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Dinosaur Journey Museum, Grand Junction
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550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, Colorado 81521
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+1 970 858 7282
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Dinosaur Journey, part of the Museum of Western Colorado, is more than a bunch of bones in a small box. In addition to the requisite dinosaur replicas, this small, square museum on Colorado's western front has a variety of hands-on exhibits and robotic dinosaurs. Young children will enjoy playing in the sand at the simulated dig site. And you may have a hard time pulling older children away from the earthquake maker. But the real reason to make the trek to this dinosaur museum are the fossils that are yet to be found. Take part in a paleontologist-led dinosaur dig in nearby Rabbit Valley and whether you dig for day or a week get a closer look at dinosaur bones.
Getting There
 
Dinosaur Journey is located at 550 Jurassic Court in Fruita, Colorado just 10 miles (16 km) from Grand Junction. From Grand Junction, take I-70 west to exit 19 - CO 340 (Fruita/US-6/Colorado National Monument). Turn left on CO 340 and travel south. Turn right at Jurassic Court.
Hours & Times
 
The museum is open 10:00 - 16:00 Monday through Saturday and 12:00 to 16:00 on Sunday. Dinosaur digs and weeklong expeditions are offered from June through August.
Admission & Fees
 
Admission is charged. Dinosaur digs are charged separately.
 
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This compact museum really packs it in

Submitted on 12 October 2007 by snowedunder from Monza, Italy
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The Dinosaur Journey Museum in Fruita is a pleasant surprise. This small, compact museum not only has the requisite fossils but it has hands-on displays for kids. The simulated river complete with floating objects and material for building dams was a hit with my 8-year old daughter. My 18-year old niece tried the earthquake maker more than once.
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