Museum of Boulder

Museum of Boulder: Hours, Address, Museum of Boulder Reviews: 4/5

Museum of Boulder
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Museum of Boulder is a cultural and arts institution that showcases the remarkable accomplishments of Boulder through innovative exhibits, programs and social engagement.
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ransom007
Anaheim, CA1,133 contributions
"Experience Boulder"
Nov 2020
The museum has free parking in the back off of the side street. Admission is paid in the gift shop. There are several floors and the roof. The roof is a nice vista of the city and the surrounding mountains. There is local art on display and a good history of Boulder. It is small and, if you are in town, worth a visit for an hour or so. I would not recommend driving a great distance to see it. COVID-19: employees were masked and visitors were expected to do likewise as well as observe social distancing protocols. They also provide and finger protector for touching any touchscreens and the like.
Written December 10, 2020
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Susan H
Bradenton, FL8 contributions
A Great Place for Kids!
Aug 2019 • Family
I was thoroughly impressed by this museum! So many hands-on activities for little ones! The box maze was incredible and the laser puzzle maker was great fun. Don't miss the gift shop with unusual items for children and adults alike! The virtual reality machine wasn't working but aside from that it was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
Written September 8, 2019
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Vacation447778
1 contribution
Not much
Aug 2019 • Family
Really disappointed. No real theme. Very little to see. Could be MUCH better. Cannot understand why the exhibits are so minimal and admission price do high
Written August 21, 2019
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ZenHealer7
Asheville, NC2,380 contributions
Not Worth It
Jun 2019 • Solo
There is really not much to see or do here much as they may try. Not worth any time or the admission cost.
Written June 9, 2019
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SkykomishBob
Olympia, WA729 contributions
Great Space. Often very interesting art
Apr 2019 • Friends
One can never be sure what one will find here, but overall the quality of the presentations of the exhibitions is always excellent. As for the art, some shows are better than others... "taste," like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder
Written April 15, 2019
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Thank you so much for your review! We hope to see you soon at the Museum of Boulder. Check out our upcoming programs at https://museumofboulder.org/calendar/
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Robert E
Fort Myers, FL80 contributions
Morning with the Grandchildren
Dec 2018 • Family
A great place to learn about the history of Boulder!! Very fascinating as well as educational. Complete with hands-on activities for kids, Definitely well worth the time to visit.
Written January 23, 2019
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Thank you for visiting! We hope you will return for Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice which opens on the lower level of the Museum of Boulder on February 9th. This exhibit will be at the museum until May 12, 2019.
Written January 24, 2019
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DaveH
Louisville, CO1 contribution
Major disappointment
Jan 2019 • Solo
I've lived in the Boulder area for 50 years and always meant to visit the Boulder History Museum. I finally made it yesterday in its new location at Pine and Broadway. I guess I waited too long. It is now The Museum of Boulder - an apt name, as there are virtually no historic artifacts on display, There is no longer a Chief Niwot exhibit which I had read about online and was specifically interested in seeing. I assume it is in storage along with most of the other artifacts. Instead we get huge displays that feature modern skiing and climbing equipment, an art gallery, and a kids area prominently sponsored by Google. This is a paean to modern Boulder, in all of its self-absorbed glory. Not much history here, folks.
Written January 18, 2019
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Thank you for your feedback. It is always our goal that all visitors have a positive, enriching experience. We are happy to refund your Museum admission or send you some guest passes for future visits. It is our hope that you will return to the Museum for a future visit. The Museum reached out to Arapaho tribe members for the Arapaho Roots section of the new Boulder Experience Gallery. Arapaho community members contributed to the development of the historical documentation, narrated the film and animated it. There aren’t a lot of Native American artifacts preserved from the Boulder area, so the Museum needed another way to share this story. Jordan Dresser was asked to be the show's curator a year ago and has spent time working with the museum to tie in Native history and Native art. He works for the Tribal Historic Preservation Office for the Arapaho Tribe or THPO. All of the tens of thousands of other artifacts and archives from Boulder’s history aren’t all housed in the museum. They live in a warehouse and the Carnegie Library, to be pulled on for future exhibits, too. The museum went to the community to borrow other objects to display, like an atomic clock from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the bike Connie Carpenter won the Olympics on in the ‘70s. The historical society hired a curation team to put this exhibit together, and they also used focus groups and community interviews to help craft an outline for the topics. There is a wonderful link (below) from Wyoming Public Radio: Animated Exhibit About The Arapaho People Brings Museum To Life | A new museum installation called "Arapaho Roots" is opening November 17 in Colorado at the Museum of Boulder. http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/animated-exhibit-about-arapaho-people-brings-museum-life#stream/0 There is another wonderful article about the Boulder Experience Gallery in the Daily Camera: http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_32278112/museum-boulder-exhibit-offers-good-bad-even-ugly
Written January 21, 2019
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hla5
Marina del Rey, CA4 contributions
Museum of Boulder: For kids Only
Jan 2019 • Family
Great place to bring young kids (7-10) who like to explore, experiement and learn by watching, reading and touching. Also, a great place for parents and grandparents who want to spend quality time with their kids or grandkids. I took my two grandkids and played the whole morning building, experimenting and watching them learn about calories, wolfs and computer programming. There’s enough there to keep kids busy for hours, but I found the real value to be enjoying what the museum has to offer together with the kids. For example, we built a garage, complete with a car, garage doors that opened and closed using a neat pulley system we created together. It was a blast. But, if you’re looking for someplace to take the kids to play by themselves, yes, there’s enough here to keep them occupied. But, I don’t see that as the true value of this wonderful museum. Enjoy it together!
Written January 16, 2019
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Thank you for visiting the Museum of Boulder. We look forward to your return in the near future!
Written January 24, 2019
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Lennard Z
14 contributions
The Boulder Experience and wolf exhibit are both fantastic!
Jan 2019 • Friends
My brother was visiting for the holidays from California, and my daughter and her boyfriend were in from NYC. This was the perfect place to go for a couple of hours. I had seen the Boulder Experience before, and this time I went deeper on the interactive electronic experiences. Particularly interesting were working out the rescue scenarios on the Rocky Mtn Search and Rescue display, and changing the decisions that were made years ago on the Boulder electronic timeline to see how it might be different now. And I learned a lot by going deeper on the wolf exhibit, too.
Written January 10, 2019
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Thank you so much for visiting the Museum of Boulder. We hope you will return in the near future.
Written January 11, 2019
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akt85
Madison, AL152 contributions
Learned about Boulder
Dec 2018 • Family
I learned a lot about Boulder by visiting this museum. My favorite part was learning about residents not being too pleased with the hippies when they first came to Boulder in the 60s.

Although there could have been more for adults to do, I enjoyed what interactive exhibits were available. Be sure to visit the balcony for a view of the Flatirons.
Written January 4, 2019
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Thank you for visiting the Museum of Boulder. Our goal is to provide engaging experiences that celebrate the spirit of the Boulder region for all ages. We look forward to your next visit!
Written January 11, 2019
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