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National Fossil Day 2019

October 16

Celebrate National Fossil Day with the dinosaurs! Dinosaur Journey will be offering  BOGO admission on Wed., October 16 for National Fossil Day. Buy One Adult Admission, Get One Child Admission FREE. Dinosaur Journey is open 10 am to 4 pm on National Fossil Day.

Oral History Program – October

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

Our National Parks: America's Best Idea   A concise and insider history of the National Park Service Mesa County Central Library, Community Room 443 North 6th Street, Grand Junction   Greg Gnesios was a ranger/naturalist with the National Park Service for nearly 30 years in places such as Pinnacles National Park and Pt. Reyes National Seashore, California; Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico; and Canyonlands National Park in Utah. In 1999, he joined the Bureau of…

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

Dress up your little ghouls and goblins... it's Monster Mash at Dinosaur Journey! Trick or treat with the Dinosaurs and KOOL 107.9! The event is FREE and open to trick or treaters of all ages! Come by Dinosaur Journey in Fruita for a fun and safe Halloween event.

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       Dale Burson       Nona Kelley Carver       Bill Clark      Peggy Malone       Terry Nash       Dale Page       Dennis Russell      …

First Free Tuesday!

November 5

Through the end of 2019, admission is FREE at the Museum of the West on the first Tuesday 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.

First Free Tuesday!

December 3

Through the end of 2019, admission is FREE at the Museum of the West on the first Tuesday 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! 

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