Upcoming events…please check back often for more detailed updates!
NOTE: Calendar subject to change. Please check again prior to attending an event.
Mar 30, 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!
Apr 6, Sat., 11:00am-2:00pm…St. Mary’s High School…Bobsled racing is an exciting winter sport where racers zip down icy tracks, often at speeds over 90 mph. In this hands-on activity, created by Museum of Science in Boston, you will build mini bobsleds out of soap dishes and race them down rain gutters, learning about center of mass, gravity, friction and drag resistance.
Apr 21, Sun., 10:00am-5:00pm…Easter…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed for Easter.
Apri 27, Sat.,11:00am-3:00pm…Nature’s Educator’s…The DRC is proud to present Nature’s Educator’s and their live birds of prey show at 1:00pm with a before and after questions and answer period and a meet and greet period. Learn what raptors and dinosaurs have in common and learn the personal stories of these marvelous birds.
May 4, Sat., 1:00pm-2:00pm…Star Wars…Science Matters presents a program that follows Luke Skywalker, Princess Leah, and all their galactic counterparts through the Star Wars movies. It will include a foggy dry ice beginning, flash and fire, flying rings of air, a column of fire and more. Join us to learn Force behind the science of Star Wars.
May 12, Sun., 10:00am-5:00pm…Mother’s Day…Mother’s get in free with one paid adult or child admission.
May 18, Sat-11:00am-2:00pm…The Keytones…A marriage of interactive science and pop music. Bring your camera and join in the fun of science themed songs along with amazing science demonstrations.
May 27, Mon., 9:00am – 6:00pm…Memorial Day…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be open.
June 15, Sat., 9:00am-3:00pm…Outdoor Family Fun Day… – Details to follow
June 16, Sun., 10:00am-5:00pm…Father’s Day….Father’s get in free with one paid adult or child admission.
June 29, Sat., 11:00am-2:00pm…Mile High Bug Club…What good are insects and spiders? The Mile High Bug Club will be at the DRC to answer that question and display living and preserved insects and arachnids. They will have take-home freebies for all visitors. They will also have signed copies of the “Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America” and “Insects Did it First” for sale.
Jul 4, Thurs., 9:00am-6:00pm…Military Appreciation Day…One half off of regular admission with active or retired Military I.D.
Jul 6, Sat., 9:00am-4:00pm…Arts & Crafts Fair… More details to follow
July 20, Sat-10:00am-4:00pm and July 21, Sun-10:00am-3:00pm…Pikes Peak Division of the National Model Railroad Association…Here is a great opportunity to learn about model trains. Bring your camera and join us at DRC for this very FUN and UNIQUE event.
Aug 3 and 4, Sat-9:00am-4:00pm-Sun-10:00am-3:00pm …Critter Rescue Roundup…Join us on our outdoor plaza for this annual event. We have many animal rescue and support groups attending. Adopt an animal and receive free admissions for a family of four to the museum to be used at a later date. Sat., 08/03 9am-4pm, Sun., 08/04 10am-3pm. Check out our website for more in-depth details.
Aug 17, Sat., 1:00pm-3:00pm…Chamber Orchestra of the Springs…13 musicians will perform a work entitled “Tyrannosaurus Sue” by renown composer Bruce Adolphe. The music will follow the life of Sue on her journey searching for food, chasing a Parasaurolphus and battling a Triceratops. This will all be with narration. They will also play a few short arrangements from “Jurassic World”. This will be a program that combines classical music and dinosaur history. They will also have a “Petting Zoo” which lets the children try many different instruments after the performance of the chamber orchestra.
Sept 2, Mon., 9:00am – 6:00pm…Labor Day…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be open.
Sept 21, Sat., 11:00am-2:00pm…Pikes Peak BeeKeepers Association… Hear all about BEES and their wonderful product…Honey! See these fascinating creatures at work and taste their honey. Ask questions of local bee keepers (from the Pikes Peak BeeKeepers Association) and find out what you can do to help the bees survive. Learn about the job of a beekeeper and how very important it is to all of us. “Buzz” on over and have a fun and informative time with us.
Sept 28, 1:00pm-2:00pm…Unsolved Science by Science Matters…More Details to follow.
Oct., 5th, Sat., 9:00am-3:00pm…Fun with Science Day….Join the DRC for a fun filled day with various science tables for you to explore. More Details to follow.
Oct., 26th, Sat., 1:00pm-3:00pm…Halloween Magic Show…. Magic by Larry Scott brings you an event of Mystifying Magical entertainment suitable for the whole family. Kids will get to make a craft to take home after the show. Come in costume and parade through the museum for prizes for the Best Dinosaur costume, Most Creative costume, The Funniest costume and the Scariest costume. Bring your camera and imagination and come prepared for a very interactive Halloween show! Treat bags will be given to each child at the end of the program.
Nov 2, Sat., 1:00am-2:00pm…A Wacky Wild West…Come to the DRC to hear the tale about Jack and the Giant. This is going to be a western version of that story with a cattle rustler, trick dogs and a magic lasso! Grab yourself up a good seat to watch Border Collie’s Sienna and Joey outsmart the wicked Giant, and then listen to some more tales about the Wild Wooley West! After the show make a “Magic Bean Collage Craft” to take home.
Nov 11, Mon., 10:00am-5:00pm…Veteran’s Day…½ off of regular admission with active or retired Military I.D
Nov 28, Thurs…Thanksgiving…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed.
Dec 14th, Sat…1:00pm-3:00pm…You Better Watch Out…Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus 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 DRC at 12:30pm. The show starts at 1:00pm. After the show you get to help Mrs. Claus make a Reindeer to take home. There will be treat bags given out at the end of the show.
Dec., 16th & 21st…11:00am-2:00pm….Santa and the Dinos…Make a trip to the Dinosaur Resource Center to visit with Santa and the Dinosaurs! We will have our craft table available to make an ornament for our Christmas tree as well as one for yourselves. Join us for some Christmas fun!
Dec 24, Tues…Christmas Eve…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closing at 3:00pm on Christmas Eve.
Dec 25, Wed…Christmas Day…Happy Holidays!!! The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed on Christmas day. We will re-open on Wednesday, Dec. 26th.
Dec 27, Fri…9:00am-6:00pm…Kids FREE Day…2 children, ages 12 and under, will receive FREE admission with one paid regular priced adult admission. Join the DRC for a fun filled day with various activity tables for you to explore. More Details to follow.
Dec 31, Tues…Christmas Eve…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closing at 3:00pm on New Year’s Eve.