Morrison Natural History Museum

Top choice in Colorado

This small but excellent museum has displays on Morrison during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. There are huge dinosaur skulls as well as a full skeleton of a pteranodon, the flying reptile made popular on the kids' TV show Dinosaur Train. Deeply knowledgeable guides give daily one-hour tours (10:15am, 12:15pm and 2:15pm), though visitors are welcome to check out the exhibits on their own.

You can also observe – and sometimes help – staff members clean fossils in the Paleontology Lab. Outdoors, small children will enjoy a sandpit filled with fossils to 'find.'

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