Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center

Basic Information

Address: 201 S. Fairview St. Woodland Park, CO 80863
Phone Number: 719-686-1820
Fax Number: 719-686-1399
Director: JJ Triebold

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm (weather permitting)
Description:

 Travel back in time at the Dinosaur Resource Center, a 20,000-square-foot world class museum of which 12,000 feet are dedicated to dinosaur displays, located in Woodland Park, Colorado. The museum features fossils from North America's Cretaceous Period including marine reptiles, pterosaurs and dinosaurs. Visitors can read the stories of each specimen and view a working fossil laboratory. Children always enjoy our play area and hands-on educational activities. During your visit enjoy a tour of the museum (included with admission) where you will learn about the fossil skeletons on display by one of our trained staff. The displays are supplemented with vibrant graphics and life restoration sculptures to help you visualize these fascinating animals and the environments in which they lived.

Grade Levels:
Pre-K
K-5
6-8
9-12
Disabled Access:

yes

Program Type:

With over 30 specimens and a number of hands on exhibits, your class will be given the latest dinosaur information from the people who find them! To schedule a school tour, please call 719-686-1820 x104. Your school tour must be scheduled at least 1 week in advance.

 
Guided tour lasts approximately 2 hours and includes:

- Explore our fabulous dinosaur exhibits
- Understand what a Paleontologist does
- Discover how fossils are formed and preserved
- Identify what makes a dinosaur a dinosaur
- Learn where fossils are found
- See what lived in the oceans 65 million years ago
- And see fossils prepared in our lab!
- Teachers can download a pre-tour packet that includes dinosaur and museum background information, pre-tour teacher activity guides with student activities for all ages.  Just go to our website (www.rmdrc.com) , click on the “teachers/students” link then click on the “teacher resources” link.

Our group tour pricing is $5.00 per child, $8.00 for adults and for every 10 children you get 1 free adult.

 

Admission/Tickets: Adults $11.50, Seniors $10.50, Children 5-12 $7.50, Children 4 & Under free,
Registration: Call in advance, first come first served
Food: School groups are allowed to bring a sack lunch to eat in the atrium or outside in the picnic area, weather permitting.
Length of Visit: 1-3 hours
Student/Staff Ratio: 1 per 10 students
Max. Group Number: 120
Return Policy: No refunds because we do not charge until group arrives.
Exhibits: Travel back in time at the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, a 20,000-square-foot museum of which 12,000 feet are dedicated to dinosaur displays, located in Woodland Park, Colorado. The RMDRC features fossils from North America's Cretaceous Period including marine reptiles, pterosaurs, dinosaurs, a working fossil lab viewable by visitors, children's play area and hands-on educational activities...please watch the video below. The fossil skeletons on display are supplemented with vibrant graphics and life restoration sculptures to help you visualize these fascinating animals and the environments in which they lived. Visitors can read the stories of each specimen and view a working fossil laboratory where important recently discovered specimens are being freed from their rock matrix and undergoing restoration. Every year members of our staff venture into the field to discover and excavate Cretaceous period fossils. We have made some remarkable discoveries such as the most complete Pteranodon specimen, the most complete Pachycephalosaurus specimen, and one of the largest Tylosaurs ever discovered – just to name a few. Our exhibits change frequently as we prepare and display our newest discoveries.
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: The largest dino gift shop in the region. Open museum hours and no admission charged fotr gift store only.
Retail Store: Onsite
Videos/DVDs Shown: Small theater plays a nine minute video highlighting our field recovery techniques.
Reservations Needed: Please call in advance for group tours. No reservations needed for general admission.
Directions:

18 miles west of Colorado Springs. From Denver take I-25 south (from Pueblo take I-25 north) to Colorado Springs exit 141 (24 west/Cimarron Street). At exit ramp light, make a left onto West Cimarron St. (Route 24 west). Continue on Route 24 to Woodland Park (18 miles). RMDRC is on the left at the corner of Highway 24 and Fairview St. Look for the palm trees and dinosaurs out front.

 

Nearby Attractions: Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Mission Statement:

To bring new and existing discoveries in the world of Paleotology to the public and to inspire young minds to embrace science by exposing them to plaeontology in new way.

Testimonials:

Wow! What a great guided tour! An understatement just to say that she knows her stuff. One of the best tours ever and we have traveled around the world. - Jerry & Mary - St. Louis

We enjoyed the tour. Great information and awesome displays. - Nash - The Netherlands

Our tour was informative & the tour guide was energetic & fun. Great museum. So many great docents & interactive exhibits! - Anne - Co. Springs, CO

This is our 4th time to the RMDRC and we love it here. - Cassie - Co. Springs, CO

Informative tour, good length - friendly & knowledgeable guide! - San Francisco, CA

Was very impressed with the museum & how knowledgeable our guide was. We'll bring future guests here for sure. - Co Springs, CO

Facility History:

 Opening in 2004, The RMDRC is a privatley owned by Mike and JJ Triebold and is the  repository for the collection of Triebold Paleontology Inc. and the location of their lab facilitites. The RMDRC is a new kind of museum in which the displays are made up of original and cast skeletons and fossils highlighting the best of the TPI collection along with collaborative partnerships with museums  and universities around the world..

Social Networking:

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