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Morrison Natural History Museum

501 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-3001
+1 303-697-1873
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An incredible opportunity to interact with the past

This small museum is a gem! Make sure to book an appointment for a tour with the highly educated... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DRS69
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Colorado
Amazing, hands on experience for wanna-be paleontologists!

In this small but amazing museum, there are unique fossils and displays. I highly recommend going... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
lorihaubert
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This museum offers hands-on exhibits for children .
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“dinosaur ridge” (12 reviews)
“guided tour” (13 reviews)
“t rex” (5 reviews)
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501 Highway 8, Morrison, CO 80465-3001
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"love dinosaurs"
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"paleontologist"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This small museum is a gem! Make sure to book an appointment for a tour with the highly educated and informative staff members who will give you a truly educational experience in dinosaurs and fossils. Touch history! What a treat!

Thank DRS69
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

In this small but amazing museum, there are unique fossils and displays. I highly recommend going on a guided tour. It provides a lot of additional information which really added depth to our visit. A favorite part was helping to work on a real rock...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Friendly and educated guides - they made it all interesting and the kids said the learned a lot. They enjoyed the lab where they allow visitors to drill into rock to get an idea of how fossils are found. The hands on approach is good...More

Thank Jim R
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

If you are a dinosaur lovers or simply just curious about it, this is for you. The guided tour was great and the lady was lovely. The pieces they hold are unique! I would recommended ot for sure!

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a museum! From the outside it looks like a rather large lodge but inside it houses great examples such as T-Rex, stegosaurus & allosaurus skulls. We opted to do the guided tour and it was amazing, definitely worth it. Our guide was so...More

Thank Amelia C
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

If you love dinosaurs, this small museum is definitely worth a visit, and it is just minutes away from Dinosaur Ridge, which is also worth visiting. In addition to apatosaurus, triceratops, and stegosaurus fossils and trace fossils, the museum has several research-quality casts, including casts...More

1  Thank ScottH190
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

It is a smaller museum but we learned so much! Our tour guide was excellent! Very informative. There is a lot to see and learn about. You even get to try your hand with the tools on a rock with fossils. A very cool experience....More

1  Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

From the outside, it doesn't look very big, and I have to admit, I had my doubts. We went in and went on the tour, and it was wonderful!! Our tour guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Our whole family learned a lot dinosaurs, and...More

Thank hunnydahl
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

There are only 6 known TRex skulls on the planet. We were allowed to touch one at the Morrison Natural History Museum. The tour guide was fabulous, their collection amazing. Don't miss out on this gem.

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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The dinosaurs they feature are strictly from the area. We were able to take a guided tour and while our guide was young he knew his stuff! I wouldn't recommend going here without a tour. There is not much to guide you along otherwise. My...More

Thank Alicia M
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GrantsMom12
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Response from goldmustang | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your question. There is a paleo-style rock garden in front of the museum building, although I've not seen anyone digging in it. There is also ongoing 'digging' of already unearthed specimens (clearing the matrix... More
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