Schedule A Program

Don't worry. It's okay to pet the dinosaurs here. In fact, we encourage it. Along with your expert guide, explore Colorado's fossil life in a comfortable setting. The museum experience is perfect for the "dino-maniacs" in your life, whether they are 3 or 93. If your youngsters are studying natural history in school, the exhibits and guides will answer all of their tough questions and create new ones.

For over two decades the Morrison Museum has pioneered challenging, relevant, and interactive programming for all ages and levels of ability. Our school programs utilize and augment state and federal science standards. The program consists of docent-led discussions and activities and one optional self-led activity. During the tour, students discuss a wide range of locally relevant natural history topics with their guide.


Scheduling A Program

Please email us or call us at 303-697-1873 to schedule your tour. Come explore with us!

Onsite Programs

Reservations required. Please email us for more information before booking the programs.

Daily Tours: Are offered daily with general admission booked on the hour. These tours are an informal exploration of select museum exhibits and some behind-the-scenes efforts. Nearly every tour is different, as our paleontology interpreters engage you in conversation about local natural history and answer your burning questions about paleontology.

Private Tours: These programs are designed for groups of more than ten (and up to 30) participants, as these programs require more museum staff to facilitate than a Daily Tour. Content is customizable on request, and the informal content of a Daily Tour or structured School Program can be facilitated.

School Programs: Are guided visits of the MNHM's exhibits that are entwined with state educational standards. Students tour through the museum with a guide and participate in discussions and hands-on activities about the ancient life and landscapes of Colorado's Front Range including recent dinosaur discoveries made by Museum staff. Tours can be customized by request.

Virtual Programs

Reservations required. Please email us for more information before booking the virtual programs.

Virtual Museum Visit: A 30 minute, live video chat designed for either preschools or relevant to elementary-age students who are studying Earth Science. Students will enjoy a twenty minute talk set in the museum exhibit rooms, featuring fossils, followed by a ten minute Q&A session with your student's questions submitted in advance. These programs can be customized to fit your classroom's needs.

Chat with a Curator: A 30 minute live video conversation with a MNHM curator who will chat with you about a paleontological topic of your choice, relevant to the local mission of the Morrison Museum. Email the Director to start the conversation.