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AHRA Holiday Open House

Friday, December 08: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Celebrate the holiday season at AHRA's funtastic “Jurassic Wonderland” Holiday Open House on Friday, December 8. Sponsored jointly by AHRA, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), and the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA), there will be dinosaur-themed activities and holiday refreshments from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the AHRA Visitor Center at 307 W. Sackett Ave. in downtown Salida. Folks of all ages are invited to share in some holiday treats, and there will be a drawing for a Gift Basket. For the kids (and adventurous parents) there will be an awesome dinosaur crafts table, playful dinosaur story time, and a CPW demo on making flies and lures that will attract even the most elusive trout. Folks are also encouraged to join in a chorus of “The 12 Dinos of Christmas”! In addition, special guest and AHRA/GARNA volunteer Bob Hickey will captivate folks with his Fossil Demonstration. All activities and parking at the visitor center are free. So come out for some Holiday Cheer on Friday, December 8th! For more information call AHRA at 719-539-7289.

Bob Hickey is also well-known for his fun and educational guided hikes throughout the AHRA and the upper Arkansas River basin. Bob will have an on-going presentation December 8 on the fascinating “ancient” history of the upper Arkansas River valley with some unusual fossil specimens found all over the local region.
There will be a 10% discount on GARNA merchandise from AHRA’s GARNA sales outlet. CPW Annual Parks Passes are also available, which make a special gift for the nature lovers on your shopping list.​

Audience: All Ages


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AHRA at 719-539-7289​

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