Upcoming events….please check back often for more detailed updates!
NOTE: Calendar subject to change. Please check again prior to attending an event.
Apr 1, Sat – 1:00pm-2:00pm…Trash Land…Featuring Denise Gard and her dogs Sienna and Joey…Sienna and Joey’s favorite toy has been thrown away and they are certain that a monster dwells inside the trash can where it is. Will they be able to rescue it or will it end up in scary “trash land”? Can it be recycled? So many questions! Come join us and see how Denise trains her dogs in this interactive and engaging program, and create your own “recycled” masterpiece to take home with you.
Apr 16, Sun…Easter…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed. We will re-open on Monday, April 17th.
Apr 22, Sat – 9:00am- 6:00pm…Teacher Appreciation Day…Take a free guided tour with proof of current teaching status. Call Geri (x110) for details and to schedule a tour time. On these days only, sign up for a teacher’s special 20% discounted yearly membership for you on a single, dual or family membership.
Apr 29, Sat-9:30am-12:00pm…Steve Veatch’s Basic Field Methods in Paleontology Course…The goal of collecting a fossil is to obtain a stable specimen with the greatest amount of information preserved along with it. Topics in this class will include: excavation of dinosaur, small vertebrate, and plant fossils, identification and curation of fossils, collection of data using GPS coordinates, making digital photographs and report writing. 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 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 1-7, Mon-Sun…Children’s Book Week...The National Children’s Book Week will be celebrated 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 6, Sat-1:00pm-2:00pm…Science of Sound… Featuring a humming harmonica and a PVC pipe orchestra. Learn what a tuning fork is for. It’s all about the sounds. So come on up and join us in making beautiful music.
May 6, Sat-1:00pm-2:00pm…Science of Sound… Come explore the Science of Sound and play with sound waves. Explore science through toys like the humming harmonica, the pipe orchestra, tuning forks and more. Join the band, play a tune and take home the harmonica built by YOU!
May 14, Sun-10:00am–5:00pm…Mother’s Day…Mother’s get in free with 1 paid adult or child admission.
May 20, Sat-11:00am-3:00pm…Challenger Learning Center “Living in Space”…This presentation is about human survival through the many challenges in space. You will learn what happens with your muscles in space, the effects of microgravity, astronaut hygiene, food and eating in space. You will also see a moon suite and learn how it works. The program goes from 11:00am-3:00pm. Each presentation is 25 minutes long. The first presentation will start at 11:30am and the last presentation is at 2:30pm.
May 29, Mon…Memorial Day…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be open for Memorial Day from 9:00am-6:00pm
Jun 10, Sat-10:00am-3:00pm…Family Fun Day… Join the DRC for an outdoor day full of family fun! Check out what we have in store for you…Rock Panning-look for some cool rocks to add to your collection, The After School University will have information about Tutoring, Corbin Hillam with his chalk painting fun for everyone, John Patterson has lessons on drawing dinosaurs for all ages, Science Matters with their slime table, COSROCS Rocket Society- learn about rockets with experts in the field, National Museum of WWII Aviation-Make some paper plate airplanes and learn some aviation history, See some wolves up close with Rocky Mountain Wildlife, Mueller State Park will bring skins and skulls of Colorado Mammals, Peak Vista Community Health Centers will have a kids activity table, EmergiCare Medical Clinics-Learn about their Clinics and visit the activity table, Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue will be here with their Hedgehogs. You can learn about these adorable creatures which are the oldest living live bearing mammals, Balloon art with Top Banana, Penrose-St.Francis Health Services-learn about bike safety, helmet use, and home safety, Edible Cotton’s here with their yummy cotton candy, Wings and Warriors-learn all about service dog training, Our local Ute Inn will be selling pulled pork or brisket with bread, baked beans, coleslaw and a drink or cold roast beef or turkey sandwiches with chips, an apple and a drink. Sno-Cones will also be available, The Leiningers are here with their “Fun with Air” experiments, The Pebble Pups will be here with some fun kids activities, Teller County Fire Department will have their firetruck here with handouts for the kids, Awesome face painting by Maid of Paint and the Cripple Creek Masonic Temple will be here with child fingerprinting and ID kits. Fort Carson will be here with their Humvee for kids to climb on and talk to the soldiers, Police Office Shannon Everhart will have her police car available for kids to explore and learn some good safety tips. We invite you to come on up and have a fun family day!
Jun 18, Sun-10:00am–5:00pm…Father’s Day…Father’s get in free with 1 paid adult or child admission.
Jun 24, Sun-1:00pm–2:00pm…Viva La Vacation…Where would you like to go for your summer vacation? To the ocean, the zoo, the circus, fishing or maybe hiking in the mountains? You can do all these activities and more when you join Cathy Kelsay and her puppet friends for a wild summer vacation adventure. If you have something special you want to take on your vacation with you, (like a hat or a book about where you want to go), bring it along and share it with the other visitors who come to the show. What fun this is going to be!
Jul 1, Sat-9:00am–4:00pm…Art/Craft Fair… Be prepared to enjoy the many arts and crafts that will be displayed. We have the following Vendors lined up for you…Teresa Johnson will have Notecards, jewelry, dreamcatchers and tote bags, Baskets by Renee will have hand woven pine needle baskets, Balloon art with Top Banana, Edible Cotton’s here with their yummy cotton candy, Taylor made Arts and Lapidary with their custom stone jewelry, Spirit Wolf Studio will have deer and elk leather handbags and wolf art, Aspen Ridge Candles has luxury lotion candles, Wings and Warriors will be there with information on service dog training and handmade crafts. John Patterson with his dinosaur and animal artwork, Awesome face painting by Maid of Paint, Holistic therapy for pets by Spirit Wolf Energetics, Leather and Feathers with original southwestern art and enjoy Navajo Tacos and Indian fry bread with NT Sliders. Join us for a day of outdoor fun.
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-8:00am-10:00am…Critter Rescue Roundup…More details coming soon…
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!
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 Event…More details coming soon….
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 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
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 the Dinosaur Resource Center 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…The Money Museum 10:00am-4:00pm. Learn how you can earn your Boy Scout Coin Collecting Merit Badge or your Girl Scout “Fun with Money” patch by talking with the people from the Money Museum. This interactive money exhibit teaches you about art, science, history and more. Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue will be here from 10:00am-4:00pm with their Hedgehogs. You can learn about these adorable creatures which are the oldest living live bearing mammals. They were here with the dinosaurs and are still thriving. Artist John Patterson 10:00am-4:00pm will give lessons on how to draw prehistoric and modern animals, astronomy art and landscapes. Some of his collection of fossils and minerals will also be on display. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo from 11:00am-3:00pm will be here with a variety of animals from their Zoomobile. Mark your calendars for some great family fun!
Dec 31, Sun…10:00am–3:00pm…New Year’s Eve…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closing early on New Year’s Eve.
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.