Morrison Natural History Museum

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


501 Colorado Hwy 8Morrison, CO 80465 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We serve the curious by acquiring, preserving, and displaying objects related to local paleontology while promoting critical thinking with science education and literacy.


Morrison Natural History Museum is a small museum with big discoveries. Inside the modest log and stone cabin is a glimpse at the dinosaurs and other ancient life that once called Colorado home. Encounter Jurassic giants like the remains of the first Stegosaurus. Explore ancient beaches where dinosaurs roamed. Confront Ice Age beasts. Best of all, never leave the suburbs.

Morrison Natural History Museum connects visitors with local paleontology through hands-on exhibits and personalized tours. Ongoing research deepens the understanding of Colorado in the deep past. These efforts nourish touchable exhibits that are designed to be toured with a guide. A visit is the perfect orientation before exploring Red Rocks Park and Dinosaur Ridge.

Morrison Natural History Museum is a department of the Town of Morrison, Colorado. The museum is enriched and supported by a partnership with the Morrison Natural History Museum Foundation.


Would you recommend Morrison Natural History Museum?
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by Linda D. from Wheat Ridge, CO (April 20, 2021)
Wonderful little gem. Very comprehensive
by C. M. from Morrison, CO (September 28, 2009)
The Morrison Museum is Jeffco's hidden jewel!

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