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Quarry Exhibit Hall
The Quarry Exhibit Hall, located over the world-famous Carnegie Dinosaur Quarry, is open! The Quarry Exhibit Hall allows visitors to view the wall of approximately 1,500 dinosaur bones in a refurbished, comfortable space. Here, you can gaze upon the remains of numerous different species of dinosaurs including Allosaurus, Apatosaurus, Camarasaurus, Diplodicus, and Stegosaurus along with several others. Exhibits, including an 80-foot long mural, reveal the story of these animals and many others that lived in the Morrison environment during the late Jurassic. There are even several places where you can touch real 149 million year old dinosaur fossils!
Rangers are available to answer questions and occasionally present talks on different topics related to the quarry or dinosaurs throughout the day during the summer.
Hours of Operation
September 23, 2013 through October 27, 2013
October 28, 2013 through late Spring 2014
From Saturday, May 18 through Sunday, September 22, 2013, the Quarry Exhibit Hall is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Access to the Quarry Exhibit Hall is by shuttle bus only from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you arrive prior to 9:30 a.m., you will be allowed to drive your personal vehicle to the quarry. The access road closes to uphill traffic at 9:30 a.m. and shuttles depart from the visitor center every 15 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The last bus leaving the Quarry Exhibit Hall departs at 5:30 p.m. for the return to the visitor center.
Visitors with accessibility needs should inquire at the information desk at the visitors center for directions on how to access the Quarry Exhibit Hall.
Discover Dinosaur's Paleontology
Did You Know?
Dinosaurs were a remarkably successful group of animals. They lived on the Earth for 160 million years. The fossils at Dinosaur National Monument represent only 10 of the many dinosaur species that existed during that long era.