Catch a Glimpse of the Thornton Triceratops Fossils This Weekend at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

You don’t need to go back in time to see dinosaurs.

Visitors to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science this weekend will be able to see some of the triceratops fossils unearthed at a construction site in Thornton. Dinosaur lovers can peer through a window as museum workers clean and prep the bones.

The museum has unearthed at least 12 bones, including two horns, from the 66 million-year-old triceratops. Construction workers first discovered the bones in Thornton on Aug. 25.

A rib bone weighing 40 pounds was the first to be completely extracted, according to the museum. Experts described the Thornton triceratops as the size of a rhino, smaller than the fossils found in Montana and the Dakotas that show triceratops about the size of a medium elephant.

The museum is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week. Tickets for adults are $16.95, for kids 3-18 are $11.95 and for seniors 65 and older are $13.95.

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