• Camarasus skull in the cliff face, rafters on the Green River, McKee Springs petroglyphs

    Dinosaur

    National Monument CO,UT

Grand Opening Celebrations for the Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall

The National Park Service invites you to join us as we open two new facilities for both visitors and area residents to discover the living landscapes and vast history of Dinosaur National Monument.

 
This photo from September 5, 2011 shows construction continuing on the Quarry Exhibit Hall to prepare for its Grand Opening on October 4, 2011.
This photo from September 5, 2011 shows construction continuing on the Quarry Exhibit Hall to prepare for its Grand Opening on October 4, 2011.
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Fossil wall with graphic of Camarasaurus

Image of the fossil wall with graphic of Camarasaurus that will be used in the exhibits.

Quarry Exhibit Hall
Now Open! Daily, 9:15 am to 4:45 pm

Dinosaur National Monument staff and local community members opened the new Quarry Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, October 4th. After being closed for five years, visitor now have the opportunity to see the famous dinosaur fossil wall, site of the world-renowned Carnegie Quarry, with nearly 1,500 fossils. In addition to the fossil wall, the facility features exhibits about dinosaurs and other life from the Jurassic.

 
The new Quarry Visitor Center nears completion on September 5, 2011.
The new Quarry Visitor Center nears completion on September 5, 2011.
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Images of some of the exhibit components that will be featured in the new Quarry Visitor Center.

Images of some of the exhibit components that will be featured in the new Quarry Visitor Center.

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Quarry Visitor Center
Now Open! Open Daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar opened the new Quarry Visitor Center on Wednesday, September 28th. The new visitor center features exhibits, a theater and bookstore. It also serves as the access point to the Quarry Exhibit Hall with its wall of dinosaur fossils. The Quarry Exhibit Hall opens to the public the following week on Tuesday, October 4th. Until the Quarry Exhibit Hall opens, park rangers will provide access to see dinosaur bones along the Fossil Discovery Trail.

 


Background Information on the New Facilities
 
Architectural concept for the new Quarry Visitor Center

Architectural concept for the new Quarry Visitor Center

Located seven miles off US Highway 40 from Jensen, Utah, the new Quarry Visitor Center will serve as the starting point for your Dinosaur National Monument adventure. The visitor center will feature an information desk staffed year-round, exhibits about the monument, a theater, sales area for the Intermountain Natural History Association, restrooms and departure point for the shuttle to the new Quarry Exhibit Hall.

 
Architectural concept for the Quarry Exhibit Hall

Architectural concept for the Quarry Exhibit Hall

A short distance from the new Quarry Visitor Center, the Quarry Exhibit Hall is located on the site of the world-famous Carnegie Dinosaur Quarry. The exhibit hall provides access to viewing a cliff face with nearly 1,500 dinosaur bones still embedded in the rock. In addition to the fossil wall, the facility will feature exhibits and displays about dinosaurs and other life from the Jurassic.

 

Did You Know?

Picture overlooking river canyon.

Dinosaur National Monument is as famous for its dramatic canyon scenery as it is for its dinosaur fossils.