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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
We are long over due to update those who are interested in the progress of our large jacket that was pulled out this past summer from the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Our volunteer, Dorothy, has been hard at work preparing the jacket and has uncovered all of the large rib that was contained in the jacket, along with [...]
We had a pair of fox visit Dinosaur Journey today. Below are a few pictures of their quick trip to see the museum: