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CU Museum of Natural History

Henderson Bldg., Broadway at 15th St,, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309
303 492 6892
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Ranked #26 of 45 Attractions in Boulder

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Edwardsburg, Michigan
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
37 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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