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Morrison Natural History Museum


"Small museum, big discoveries." 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 Denver, in Morrison, Colorado.


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  • Group Activities Description: The Museum offers guided tours three times daily at a quarter past ten, twelve and two in the afternoon. These 60 minute tours explore the 'Fossils of the Foothills' exhibition with a guide and include demonstrations such as chipping stone from dinosaur bone and petting a live snake. Tours are free with paid admission. Groups of 10 or more please make a reservation.
  • Hours: Open daily: 10am-4pm
  • Miles to airport: 33
  • Miles to CCC: 17
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  • Green Practice Desc: The Morrison Museum is an experiment in reuse. The upper level is a rescued 1940s era cabin and the lower level was constructed in the late 1980s.

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