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CU Museum of Natural History

Henderson Bldg. Broadway At 15th St, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0001
+1 303-492-6892
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Small gem of a museum on campus

A great rainy or cold day stop in Boulder. It's small but free and everything in it is well done... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
TooMuch2Do
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Laguna Niguel, California
Interesting for everyone- small

Went on kid's day. had students explaining thing- so greatgranddaughter had a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
LindaMattusch
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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More than four million artifacts and specimens from the Rocky Mountain and Plains regions make this one of the leading university natural science museums in the United States.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“fossils” (5 reviews)
“anthropology” (3 reviews)
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Henderson Bldg. Broadway At 15th St, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0001
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

A great rainy or cold day stop in Boulder. It's small but free and everything in it is well done and explained. I almost skipped the Biolounge, but it's a lovely room with antiques and artifacts scattered around, like someone's attic. Also has tables and...More

1  Thank TooMuch2Do
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Went on kid's day. had students explaining thing- so greatgranddaughter had a wonderful time. Seemed interested in everything Also liked being on campus!!!

Thank LindaMattusch
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Museum is great. It is free. It has nice exhibits -- Paleontology, Archeology, BioLounge, Kids hands-on Discovery Corner, one changing exhibit (Butterflies when we visited). Here is the downside -- parking! We went when CU was not in session and found a lot across...More

Thank IndySwimRun
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Great for families and individual. Natural History museum on a college campus. Was a little hard to find using Google Maps app, but well worth!

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Admission is free, there is a child touch area (with puppet stage and Adobe-like home. There are other "please touch" areas scattered throughout the other exhibits. Temporary exhibit on caterpillars and butterflies, permanent exhibits on fossils, taxidermy, native peoples (vases, baskets, tools) and more.

Thank DraLisa
Reviewed 19 July 2016

There is a current exhibit entitled: "Unearthed: Ancient life in Boulder Valley". It is centered around 83 ancient stone tool pieces that were discovered by a landscaping crew in the spring of 2008 in the bacyard of a home just six blocks from the museum...More

Thank Jollymon22
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This small museum has something for everyone in the family. There is usually a special exhibit. There is a hands on area for children. A new exhibit on 13,000 year old Clovis Indian toos is very well curated

Thank susanfern
Reviewed 30 June 2016

It is a nice little museum on the campus of CU. The best exhibits are the dinosaur (1st floor) and the anthropology exhibit in the basement. Good for an hour of fun. Interactive places for children. No charge for museum, but you must pay to...More

Thank Kmbassoon
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Lots of fossils to check out, and in the basement a huge stuffed bird collection and interactive exhibits for the kids to play with. I used to take my elementary school aged daughter there back in the day, especially on rainy days.

1  Thank jimmyihatetoregister
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Stopped by for about an hour. The museum is mostly fossils, but there is also some American Indian pottery, as well as other anthropology exhibits. There are only 5 galleries, so it is not too big. I visited while there was a school group, so...More

1  Thank AF_Hiker
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