Dinosaur Ridge offers popular and informative programs to the public. Learn more and sign-up today.
- Everything Dinosaur Talks
- Walk with a Geologist Series
- Dinosaur Ridge After Dark Series
- SCFD Free & Reduced Days
- Dinosaur Ridge: Night at the Museum
- Dino Ridge Science Quiz Bowl (CANCELED)
Everything Dinosaur Talks | Now Online!
This 12-part public lecture series is meant to introduce visitors and volunteers to the amazing world of dinosaurs! Dinosaur Ridge’s Education Programs Director, Erin LaCount, delivers fun and educational talks about paleontology all year long. Attend as many as you would like in any order. The Fall 2020 series will now be online. Login information will be sent after registration.
Please note talks are contingent on 4 or more registrations.
Fall Series is now online. Login information will be sent after registration.
October 21 | 10-11:30am | Register Talk #5
Talk #5: Thyreophora Part 1 (Stegosaurs) — This fifth talk focuses on a group of dinosaurs with spikes on the tail and plates along their backs—the stegosaurs.
November 4 | 10-11:30am | Register #6
Talk #6: Thyreophora Part 2 (Ankylosaurs) — This sixth talk focuses on tank dinosaurs—the ankylosaurs.
November 11 | 10-11:30am | Register Talk #7
Talk #7: Iguanodonts — This seventh talk focuses on thumb-spiked dinosaurs—the iguanodonts.
November 18 | 10-11:30am | Register Talk #8
Talk #8: Hadrosaurs — This eighth talk focuses on the duck-billed dinosaurs—hadrosaurs.
November 25 | 10-11:30am | Register Talk #9
Talk #9: Pachycephalosaurs — This ninth talk focuses on the bone-head dinosaurs—pachycephalosaurs.
December 9 | 10-11:30am | Register Talk #10
Talk #10: Ceratopsians — This tenth talk focuses on the horned dinosaurs—ceratopsians.
December 16 | 10-11:30am | Register Talk #11
Talk #11: Archosaurs — This eleventh talk focuses on archosaurs, the crocodilians, pterosaurs, birds, and a bit on the dinosaurs.
December 23 | 10-11:30am | Register Talk #12
Talk #12: Mammals — This twelfth and final talk focuses on prehistoric mammals.
Walk Dinosaur Ridge with a Geologist
Join a professional geologist for a tour of Dinosaur Ridge–a 2½-hour walk and discussion of the geology and changes of the Denver area through time. This walk is part of a series running through October and begins at the Dinosaur Ridge Main Visitor Center, 16831 W. Alameda Parkway. You will be transported by van from the Visitor Center to the west side of Dinosaur Ridge for a 1½-mile walk back. The first quarter-mile of the walk gains approximately 100 feet of elevation. The remaining 1¼ miles of the walk is downhill. These exclusive tours offer you private access to scientists who can give you insider secrets about all of the sites at Dinosaur Ridge. This tour is designed for participants aged 16 and up, with a maximum of 9 individuals. At this time, all participants must wear a mask (available for purchase in our gift shop).
Tour may be called for weather-related concerns or lack of registration.
- More dates are being scheduled. Stay tuned!
Dinosaur Ridge After Dark Series
Dinosaur Ridge After Dark events are educational and social events tailored to an adult audience. Participants will learn more about paleontology and geology in a relaxed environment. Themes for 2020 After Dark events are coming soon. Stay tuned.
Thursday, February 13 – Salacious in the Cretaceous
Thursday, August 6 – CANCELED
Thursday, December 10
SCFD Free & Reduced Days
On these days, admission to Trek Through Time, the Dinosaur Ridge exhibit hall, will be FREE to the public. We are also offering our guided bus tours at a reduced rate of $8 for adults and $6 for children.
Wednesday, August 26 – CANCELED | Saturday, November 21
Dinosaur Ridge: Night at the Museum
Saturday, November 7 | 4:00pm-9:00pm
Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center
Attendees brought flashlights and headlamps to enjoy and explore Dinosaur Ridge Trail at night. Our busses shuttled attendees up the Ridge to view dinosaur tracks. Registration coming soon!