6: Theropods
(video recording available)

Lecture #7: Stegosaurs
(video recording available)

Lecture #8: Ankylosaurs
(video recording available)

Lecture #9: Iguanodonts (Mostly)
(video recording available)

Lecture #10: Hadrosaurs
(video recording available)

Lecture #11: Pachycephalosaurs
September 14, 2023 – 6:30 p.m. (Zoom)

Lecture #12: Ceratopsians
October 19, 2023 – 6:30 p.m. (Zoom)

Lecture #13: Non-Dinosaur Archosaurs
November 9, 2023 – 6:30 p.m. (Zoom)

Lecture #14: Mammals
December 7, 2023 – 6:30 p.m. (Zoom)

Lecture #15: Cretaceous Extinction Event
December 14, 2023 – 6:30 p.m. (Zoom)

Dinosaur Ridge: Night at the Museum

picture of Allosaurus sign at Dinosaur Ridge

5-9 p.m. Saturday, November 4, 2023

Dinosaur Ridge Main Visitor Center

Enjoy free entry to the Exhibit Hall and for $6 shuttle up the Ridge to view dinosaur tracks by flashlight or headlamp as a tour guide talks about the animals that made the footprints 100 million years ago.

This event is part of Visit Denver’s annual Arts Week celebration and will include shuttle service to and from the Morrison Natural History Museum on this evening!

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