Digging for Dinosaurs in Retirement

Curious about what volunteering at the Museums might be like? Here’s some insight from volunteers at our Dinosaur Journey site in an article on nextavenue.org – where grown-ups keep growing.

“As a young boy, Tom Lawrence was fascinated with dinosaurs and dreamed of becoming a paleontologist. Life had other things in store.

But now, at 69, Lawrence drives each week to a building marked “Dinosaur Journey” in Fruita, Colo., walks into a laboratory and helps prepare 152-million-year-old dinosaur fossils. He’s been doing it since 2010. “It was a dream come true,” Lawrence says, of his first experiences working at Dinosaur Journey, operated by the Museums of Western Colorado…”

Read the whole article here.


Interested in becoming a volunteer for the Museums of Western Colorado? Fill out the online interest form here!