Upcoming events….please check back often for more detailed updates!
NOTE: Calendar subject to change. Please check again prior to attending an event.
Apr 30, Sat 9:30am-12:30pm…Steve Veatch’s Exploring Paleontology: The Ice Age – The Colorado Ice Age fossils discovered at Snowmass and the mammoth at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument will provide the backdrop for this class. Participants will get a glimpse into the exotic Ice Age realm and at the fantastic creatures that ruled the land like the mammoths, mastodons, giant bison, sloths and camels. This seminar will lead you to a better understanding of the Ice Age and climate change. Everyone gets a certificate of completion, and a resource CD to take home. Class is from 9:30am-12:30pm. Pre-registration is required. Call Deb at 719-686-1820 x104. Class fee is $20.00 plus museum admission of $11.50 per person. Students are required to bring a pen, notebook and clip board.
May 2-8, Mon-Sun…National Children’s Book Week will be celebrated May 2nd – May 8th at the Dinosaur Resource Center. Books will be 15% off of any book purchase over $10.00 during the week. Members may use their additional 10% discount for a total 25% savings during Children’s Book week only!
May 8, Sun 10:00am-5:00pm…Mother’s Day…Mothers‘s get in free with one paid adult or child admission
May 21, Sat 11:00am-3:00pm…USAF Academy…Physics is Phun…the ‘Physics is Phun’ show illustrates the mysterious side of forces at work in our world. The unique behavior of rotating objects is both felt and seen by audience members, and the effects of extreme heat and cold on everyday objects are put to the test. Always a shocking experience, we also 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 Air Force Academy afterward.”
May 30, Mon 9:00am-6:00pm…Memorial Day…Yes, We are open! Bring your family and friend to enjoy a day at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park.
June 11, Sat 9:00am-3:00pm…Outdoor Family Fun Day…We have the following vendors attending…Top Banana’s Balloon artwork, Flash and Thelma Hedgehogs, Rocky Mountain Wildlife with their wolves, Police Office Everhart with some valuable safety information, Cool Science’s activity table, Science Matters slime table, RMDRC Rock panning, Corbin Hillam chalk painting, Teller County Fire Department with their Fire truck for kids and adults to check out, Fort Carson Military Vehicle and crew, Peak Children’s Academy science activity table, Wings and Warriors’s learn about service dog training, Florissant Fossil Quarry shale splitting, Mueller State Park skins and skulls of Colorado mammals, Wally’s Tamales, Cave of the Winds Geolab, The Resource Exchange kids activity table, and Edible Cotton’s cotton candy. Come join the DRC for a day full of family fun!
June 19, Sun 10:00am-3:00pm…Father’s Day…Father’s get in free with one paid adult or child admission
June 25, Sat 11:00am-4:00pm…Synergists…Come play catch with robots as they launch balls and drive around obstacles. The Synergists will be demonstrating their robots and Great Ball Contraption at the Dinosaur Resource Center, during this fun filled interactive event. In addition, YoungBotBuilders will be providing interactive LEGO spin Art for visitors to have fun with. You will also be able to find out about classes and LEGO camps at this event.
July 2, Sat 9:00am-4:00pm…Arts and Craft Fair…More details to follow.
July 4, Mon 9:00am-6:00pm…Military Appreciation Day…1/2 off of regular admission with active or retired military I.D.
July 16-17, 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 area 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 at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park.
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…More details to follow.
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.