Touch a Dinosaur Bone

Dinosaur National Monument 

Visitors and ranger looking at dinosaur bones
A ranger answers questions as a family checks out the touchable dinosaur bones.

Jeff Edwards

Their names are familiar to many kids - Diplodocus, Stegosaurus, Allosaurus, and Apatosaurus - just to name a few. In the "wall of bones" at the Quarry Exhibit Hall, you can see the bones of these giant animals in their final resting place. a single leg bone of an adult diplodocus is nearly 5 feet tall!

Better than even seeing the bones, however, is getting up close and personal to several 149 million year old fossils from both an adult and juvenile Diplodocus.  Imagine what these creatures may have looked like and how the ground shook as they walked by.

Last updated: March 30, 2015