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

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


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…Steven 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 9, Sat…1:00pm-2:00pm…Star Wars… A long time ago in a galaxy far away. Science Matters learned the Force behind the science of Star Wars. This program follows Luke Skywalker, Princess Leah, and all their galactic counterparts through the Star Wars movies. It includes a foggy dry ice beginning, flash and fire, flying rings of air, and much, much more! You will also get to make a craft to take home. So, come on up and for some Star Wars fun!

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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