Morrison Museum - Small museum, big discoveries!

Discover Colorado's dinosaurs with expert guides and hands-on exhibits at Jefferson County's original paleontology museum. Encounter historic and modern fossil finds and see research in progress in the fossil preparation laboratory. The Museum continues to actively studying local paleontology.

Recent finds

A visit is the perfect orientation to the Red Rocks and Dinosaur Ridge areas. Located 25 minutes west of Downtown Denver in Morrison, Colorado. The Morrison Natural History Museum has been featured in Smithsonian magazine and media outlets around the world.

Hours and Tours

The Museum opens daily at 10 o'clock for non-members, 9 o'clock for active members with reservation. Allow for at least one hour to tour and participate in the activities. The Morrison Museum was designed to be toured with a guide, but you are welcome to explore the museum on your own. A tour is offered hourly beginning at 10:00 am with the last tour of the day at 4:00 pm. Daily tour reservations for small groups of less than ten are not required, but appreciated. All reservations can be made by email.


Morrison Natural History Museum is located 25 minutes west of downtown Denver in historic 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