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.
Address & Contact Info
17681 W. Alameda Parkway, Golden, CO
Phone: 303-697-3466 – Select 2
Fax: (303) 697-8911
Phone: 303-697-3466 x100
November 1 – April 30: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
May 1 – October 31: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
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)