July 20, 2013 Saturday
Fresh Tracks through Prehistory
Colorado railroads helped unearth many fossils as railroad tracks were laid. Construction crews often exposed these unusual and fascinating bones as they were digging and laying railroad ties. Trains were then used to transport these ‘stone bones’ to museums around Colorado and throughout the U.S.
Make “Fresh Tracks through Prehistory” as children sift through sand in search of fossils, keep dinosaur prizes as a memento of their dig, pan for gold, paint dinosaur tracks and enjoy other dino-related activities.
Be greeted by multiple 12-foot-long Stegosaurus’, whose distinctive tail spikes make it one of the most recognizable dinosaurs. Meet the huge 45-foot-long sea monster, Tylosaurus, face-to-face.
Follow the dinosaur tracks around the Museum’s 15-acre railyard and listen to the adventurous stories of these prehistoric reptiles during our dinosaur story time.
Dinosaur Express Train is in collaboration with the Morrison Natural History Museum, Dinosaur Ridge and Triebold Paleontology.
Event admission rates: Museum Members and Children under 2 are free, Children $5, Adults $15, Seniors $10 and Families $30.