Dinosaur Express Train

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Fresh Tracks through Prehistory

Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19

Ride and discover the Dinosaur Express Train at the Colorado Railroad Museum on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The Museum is open from from 9:00AM – 5:00PM, rides & activities are available from 10:00AM – 4:00PM.

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 enjoy dino-related activities like:

  • Participating in scavenger hunts
  • Painting casts of a dinosaur footprint to take home
  • Sifting through loose sand to find, identify and take home free small fossils like shark teeth
  • Panning for gold and minerals such as fool’s gold (pyrite), amethyst, rose quart and peridot
  • Cracking geodes
  • Learning about body parts used for attacking and defending
  • Meet Mr. Bones

Follow the dinosaur tracks around the Museum’s 15-acre railyard and listen to the adventurous stories of these prehistoric reptiles during our dinosaur storytime. Train rides depart every 30 minutes between 10:00AM and 4:00PM and are included in the price of admission.

Dinosaur Express Train is in collaboration with the Morrison Natural History Museum, Dinosaur Ridge and Triebold Paleontology.

Museum Members and children under 2 are free, $5 for children (2-15), $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (over 60).

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Ride the Rails Saturday 10:00AM to 4:00PM Golden Colorado