Dinosaur Discovery Days & Scout Days
Dinosaur Discovery Days and Scout events are outdoor events held at the Main Visitor Center Complex and along Dinosaur Ridge Trail. Dinosaur Discovery Days will return in 2022. The only big events we will be doing this year will be Scout Weekend, October 9th and 10th, 2021!
Scout Weekend Overview:
Join us for Scouting Weekend at Dinosaur Ridge! Boy and Girl Scouts of all ages will participate over two fun-filled days of geology, paleontology, and general science.
There will be amazing vendors on-site including the Morrison Natural History Museum, Society of Women Engineers, Minerals Education Coalition, Geocaching Colorado, and many others helping with booths that fulfill requirements!
Scout registration fees include bus access, worksheets, and other site information/activities.
Unregistered public visitors are welcome to attend! Shuttle bus tickets can be purchased onsite for $6 per person (ages 3+). Note: unregistered visitors will not have access to worksheets or special Scout-related activities.
Event Patch Available: $3/patch
National Fossil Day 2021 patches are available for Scouts of all levels and the public!
Parking Fee: $5/car (cash only)
Parking is at a Bandimere Speedway lot. Map and directions TBD. Parking is off-site for this event for all visitors. Shuttle service between the lot and the Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center will run until 4:30pm. (Shuttle ticket is included in scout registration. $6 per person for unregistered public visitors)
Girl Scout Day: Saturday, October 9th from 9 am to 3 pm
Scouts of all levels can work to earn requirements and badges. A list of requirements and badges you can earn at this event will be up soon!
CLICK HERE to register for this event through the Girl Scouts of Colorado.
Early Registration (Until October 7)
Scout – $9.00
Non-Scout – $5.00 (Non-scouts are accompanying family such as parents, friends, and siblings.)
Registration: October 8-9 (Includes Walk-In)
Scout – $10
Non-Scout – $6
Girl Scout Contact: GirlExperience@gscolorado.org
Dinosaur Ridge Contact: Erin LaCount – Erin.LaCount@dinoridge.org
- Daisy Scout Requirements Checklist (pdf)
- Brownie Scout Requirements Checklist (pdf)
- Junior Scout Requirements Checklist (pdf)
- Cadette Scout Requirements Checklist (pdf)
- Senior Scout Requirements Checklist (pdf)
- Ambassador Scout Requirements Checklist (pdf)
Cub Scouts & Scout BSA Day: Sunday, October 10th from 9 am to 3 pm
Cub Scouts and Webelos will be able to earn requirements for many belt loops and academic pins. Scouts will be able to earn their Geology Merit Badges*.
Scouts of all levels must register with Dinosaur Ridge to participate in the event either as a den, troop, or independently. *At the Scout level, please register along with the name and contact email of your Geology Merit Badge Counselor (Dinosaur Ridge will not be able to provide Geology Merit Badge Counselors this year). If you cannot find a Geology Merit Badge Counselor, you can still attend and finish many of the requirements for this Badge.
Main event contact: Erin LaCount – Erin.LaCount@dinoridge.org
CLICK HERE to register for this event.
Early Registration, August 2 – September 26
Scout – $9.00
Non-Scout – $5.00 (Non-scouts are accompanying family and friends not yet registered as scouts.)
Registration, September 26 – October 7
Scout – $10
Non-Scout – $6
NO WALK-IN REGISTRATION! Registration for this event closes on October 7th at 5pm. Please make sure you register before this date and time to attend the event!
- Bear Scout Requirements Checklist (pdf)
- Tiger Scout Requirements Checklist (pdf)
- Webelo Scout Requirements Checklist (pdf)
- Wolf Scout Requirements Checklist (pdf)
- Geology Merit Badge Requirements Checklist (pdf)
- Geocaching Merit Badge Requirements Checklist (pdf)
We will be organizing registrations by a timed entry with 50 people assigned at a time in 15-minute increments. You can put in your preferred timed entry, but please do note that staff may need to change this slightly if the requested timed entry is full.
We will no longer be having walk-in registration available for this event. Registration will close October 7th at 5pm.
Boy Scouts with Merit Badge Counselors: Timed start at 9 am only.
All other Scouts: Timed entry starts at 9:30 am in 15-minute increments.
Help make our Scout events a success. No experience needed. See our Volunteer SignUp Sheet for shifts and details.
Sponsor Our Event!
Please contact Dana Rinderknecht at (303) 697-3466 x 115 or via email at Dana.Rinderknecht@dinoridge.org if you’d like to sponsor this or similar events.
To get answers about Dinosaur Discovery Days or Scout events, please contact Education Programs Director Erin LaCount. Erin.LaCount@dinoridge.org