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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.


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 suit 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 28, Sun-1:15pm-2:30pm…Morris Dancers…Morris dancing is from the southern coastal region of England and the dances are usually performed by a set of six dancers. The dancers clash sticks or wave handkerchiefs as they perform the figures of the dance. Bells on their legs jingle as they move. Morris dancing dates back at least five hundred years in England. Its origins are unknown, but may be related to seasonal observances intended to wake up the earth in spring, ensure good crops and animals, and strong ale.  We do know that some of the earliest records of Morris dancing show that Churches would host a team of Morris dancers who would dance at festivals where the Church sold the ale they made.  This will be the 37th year that Morris dancers from across the Midwest and beyond will be gathering together on Memorial Weekend to celebrate this venerable performance tradition. The Midwest Morris Ale is a travelling event and this will be the 5th time Colorado has been the host. Morris dancers by the busload will be giving public performances at various locations in Woodland Park over the Memorial Weekend. 

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…

DRC Rock Panning-Pan for some cool rocks
The After School University-Tutoring information
Corbin Hillam-Chalk Painting
John Patterson-Dinosaur Drawings
Lee Patterson-Background Music
Science Matters-Slime Table
COSROCS Rocket Society- Learn about Rockets
National Museum of WWII Aviation-Paper Rockets and aviation history
Rocky Mountain Wildlife-Live Wolves
Mueller State Park-Skins and Skulls of Colorado Mammals
Peak Vista Community Health Centers-Activity Table
EmergiCare Medical Clinics-Activity Table
Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue- Live Hedgehogs
Top Banana-Balloon Art
Penrose-St.Francis Health Services-Bike and Home Safety
Edible Cotton-Cotton Candy
Wings and Warriors-Dog Training
Ute Inn-Local Food
The Leininger’s-Fun with Air Experiments
The Pebble Pups-Kids Activities
Teller County Fire Department-Firetruck and handouts
Maid of Paint-Face Painting
Cripple Creek Masonic Temple-Child Fingerprinting and ID kits
Fort Carson-Soldiers and a Humvee
Police Office Shannon Everhart- Police Car and safety handouts
Cool Science-Giant Soap Bubble Experiments
The Pueblo Railway-Activity Table
Colorado Odyssey of the Mind-Activity Table
The Resource Exchange-Activity Table
Florissant Fossil Quarry-Shale Splitting
Cave of the Winds-Geolab
Department of Social Services Teller County-Recruiting Foster/Adoptive Families
Colorado Odyssey of the Mind-Giant Jenga Game

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…

Teresa Johnson-Notecards, Jewelry, Dreamcatchers and Tote Bags

Baskets by Renee-Hand Woven Pine Needle Baskets

Top Banana-Balloon Art

Edible Cotton’s-Cotton Candy

Taylor Made Arts and Lapidary-Custom Stone Jewelry

Spirit Wolf Studio-Deer and Elk Leather Handbags and Wolf Art

Aspen Ridge Candles-Luxury Lotion Candles

Wings and Warriors-Service Dog Training and Handmade Crafts

John Patterson-Dinosaur and Animal Artwork

Maid of Paint-Face Painting

Leather and Feathers-Southwestern Art

NT Sliders- Navajo Tacos and Indian Fry Bread

Dragonfly Dew-Natural Skin Care Products and Aromatherapy

L2J Works-Illustrative Dino Art

Dillon & Nattarika Collection-Sterling Silver Jewelry with Natural Gemstones

Lords House of Treasures-Copper and Stone Design Jewelry

Designing Dreams Jewelry-Jewelry made of Gems, Wire, and Petrified Wood

Riverside Studios-Animal/Nature Art and Jewelry

Earthy Designs-Cutting Boards, Pens, Duck Calls, Plants

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-10:00am-3:00pm…Critter Rescue RoundupWe have many exciting booths lined up for you to enjoy and learn …

NT Sliders- Burgers and Hot Dogs (Saturday Only)

Edible Cotton’s-Cotton Candy

Nature’s Educators-Wild Bird Program

Maid of Paint-Face Painting

Spirit Wolf Energetics-Holistic Therapy for Pets

Breeder Release Adoption Services-Rescue Group

Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue, Inc.-Rescue Group

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo-Various Animals

Rocky Mountain Wildlife-Live Wolves

HemoSolutions-Animal Blood Bank

Riverside Studios-Animal/Nature Art and Jewelry

Awesome Kitty Towers-Kitty Furniture

Galgo Rescue International Network-Plight of Spanish Grayhounds in Spain

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!

Sept 4, Mon-Labor Day…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be open on Labor Day from 9:00am-6:00pm

Sept 23, Sat-11:00am-3:00pm…Mini Catapult Workshop…Join Cool Science to learn about one of the earliest weapons of warfare by engineering your own solid wood mini-catapult. All materials will be provided. They will also provide plenty of marshmallow ammunition for you to test out before taking it home so you can continue customizing your project. This is a “drop-in” workshop, but the longer you are here the more you can learn and have fun!

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 Science…1:00pm-3:00pm….Science Matters will take you through the science behind the excitement of HALLOWEEN! You will see a cauldron of bubbling dry ice, disappearing ink, disappearing fire, flowers that change color whenever you want them to, a foaming juice potion and a Phoenix rising from the ashes. You will also make glow in the dark slime to take home. After the show, which starts promptly at 1:00pm, you will have a parade through the museum and prizes will be given for the Best Dinosaur costume, the most Creative costume, the Funniest costume and the Scariest costume. Treat bags will be given at the end of the awards approximately at 3:00pm.

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 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…2 children, ages 12 and under, will receive FREE admission with one paid regular priced adult admission. Have fun learning from these great booths:

Natures Educators – 10:00am-4:00pm – Live birds of prey and reptiles
Flash & Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue – 10:00am-4:00pm – Live hedgehogs
The Money Museum – 10:00am-4:00pm – Money exhibit
John Patterson – 10:00am-4:00pm – Dinosaur, astronomy and landscape art
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – 11:00am-3:00pm – Variety of live animals for you to meet and greet.


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.

















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