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.


Oct 29, Sat 11:30pm-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. From 10:00-4:00 we will feature the following:  Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue will be here with their hedgehogs. Learn about these adorable creatures which are the oldest living live bearing mammals. They were here with the dinosaurs and still thriving!  The Space Foundation will be demonstrating “infrared technology”. It is not only one of the newest things happening in science but it is used by animals. Reptiles can “see” in infrared, which allows them to spot prey in the dark or behind foliage. See how it works and get a hands on demonstration illuminating how hot you really are! Join Professor Steven Veatch in a hands on demonstration and help peel back the layers of time. Work with Ice Age fossils from a Columbian mammoth to tiny Ice Age fossils. Help reconstruct a mammoth with everyday materials to understand how big they were. The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge will have a booth where you can explore several plaster cast dig boxes as well as decorate a T.rex to take home. John Patterson will have Dinosaur art lessons and demonstrations. So come on up and have a fun day at the DRC!


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.




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