Upcoming events….please check back often for more detailed updates!
NOTE: Calendar subject to change. Please check again prior to attending an event.
Sept 5, Mon 9:00am-6:00pm…Labor Day… Yes, We are open! Bring your family and friends to enjoy a day at the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park.
Sept 10, Sat 9:00am-3:00pm…Fun with Science Day…We will have various science related booths with lots of hands on things to do for the entire family… Pebble Pups (Steve Veatch), WIPS (Steve Miller), UCCS Geology Club (Bill Meyer), Fountain Creek Nature Center (Nancy Bernard), Science Matters activity table, Wildlife and dino paintings (John Patterson), Flash and Thelma (Hedgehogs) will be here too. Come on up for a family fun day filled with science.
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 15, Sat 9:30am-12:00pm…Steve Veatch Class “Paleontology of the Pikes Peak Region”. Paleontology has played a central role in understanding the history of the Earth. Exciting new analytical methods and fossil discoveries shed new light on the history of life, impact events, climate change, extinction events and the evolution of the planet. These topics will be examined through advances in paleontology that have been made in the Pikes Peak Region of Colorado. Everyone gets a certificate of completion, a fossil specimen and a resource CD to take home. The fee is $20.00 plus museum admission. Please bring a pen, notebook and clip board. Pre-registration is required. Call Deb at 719-686-1820 x104 to register for the class.
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 with paid admission. There will be a parade through the museum at 2:30pm and prizes of $10 gift cards will be 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.