On one of our mutual off days in June, we went hiking in the morning and then, since we were in the area, decided to do a nerdy dinosaur day at the Morrison Natural History Museum. We had heard about it, but had never gone, so we decided “screw it,” and went.
It’s certainly small, but explores paleontology in the region – Dinosaur Ridge is essentially a stone’s throw away, after all. They also have an active paleontology lab on the top floor to work on specimens. Below is a smattering of the stuff we found the coolest there.
Cast of a T-Rex head that was found in Golden, Colo.
Our own baby dinosaur, Gustave, next to a life-size replica of a Stegosaurus hatchling.
Herkimer, a monitor lizard who lives upstairs. They also have a few live snakes.
Baby T-Rexes in the back of a Triceratops skull.
If you (or your kids, if you have them) like dinosaurs, I would recommend this place for sure. Small, quick and easy to do – especially if small attention spans are involved. You could easily make a day out of it by seeing Red Rocks and the aforementioned Dinosaur Ridge as well.