Dinosaur Journey Temporary Exhibit

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From the days of fossil hunting by horseback, to modern 3D laser scanning… discover the fossils that made the Grand Valley a hotspot for paleontology. Explore the fossil discoveries from the Grand Valley that pushed science forward and broke through barriers. From the discovery of Brachiosaurus in 1900, the largest dinosaur known at the time, to the first ankylosaur from …

Fall Colors Tour to Plateau Valley

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Led by Max Stites of the Colorado West Land Trust The Colorado West Land Trust has arranged for this guided tour of conserved farmland in the Plateau Valley. We will be immersed in the region’s rich farming and ranching heritage while enjoying the vibrant fall foliage. The tour will stop at various points along the way as guides explain the …

A Journey through Hopi-Navajo Reservations

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(c) Amadeustx | Dreamstime.com Led by Joe Higgins The magic and uniqueness of Arizona’s Native Peoples is enchanting and awe inspiring. This journey will take us onto the Hopi and Navajo reservations where we will travel into Canyon de Chelly, view exclusive rock art sites, explore the culture of the Hopi, stop at historic trading posts, and stay at the …

Earth Science Lecture Series

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Come learn about the history behind the scenery of the Western Slope. We’ve partnered with scientists from across the region (and the country) to present information about the geology, geography, and paleontology of our spectacular landscapes. Learn about Ice Age animals, deep-time minerals, cannibal dinosaurs, and much more. Lectures will take place in the newly-upgraded Dinosaur Journey auditorium and are …

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day 2019

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Our museum sites will provide free admission to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday September 21, 2019 as part of the 15th annual Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums. Museum Day tickets are available for download here. Visitors who …

Winter Hours Begin

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From October 1-April 30 Dinosaur Journey Museum Monday-Saturday • 10 am-4 pm Sunday • Noon-4 pm   Museum of the West Tuesday-Saturday • 10 am-4 pm Closed Sunday and Monday   Cross Orchards Historic Site Open through October • 9 am-4 pm Grand Junction Farm and Ranch Market – F.A.R.M. – open through October 26, Wednesday and Saturday mornings • …

F.A.R.M.

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Farm and Ranch Market (F.A.R.M.) A farm and ranch market run by farmers and ranchers to bring high quality, local produce to the Grand Valley community. FARM works with the Museums of Western Colorado (MWC) to celebrate the heritage of the past, while enjoying today’s delicious harvest.   F.A.R.M. brings you the finest fruits, veggies, melons, meats, and more, all …

F.A.R.M.

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Farm and Ranch Market (F.A.R.M.) A farm and ranch market run by farmers and ranchers to bring high quality, local produce to the Grand Valley community. FARM works with the Museums of Western Colorado (MWC) to celebrate the heritage of the past, while enjoying today’s delicious harvest.   F.A.R.M. brings you the finest fruits, veggies, melons, meats, and more, all …

Free Tuesday!

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Admission is FREE at the Museum of the West on October 8 for City of Grand Junction residents. Proof of residence is required.