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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.

May 2019

Dinosaur Journey Temporary Exhibit

May 17, 2019 - September 15, 2019
Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States
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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 the Jurassic Period, to the first evidence of dinosaur mating dances, Fantastic Fossils of the…

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September 2019

Earth Science Lecture Series

September 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States
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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 open to the public.

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October 2019

National Fossil Day 2019

October 16, 2019
Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States
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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.

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Earth Science Lecture Series

October 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States
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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 open to the public.

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Monster Mash 2019

October 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States
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Dress up your little ghouls and goblins... it's Monster Mash at Dinosaur Journey! Trick or treat with the Dinosaurs and KOOL 107.9! The event is FREE and open to trick or treaters of all ages! Come by Dinosaur Journey in Fruita for a fun and safe Halloween event.

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December 2019

Breakfast with Santa 2019

December 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States

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 only once a year and only 130 tickets will be offered for this popular event, so…

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