Activities & Resources
Dinosaur Ridge050in Morrison, CO 80465
about Dinosaur Ridge:
The Ridge features historically famous Jurassic dinosaur bones, such as Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus, discovered in 1877, and over 300 Cretaceous dinosaur footprints, attributed to ornithopod and theropod dinosaurs. The imprints of dinosaurs are, by and large, still embedded in rock as they were initially discovered. Guided and self-guided tours are available.
The Trek Through Time exhibit is a permanent, walk-through installation and features fossil displays and murals that evoke different environments at different prehistoric dates, with special interpretation of Colorado's ancient environments.
Interactives like the Goldilocks Footprint Experiment and the Dinosaurs in Our Backyard Computer Kiosk can be manipulated and explored, showing kids concepts such as how footprints are preserved and how layers of rock form. In 2009, several hands-on Touch Carts were added to the exhibit hall to satiate kids' desire to poke, prod, and touch things.