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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.


July 30, Sat 1:30pm…Outback Expedition by Science Matters…. G’day Mates! We’re going “Down Under” at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park, on a fascinating expedition. Decorate your own Aboriginal artifact, create your own Mystery Stone with a surprise in the middle and learn about sharks, crocodiles and the Great Barrier Reef. You are not going to want to miss this adventure.

 Aug 6-7, Sat 9:00am-4:00pm, Sun 10:00am-3:00pm…Critter Rescue Roundup…This outdoor event has been growing each year. If you’re an animal lover come on by!  If you adopt an animal you will receive 4 free admissions to the museum (to be used at a later date). Here is the list of the animal rescue and support groups that will be attending…Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (Sunday only 11am-3pm), Breeder Release Adoption Services-Rescue group, Nature’s Educators-Wild bird program, Rocky Mountain Wildlife-Wolves, AWR Cat Tails Rescue Inc.-Cat rescue (Saturday only), All Breed Rescue and Training-Dog rescue and training, Chinese Shar Pei Club (Sunday only), John Patterson-Wildlife and Dinosaur paintings, Wings and Warriors-Service Dog Training, Flash and Thelma-Hedgehogs, TCRAS-Rescue group, No Hound Unhomed-Rescue group, The Sudsy Pup-Grooming salon, Diane McMicken-Animal Portraits, Wally’s Tamales-Beer Brats & Tamacos, Lorenzo-Indian Tacos, Fry Bread and Sweet Spots (Saturday), Hamburgers and hot dogs (Sunday), AARF-Dog rescue, Edible Cotton’s-Cotton candy, Maid of Paint-Face painting, Rocky Mountain Collie and Sheltie Rescue-Rescue group. Keep checking the website for any additions. 

Aug 20, Sat 11:00am-3:00pm…Planetarium from the Challenger Learning Center… Come see the “Night Sky” in our Portable Planetarium. Kids and adults can enjoy a live show centered on the stars and celestial objects that they see from their own backyard! Learn about the legends behind the constellations and know how to identify them. Locate planets in our solar system, and explore beyond our galaxy. All planetarium shows are presented by a trained Challenger Colorado educator.

Sept 5, Mon 9:00am-6:00pm…Labor Day… Yes, We are open! Bring your family and friend to enjoy a day at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park.

Sept 10, Sat 9:00am-3:00pm…Fun with Science Day…More details to follow.

Sept 24, Sat 11:00am-3:00pm…Play Well Lego Event…Power up your engineering skills with PLAY-Well TEKnologies and thousands of LEGO’s at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park. Apply real-world concepts in physics and engineering to design and build your own motorized car! Students will learn about gear transmissions and how to power their cars for torque and speed to complete challenges! Ages 5-16. Presentations are at 11:00am and 1:30pm. It is suggested that you come for the beginning of the presentations so that the instructors are better able to help you build your creations. (Please note: Students DO NOT get to keep the LEGO creations).

Oct 29, Sat 1:30pm-3:00pm…Halloween Cool Science Style…Come and make glow in the dark slime, instant worms, invisible alien eyeballs, eerie fog bubbles, creepy noises, shoot fog rings and more!! Get your costume, camera and imagination ready, and come prepared for a very interactive Halloween happening. Treat bags will be given to all children. There will be a parade through the museum at 2:30pm and prizes given out for the Scariest, the Funniest, the Most Creative, and the Best Dinosaur Costume.

Nov 5, Sat 11:00am-3:00pm…Join Nature’s Educators between 11am & 3pm as they discuss what raptors, reptiles and dinosaurs all have in common and what differences they have. Get up close and meet live birds of prey and reptiles and learn their personal stories. Be sure to come with questions and your camera! Shows at 11:30am & 1:30pm.

Nov 11, Fri 9:00am-6:00pm…Veterans Day…1/2 off of regular admission with active or retired military I.D.

Nov 19, Sat 1:30pm…Gobble Up…Fun times with Puppeteer/storyteller Cathy Kelsay as she “struts her stuff” with Thanksgiving stories and songs. See if you can catch her silly runaway turkey and create your own turkey puppet to take home. Come on down to the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park for lots of Thanksgiving fun.

Nov 24, Thurs…Thanksgiving Day…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be CLOSED.

Dec 17, Sat 12:30pm-1:00pm….We Wish You a Merry Christmas Show…They’re Back! Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a fun filled afternoon at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park. Meet Santa from 12:30pm-3:00pm and let him know your Christmas wishes. Join Mrs. Claus for a show with stories and songs at 1:00pm. End your Christmas adventure by making a colorful Elf ornament to take home to hang on your tree. See you there!!

Dec 27, Tues 9:00am-6:00pm…Kids Free Day….2 children, ages 12 and under, will receive FREE admission with one paid regular priced adult admission. More Details to follow.

Dec 31, Sat 9:00am-3:00pm…New Year’s Eve…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closing at 3:00pm on New Year’s Eve.




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