Dinosaur Museum in Branson, MO

3619 W 76 Country BlvdBranson, MO 65616
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Overview

Created for guests of all ages to enjoy, the Branson Dinosaur Museum offers educational and interactive experiences with some of the most incredible dinosaurs in history. Guests can learn about each dinosaur’s habits, name origin and more, including the four-winged microrapter, the iconic Tyrannosaurus rex, and many others in the fossil exhibit and learning center.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Over 50 life-sized dinosaur models.
  • Features 42-foot tall T-Rex.
  • Self guided tour.
  • Next to the Worlds Largest Toy Museum and the Branson Military Museum.
  • Located at former Waltzing Waters attraction.

Description

from Branson's Dinosaur Museum
Over 50 life-sized dinosaurs are displayed, from the very smallest creature - a 1-foot microraptor to the towering 42-foot tyrannosaurus rex that stands about two stories high. The models were made by paleo-artists who fashioned molds from the original dinosaur skeletons and then created the bodies.

All of the dinosaurs have descriptive details and visitors may take as long as they like on the self-guided tour. There is a learning center with video, a fossil exhibit, birthday party area, and gift shop as well.

The Dinosaur Museum is located next to the World's Largest Toy Museum and the Branson Military Museum on Hwy 76. Just look for the giant dinosaur head sticking out from the building. Longtime visitors to Branson will recognize this as the location of the former Waltzing Waters Theatre.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

4 Reviews
Reserve Branson Customer
Pine Grove, LA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Loved Dinosaur Museum"
June, 2018
My grandsons, age 6 & 9, loved the dinosaur museum. It was very educational. I loved the quiz sheet that had us searching for answers. We will visit again.
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Ross G.
High Ridge, MO
3 Reviews
"Calling all junior paleontologists"
August, 2017
Our 3 year old son was very excited to visit Branson's Dinosaur Museum. He loved wondering through the life-sized models. Learning about the dinosaurs. Seeing the artist's interpretations. Playing in the sand to find fossils.

From dinosaurs, sharks, snakes, scorpions and volcanoes, dinosaurs are by far our boy's favorite! Just last night he was explaining how large carnivores ate herbivores and smaller carnivores. Branson's Dinosaur Museum was a great place for our budding paleontologist.
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Ben Barton
Fair Grove , MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Dino Heaven"
July, 2016
I read some of the other reviews before we went so I was prepared for a the warmer atmosphere and self paced stroll thru the facility. We arrived a little after 9:30AM so it was not too hot, and it was open and had a few families already touring.
The kids were immediately enthralled with all the huge dinos out front and the souvenirs to buy. but we kept them on task. I wish we had gone slower and read the info pages, but the kids were too excited to see everything. I took lots of pictures and enjoyed the movie. It was a fun experience. Hard to go backwards if another family is coming thru, so make sure you see it all the first time. We didn't stay to color, I forgot to ask and they didn't offer. But the kids enjoyed every minute. I wish the 'theater' sat more people. Our family pretty much filled it with just the 5 of us bc of the way the seats are arranged. But by the time we were ready to move on another family was ready to view so it was fine. Big groups will have to stand to view.
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Tip: Booking online was super easy! I just showed my receipt and started my tour! Go early in the day if it's hot outside, that building is huge inside and hard to keep cool.

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Laura L
1 Review
"Late Start"
August, 2015
Got up early, the door said they opened at 9 that Sunday but we waited for 20 minutes before they unlocked the door. At that point we didn't have enough time to even go and explore and we didn't even bother going in, our schedule was too busy.
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shsboardbunny
Fort Smith, Arkansas
"Just “okay”"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2018 NEW
Wasn’t great, wasn’t awful. The whole place has awful lighting. The exhibits seemed cheap, using hot glue to add the plastic plants and the info sheets looked like they had been printed that morning and hastily added to each exhibit. Tickets were around $10 and I’m glad they weren’t more because they were hardly even worth that.
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Tenneille S
wever
"Okay"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2018 NEW
Not sure I would spend to see this again. The tour wasn't too expensive, just not much there to see. We made it through in about 30 minutes taking our time. No coupons or discounts other than senior citizen. Not too much to see. Nothing really catching or intriguing. I'm not sure how it is still going. We were the only people there and no one coming or going. Very small. It is wheelchair accessible.
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MSUEngineer
Little Rock, Arkansas
"Kids Think It’s Awesome"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2018
Not a science museum with actual skeletons, but the 6-year old kid really enjoyed it. Took us about an hour to go through. Museum was clean and well kept.
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DM0397
Littleton, Colorado
"Meh"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed April 19, 2018
Very expensive for so little to do. Our 3&4 year olds thought it was cool, but for the 15 mins it took to walk through, it was not worth the $. We sat and watched a cheesy documentary just to get our “moneys” worth.
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SandCGreen
Missouri
"Neat Dino museum "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 11, 2018
Took our 2 year old and the full size he was a little intimidated but it was pretty neat; it’s dinosaurs, cool right. They have big and little dinosaurs on display and a sand box for the kids to uncover fossils (highlight of a two year olds visit). $10 wasn’t a bad price to pay for one adult if you consider hey have to pay the electric bill and an employee. Employee was very nice and polite. I might consider it to be too costly if i had to pay for larger kids.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Branson's Dinosaur Museum

Are museum tours available?
The entire museum is a self-guided tour. Guests can learn about the different dinosaurs through the thorough descriptions about dinosaur habits, name definition, daily life, and more. Descriptions are posted at each dinosaur stop throughout the museum.

Aside from dinosaurs, what else is available at the museum?
Dinosaur Museum guests enjoy a magnificent fossil exhibit, gift shop, and a learning center.

What are the hours of operation?

The Dinosaur Museum is open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Where is the Dinosaur Museum located?
We are located at 3619 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616.