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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National Fossil Day: All about trilobites!

Celebrate National Fossil Day with the CU Museum of Natural History! Stop by the north entrance of the museum to design your own trilobite cookie while...

10/17 11am
Integrating Community Engagement into Teaching

CU Boulder faculty, staff and students are invited to join us for this community engagement coffee hour, where we will discuss integrating community...

10/18 12pm
International Archaeology Family Day

Looking Eastward. People have lived on the Plains for thousands of years, and this Family Day we will be exploring technologies and art created by American...

10/20 10am
Campus Tree Walks

The CU Museum of Natural History and CU Facilities Management – Outdoor Services will be hosting their annual Fall Color Tree Walk led by Facilities...

10/22 5pm
Brain Break for CU Students: DIY Candle Holders

Daylight savings is coming, be ready for those dark winter nights with a tree themed candle holder! Stop by this drop in workshop within the TreeSpace...

10/23 3:30pm

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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.