Upcoming events….please check back often for more detailed updates!
NOTE: Calendar subject to change. Please check again prior to attending an event.
Jan 28, Sat 9:30am-12:00pm…Steve Veatch’s Basic Paleontology Course…This course aims to provide a practical introduction to paleontology-the study of ancient life forms preserved as fossils. The class will focus on the use of fossils as indicators of ancient environments. Join Steve and explore the lost worlds where dinosaurs once ruled supreme. Everyone gets a certificate of completion, and a resource CD to take home. Class is from 9:30am-12:00pm. 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.
Feb 4, Sat 1:00pm-3:00pm…Bricks 4 Kidz… A hands on learning experience using Lego bricks with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) theme. It will be a multi-sensory and imaginative learning experience with kits that are full of gears, axles, pulleys, pins, lesson and model plans.
Feb 18, Sat 1:00pm-2:00pm…Pueblo Zoo visits DRC…Meet some of the animals from the Pueblo Zoo. Learn all about them by asking questions of their keepers and yes, you can pet some of them. It is a great chance to get up close with these animals and take some great pictures…so bring your camera!
Mar 11, Sat 9:00am-6:00pm… FREE Scout Day…All scouts and their leaders, IN UNIFORM, will be admitted FREE. 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. The Air Force Academy “Physics is Phun” from 10:00am-4:00pm with shows at 11:30am and 2:00pm. Let’s have some fun with electricity, magnetism, angular momentum and temperature/air pressure. There will be interactive activities and a question/answer period in between shows. Artist John Patterson from 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 Civil Air Patrol Cadets from 10:00am-4:00pm will be helping Boy Scouts earn their merit badges in Aviation and Space Exploration. Build and launch rockets, learn about Robert Goddard who was an American engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor who is credited with creating and building the world’s first liquid-fueled rocket. Or, you can fly in one of their Flight Simulators. COSROCS from 10:00am-4:00pm learn about rockets with experts in the field. Learn how model rocketry can propel you onto a path towards a career in Science, Engineering or Aerospace. Model rockets will be on display, as well as multimedia presentations. The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge from 10:00am-4:00pm explore several plaster cast dig boxes and meet Molly their robotic triceratops. Come on up and enjoy FREE Scouts day at the Dinosaur Resource Center!
Apr 11, 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 16, Sun…Easter…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed. We will re-open on Monday, April 17th.
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 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 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…More details coming soon…
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…
Oct 14, 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 4, 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.