PLEASE NOTE: The Discovery Center will be closed Saturday, May 13, 2023 during our annual Scouts BSA/Dinosaur Discovery Day.
Please come to The Main Visitor Center instead!
Located inside Red Rocks Entrance #1 off HWY-93
Situated on the west side of Dinosaur Ridge, visitors can view dinosaur tracks, fossils, and replicas, plus a Gift Shop and outdoor picnic areas. A great stop on your way in or out of Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre.
What You’ll Find at the Discovery Center
Exhibits & Gift Shop
Before or after you visit Red Rocks, check out the Discovery Center Exhibits & Gift Shop showcasing some of the unique animals and plants that lived in Colorado 68-150 million years ago.
Model Dinosaurs & Fossils
See and touch model dinosaurs as well as fossil replicas of claws, teeth, spikes, eggs, bones, and plates.
View a 24-foot long trackway from southern Colorado made by a duck-billed dinosaur among other fascinating displays.
Many donors and institutions made these exhibits possible with loaned display items, including:
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- Dave Schmude
- Chris Weege
- Norb Cygan
- Dinosaur Brokers
- Western Interior Paleontological Society
- John Hankla (Collective Collection Temporary Exhibits)