Museum Events

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Morrison Trunk or Treat

Get ready to have a spook-tacular time with the Morrison Police Department and local businesses at our Trunk or Treat event! Trick-or-treaters can get their candy fix and check out some prehistoric fossils at MNHM. Best of all, admission is totally free from 3 pm to 5 pm. Don't wait until the last minute to make your Halloween plans - join us for some boo-tiful fun!

Event details: October 28; 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm 

Located along Bear Creek Ave in downtown Morrison.

Free admission at MNHM from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

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Dinosaur Ridge ‘Fireside Chat’ Series:

New Evidence from the Lakes-Marsh Atlantosaurus Beds of Dinosaur Ridge.

The Morrison, Colorado historical excavations are a significant yet often overlooked site. In the 1870s, fossils were collected at Dinosaur Ridge for the Yale Peabody Museum from six sites in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation, which was then known as the "Atlantosaurus Beds." Through salvage paleontology, site investigation, and a census of material housed at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Morrison Natural History Museum has diversified the census. The conclusion is that the historic quarries are ecologically and taxonomically unique. We invite you to explore this fascinating piece of history. Presented by MNHM director and curator Matthew T. Mossbrucker.

Event details: November 1; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Registration Required)

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Venue: Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center. Located inside Entrance #1 to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre off Highway 93.

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Get ready to travel back in time and experience the ultimate prehistoric party! Dinosaur Ridge and Morrison Natural History Museum are teaming up to bring you Night at the Museums 2023 - and it's going to be dino-mite! Best of all, it's totally free!  Explore the exhibits, get hands-on with activities and take an optional guided tour of the Nation's #1 dinosaur tracksite - all for just $8. And that's not all - Morrison Museum will have special interpretive stations and fossil-themed crafts, with a suggested donation of $8.  Mark your calendars for November 4th, from 4pm to 9pm (Event start at 5 pm at Dinosaur Ridge). You can start your journey at either museum and get access to both for the evening - no time machine required! Plus, a free shuttle will be provided between the two locations. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to rock the prehistoric party scene!