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CU Museum of Natural History

Address: Henderson Bldg., Broadway at 15th St,, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309
Phone Number: 303 492 6892
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Ranked #27 of 54 Attractions in Boulder
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: More than four million artifacts and specimens from the Rocky Mountain and Plains regions make this...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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.

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Louisville, Co
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

What a fun little find, This is great museum. Free admission and run by the University. Definitely plan to stop in here if you are ever on or near campus!

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Boulder, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I'm a student at CU and this is my study spot. The museum is great and always introducing new exhibits and the staff is always very welcoming. Downstairs is the "Biolounge" where you'll find ample seating, awesome exhibits and free coffee or tea. Don't miss out!

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Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
51 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

There are 2 floors in this museum with about 4-5 exhibits in the museum, most of which tie together so I'm not sure they can be called separate exhibits. The nice part about the exhibits is that all the information pertains to the area: dinosaur bones found in Colorado, Native Americans and their history pertaining to Colorado, etc. Don't go... More 

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Edwardsburg, Michigan
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98 reviews 98 reviews
41 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

CU has amazing collections of rocks and fossils which are on display in the geology department. I was therefore expecting the natural history museum to be excellent. Unfortunately, it's pretty much pitiful and well below the standards of many other western universities. Totally not worth the time and should be considered an embarrassment to the university and the state. I'm... More 

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Boulder
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91 reviews 91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We have visited this small but wonderful little museum many times. It is not easily found so check out a campus map before going. In fact, many students walking on the campus don't know where it is. The exhibits are very well done and as others have said it is free and great for children with some hands on exhibits.... More 

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Eaton, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I LOVE this museum. I found it on Google Maps when I was looking for directions to a store on Pearl Street. Located on the GORGEOUS CU campus. Great place to take the kids. You have to pay for public parking, but the museum itself is FREE! (they graciously accept donations though- help them out, they did a great job... More 

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

An oasis on the busy campus, this little museum is relaxed and well organized. We were delighted to see the triceratops skull and other ancient artifacts.

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Colorado
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100 reviews 100 reviews
37 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

While not large, this museum is well laid out, great exhibits, and has significant community involvement. Worth a visit.

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