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Museum of the West Temporary Exhibit

June 14, 2019 - December 31, 2020

A Journey through Hopi-Navajo Reservations

September 19 - September 23

(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 famed La Posada in Winslow. The tour is led by the former head of Grand Junction…

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day 2019

September 21

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 present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for TWO on September 21, 2019.…

F.A.R.M.

September 21 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 available at low prices! From our family farms and orchards to your family's table, we…

F.A.R.M.

September 25 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 available at low prices! From our family farms and orchards to your family's table, we…

Eagle Rock Shelter by Raft

September 28

Photo courtesy of Don Benjamin and the Delta County Independent Led by John Seebach, Ph.D., Colorado Mesa University, in cooperation with the Colorado Canyons Association Find out what life was like for humans nearly 13,000 years ago in the region by exploring Eagle Rock Shelter site with Colorado Mesa University Anthropology Professor Dr. John Seebach. Although accessible by land, this site is best visited by river as you can get a sense of the landscape…

F.A.R.M.

September 28 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 available at low prices! From our family farms and orchards to your family's table, we…

F.A.R.M.

October 2 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 available at low prices! From our family farms and orchards to your family's table, we…

F.A.R.M.

October 5 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 available at low prices! From our family farms and orchards to your family's table, we…

First Free Monday!

October 7

Through the end of 2019, admission is FREE at the Museum of the West on the first Monday of the month for City of Grand Junction residents. Proof of residence is required.

F.A.R.M.

October 9 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 available at low prices! From our family farms and orchards to your family's table, we…

An Evening of Cowboy Poetry and Music

October 11 @ 7:00 pm

Go here to find out more about our Western Slope Cowboy Gathering, held November 1 and 2.

Introduction to Fly Fishing in Gunnison Gorge

October 12

Photo courtesy of pixabay.com Led by Chris Herrman of the Colorado Canyons Association Heard about the amazing fly fishing on the Western Slope but don’t know where to start? Learn how to fly fish or just come to fish a world-famous local’s spot on the Gunnison River in Gold Medal waters. We will spend the day in Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area with local fly-fishing experts learning about river ecology, fly fishing approach, casting, and…

F.A.R.M.

October 12 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 available at low prices! From our family farms and orchards to your family's table, we…

Earth Science Week 2019

October 13 - October 19

More information to come

National Fossil Day 2019

October 16

More information to come

F.A.R.M.

October 16 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 available at low prices! From our family farms and orchards to your family's table, we…

Oral History Program – October

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

To be arranged. For more information on our Oral History Program, please visit here.

Earth Science Lecture Series

October 17 @ 5:30 pm

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 open to the public.

Fall Day on the Farm 2019

October 19

Come celebrate fall with us! Enjoy freshly baked cookies in the historic bunkhouse, blacksmiths firing up the forge, and, of course, our famous pressed apple cider will be for sale! We’ll have the ride-on train running through the site--a big hit with kids of all ages! AND... the Frontier Belles will be back as well as Grand Valley Vaulting Harmony! Admission: $7/Adults; $4/Kids (3-12); $5/Seniors and Veterans; $20/Family groups; 50% off for members Ride-on Train…

F.A.R.M.

October 19 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 available at low prices! From our family farms and orchards to your family's table, we…

F.A.R.M.

October 23 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 available at low prices! From our family farms and orchards to your family's table, we…

F.A.R.M.

October 26 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 available at low prices! From our family farms and orchards to your family's table, we…

Monster Mash 2019

October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

More information to come.

Western Slope Cowboy Gathering 2019

November 1 - November 2

Daytime performances are free to the public. $10/per evening for 13 years and over; Kids 12 and under admitted free Friday Evening  Saturday Evening Featuring: Gary and Jean Prescott Other Performers Include: Floyd Beard       Valerie Beard       “Brooksie” Brooks       Dale Burson       Nona Kelley Carver       Peggy Malone       Terry Nash       Dale Page       Dennis Russell  …

First Free Monday!

November 4

Through the end of 2019, admission is FREE at the Museum of the West on the first Monday of the month for City of Grand Junction residents. Proof of residence is required.

Author’s Party

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come join us at our annual Author's Party and Booksigning. We will have local authors on hand to chat with about their books in the lobby of the Museum of the West. Local books make great holiday gifts! Check back to see the list of authors who will be participating. Light refreshments will be available.

Oral History Program – November

November 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

To be arranged. For more information on our Oral History Program, please visit here.

First Free Monday!

December 2

Through the end of 2019, admission is FREE at the Museum of the West on the first Monday of the month for City of Grand Junction residents. Proof of residence is required.

Breakfast with Santa 2019

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This very popular event brings two things kids love together – dinosaurs and Santa! Enjoy a breakfast among the dinosaurs, seasonal entertainment, and a visit from Santa Claus! 

Oral History Program – December

December 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

To be arranged. For more information on our Oral History Program, please visit here.

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