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.


Jul 11, Sat 9:00am-4:00pm…Outdoor Art/Craft FairYoung Living Essential Oils-watches, lotion, perfume, beauty products, John Patterson-dinosaur and landscape artwork, Rawson Photography-framed and matted scenic photographyTop Banana-Balloon artwork, Wineshop at Home/Dove Chocolate Discoveries-wine tasting and chocolate, Simply Stones and More-Jewelry, Teresa Johnson-Notecards, jewelry, dreamcatchers, tote bags, Moonshine Industry-bath and body products, jewelry, home accessories, gift items, Mountain Monkeys Leather-handmade leather and wooden goods, High View Photos-Outdoor photography, Bella Spirit Design-handcrafted jewelry, Bayou Salado Trading Post-local rocks and fossils, Rocky Mountain Flutes-flutes and other goods, Maid of Paint-face painting, Portraits of Nature-original photos, greeting cards, plaques, Usborne Books and More, Merlin’s Realm-handmade magic wands, leather books, and amulets, A Flicker of Hope-candles, Wayne’s Novelty Cues-crooked pool cues, coat racks, walking sticks, Native Rains-Native American crafts, The Restless Native-Pine needle baskets, wood signs, Shelly’s Salsa-salsa, L2J Works-Illustrative Dinosaur Art, The Pampered Chef-high quality kitchen tools, Leather and Feathers-original southwestern art, Handcrafted Canes-canes and decorative hatchets made from aspen, Bowers Splinter Works-state flags made of aged Colorado w0od
Food-Wally’s Tamales, My Sweet Escape Bakery-Pastries, Wild Wings (meet the chicken man from 11:00am-1:00pm)

Aug 1 & 2, Sat & Sun 9:00am-4:00pm…Critter Rescue Roundup…Rocky Mountain Wildlife-Wolves, Nature’s Educators-Wild bird program(Sunday ONLY),  Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue, Breeders Release Adoption Service, All Breed Rescue and Training (ABRT), TCRAS-Rescue Animals, AARF-Rescue Dogs, Colorado Greyhound Adoption, Rocky Mt. Cocker Rescue, Rocky Mountain Collie Sheltie Rescue, Centennial Chinese Shar- Pei Club (Sunday only), Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue,  Republic of Paws-all natural dog and cat boutique, John Patterson-art work done on canvas, wood and paper, Maid of Paint-Face Painting, Ruffin’ Mudder-info booth on mud running for dogs and people, Eagle Mountain Studios-photography, jewelry, animal coats, Hooves and Paws Massage-Animal massage therapy, Rocky Mountain Siamese Rescue, No Hound Unhomed-rescue, Life’s Abundance Holistic Pet Products-home delivery of holistic pet products, Connecting Heart and Spirit-animal reiki and healing charms for animal collars, AWR Cat Tails Rescue Inc-cat rescue, Awesome Kitty Towers-cat furniture, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo,
Food- Wally’s Tamales, Rub N Grub-ribs, chicken nachos, baked beans, Shelly’s Salsa-sells jars of salsa, will give out samples

Aug 15 & 16, Sat. 10:00am-4:00pm, Sun., 10:00am-3:00pm…Model Railroad Club…Welcome to the Pikes Peak “N’ Gineers traveling layout exhibition. The scenes are based on areas real or imaginary within 300 miles of Colorado Springs. The club members are more than willing to share with you the history of the layout and how the scenes came into existence. There will also be a switching puzzle table for a “hands on” experience. This is a great opportunity to learn about trains, find out about some Colorado history and PLAY!!!! Please join us for this very FUN event.

Aug 22, Sat 1:30pm-2:30pm…Chemistry Magic…Science and Magic. They are actually the same thing. Most magic tricks have a scientific explanation and you’re about to find out the secret behind these scientific magic tricks. This event includes burning water, Mushroom Man, water that changes into Kool-Aid and back again, dry ice, and more.  There will also be take home project for the children.

Sept 5, Sat 10:00am-3:30pm…Native American Day…Rocky Mountain Wildlife-Wolves, Seven Falls Dancers-performances at 1:00pm & 2:30pm, Top Banana Events-Balloons, Moonshine Industry-bath and body products, jewelry, home accessories, gift items, Maid of Paint-face painting, The Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue, FOOD-Wally’s Tamales, Lorenzo Tsosie-Indian Tacos and Fry Bread

Oct 10, Sat 1:30…“Harry Potter Show”…Join Science Matters  as we explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter!  Learn some of the magical secrets a real wizard would use while watching exciting hands on demonstrations of Disappearing Ink, Levitation, Potions, and more.  Budding scientists will discover some of the principals of flight as we learn about what it would take to really fly a broomstick.  Finally, we will make our own mini-rockets to simulate the flight on a broomstick.  Join us and go behind the scenes of magic and wizardry where we discover IT’S NOT MAGIC, IT’S REALLY SCIENCE!!

Oct 24, Sat 1:30pm-3:00pm…Halloween Show – ”Spooky Tales” – Have a spooky good time with dead bride, Denise Gard, and her Border Collie Sienna, in this fun Halloween program.  Help Denise and Sienna concoct a bubbling brew while enjoying some creepy tales set in Colorado. Show starts at 1:30pm…Even Sienna will be in costume!  At the end of this family-friendly show there will be a parade led by Sienna, and a costume contest for all. Prizes will be given for the Scariest, the Funniest, the Most Creative costume, and the Best Dinosaur Costume.  So get your costume and imagination ready and come prepared for a very interactive Halloween show…treat bags will be given to all children!

Nov 11, Wed…Veterans Day…Military personnel receive 1/2 off of regular admission with active or retired military I.D

Nov 21, Sat 1:30pm…“Turkey’s Everywhere”…Hear lots of Thanksgiving stories and songs, make your own Pilgrim bag puppet and then join Cathy Kelsay in putting on your very own puppet show with YOU as the star.  Take your puppets home after the show.

Nov 26, Thursday…Thanksgiving Day…RMDRC will be closed

Dec 12, Sat 1:00pm…“Winter Wonderland”, Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a fun filled afternoon.  Meet Santa from 12:30pm-3:00pm and let him know your Christmas wishes, then join Mrs. Claus for a show with stories and songs at 1:00pm.  End your Christmas adventure by making a colorful Reindeer craft to take home.

Dec 24, Thurs…Christmas Eve...RMDRC Will close at 3:00pm

Dec 25, Fri…Christmas Day…RMDRC will be closed

Dec 29, Tues 9:00am-5:00pm…Kid’s FREE Day…2 children, ages 12 and under, will receive FREE admission with one paid regular priced adult admission. Join Nature’s Educators at the Dinosaur Resource Center as they discuss what raptors, reptiles, and dinosaurs all have in common and what differences they have.   You’ll get the opportunity to meet live birds of prey and reptiles! Learn their personal stories and find out which are closely related to the dinosaurs.  Be sure to come with questions and your cameras! Shows at 11:30am and 2:00pm.

Dec 31, Thurs…New Year’s Eve…RMDRC will close at 3:00pm


Jan 1, Fri…New Year’s Day…RMDRC will be closed




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