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.


April 28, Sat-11:00am-3:00pm…The Ketones…Two shows at 11:30am and 1:000pm.  It will be 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 12, Sat-1:00pm-2:00pm…Mother’s Day Madness…Mother’s Day Madness is coming to the DRC with hugs and kisses for all the Moms as Mother Goose (Cathy Kelsey) weaves magical stories and songs of Mother’s from Fantasy Forest. Mother Goose will be helping all the little ones make “Hand” bouquets for their Moms.

May 13, Sun-10:00am-5:00pm… Mother’s DayMother’s free with one paid adult or child admission.

May 19, Sat-11:00am-2:00pm… Mile High Bug Club will feature live, native tarantula spiders, preserved specimens of tropical insects, tools used in entomology, posters and resource materials you can take home. Bring your questions and talk to the experts!

May 28, Mon…Memorial Day…The Dinosaur Resource Center will be open from 9:00am-6:00pm.

June 16, Sat-9:00am-3:00pm…Outdoor Family Fun Day…Join the DRC for a fun filled day with your friends and family and enjoy the following booths: PBS-Dinosaur Train Activities, Corbin Hillam-Chalk Painting, Mueller State Park-Skins and skulls of Colorado Mammals, Rocky Mountain Wildlife-Live Wolves, Edible Cotton’s-Cotton Candy, Millibo Art Theater-Bubble Booth, Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue -Live Hedgehogs, John Patterson-Lessons on drawing dinosaurs for all ages, Cougars Gone Wild-Robotics Demos, Ft. Carson-Will have a Humvee present for the kids to climb on and talk to the soldiers, The Leiningers-Fun with Air, Police Officer Shannon Everhart-Police car for kids to explore and safety information, Riverside Studios-Teaching kids art, Peak Vista Community Health Centers-Kids activity table, Children’s Literacy Center, Mike’s BBQ-Burritos, sandwiches, chips, soda, corn and watermelon, Daniela’s Books-Coloring pages for kids to color, Science Matters-Activity Table, and Prarie Hill Pottery-Ceramic Ware, hands on activity for kids, Cartoons by Katie-Caricatures, Macaroni Kid-Creating dinosaur eggs, Maid of Paint-Face painting, and Pixie Dust Productions-dress up parties. Ronald McDonald Care Mobile-Offers medical and dental services for children under the age of 21. Further details will be added. Keep checking our website for updates.

June 17, Sun-10:00am-5:00pm…Father’s Day…Father’s get in free with one paid adult or child admission.

July 4, Wed-9:00am-6:00pm…Military Appreciation Day…1/2 off regular admission with active or retired Military I.D.

 July 7, Sat-9:00am-4:00pm…Art and Craft Fair Get ready for a fun filled day with your friends and family and enjoy the wonderful art and food booths. Edible Cotton’s-Cotton Candy, HotShoe BBQ-Barbeque, Ute Inn-Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and soda., Teresa Johnson-Notecards, jewelry, dreamcatchers, tote bags.,  John Patterson-Lessons on drawing dinosaurs for all ages, Sheri Reichert-Paintings, décor, bird houses, wire art., Piney Hill Soap-Handmade soap and bath bombs, Taylor Made Arts and Lapidary-Custom stone jewelry, Riverside Studios-Animal/nature art and jewelry, Daniel’s Books-Coloring books, cards, colored prints., Dolly Red Design-Bow holders, towel scarfs, potholders, tissue box covers., Prarie Hill Pottery-Ceramic Ware, Cartoons by Katie-Caricatures, Connie Buchanan-Handcrafted vintage fork and spoon art jewelry, hats., Macaroni Kid-Craft table, Nancy Dillon-Crocheted necklaces, chenille potholders, baby quilts., Bearma’s Blessings-Hand-made greeting cards, bookmarks, gift tags, etc., Wayne’s Rustic Creations-Rustic woodworking and string art, Maid of Paint-Face painting, Spirit Wolf Studio-Deer and Elk leather handbags, wolf art., Portraits of Nature-Nature photography on tiles, trivets, cards, prints., Earth Elements-Custom made jewelry. Further details will be added. Keep checking our website for updates.

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 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…-Further details will be added. Keep checking our website for updates.

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 22, 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 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 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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