Upcoming Events | Museums of Western Colorado

Expedition: Dinosaurs of Moab

462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction

Walk in the footsteps of giants! Travel with us to scenic Moab, UT and find where dinosaurs once roamed. We’ll see tracks from small stalking raptors to colossal sauropods, and even stop by some petroglyphs (rock art) thousands of years old. Bring your hat, walking shoes, sunscreen and a camera for this adventure. Minimum Age for participants is 7 years. ...

Day in the Lab: Fossil Preparation, Casting, & Screen Washing

462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction

Minimum Age: 12 (guests 16 or under must be accompanied by a paying adult) What happens after the fossils are taken from the field? Join us in Dinosaur Journey's fossil preparation lab, and get your hands dirty alongside expert paleontologists while learning about fossil preparation, casting & screen washing. Even take home a cast of your choosing! When paired with ...

Traildust Theropod 3 day experience

Traildust Theropods 3 day experience! August 4th-6th, 2021 This expedition is for adventurers who like a challenge. Fossil bones of the theropod Allosaurus are plentiful at the site, but they are embedded in a hard sandstone. Break out the hammers and chisels to excavate these bones from one of the Jurassic’s top predators. Bring sturdy hiking shoes, a water bottle, ...

Vernal, Utah & Dinosaur National Monument

462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction

Update: ONLY 1 PARTICIPANT SLOT LEFT!!! No more slots will become available. If you'd like your name on the waitlist - email - info@museumofwesternco.com Guides: Bob Silbernagel & Mike Perry Visit some of the highlights of Vernal, Canyon Pintado, Dinosaur National Monument, & more! What made DNM so important in Paleontology? Hear about Josie Bassett Morris, her husbands, alleged rustling, ...


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