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UTAH

EVENTS

COLORADO EVENTS

May 1-Sept. 14

The Dodo: Exploring Extinction

The Dodo: Exploring Extinction is a 1,000 sq. foot exhibition that looks at the life and times of the doomed dodo bird. Visitors will learn about the age of exploration that led to the discovery and eventual demise of the infamous dodo, the icon of human-caused extinction.

Hosted by the Museums of Western Colorado and our community partners, this festival is sure to put the roar in your step. Open 9 AM to 4 PM, admission to the Dinosaur Journey Museum is included with festival admission.

June 13

Dinosaur Day​

The second Saturday in June is the Grand Valley’s largest prehistoric festival. Join the fun at Dinosaur Journey in Fruita for fun and educational activities, face painting, food trucks, and more. Hosted by the Museums of Western Colorado and our community partners, this festival is sure to put the roar in your step. Open 9 AM to 4 PM, admission to the Dinosaur Journey Museum is included with festival admission.

October 14

National Fossil Day​

2020 is the 10th anniversary of National Fossil Day! The National Park Service and the American Geosciences Institute will co-host National Fossil Day during Earth Science Week (October 11-17, 2020). The Museum is participating in this event to help promote public awareness of our fossil resources, as well as their scientific and educational value. To learn more, visit http://nature.nps.gov/geology/nationalfossilday/

October 31

Monster Mash​

Halloween is here, and what better monsters to trick or treat with than the dinosaurs at Dinosaur Journey in Fruita. MIX 104.3FM will help us host Monster Mash at Dinosaur Journey on Wednesday, October 31st from 4:00-7:00 pm. Kids & parents can tour the dinosaur exhibits after hours (admission is FREE) and collect candy on the way out. So, put on your scariest, silliest, or cutest costume and come to the museum for great music, dinosaurs, and of course: candy!

January 9

Great Basin Chapter Meeting​

Please join us for our first 2020 meeting of the Utah Friends of Paleontology, Great Basin Chapter on Thursday, January 9 at 7:00 PM in the Department of Natural Resources auditorium.

Our speaker will be Mark Loewen, a vertebrate paleontologist at the University of Utah specializing in research on Jurassic and Cretaceous dinosaurs with an emphasis on the taxonomy, evolution and biogeography of meat eating, armored and horned dinosaurs. Dr. Loewen's talk will be, The Tethys Sea and the origin of the Coral Triangle.

Thursday, January 9 at 6:30 PM in the Department of Natural Resources auditorium, 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Free and open to the public.

January 25-26

Dinofest 2020 at NHMU

Join us for a jam-packed weekend when we will fill the Museum with leading paleontologists from around the country, open both the Paleo Prep Lab and Paleontology Collections to the public, host community partners from the region's dinosaur research and educational communities, have hands-on activities to entertain guests of all ages, and welcome Utahceratops to the Museum's Canyon. Note that UFOP will have a table at Dinofest, stop by and say hi!

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

The Natural History Museum of Utah, 301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City. https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/dinofest-2020

January 29

Gastonia Chapter Meeting

6:00 PM in the Zions Bank Conference Room on South Main in Moab. Please note that the location may change for this meeting, so check back for updates. Our meetings are free and open to the public.

February 26

Gastonia Chapter Meeting

Speaker and title to be announced.

February 26, 2020, 6:00 PM in the Zions Bank Conference Room on South Main in Moab. Our meetings are free and open to the public

March 25

Gastonia Chapter Meeting

Dr. Joe Peterson will present on recent work at the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry.

March 25, 2020, 6:00 PM in the Zions Bank Conference Room on South Main in Moab. Our meetings are free and open to the public.