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.

2018

Feb 24, Sat-11:00am-3:00pm…Play-Well TEKnologies…Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and thousands of LEGO’S. Apply real world concepts in physics and engineering to design and build a motorized car! You will learn about gear transmissions and how to power the cars for torque and speed to complete challenges! Programs are at 11:30am and 1:30pm. Best for ages 5-16 but everyone is welcome to join in. Participants should come at the beginning of the programs so that the instructor can better help them with their designs. Participants may not keep their Lego designs.

Mar 10, Sat-10:00m-6:00pm…FREE Scout Day… We will have the following booths set up for you all to enjoy: Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue and Homeward Bound Hedgies Rescue 10:00am-4:00pmLearn about these marvelous animals from the dinosaur era. Physics is Phun presented by the Air Force Academy 10:00am-4:00pm-Have some fun with Lt. Col. Brain Smith to learn about electricity, magnetism, angular momentum and temperature/air pressure. There will be 2 shows at 11:30am and 2:00pm with interactive activities and a question/answer period between shows. COSROCS (Colorado Springs Rocket Society) 10:00am-4:00pm-You can learn how model rocketry can propel you onto a path towards a career in Science, Engineering or Aerospace. Friends of Dinosaur Ridge 10:00am-4:00pm-There will be an activity table set up along with “Molly” the robotic dinosaur. Colorado Springs Astronomical Society 10:00am-4:00pm-What happened to the dinosaurs? How did the craters of the moon get there? Help create a model of an icy comet and take home a map of the Moon with Apollo astronaut landing sites. John Patterson 10:00am-4:00pm-Dinosaur, astronomy and landscape art. John will give lessons on how to draw prehistoric and modern animals, astronomy art and landscapes. Sounds like this will be a fun filled day for all ages!

May 17, Sat-1:00pm-2:00pm…Irish Tales of Luck…Sienna and Joey, the famous Border Collies battle a giant in this interactive show. Discover how Border Collies became so smart (it may have been a fairy’s wish). Then find your rainbow and a bit of Irish luck as Denise and her dogs weave some Irish tales. Create a festive lucky Irish hat to take home.

Apr 1, Sun- Easter…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed.

May 12, Sat-1:00pm-2:00pm…Mother’s Day Madness…Mother’s Day Madness is coming to DRC with hugs and kisses for all the Moms as Mother Goose (Cathy Kelsey) weaves magical stories and songs of Mother’s from Fantasy Forest. Mother Goose will be helping all the little ones make “Hand” bouquets for their Moms.

May 28, Mon…Memorial Day…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be open from 10:00am-6:00pm.

June 16, Sat-9:00am-3:00pm…Outdoor Family Fun Day…Come and join the DRC for a fun filled day with your friends and family and enjoy the following booths: PBS-Dinosaur Train Activities, Corbin Hillam-Chalk Painting, Mueller State Park-Skins and skulls of Colorado Mammals, Rocky Mountain Wildlife-Live Wolves, Edible Cotton’s-Cotton Candy, Millibo Art Theater-Bubble Booth, Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue -Live Hedgehogs, John Patterson-Lessons on drawing dinosaurs for all ages, Cougars Gone Wild-Robotics Demos, The Leiningers-Fun with Air, Riverside Studios-Teaching kids art, Peak Vista Community Health Centers-Kids activity table, Children’s Literacy Center and Mikes BBQ. Further details will be added. Keep checking our website for updates.

Further details will be added. Keep checking our website for updates.

 June 17, Sun-10:00am-5:00pm…Father’s Day…Father’s get in free with one paid adult or child admission.

 July 4, Wed-9:00am-6:00pm…Military Appreciation Day…1/2 off regular admission with active or retired Military I.D.

 July 7, Sat-9:00am-4:00pm…Art and Craft FairFurther details will be added. Keep checking our website for updates.

 Pikes Peak Division of the National Model Railroad Association…Here is a great opportunity to learn about trains and to PLAY! Bring your camera and join us at DRC for this very FUN and UNIQUE event. They will be here on Sat. July 20-10:00am-4:00pm and Sun. July 21-10:00am-3:00pm.

 Critter Rescue Roundup…Sat. Aug 4-9:00am-4:00pm and Sun. Aug 5-10:00am-3:00pm-Further details will be added. Keep checking our website for updates.

 Sept 3, Mon…Labor Day…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be open from 9:00am-6:00pm.

Oct 20, Sat-9:00am-4:00pm…Fun with Science Day…Various science booths for you to explore. Further details will be added. Keep checking our website for updates.

Oct 27, Sat-1:00pm-3:00pm…It’s Stiches Time…It’s a spooky time as Stitches the scarecrow (Cathy Kelsay) shares Halloween stories and helps everyone create hanging black spiders to take home. Prizes for the Best Dinosaur costume, The Most Creative costume, the Funniest and the Scariest costumes. Parade through the museum before winning costumes are announced and treat bags for all kids at the end of the show. Get your costume, camera and imagination ready and come prepared for a very interactive Halloween show.

 Nov 10, Sat-11:00am-3:00pm…Nature’s Educators…Get up close to meet live birds of prey and reptiles and learn their personal stories. There will be a show at 1:00pm to learn what raptors and dinosaurs have in common. Come with your camera and lots of questions.

Nov. 11, Sun…Veterans Day…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be open from 10:00am-5:00pm.

 Nov 22, Thurs…Thanksgiving…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed.

 Dec 15, Sat-12:30pm-2:30pm…Winter Wonderland…Mrs. Claus (Cathy Kelsay) returns once again to bring all her puppet friends and their special holiday stories and songs to life. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Dinosaur Resource Center at 12:30pm. The show starts 1:00pm. After the show you get to help Mrs. Claus make Santa Claus masks to take home. Treat bags will be given to all children at the end of the program.

 Dec 15-20, Sat-Thurs…Santa and the Dinos…Santa will be at the Dinosaur Resource Center on the following days:

Dec 15, Sat-12:30pm-3:00pm
Dec 16, Sun-11:00am-2:00pm
Dec 17, Mon-11:00am-2:00pm
Dec 18, Tues-11:00am-2:00pm
Dec 19, Wed-11:00am-2:00pm
Dec 20, Thurs-11:00am-2:00pm

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

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

Dec 27, Thurs-9:00am-6:00pm…Kid’s Free Day…2 children, ages 12 and under, will receive FREE admission with one paid regular priced adult admission. We will have the following booths for you to enjoy: Colorado Springs Astronomical Society 10:00am-4:00pm -Will have a static Astronomy display with handouts and an activity to take home,
Pikes Peak Library District 10:00am-4:00pm-Activity table, John Patterson 10:00am-4:00pm-Dinosaur, astronomy and landscape art. John will give lessons on how to draw prehistoric and modern animals, astronomy art and landscapes. 

Further details will be added. Keep checking our website for updates.

 

 

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