Get up close and personal with life history...

    SMALL MUSEUM,

    BIG DISCOVERIES!


    Our exhibits were designed to be toured with a guide. Many exhibits are hands-on and feature a demonstration. Tours are offered hourly and are complementary with admission.


    MUSEUM GROUNDS 

  • Time Garden - investigate Morrison's geologic setting.

  • Quarry 5 Garden - observe "onsite fieldwork" as preparators probe sandstone boulders for fossils.

  • Jurassic Garden - immerse yourself in a patch of Jurassic flora.

  • Quarry 5 Fossil Dig Pit - children excavate a dinosaur skeleton.

  • Time Trail - A one-mile scenic hike on a groomed trail. Educational signs interpret local geography in light of the rock and fossil record.

     LO​WER LEVEL 

  • Ticket Desk & Gift Shop - Purchase tickets. Gift shop features dinosaur-themed toys, apparel, books, and other unique items.

  • Orientation exhibit.

    "What Lived Here Before Us?"

    Meet fossil species hail from the Denver area.

  • The

    Jurassic Morrison

    exhibits feature rare and unique fossils. Discover the life and landscape of Jurassic Morrison with historical and modern discoveries.

  • Meet Apatosaurus ajax

  • See the remains of the first Stegosaurus fossils

  • Tracking Stegosaurus. Encounter adult and infant stegosaur tracks. 

    UPPER LEVEL

  • The Cretaceous Colorado

    exhibits demonstrates the scope of life and landscapes in Morrison during the Cretaceous. 

  • Encounter the cast skulls of Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus, the skeleton of Utahraptor and more.

  • The

    Ice Age Survivors

    exhibit features live reptiles that lived alongside mammoths. 

  • Visit the Paleontology Laboratory. See the fossils that the MNHM crew are cleaning for study. 

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