Morrison Museum - Small museum, big discoveries!


Dig deeper into local paleontology at the small museum with big discoveries - Morrison Natural History Museum! Discover Colorado's dinosaurs with expert guides and hands-on exhibits at Jefferson County's original paleontology museum. Encounter historic and modern fossil finds. See research in progress in the fossil preparation laboratory as the museum continues to study local paleontology.


Morrison Museum opens daily at 10:00 a.m. for general admission, 9:00 a.m. for active members with reservation. Guided programs are offered hourly from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and are included with admission.  The Morrison Museum was designed to be toured with a guide, however visitors are welcome to explore the museum on their own.  Allow for at least one hour to explore and participate in the activities. Admission tickets are limited. Please purchase tickets online prior to visiting.


A visit to Morrison Natural History Museum is the perfect orientation to the Red Rocks and Dinosaur Ridge areas. Located 25 minutes west of Downtown Denver in Morrison, Colorado at 501 Colorado Highway 8 in south Morrison, one and a half miles north of The Fort restaurant. 

When visiting, make it a day trip and visit Red Rocks Park, Dinosaur Ridge, Bear Creek Lake Park, and Bandimere Speedway. Take a break and linger in the shops and restaurants of the Town of Morrison.

Small Museum, Big Discoveries - Hand-On Exhibits and Expert Tours