Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

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The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park, Colorado features over 30 dinosaur skeletons and other dinosaur models on display including marine dinosaurs and flying dinosaurs.

The incredible displays include the world’s only pachycephalosaurus and the world’s largest Mosasaur, just to name a few.  Because of the rare dinosaur displays, this center has been named the 2nd best dinosaur museum in the US according to the folks at

In addition to the museum displays, the resource center also has a working paleontology lab which visitors can tour.  Visitors can watch as experts create skeletons for displays in museums all across the world.

The center is open year round, 7 days a week.  Monday through Saturday, the center is open from 9am to 6pm.  On Sunday, it is open from 10am to 5pm.  Admission is $11.50 for adults and $10.50 for seniors over $10.50.  Admission for children 5 to 12 is $7.50.  Children under 4 are free.  Military members and dependents receive a $1 discount when they show their current military ID.

On June 4th, the resource center will be holding an anniversary celebration from 11am to 4pm.  Activities include free anniversary cake and drinks while supplies last.  Other activities include a wood carving demonstration and free gold panning.

July 4th, 5th and 6th are Military Appreciation Days.  All military families will receive a 50% discount on regular admission prices.

July 9th, the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center will hold an outdoor craft fair.  For information on booths, call Geri at 719-686-1820 extension 110.

Also this summer, the center will be having a Critterfest on August 6th and 7th.  Over 20 groups will be represented at the event.  This is a great chance to have fun and learn more about animals including wolves, hedgehogs, and other unusual animals.

Scouting leaders might want to check out the patch program.  As part of this program, scouts can earn a “Paleo Patch”.  The program costs $6 per scout; troop leaders can participate for free.  To schedule your scout group for this program, call 719-686-1820 extension 1820.  There is a minimum of 8 scouts and a maximum of 20 scouts that can participate in this program.

Scouts participating in this program will participate in a scavenger hunt, see a working paleontology lab, make a fossil cast, and participate in fun, educational activities. – Learn where fossils are found.

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