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.


 July 21, Sat-10:00am-4:00pm and July 22, Sun-10:00am-3:00pm…Pikes Peak Division of the National Model Railroad Association…Here is a great opportunity to learn about trains and to PLAY! Bring your camera and join us at DRC for this very FUN and UNIQUE event.

Aug 4, Sat-9:00am-4:00pm and Aug 5, Sun-10:00am-3:00pm…Critter Rescue Roundup…Join us on our outdoor plaza for this 13th annual event. The following booths will be here:  HotShoe BBQ-Barbeque, S & S Concessions-Hot Dogs. New York style push cart with umbrella., Nature’s Educators-Wild bird program, Rocky Mountain Wildlife-Live Wolves, Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue-Live Hedgehogs, John Patterson-Lessons on drawing dinosaurs for all ages, AARF-Dog Rescue, Macaroni Kid-Pet craft table, LulaRoe Sunrays-Comfortable and stylish clothing, Creatrix Crone Creations-Designer and assorted animal themed quilted items, craft items, and doggie wear, Rocky Mountain Collie and Sheltie Rescue-Rescue group, Breeder Release Adoption Services-Rescue group, HemoSolutions-Animal blood bank, Nu Venture LLC-3D Wildlife animal prints, TCRAS-Rescue group, Saving Dobermankind-Doberman rescue, Colorado Greyhound Adoptions-Greyhound rescue, The Misfits Dog Rescue-Dog rescue, AWR Cat Tails Rescue Inc-Cat rescue, Centennial Chinese Shar Pei Club-Education on the Chinese Shar Pei (Sunday only), Maid of Paint-Face painting, Art by Mary Reed-Scarves & clothing, Dino art & pastels, KTD Customs-Wooden plaques with animal related drawings., Lukas My Love-Handmade animal jewelry and keychains. Adopt an animal and receive 4 free admissions to the museum to be used at a later date. Participants will be added to the website as they sign up.

Aug 25, Sat-11:00am-3:00pm…Pikes Peak Bee Keepers AssociationHear all about BEES and their wonderful product…Honey! See these fascinating creatures at work and taste their honey. Ask questions of local bee keeper Suzanne Kraus and find out what you can do to help the bees survive. Learn about their lives and the job of a bee keeper. Suzanne will be here to answer all of your questions. So “buzz” on over and have a great time with us!

Sept 3, Mon…Labor Day…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be open from 9:00am-6:00pm.

Sept 8, Sat., 1:00pm-2:30pmColorado Wing Civil Air PatrolMajor Mary Cast director of Aerospace Education will give an introduction to the planets. Visitors will design and make a rover for the planet they pick using pretzels, gum drops, straws, toothpicks, etc.

Sept 22, Sat., 1:00pm-2:00pm…Tales from Ancient EgyptJoin us as Denise Gard and her famous Border Collies Sienna and Joey explore the pyramids. What fun!! Denise is crowned Queen of Egypt and Sienna meets an evil kitty! Do you think Joey was a Pharaoh? Bring your camera and help solve this question! After the show you can make an Egyptian craft to take home.

Nov 3, Sat-1:00pm-2:00pm… Reaction ActionYour reaction to these reactions will be awe and wonder! This program includes a genie in a bottle, burning water, the lemon shuffle, the WHOOSH bottle and more exciting and fun adventures with Science Matters.

Oct 20, Sat-9:00am-4:00pm…Fun with Science Day…Various science booths for you to explore. Further details will be added. Keep checking our website for updates.

Oct 27, Sat-1:00pm-3:00pm…It’s Stiches Time…It’s a spooky time as Stitches the scarecrow (Cathy Kelsay) shares Halloween stories and helps everyone create hanging black spiders to take home. Prizes for the Best Dinosaur costume, The Most Creative costume, the Funniest and the Scariest costumes. Parade through the museum before winning costumes are announced and treat bags for all kids at the end of the show. Get your costume, camera and imagination ready and come prepared for a very interactive Halloween show.

Nov 3, Sat-1:00pm-2:00pm… Reaction ActionYour reaction to these reactions will be awe and wonder! This program includes a genie in a bottle, burning water, the lemon shuffle, the WHOOSH bottle and more exciting and fun adventures with Science Matters.

Nov 10, Sat-11:00am-3:00pm…Nature’s Educators…Get up close to meet live birds of prey and reptiles and learn their personal stories. There will be a show at 1:00pm to learn what raptors and dinosaurs have in common. Come with your camera and lots of questions.

Nov. 11, Sun…Veterans Day…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be open from 10:00am-5:00pm.

Nov 22, Thurs…Thanksgiving…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed.

Dec 1, Sat-11:00am-2:00pm…Dissecting Billy Bass…Presented by Steve and Susanne Leininger…What makes Billy Bass sing and move with the music? Let’s take him apart and see what is inside! But wait, there’s more! Can we “hack” Billy Bass so that we can make him do what WE want him to do? See the tools and techniques used to disassembly, explore and modify toys! You will have a fun day with Billy Bass learning something about toys that seem to move under their own power.

Dec 15, Sat-12:30pm-2:30pm…Winter Wonderland…Mrs. Claus (Cathy Kelsay) returns once again to bring all her puppet friends and their special holiday stories and songs to life. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Dinosaur Resource Center at 12:30pm. The show starts 1:00pm. After the show you get to help Mrs. Claus make Santa Claus masks to take home. Treat bags will be given to all children at the end of the program.

Dec 15-20, Sat-Thurs…Santa and the Dinos…Santa will be at the Dinosaur Resource Center on the following days:
Dec 15, Sat-12:30pm-3:00pm
Dec 16, Sun-11:00am-2:00pm
Dec 17, Mon-11:00am-2:00pm
Dec 18, Tues-11:00am-2:00pm
Dec 19, Wed-11:00am-2:00pm
Dec 20, Thurs-11:00am-2:00pm

Dec 24, Mon…Christmas Eve…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closing at 3:00pm on Christmas Eve.

Dec 25, Tues…Christmas Day…Happy Holidays!!! The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed on Christmas day. We will re-open on Wednesday, Dec. 26th.

Dec 27, Thurs-9:00am-6:00pm…Kid’s Free Day…2 children, ages 12 and under, will receive FREE admission with one paid regular priced adult admission. We will have the following booths for you to enjoy: Colorado Springs Astronomical Society 10:00am-4:00pm -Will have a static Astronomy display with handouts and an activity to take home, Pikes Peak Library District 10:00am-4:00pm-Activity table, John Patterson 10:00am-4:00pm-Dinosaur, astronomy and landscape art. John will give lessons on how to draw prehistoric and modern animals, astronomy art and landscapes.

Dec 31, Mon…New Year’s Eve…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closing at 3:00pm on New Year’s Eve.

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