Dinosaur Journey Temporary Exhibit

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From the days of fossil hunting by horseback, to modern 3D laser scanning… discover the fossils that made the Grand Valley a hotspot for paleontology. Explore the fossil discoveries from the Grand Valley that pushed science forward and broke through barriers. From the discovery of Brachiosaurus in 1900, the largest dinosaur known at the time, to the first ankylosaur from …

Fall Colors Tour to Plateau Valley

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Led by Max Stites of the Colorado West Land Trust The Colorado West Land Trust has arranged for this guided tour of conserved farmland in the Plateau Valley. We will be immersed in the region’s rich farming and ranching heritage while enjoying the vibrant fall foliage. The tour will stop at various points along the way as guides explain the …

National Fossil Day 2019

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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.

Earth Science Lecture Series

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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 …

First Free Tuesday!

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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

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Come join us at our annual Author’s Party and Book Signing. 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! David P. Bailey, Historic Mysteries of Western Colorado: Case Files from the Western Investigations Team and Distant Treasures in the Mist: …