Events for October 23 – June 24 | Museums of Western Colorado

Dinosaur Days, Dinosaur Hill Trek

Dinosaur Hill Trailhead

Celebrate Dinosaur Days 2021 with a guided adventure to Dinosaur Hill.   Join museum paleontologist, Dr. Julia McHugh, for a trek to the historic 1901 Riggs quarry at Dinosaur Hill, in Fruita! Discover the site where the massive Apatosaurus was unearthed, how it shaped the Legend of the Brontosaurus, and why Fruita is such a Paleontology Hot Spot.  Please bring water, good hiking shoes, sun protection, ...

Downtown Grand Junction Pub Crawl and Walking Tour June 2

Join David Bailey, former Curator of History, for a historic walking tour and pub crawl.  Historian David Bailey will tell you the early and colorful history of the buildings where the pubs and restaurants have taken up residence.  Participants will visit 3 local establishments and can partake of their favorite beverage at each stop (please limit to one beverage per ...

Dinosaur Days Virtual Lecture Series: Dr. Julia McHugh

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 as a Lecturer of Geology ...

Downtown Grand Junction Walking Tour June 5

Do you wonder what early pioneer or entrepreneur built the early ornate buildings in downtown Grand Junction? Why were there so many architectural styles and what was their original purpose? Join David Bailey, the Museum of the West’s Associate Historian and history sleuth, on a tour of historic buildings, downtown streets, and alleys. Discover their hidden historical secrets and fantastic ...

Dinosaur Days, Dinosaur Hill Trek

Celebrate Dinosaur Days 2021 with a guided adventure to Dinosaur Hill.   Join museum paleontologist, Dr. Julia McHugh, for a trek to the historic 1901 Riggs quarry at Dinosaur Hill, in Fruita! Discover the site where the massive Apatosaurus was unearthed, how it shaped the Legend of the Brontosaurus, and why Fruita is such a Paleontology Hot Spot.  Please bring water, good hiking shoes, sun protection, ...

Dinosaur Days Virtual Lecture Series: Paleo Coordinator, Brandi Maher

Create your own plaster replica at home! Brandi Maher will be doing an interactive demonstration on how to make a plaster replica of a fossil. A full list of materials will be posted before the event so you can create your own plaster replica at home with the expertise of a Brandi, the Dinosaur Journey Paleo Field Coordinator.   

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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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