Natural History, Science, Specialized
The museum serves as the state repository for Colorado's mineral heritage and promotes its importance and understanding to the university community and the public. It aims to inspire scientific curiosity through education and research while encouraging appreciation of the earth and responsibility for its mineral, fossil, meteorite and historic mining treasures.
Anthropology, Archaeology, Children's, General, History, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Planetarium, Science
A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe.
Natural History, Nature Centers, Park
Dinosaur Ridge is an outdoor museum along a trail along Alameda Parkway that goes up and over a spectacular mountain of a type called a hogback. Locally the mountain is named Dinosaur Ridge because of abundant dinosaur fossils along the trail. One site has Late Jurassic dinosaur bones from about 150 million years ago exposed in a cliff of sandstone; another has over 300 footprints made by Early Cretaceous dinosaurs about 100 million years ago.
Archaeology, Culture, History, Historical Society, Library, Natural History, Science
True Colorado experiences come alive at the History Colorado Center! The landscape of Colorado was shaped over millions of years. Its natural beauty is diverse and unmatched.
Its people? They're just as distinctive. Visitors of all ages will experience Colorado's rich history from a whole new perspective in exhibitions that blend technology, artifacts and environments to shape compelling stories.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Botanical Garden, Children's, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Zoo
Open year-round, the Pueblo Zoo is located in City Park in Pueblo, Colorado. Visitors, including those using strollers or wheelchairs, enjoy an easy stroll through beautifully landscaped grounds that lead to Serengeti Safari, North American Grasslands, the Australian Outback, World of Color, and an Asian Adventure. In the Ecocenter, explore a tropical rain forest, discover naked mole rats in their underground world, and watch penguins 'fly' underwater.
Woodland Park, Colorado
Archaeology, Children's, General, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Specialized
Visitors to the center enjoy its wide collection of fossilized animals from the late Cretaceous period. A movie in the center's theater shows how scientists dig up fossils and get them ready for display. Even better, visitors can peer through windows into the paleo lab and watch specimens being prepared.
History, Natural History, University
The University of Colorado Museum offers a wide range of special events and educational programs throughout the year. The Museum and Field Studies Graduate Program offers students an opportunity to earn a Master of Science degree or a certificate in Museum Studies. The exhibition galleries are open to the public seven days a week, free of charge. Permanent exhibitions feature paleontology, zoology, anthropology, and the children's Discovery Corner.
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Natural History
The Erie Historical Society was founded in 1984 to preserve Erie, Colorado's history. We honor those hard working pioneers who mined the coal, worked the fields and ran the railroads, as well as the pioneer women who raised the families and educated the children.