dinosaur museum

What’s Happening?

Due to the statewide shutdown issued by Gov. Polis we are closed until April 11th.  Please watch our website for updated information and events.

Upcoming events…please check back often for more detailed updates!

NOTE: Calendar subject to change. Please check again prior to attending an event.

2020

Apr 12, Sun…Easter…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed for Easter.

Apr 25, Sat., 1:00pm-2:00pm…Crushed by Air…Science Matters…Did you know that every second of everyday you have an elephant worth of weight on your shoulders? You don’t notice it, but it’s always there and it is caused by AIR! The air around us is always pushing on us with almost 15 pounds on every square inch of our body. We are literally being crushed by AIR. Come see the science behind this natural and everyday phenomenon. Have FUN and learn interesting facts about the air that surrounds us!

May 9, Sat., 1:00pm-2:00pm…Storigami…Join Denise Gard and her famous Border Collie Joey and discover how the ancient art of storytelling is combined with origami. Create 2-3 masterpieces to take home. You and your child will be mesmerized as you do this craft and see shapes emerge as you put them in a story. This is the art of storytelling through the use of paper. What a fun use of your imagination! Be sure to come at the start of the class so you do not miss anything!

May 10, Sun., 10:00am-5:00pm…Mother’s Day…Mother’s get in free with one paid adult or child admission.

May 23, Sat., 1:00pm-3:00pm…Critters that still dominate the oceans today…DRC is proud to offer a special exhibit of more than 60 species of sea creatures that lived in this area during the Pennsylvanian age (between 318-295 million years ago). This was before the time of dinosaurs and our part of Colorado was covered by a shallow sea. Most of the critters that lived in our ocean back then were small and simple like snails, clams, sea urchins, worms, sponges and corals, but there were also sharks and relatives of the octopus and squid. Some have living descendants and others are completely extinct today. Come, look, touch and ask questions of Paul Combs who is a member of the Lake George Gem and Mineral Club. Paul will be giving free pieces of petrified wood out as long as it lasts. Handouts to take home will also be available.

May 25, Mon., 9:00am-6:00pm…Memorial Day…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be open.

June 20, Sat., 10:00am-3:00pm…Outdoor Family Fun Day…Details will be added as we receive them.

June 21, Sun., 10:00am-5:00pm…Father’s Day…Father’s get in free with one paid adult or child admission.

Jun 27, Sat., 11:00am-2:00pm…Billy Bass…Steve Leininger…What makes Billy Bass sing and move with the music?  Let’s take him apart and see what is inside! Can we “hack” Billy so that we can make him do what we want him to do? See the tools and techniques used to disassemble, explore and modify toys! You will have a fun time with “Billy” learning something about toys that seem to move under their own power.

July 4, Sat., 9:00am-6:00pm…Military Appreciation Day…One half off of regular admission with active or retired Military I.D.

Jul 11, Sat., 9:00am-3:00pm…Outdoor Arts & Crafts Fair…Details will be added as we receive them

Jul 18, Sat., 10:00am-4:00pm…Jul 19, Sun., 11:00am-3:00pm…Trains, Trains, Trains… The Pikes Peak Division of the National Model Railroad Association will be here with a great opportunity to learn about model trains. Bring your camera and join us for this very fun and unique event. Sat., 07/18 – 10am-4pm, Sun., 07/19 – 11am-3pm.

Aug 1, Sat., 9:00am-3:00pm…Critter Rescue Roundup Join us on our outdoor plaza for this annual event. We will have many animal rescue and support groups attending. Adopt an animal and receive 4 free admissions to the museum to be used at a later date. More Details will be added as we receive them.

Aug 22, Sat., 1:00pm-2:00pm…Wag that Tail…Denise Gard and her famous Border Collie Joey, along with her new puppy Kira will be presenting “Wag that Tail”. There will be stories that make you bark, leap and beg for more! Join us for a program that is action packed and full of dog tricks. We will be looking for you! After the show make a paper bag dog craft to take home with you.

Sept 7, Mon., 9:00am-6:00pm…Labor Day…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be open.

Oct 3, Sat., 10:00am-3:00pm…Fun with Science…Join the DRC for a fun filled day with various science tables for you to explore. More details will be added as we receive them.

Nov 11, Wed., 9:00am-6:00pm…Veteran’s Day One half off of regular admission with active or retired Military I.D.

Nov 26, Thurs…Thanksgiving…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closed.

Dec 5, Sat., 1:00pm-2:00pm…WOW Science…Science Matters…Ever wonder how to make bubbles or watch styrofoam disappear? You can learn the answer to these questions, plus make Elephant’s toothpaste, check out the forces of a wind tunnel and shoot off an Air Zooka. Bring your camera and questions and get ready for a lot of FUN!

Dec 24, Thurs…9:00am-3:00pm…Christmas Eve…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closing at 3:00pm on Christmas Eve.

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

Dec 31, Thurs., 9:00am-3:00pm…New Year’s Eve…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be closing at 3:00pm on New Year’s Eve.

 

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