Dinosaur Ridge offers popular and informative programs to the public. Learn more and sign-up today.
- Everything Dinosaur Talks
- Walk with a Geologist Series
- SCFD Free & Reduced Days
Walk With a Geologist Guided Walking Tours
Have you ever wondered about the geology behind the discoveries and fossils at Dinosaur Ridge?
Walk with a Geologist is a 2.5-hour walking tour of both East and West sides led by a professional geologist. In addition to the interpretation of the dinosaur track and fossil sites, it includes an in-depth discussion of the geology and changes of the Denver area through time. Walkers are transported by a small shuttle bus to the west side of Dinosaur Ridge for a 1½-mile walk back. This tour is designed for participants aged 16 and up. Masks are required on the shuttle bus (ages 3+). Admission to the exhibit hall Trek Through Time is included with your ticket.
- Walk with a Geologist Tour: $15 per person | 9 guests max (2 guests min) | Saturdays (view Spring Schedule) | Reservations by phone: 303-697-3466
Everything Dinosaur Talks
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. Login information will be sent after registration.
Registration is $2 per person, per talk.
(Current Volunteers can register for free using the Volunteer option in the registration link below)
Fall 2021 Everything Dinosaur Talk Series
The Fall 2021 Everything Dinosaur Talks is being currently being scheduled. If you’d like to watch via video and not live or in person, you can purchase the 12 spring 2021 pre-recorded Talks on video below.
Everything Dinosaur Talk Video Series
- Talk #1: Paleontology 101
This first talk is about the history of dinosaur paleontology (including the Bone Wars).
- Talk #2: What IS a Dinosaur?
This second talk covers what dinosaurs are and how they fit in the animal family tree. This also covers what are NOT dinosaurs.
- Talk #3: Sauropods
This third talk focuses on long-necked dinosaurs, the sauropods!
- Talk #4: Theropods
This fourth talk focuses on meat-eating dinosaurs – the theropods.
- 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.
- Talk #6: Thyreophora Part 2 (Ankylosaurs)
This sixth talk focuses on tank dinosaurs—the ankylosaurs.
- Talk #7: Iguanodonts
This seventh talk focuses on thumb-spiked dinosaurs—the iguanodonts.
- Talk #8: Hadrosaurs
This eighth talk focuses on the duck-billed dinosaurs—hadrosaurs.
- Talk #9: Pachycephalosaurs
This ninth talk focuses on the bone-head dinosaurs—pachycephalosaurs.
- Talk #10: Ceratopsians
This tenth talk focuses on the horned dinosaurs—ceratopsians.
- Talk #11: Archosaurs
This eleventh talk focuses on archosaurs, the crocodilians, pterosaurs, birds, and a bit on the dinosaurs.
- Talk #12: Mammals
This twelfth and final talk focuses on prehistoric mammals.
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.
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.
Dinosaur Ridge: Night at the Museum
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.