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What’s Happening?

Upcoming events….please check back often for more detailed updates!

NOTE: Calendar subject to change. Please check again prior to attending an event.


Jan 17, Sat 1:30pm…Cathy Kelsay the Fun with Science Day “Wild World of Water” Is it possible to hold water upside down?  What makes an iceberg stay afloat?  Can some liquids float better than others?  Learn about these subjects and more with Cathy Kelsay from Fantasy Forest for a fun filled hour doing lots of hand on experiments with water and listening to Cathy telling stories about the wonderful world of water.

Jan 31, Sat 1:30pmGround Hog Day CelebrationDenise Gard & Sienna (her dog) present – “Winter or Spring”?  Celebrate Groundhog Day at the Dinosaur Resource Center and discover if we are destined for 6 more weeks of cold and snow!  Will the groundhog see his shadow and dart underground or will Sienna, the famous Border Collie, chase him away? Storyteller Denise Gard entertains with some festive tales while Sienna performs tricks that might make Spring re-appear!  Learn some cool facts about Groundhogs and their day while making a fun pop up groundhog puppet craft to take home.  Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue will also be here with their Hedgehogs from 11:00am-4:00pm

Feb 14, Sat 1:30pm…Cathy Kelsay – Valentines Day and Mardi Gras celebration.  Join Cathy Kelsay at 1:30pm for an exciting hour filled with Mardi Gras and Valentines Day stories and fun.   Kids make a Mardi Gras mask to take home, every child will receive Mardi Gras beads to wear for the program and to take with you. Sing, dance and celebrate both of these holidays at the DRC.

Feb 28, Sat 11:00am-4:00pm…Fountain Creek Nature Center…Shows are at 11:30 and 2:00.  World of Water at 11:30am…Water is a precious resource and participants will gain an awareness, understanding, and appreciation for it through a water pollution and clean up activity.  Wild About Colorado Wildlife at 2:00pm…Participants discover, through an interactive presentation and scavenger hunt with skins, scat, tracks, horns, and antlers, some of the wonderful wildlife that reside in Colorado.

Mar 7, Sat 9:00am-5:00pm – FREE SCOUT DAYAll scouts and their leaders IN UNIFORM admitted FREE!  From 10:00am-4:00pm Dinosaur Ridge will be here with an activity table,  Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue will be here  with their Hedgehogs. Come see and learn about these adorable creatures which are the oldest living live bearing mammals.  They were here with the dinosaurs and are still thriving.  Space Foundation will present an infrared demonstration using the new Space Foundation infrared camera.  Learn what the infrared wavelength is and explore different materials that will and will not block infrared.  There will be demonstrations and  hands on activities.  Inspector Magic (Mark Weidhass) will be here with two interactive presentations with a science theme at 11:30am & 2:00pm.  He will also be available from 9:30am until 4:00pm with hands on magic lessons with a science twist in between shows.  Inspector Magic’s award winning program from the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program. The Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program helped sponsor the development of this highly interactive program of magic, storytelling and puppetry that helps instruct the audience about our natural resources. The fun and entertaining program is exciting and captivates the visitors attention while educating, informing, and motivating them to make proper choices with regard to protecting our natural resources and pollution control and reduction. They will learn about Dinosaur Juice, the energy in the sun, and exoskeletons. Learn about how taking care of our planet is up to all of us.

Apr 5, Sun…Easter…RMDRC will be closed

April 11, Sat…Teacher Appreciation Day

May 4-10, Mon-Sun…Children’s Book Week

May 9, Sat 1:30pm-2:30pm…Denise Gard with Sienna (her dog) will present a Dr. Seuss show with a craft to take home.

May 10, Sun…Mother’s Day…Mother’s get in free with 1 paid adult or child admission

May 30, Sat 11:00am-3:00pm…USAF Academy, Captain Jacob Harley will present “Physics is Phun” at 11:30am and 1:30 pm.  He will also be talking to visitors before, in between and after each performance and answering questions.  “Physics is Phun” show illustrates the mysterious side of forces at work in our world.  The effects of extreme heat and cold on everyday objects are put to a test.  You will see electricity at play and observe its tangled relationship with magnetism.  The audience is always welcome to investigate the demonstrations in detail and meet with members of the Academy after the presentation.

 Jun 13, Sat 10:00am-3:00pm…Outdoor Family Fun

Jun 21, Sun…Father’s Day…Father’s get in free with one paid adult or child admission

Jul 4, Sat…Military Appreciation Day…Military personnel receive 1/2 off of regular admission with active or retired military I.D

Jul 11, Sat 9:00am-4:00pm…Outdoor Art/Craft Fair

Aug 1 & 2, Sat & Sun 9:00am-4:00pm…Critter Rescue Roundup

Aug 22, Sat 1:30pm…Science Matters

Sept 5, Sat 10:00am-3:30pm…Native American Day

Oct 24, Sat 1:30pm-3:00pm…Halloween Show – ”Spooky Tales” – Denise Gard and her dog Sienna will both be in costume.  A bubbling stew is mixed up with the audiences help while Halloween stories are told with audience participation.

Nov 11, Wed…Veterans Day…Military personnel receive 1/2 off of regular admission with active or retired military I.D
Nov 21, Sat 1:30pm…“Turkey’s Everywhere”, Hear lots of Thanksgiving stories and songs, make your own Pilgrim Bag puppet and then join Cathy Kelsay in putting on your very own puppet show with YOU as the star.  Take your puppets home after the show.

Nov 26, Thursday…Thanksgiving Day…RMDRC will be closed

Dec 12, Sat 1:00pm…“Winter Wonderland”, Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a fun filled afternoon.  Meet Santa from 1:00pm-3:00pm and let him know your Christmas wishes, then join Mrs. Claus for a show with stories and songs at 1:00pm.  End your Christmas adventure by making a colorful Reindeer craft to take home.

Dec 24, Thurs…Christmas Eve...RMDRC Will close at 3:00pm

Dec 25, Fri…Christmas Day…RMDRC will be closed

Dec 29, Tues 9:00am-5:00pm…Kid’s FREE Day…2 children, ages 12 and under, will receive FREE admission with one paid regular priced adult admission.

Dec 31, Thurs…New Year’s Eve…RMDRC will close at 3:00pm


Jan 1, Fri…New Year’s Day…RMDRC will be closed




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