Breakfast with Santa 2019

Dinosaur Journey Museum 550 Jurassic Court, Fruita, CO

Join us for a fun and festive event with Santa Claus and dinosaurs! You will will enjoy a hot breakfast among the prehistoric giants, followed by a holiday story with the curator, and then, of course, the man himself – Santa Claus! Breakfast provided by:         Guest goodie bags provided by:     Breakfast with Santa comes ...

Colorado Gives Day

Colorado Gives Day unites all Coloradans in a common goal to strengthen the state’s nonprofits by giving to their favorite charities online. The state’s largest community giving movement has raised a total of $217 million since its inception in 2010. Find out more here. Colorado Gives Day features a $1 Million Incentive Fund, created by Community First Foundation and FirstBank. ...

Guest Lecturer: Archaeologist Kevin Jones

Redland United Methodist Church 527 Village Way, Grand Junction, CO

Jones' talk will be based on the recent book he and Layne Miller co-authored, Standing on the Walls of Time. According to Jones in western culture, rock art has traditionally been viewed as “primitive” and properly belonging in the purview of anthropologists rather than art scholars and critics.  This new book features previously unpublished photographs of Utah’s magnificent rock art by ...

March Oral History Presentation

Mesa County Libraries, Central 443 N 6th St, Grand Junction, CO

* This event has been cancelled* Our March Oral History presentation will be brought to us by the Plateau Valley Historical Preservation Society. The subject will be: The History of Livestock Industry in the Plateau Valley. Plateau Valley was settled by some of the first pioneers in Mesa County. They at once set about raising crops and filling their pastures ...

National Fossil Day Virtual Talk with Curator of Paleontology Dr. McHugh

10/14: National Fossil Day 5:30p-6:30p Museums are more than just exhibits.  Have you ever wondered what isn’t on display?  Go behind the scenes with Curator of Paleontology, Dr. Julia McHugh as she shows us the unique fossils stored within the collections at Dinosaur Journey Dr. McHugh has served as the Curator of Paleontology for the Museums of Western Colorado and ...

Mission

The Museums of Western Colorado inspires and connects our community by championing the scientific and cultural heritage of the Colorado Plateau.

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