Pictured below is a drawer in the Dinosaur Journey Museum collections room with many Museum of Western Colorado numbers (and many specimens). This represents a small percentage of our 350 or so shed carnivorous dinosaur teeth found at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry out in Rabbit Valley over the years. Teeth of carnivores are found at the [...]
People often bring their interesting finds to the Museum for the staff to identify. At Dinosaur Journey we have identified everything from agate to a human skull cap! This past December we had a member of the community drop off a modern bone they had found in the crawl space under their place of work. [...]
Grand Valley Zoological Quest and Dinosaur Journey Museum presents a collaborative effort – the future Eocene Shoreline Living Exhibit. The Eocene Shoreline Living Exhibit will link the fossils from our area during the Eocene Epoch to living mixed species today. Fossils of animals past will be displayed alongside living animals such as: spotted sting rays, [...]
Curator John Foster was featured in the January 2 issue of The Daily Sentinel, unveiling the newest addition to Dinosaur Journey – a 2.87 billion year old metamorphosed rock. Check out the story here. This specimen is scheduled to be on exhibit in the late spring.
We have our National Fossil Day 2011 Coloring Contest Winners! The 2-4 age group: The 5-7 age group: The 8-14 age group had 3 winners!: A huge thanks to everyone who entered!
To celebrate the second annual National Fossil Day the Museum of Western Colorado and Dinosaur Journey Museum will offer a variety of fun-fossil-filled activities. A coloring contest is being held for children ages 2-14. Coloring sheets can be picked up at the following locations, or they may also be found on our website at http://www.museumofwesternco.com/visit/dinosaur-journey/national-fossil-day/. [...]
To celebrate the second annual National Fossil Day the Museum of Western Colorado and Dinosaur Journey Museum will offer a variety of fun-fossil-filled activities. There will be special activities for kids of all ages on October 12 from 2:30 – 5:00 pm at Dinosaur Journey. The public will have the opportunity to speak with our staff [...]
Grand Junction, Colo. — Several recent paleontological discoveries at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry, located in the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (NCA), may give paleontologists a new understanding of the appearance of dinosaurs living during the late Jurassic period and the environment where these animals lived and eventually perished. Volunteers with the Museum of Western Colorado [...]
Dinosaur Days kicks off this year with our 2nd Annual Old Fossil Classic on July 29. The scramble starts at 8 am at Adobe Creek National Golf Course in Fruita. Thanks to Subaru for donating our Hole in One prize – a brand new Subaru Legacy sedan. Commercial courtesy of KREX News Channel 5. fossil-golf-promo-email
In preparation for “The Summer of Tyrannosaurus rex” and the arrival of the largest known robotic dinosaur, crews remove current exhibits to make way for the big one coming to Fruita on May 25th. Rick Charlesworth, owner of Lower Valley Welding and Performance, used one of his truck mounted cranes to lift our Apatosaurus from [...]