Museum of Natural History (Henderson)

The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History is home to the largest natural history collection in the Rocky Mountain region and features five exhibition galleries where visitors can explore natural and human history through engaging and interactive displays. The youngest visitors enjoy The Discovery Corner where everything is hands-on. Visitors to the BioLounge can sip a hot beverage while experiencing exhibits that focus on biodiversity. The museum is open every day (except university holidays). Admission is free.

1035 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309

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New exhibit: Snakes of Colorado

Colorado is home to 29 diverse species of snakes found throughout the high peaks and the high plains. Colorado Snakes, the newest exhibit at the CU Museum of...

Campus Closed

The CU Museum of Natural History will be closed on Monday, December 24, the day before Christmas, as an officially observed campus holiday.

Campus Closed

The CU Museum of Natural History will be closed on Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day, as an officially observed campus holiday.

AIA Lecture: Insights from the Past for a Warming World

Many of us have heard the cautionary statement: “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” What does this mean, is it true, and how...

1/23/2019 7pm
AIA Lecture: The Lives of Ancient Maya Commoners:  How Could We Have Been So Wrong?

Ancient Maya elites have been the focus of archaeological research although commoners made up the majority of the population. Many scholars assumed the...

4/3/2019 7pm

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Robert Karson Shearon

Robert Karson Shearon left a positive review 9/25/2018

She was an amazing teacher. The metaphor of a tree/forest was very helpful.

Tess Eidem

Tess Eidem left a positive review 9/25/2018

This was a great experience! Rebecca was an awesome teacher too!

Upasana Das

Upasana Das left a positive review 4/5/2018

It was an amazing experience. The tour guide, Jim, was very knowledgable and provided a detailed explanation for some of the rarest collection.

Leighanna Hinojosa

Leighanna Hinojosa left a positive review 2/26/2018

Absolutely amazing to hear about the forest walking to foster environmental learning, a practice highlighted in indigenous epistemologies among others.