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Morrison Natural History Museum

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Address: 501 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-3001
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+1 303-697-1873
10:00 - 16:00
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This museum offers hands-on exhibits for children .

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Kids LOVE this place!

This is a fun afternoon you can spend with your kids. Dinosaurs galore! It's informative and interactive. The guided tours are fun and very interesting. There are a few live... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Morrison, Colorado
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Morrison, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fun afternoon you can spend with your kids. Dinosaurs galore! It's informative and interactive. The guided tours are fun and very interesting. There are a few live reptiles (like Jimmy the snake) which are in low cases for easing viewing for the kids. If the timing is right, Jimmy can be held by a ranger for the... More 

Thank BDHammond
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Wow. What a gem! We even got yo see them uncovering a tooth in the rock. A real dinosaur tooth being exposed for the first time! Great place, two floors of hands on experience. Small but packed with interesting displays and heads and legs. Kids will love as well as adults. Really wonderful. $8 for adults and kids $6. Go!!

Thank KateH20
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We took our 8 year old son who loves Dinosaurs and he loved it Morrison Natural History Museum. The museum is on the small side but the exhibits they do have are impressive. Be sure to take one of the tours and stop in the lab where they are conducting ongoing research!

Thank Robert T
Parker, Colorado
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This place is small but it's packed full of fantastic displays, art, fossils and bones. If that wasn't enough we were able to watch them feed the reptiles and a wonderful informative tour guide was included! Lauren was amazing, we learned SO much and had a great time! From the time we walked in until we left we felt like... More 

Thank Kelley O
Barrington, Illinois
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

After a morning hike at Red Rock Park and lunch in the little town of Morrison, we stumbled on this jewel of a museum. Small and unassuming outside, fabulous exhibits and awesome staff inside. The entry fee included a personal tour, who would have thought. Doug was our guide. He spent over an hour showing us around and amazing us... More 

1 Thank Sue H
Northglenn, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We went on a cold fall day and were pleasantly surprised. Our guide, Fritz, was extremely knowledgeable, and spent nearly two hours showing us around. Also at the museum was Dr. Bob Bakker, one of the foremost paleontologists in the world. Dr. Bakker showed us a small skull on which he was examining the brain cavity. Dr. Bakker's books were... More 

Thank SwedishSafari
Minot, North Dakota, United States
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Great selection for a small museum, with plenty of hands on stuff for kids inside if the dig outside is closed for winter or weather, and the tour is actually worth your time.

Thank Jonathan A
Littleton, Colorado
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113 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

I went last week with my 4 year old son to a birthday party there, and it is amazing! They have the first ever baby stegosaurus foot print and so many more unique fossils. There is even a room where you can help them clean out new fossils.

1 Thank Lauren B
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

While driving the scenic byways and stopping in the town of Morrison I decided to follow the signs to the local history Museum. I did not know what to expect! Sharon was my tour guide and she was a delight. It was great to learn about the Jurassic history of the region. I learned so much. As someone who has... More 

Thank Audrey J
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I had seen this museum a few times and was driving past with nothing to do so I stop in. Very cool place and very informative about the area and what they have found. You can touch almost all the fossils and there are even some reptiles you can pet! Tour guide was very informative.

Thank Matt W

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