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Museum Mission:

Through strong stewardship and relevant programming, the Museums of Western Colorado strives to inspire the community to preserve its heritage and tell its story.

Museum Purpose:

The Museums of Western Colorado inspires people to experience and value our region through the collection and preservation of historic and fossil resources. We engage our audience through exhibitions, educational programming, research, and publications.


MWC Strategic Framework program-Moving Forward 

Museum History – Media Packet [PDF]

In The News

Click on the links below for articles, blog posts, images, and news on our programs and facilities!

KJCT coverage on Utah’s oldest dinosaur bone currently on display at Dinosaur Journey – No ifs, ands or ‘butts’ about it, Utah fossil rewriting history
KREX coverage on new exhibit at Museum of the West – Museum Adds New 1930s Postal Exhibit
KREX coverage on Spanish Colonial pistol part – 500-Year-Old Pistol Discovery
News coverage on Downtown Grand Junction Historic Buildings plaques being installed – KREX and KKCO
Local fossil ID’d as oldest dinosaur from Utah in the Moab Sun News. The fossil is at Dinosaur Journey Museum.
KJCT8 coverage – New discovery by local museum could change Spanish history
Dinosaur Journey Museum was mentioned in Vacasa‘s article The Best Fall Drives in Colorado for Your Road Trip Bucket List
Our Paleontology Expeditions program featured in Reader’s Digest5 All-American Family Vacation Ideas
Conversations@KAFM Podcast Your Public Lands: Museum-BLM Partnership
Great blog posts by travel writer Nan Miller detailing Museum of the West and Dinosaur Journey Museum and Cross Orchards Historic Site
Learn about the Museums of Western Colorado’s partnership with BLM
Watch the Dinosaur episode of Rocky Mountain PBS’s Colorado Experience
David Bailey’s research and article (originally published in Entrada, a Museums of Western Colorado publication) were featured in Spanish Traces, the national magazine for the Old Spanish Trail Association
KREX newscast and article on a rare dinosaur skull discovered by 8 year-old boy on one of our dinosaur expeditions
In This Jurassic Boneyard, It’s Not Size That Counts, a Smithsonian article on the scientific research in the Fruita Paleo Area
Denver Post’s Summer Getaways supplement features Dinosaur Journey Museum – see #10 Learn
Dig Some Dinosaur Family Fun in Grand Junction features Dinosaur Journey Museum and our Paleontology Expeditions program
A newscast on our 50th Anniversary celebration
KREX newscast on F.A.R.M.’s new home at Cross Orchards
TravelingDads.com article on the Dinosaur Diamond which includes Dinosaur Journey Museum (video)
 Outdoor Families Magazine article Exploring Colorado’s Western Side: Family adventure awaits
 Yahoo! Travel article, Dinosaur Digs, Museums, and More: 10 Places to Get Your Paleo On
 Travel Channel article, America’s Best Dinosaur Exhibits
Our Paleontology Expeditions Program featured in US Airways Magazine
Article by Gary Harmon about the recent Mid-Mesozoic Conference co-sponsored by Dinosaur Journey Museum
Blog post in Colorado Weddings Magazine featuring a wedding held at Cross Orchards Historic Site

Check out our Fossils, Fruit and Forefathers video on YouTube for a snapshot of the Museum of Western Colorado. Thanks to Gen9 Productions for a great video!

We have numerous links to articles, videos and photos for the Apatosaurus femur which was discovered in the Mygatt-Moore Quarry (where we have our dinosaur digs). The femur, at 6′ 7″ long, is possibly the largest ever found of this animal. Check out The BIG Femur Pull post and the articles which reported it.