Small Museum - Big Discoveries

    Hand-On Exhibits & Expert Tours

    Discover Colorado's dinosaurs with expert guides and hands-on exhibits at Jefferson County's original paleontology museum. Encounter historic and modern fossil finds and see research in progress at the Paleo Lab. A visit is the perfect orientation to the Red Rocks and Dinosaur Ridge areas. Located 25 minutes west of Downtown Denver in Morrison, Colorado.

    "The museum is the perfect size for young, inquisitive minds - not overwhelming or time consuming." Becky J., from the MNHM guestbook.

    The Museum continues to actively studying local paleontology. Recent finds have included baby Stegosaurus fossils, baby sauropod tracks, and the missing muzzle of Apatosaurus ajax. The Morrison Museum was featured in Smithsonian magazine and media outlets around the world.

    Learn more about MNHM discoveries.

    The Museum opens daily at 10 o'clock. Allow for at least one hour to tour and participate in the activities. The Museum is designed to be toured with a guide, but you are welcome to explore the museum on your own. A 60-minute tour is offered three times daily at no additional charge.

    Tour times are:

    -10:15 a.m.

    -12:15 p.m.

    -2:15 p.m.

    Daily tour reservations for small groups of less than ten are not required, but appreciated. All reservations can be made by email. Please consult the calendar on this page for tour cancellations and to avoid large scheduled groups.

    Special programs for children are available upon request. Join us for an exclusive Dinosaur Birthday Party. Click on the above “Education” link for more information and special pricing.

    Click here to book a school tour or party.

    Morrison Natural History Museum is located 25 minutes west of downtown Denver in historic Morrison, Colorado at 501 Colorado Highway 8 in south Morrison, one and a half miles north of The Fort restaurant.

    When visiting Morrison Museum, make it a day trip and visit Red Rocks Park, Dinosaur Ridge, Bear Creek Lake Park, and Bandimere Speedway. Take a break and linger in the shops and restaurants of the Town of Morrison.

    Click here to learn more about the museum.

    News and More

    'Museum Matters' - MNHM blog/newsletter.

    'Jurassic Journal' - Morrison fossil finds past & present.

Our Shared Mission

We provide a rare hands-on and interactive experience to all who are curious.

We are passionate about the understanding of and the respect for the deep past.

Come explore with us.