Dinosaur Ridge is ready for visitors to safely wander and wonder, explore and experience.
Dinosaur Ridge reopened our Main Visitor Center grounds and doors to the community on May 9, 2020. Visitors can safely roam and run, learn and enjoy this National Natural Landmark in Denver’s backyard.
We reopened after having rethought every aspect of our operations for your safety, and to meet the state’s guidelines. We are committed to maintaining a safe environment for visitors, volunteers, and staff. Hear directly from
Want to know what went into Dinosaur Ridge’s reopening? Hear directly from our Executive Director about the planning, processes, and new protocols that allowed us to reopen our doors.
Many of our programs have been modified and, in some instances, even expanded. We’re ready to welcome those who seek to explore the great outdoors and learn about Colorado’s rich paleontological and geological history.
Here are just a few ways we’ve updated our processes and protocols.
Expanded Programs – to accommodate the State’s new order and promote good public health.
- Private Bus Tours: A 45-minute guided tour of the Ridge and admission to exhibit hall. Masks are required on buses (ages 3+). We are offering now Private Tours. Learn more about our bus tours.
Audio Tour: A 2.5 mile, self-guided tour of the Ridge. | $6 per download to phone
- Guided Walks – we’ve added two Walking Tours. Learn more about our walking tours.
- Masks are required for visitors (ages 3+) on our tour buses. Many of our public-facing staff and volunteers are still wearing masks.
- We are cleaning more often and have removed touchable items from exhibits.
Monitoring Lines & Visitors
- We still recommend social distancing on tours and in the exhibit halls and gift shop.