Morrison Natural History Museum

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The Morrison Natural History Museum is a natural history museum located in Morrison, Colorado. The exhibits include several dinosaur fossils that were found nearby.

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Aug 22, 2023
This is a nice little museum, but I wouldn't call it a must-do. You have to go through with a tour guide. Our guide was nice, but went through the museum very slowly (we could've done it in 15 minut… Full review by triplover42
Aug 13, 2023
Wow! We went to Dinosaur Ridge and another person on the tour told us about this museum so we gave it a try. We are so glad that we did! It was extremely educational and hands on, which is always … Full review by kates5283
Jun 25, 2023
This was an amazing adventure!! The young man who led the tour is extremely passionate about his work as a paleontologist and archeologist. I have never been a dinosaur/ fossil person. I live rocks, … Full review by Richelle W
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Established:1989

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Are you still able to help with the "digging" in the winter? Looking for something to do for a few hours on Sunday afternoon, …
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Are you still able to help with the "digging" in the winter? Looking for something to do for a few hours on Sunday afternoon, and my son would LOVE to get to dig for dino bones...
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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 …
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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 around larger fossils, as an Allosaurus skull has been worked about 1/2 way from its sandstone) but these are done by adults, usually paleontologists like Dr. Robert Bakker on Saturdays. Less than two miles north, at the west side of Dinosaur Ridge, there are still fossils in the quarry that you can readily see. These have been purposely left exposed for anyone to observe, but there are not efforts to dig them out further. Depending on your son's age, Dinosaur Ridge has kid- friendly dig pits (2) where younger kids can 'unearth' a mock-up life-size fossil of a duckbill dinosaur, as well as a sand pit to find small sharks' teeth, fossil shells, and the like. For teens and older, both facilities have scheduled activities: check their websites. You can give the the Ridge a call at 303 697-3466, 10am-4pm. Hope this helps.
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Can I get my fingerprints taken at the Morrison Police Department?
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The Morrison Police Department does not currently provide fingerprinting services. Please contact our neighboring law enforcement agencies to find fingerprinting services near you.
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