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Dinosaur Journey Museum
A Hands-On Interactive Dinosaur Museum
Welcome to the Museum of Western Colorado's Dinosaur Journey Museum in Fruita, Colorado, right in the heart of dinosaur country.
Dinosaur Journey tells the story of the history of life in western Colorado and surrounding areas with real fossils, cast skeletons and robotic reconstructions of dinosaurs. The hands-on, interactive museum includes paleontology displays, a working laboratory where dinosaur bones are prepared for display, a collections room where scientists study dinosaurs and other animals, a simulated earthquake ride, a dinosaur library reading area, a sandbox for making your own dinosaur tracks and a “quarry site” where kids can uncover actual Jurassic dinosaur bones. Allergen alert - the Kids' Dig Pit is filled with crushed walnut shells.
Among the exhibits are real bones of dinosaurs such as Apatosaurus and Allosaurus, along with robotic reconstructions of Dilophosaurus, Utahraptor, Triceratops and Stegosaurus. See full-size cast skeletal mounts of Velociraptor, Camarasaurus, Allosaurus, Stegosaurus, Othnielia, Camptosaurus and Mymoorapelta. Compare your size to that of the shoulder blade of a Supersaurus, or compare the size of any dinosaur bone to that of Amphicoelias fragillimus, a dinosaur that dwarfs all others. See the tiny Jurassic dinosaur Fruitadens and compare it to other dinosaurs that lived at the same time, such as Apatosaurus, a dinosaur that was perhaps a million times heavier than Fruitadens. These exhibits plus dinosaur tracks, rocks, minerals, fossil fish and much much more are waiting at the Dinosaur Journey Museum!
Our newest exhibit was unveiled in October of 2011 - a large Triceratops skull, perhaps one of the largest specimens ever found.
Learn all about dinosaurs throughout western Colorado here.
Fun Dinosaur Facts
Discover things you maybe never knew about dinosaurs here.
550 Jurassic Court
October 1 - April 30
Please note: All sites are closed major holidays - New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition sites may close for emergencies. Please call to confirm status.
$6.50 for seniors
$5.25 for children
$24.50 for immediate family groups
Free to members
Please note that the Kids' Dig Pit is filled with crushed walnut shells.
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