Main Visitor Center
Located at the Main Visitor Center, our indoor Exhibit Hall is a hands-on way for you and your family to learn about Dinosaur Ridge and the surrounding areas. Designed to simulate a walk through diverse environments at different prehistoric dates, it features five sweeping, back-lit murals, which greet visitors and help bring to life Colorado’s ancient environments.
Tickets to the Exhibit Hall are included in our tours and walks but can also be purchased separately at our Main Visitor Center Gift Shop.
Address & Contact Info
16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO
Phone: 303-697-3466 – Select 1
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
Fossils in glass cases highlight the bone, plant, and footprint evidence from the Dinosaur Ridge area. Several large replica trackways of local dinosaurs, a crocodile, and several wading birds line the walls in full-size displays, all for touching and exploring.
Kids love our indoor Exhibit Hall! Interactives like the Goldilocks Footprint Experiment and the Dinosaurs in Our Backyard Computer Kiosk can be manipulated and explored, showing kids concepts such as how footprints are preserved and how layers of rock form.
Several hands-on Touch Carts in the Exhibit Hall also satiate kids’ desire to poke, prod, and touch things, and provoke questions such as, “What was this unusual thumb used for?” Replica fossils sit atop these carts, including skulls, claws, teeth, horns, and tracks. All replicas are meant to be touched and explored!
Thank you to the following individuals and entities for their help with the Exhibit Hall:
A Special Thanks
Thank you to the following who contributed to our exhibits:
- Yale Peabody Museum
- Museums of Western Colorado
- University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
- History Colorado
- C. F. Maier Composites
- Dinosaur Resin Replica and Karl Walker
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science
- Beth Simmons
- Lou Taylor
- Chris Weege
Become a Volunteer Docent
Dinosaur Ridge is currently seeking volunteer docents to welcome visitors to our Exhibit Hall, answer questions, offer guidance throughout the exhibit and collect tickets and occasional payments.
As a docent, you’ll share the wonders of paleontology and geology with almost 250,000 visitors annually. Training is provided.
Visit our Volunteer Page for more information or to sign-up.