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.


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… – Join us on our outdoor plaza for a fun filled day with your friends and family and enjoy the following booths: Alliance for Kids-Brochures, pens, magnets and tatoo’s of dinosaurs, bears and insects, Belinda Binette-Seed packets, seashells, rocks, fossils, bird houses and turquois inlay jewelry, Cool Science-Will have some fun experiments for you to try with solar telescopes and mirrors, Corbin Hillam Design-Chalk Painting, Colorado Springs Rocket Society-Learn about model rockets. Carmen’s Food Truck-Quesadillas, breakfast burritos, nacho’s, hot dogs/chips, Cuban sandwich and plantain chips, Gatorades., Cave of the Winds Mountain Park-Geology lab and introduction to Caves, Eleven Mile State Park-Discover the wildlife of Mueller State Park with skulls and skins. Teller County Fire Department– Will have their Fire Engine for all visitors to explore, Ft. Carson-Will have a Humvee present for the kids to climb on and talk to the soldiers, Florissant Fossil Beds-Shale splitting for fossils, Masonic Lodges of Teller County-Child fingerprinting and child ID kit, Flash and Thelma and Homeward Bound Hedgies Hedgehog Rescue-Live Hedgehogs, Girl Scouts-Information table and boat crafting, Macaroni Kids-Kids crafts, watercolor butterflies, Maid of Paint-Face Painting, Nursing & therapy Services of Colorado-Spin Art, John Patterson-Gem/Rock Collector, PBS-Information handouts and children activities, Peak Vista – Healthcare information, Rocky Mountain Wildlife Foundation-Live Wolves, DRC-Rock panning, Riverside Studios-Animal/nature art and jewelry, Top Banana Events-Balloon Art, Ute Pass Ambulance Service-Will have an ambulance here for your to explore, Wings and Warriors-Service dogs. Further details will be added. Keep checking our website for updates.

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 DayOne 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, Sat-9:00am-4:00pmCritter 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. More Details to follow.

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-2:00pmUnsolved 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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