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.


Aug 3, Sat-9:00am-3:00pmCritter Rescue Roundup…Join us on our outdoor plaza for this annual event. The following booths will be here: AARF-Dog Rescue, AWR Cat Tails Rescue, Inc.-Cat Rescue, Belinda & Bo-Dog-Collars, paintings, photography, turquoise inlay of animal tracks in wood, Centennial Chinese Shar Pei Club-Education on the Chinese Shar Pei, Colorado Greyhound Adoptions-Greyhound Rescue, Colorado Basenji Rescue-Rescue Group, Carmen’s-Food Service, Flash & Thelma/Homeward Bound Hedgies-Live Hedgehogs, HemoSolutions-Animal blood bank, John Patterson-Lessons on drawing dinosaurs and landscapes. Original art work for sale, Macaroni Kids-Pet Craft Table, Maid of Paint-Face Painting, Nu Venture LLC-3D wildlife animal prints, Piney Hills Soap-Pine needle baskets, Tree of Life, dog statues and animal salt/pepper holders, Riverside Studios-Original art and sculptures, Rocky Mountain Collie and Sheltie Rescue-Rescue Group, Rocky Mountain Wildlife-Live Wolves, TCRAS-Rescue Group, Wings and Warriors-Leashes, keychains, wood art and information on service dogs. Adopt an animal and receive free admissions for a family of four to the museum to be used at a later date. Further details will be added. Keep checking our website for updates.

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. After the concert, there will be an instrument “Petting Zoo” where the children will be able to try out several different instruments to see where their talents lie. Please join us for this exciting program.

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-2:00pmUnsolved Science Mysteries…Science Matters needs your help to solve the Unsolved Science Mystery! Use forensic science skills to solve the mystery and become a Chemical Detective! Create your own Chemical Detective Kit, lift and identify crime scene fingerprints, reveal secret messages, and discover more forensic science techniques used in crime scene investigations. You will become a Science Super Sleuth!

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-3:00pmHalloween 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 WestCome 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 Day½ off of regular admission with active or retired Military I.D

Nov 16, Sat., 1:00am-3:00pm…Eleven Mile State Park RangerPark Ranger Kasey McClurg will have a hands-on, family centered presentation for all ages to enjoy.

Nov 28, Thurs…Thanksgiving…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed.

Dec 14th, Sat…1:00pm-3:00pmYou Better Watch OutSanta 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 & 21st11:00am-2:00pm….Santa and the DinosMake 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 Day2 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.



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