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Dinosaur Journey Museum

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550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States
(970) 858-7282

Dinosaur Journey is a regional paleontological and geological museum that tells the story of the history of life in western Colorado and surrounding areas with real fossils, cast skeletons, and robotic reconstructions of dinosaurs. The hands-on, interactive museum includes over 15,000 fossil specimens in its collections, exhibits, and displays featuring discoveries from the region, a viewable paleontology laboratory where dinosaur bones are prepared for display, an earthquake simulator, a dinosaur library reading, a sandbox for making your own dinosaur tracks, and a “quarry site” where kids can uncover actual Jurassic dinosaur bones.

June 2020

Mygatt-Moore Quarry Half-Day Dig

June 22
Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States
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Come experience a dinosaur dig with us! Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore half day expeditions offer paleontology field work in the cool of a summer morning. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should…

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Float and Dig

June 25 - June 26
Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States
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What could be better than joining a paleontologist for an actual dig? Adding on a day to raft the Colorado River! Join our paleontologist as we raft the black (calm) water of the Colorado River to experience canyon geology up close. Then, on our second day, we will dig into Mygatt-Moore Quarry where you can spend a day as a citizen scientist and dig for dinosaur bones. Bring your hiking shoes, a water bottle, wide-brimmed…

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July 2020

Splash and Dig

July 1
Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States
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Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore half day expeditions offer paleontology field work in the cool of a summer morning. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. After lunch at the museum and a behind the scenes tour of the paleo lab, we will head to the Imondi Aqua Park…

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Douglas Pass

July 15
Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States

Spend a day in the sub alpine forest of Douglas Pass exploring and splitting soft shale from the Eocene Epoch, some 50 million years ago. We will be discovering fossil leaves and insects from an ancient lake that once stretched across western Colorado. Participants should expect to be outside at 8,000 feet elevation without existing trails or shade cover. Wear sturdy shoes, a wide brimmed hat, and sunscreen. Minimum age: 7 $65 per participant Register…

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Douglas Pass July 17

July 17
Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States
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Spend a day in the sub alpine forest of Douglas Pass exploring and splitting soft shale from the Eocene Epoch, some 50 million years ago. We will be discovering fossil leaves and insects from an ancient lake that once stretched across western Colorado. Participants should expect to be outside at 8,000 feet elevation without existing trails or shade cover. Wear sturdy shoes, a wide brimmed hat, and sunscreen. Minimum age: 7 $65 per participant Register…

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