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Address: Henderson Bldg., Broadway at 15th St,, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309
Phone Number: 303 492 6892
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: More than four million artifacts and specimens from the Rocky Mountain and...
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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Excellent, particularly for a free exhibit.

The staff at the counter was friendly and the price can't be beat; it is free (though there is a box for contributions). Free coffee (served in ceramic mugs) is even available... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Kobe
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The staff at the counter was friendly and the price can't be beat; it is free (though there is a box for contributions). Free coffee (served in ceramic mugs) is even available downstairs. If you are from an area with major paleontology museums or if you are comparing this to a major Natural History museum you might be disappointed, but... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Overall great museum. Lovely place to study in the biolounge with free coffee and tea. Great spot for students to hang out, do work, and check out the exhibits. Frequent events which are a lot of fun. Great find!

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Louisville, Co
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
255 reviews 255 reviews
111 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
64 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
34 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
45 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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