dinosaur museum

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.


Jul 1, Sat-9:00am–4:00pm…Art/Craft Fair…Be prepared to enjoy the many arts and crafts that will be displayed…

Teresa Johnson-Notecards, Jewelry, Dreamcatchers and Tote Bags

Baskets by Renee-Hand Woven Pine Needle Baskets

Top Banana-Balloon Art

Edible Cotton’s-Cotton Candy

Taylor Made Arts and Lapidary-Custom Stone Jewelry

Spirit Wolf Studio-Deer and Elk Leather Handbags and Wolf Art

Aspen Ridge Candles-Luxury Lotion Candles

Wings and Warriors-Service Dog Training and Handmade Crafts

HennaJoy-face painting and henna body art

Leather and Feathers-Southwestern Art

NT Sliders- Navajo Tacos and Indian Fry Bread

Dragonfly Dew-Natural Skin Care Products and Aromatherapy

L2J Works-Illustrative Dino Art

Dillon & Nattarika Collection-Sterling Silver Jewelry with Natural Gemstones

Lords House of Treasures-Copper and Stone Design Jewelry

Designing Dreams Jewelry-Jewelry made of Gems, Wire, and Petrified Wood

Riverside Studios-Animal/Nature Art and Jewelry

Earthy Designs-Cutting Boards, Pens, Duck Calls, Plants

Beading Heart-Beading, Beaded ornaments, Wood items

Evaline Jewelry-Handcrafted jewelry and accessories

Kelsey’s Krafts-Homemade decor blaock sets and signs, Rice bags, Dog items

Nu Ventures-3D wildlife animal prints

Connie Buchanan-handcrafted vintage fork and spoon art jewelry, mesh & seagrass hats

Colorado Crazy-wine and cocktail mixes

The Flute Player-Indian jewelry, rugs, misc

Charlotte Lee Pottery-stoneware pottery, mugs and dinnerware

Jul 4, Tues-9:00am-5:00pm…Military Appreciation Day…Military personnel receive 1/2 off of regular admission with active or retired military I.D.

Jul 22-23, Sat-10:00am-4:00pm-Sun-11:00am-3:00pm…Pikes Peak “N” Gineers…Please join us for the Pikes Peak “N” Gineers traveling layout exhibition. Scenes are based on real or imaginary areas within 300 miles of Colorado Springs. Club members are excited to share with you the history of the layout and how the scenes came to existence. This is a great opportunity to learn about trains, find out about some Colorado history and PLAY!! Bring your camera and join us for this very FUN and UNIQUE event.

Aug 5-6, Sat-9:00am-4:00pm, Sun-10:00am-3:00pm…Critter Rescue RoundupWe have many exciting booths lined up for you to enjoy and learn …

Ute Inn-Pulled pork or brisket, cold roast beef or turkey sandwiches, drinks and snow cones (Sunday only)

NT Sliders- Burgers and Hot Dogs (Saturday 0nly)

Edible Cotton’s-Cotton Candy

AARF-Dog rescue

Awesome Kitty Towers-Kitty furniture

AWR Cat Tails Rescue Inc-Cat Rescue

Breeder Release Adoption Services-Rescue group

Centennial Chinese Shar Pei Club-Education on the Chinese Shar Pei (Sunday only)

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo-A variety of live animals for you to meet and greet (Sunday only 11:00am-3:00pm)

Chihuahua and Small Dog Rescue-Rescue group

Galgo Rescue International Network (GRIN)-Information on GRIN and plight of the Spanish Greyhounds in Spain

HemoSolutions-Animal blood bank

Maid of Paint-Face Painting

Nature’s Educators-Wild bird program

No to Dog Meat-Education on dog and cat meat trade in a friendly, non-graphic manor

Riverside Studios-Animal/nature art and jewelry

Rocky Mountain Collie and Sheltie Rescue-Rescue group

Rocky Mountain Wildlife-Live wolves

Spirit Wolf Energetics-Holistic therapy for pets and pet sitting

Animal Medical Center-information on full service animal hospital

Connie Buchanan-animal hat bands

Aug 26, Sat-1:00pm-2:00pm…Pop, Bang and Fizz with Science Matters…A little of this, a little of that, some wild reactions is where it’s at! Make water disappear, play with snow that never melts and create a fizzy bath salt to take home. With a pop, or a bang, or even some fizz, you have become a chemistry whiz!

Sept 4, Mon-Labor Day…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be open on Labor Day from 9:00am-6:00pm

Sept 23, Sat-11:00am-3:00pm…Mini Catapult Workshop…Join Cool Science to learn about one of the earliest weapons of warfare by engineering your own solid wood mini-catapult. All materials will be provided. They will also provide plenty of marshmallow ammunition for you to test out before taking it home so you can continue customizing your project. This is a “drop-in” workshop, but the longer you are here the more you can learn and have fun!

Oct 7, Sat-9:00am-3:00pm…Fun with Science Day…Various science booths for you to explore…More details coming soon…

Oct 28, Sat…Halloween Science…1:00pm-3:00pm…Science Matters will take you through the science behind the excitement of HALLOWEEN! You will see a cauldron of bubbling dry ice, disappearing ink, disappearing fire, flowers that change color whenever you want them to, a foaming juice potion and a Phoenix rising from the ashes. You will also make glow in the dark slime to take home. After the show, which starts promptly at 1:00pm, you will have a parade through the museum and prizes will be given for the Best Dinosaur costume, the most Creative costume, the Funniest costume and the Scariest costume. Treat bags will be given at the end of the awards approximately at 3:00pm.

Nov 4, Sat-9:30am-12:00pm…Steve Veatch’s “Dinosaurs: A Concise Natural History” Course…Examines the life and times of dinosaurs. The types of dinosaurs, ecology, evolution, life habits, and ultimate extinction. How a paleontologist works in the field and laboratory will also be explored. Join paleontologist Steven Veatch and explore the lost worlds where dinosaurs once ruled supreme.  Everyone gets a certificate of completion, a resource CD and a fossil specimen. Pre-registration is required, maximum of 14 students ages 12 to adult. Call Deb at 719-686-1820 x3488. Class fee is $20.00 plus museum admission of $11.50 per person. Students are required to bring a pen, notebook and clip board

Nov 11, Sat…Veteran’s Day… Military personnel receive 1/2 off of regular admission with active or retired military I.D.

Nov 18, Sat-1:30pm-2:30pm…Turkey Tales…Denise Gard and her famous Border Collies, Sienna and Joey, will travel back in history and discover how one woman saved Thanksgiving in the story of “Thank you Sarah”. Kids from the audience help Sienna and Joey create a Thanksgiving Day parade (with lots of tricks) and then make a festive craft to take home. What a fun and happy time to be had. Don’t forget to bring your camera and take your picture with Sienna and Joey.

Nov 23, Thurs…Thanksgiving Day…Happy Thanksgiving! The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed. We will re-open on Friday, Nov 24th.

Dec 16, Sat-1:00pm-2:00pm…Mrs. Claus and her Reindeer Dogs…All Sienna, the Border Collie, wants for Christmas is to be a reindeer dog, but instead she gets a baby brother Border Collie, named Joey! Now she wants to run away. Will Joey win her over with his cute tricks? Come to the show at and find out in this fun program at 1:00pm, where you can create a fabulous holiday craft to take home. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus when they arrive at the museum at 12:30pm right before the show. Treat bags to all children after the show. Bring your camera and take your picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus and of course Sienna and Joey.

Santa and the Dinos….Santa will be at the Dinosaur Resource Center on the following dates…

Dec 16, Sat-12:30pm-3:00pm 
Dec 17, Sun-11:00am-2:00pm
Dec 19, Tues-11:00am-2:00pm 
Dec 20, Wed-11:00am-2:00pm 
Dec 21, Thurs-11:00am-2:00pm

We have our craft table available for the children to make an ornament for our Christmas tree as well as one for themselves. So come and see Santa and help us decorate our Christmas tree! Included with the cost of museum admission.

Dec 24, Sun…10:00am–3:00pm…Christmas Eve…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closing early on Christmas Eve.

Dec 25, Mon…Christmas Day…Happy Holidays!!! The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed on Christmas day. We will re-open on Tuesday, Dec. 26th .

Dec 28, Thurs…9:00am-6:00pm…Kids FREE Day…2 children, ages 12 and under, will receive FREE admission with one paid regular priced adult admission. Have fun learning from these great booths:

Natures Educators – 10:00am-4:00pm – Live birds of prey and reptiles
Flash & Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue – 10:00am-4:00pm – Live hedgehogs
The Money Museum – 10:00am-4:00pm – Money exhibit
John Patterson – 10:00am-4:00pm – Dinosaur, astronomy and landscape art
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – 11:00am-3:00pm – Variety of live animals for you to meet and greet.


Jan 1, Mon…New Year’s Day The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed on New Year’s day. We will re-open on Tuesday, Jan 2nd.

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