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CU Museum of Natural History

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Perfect Little Stop That's Free

The CU Museum of Natural History is a free museum on the edge of campus that is well worth a visit... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
Erie, Pennsylvania
Nice, but brief for dinosaur nuts

I was coming to Boulder for other reasons, and decided to leave an hour early and check out the... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2018
Jonathan A
Minot, North Dakota, United States
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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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Henderson Bldg. Broadway At 15th St, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0001
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

The CU Museum of Natural History is a free museum on the edge of campus that is well worth a visit. Featuring exhibits on indigenous tribes of Native American artwork as well as prehistoric fossils of dinosaurs. What I was most taken with were the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

My kids are Dino lovers, so we were disappointed at the one room with 10 things in it. We were done before my husband could find a place to park-and the people at the desk couldn’t even tell us where we could park.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed April 16, 2018

I was coming to Boulder for other reasons, and decided to leave an hour early and check out the dinosaurs at this museum. it turns out I budgeted far too much time. What they have is nice, especially the Archaeopteryx cast, but the fossils are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Jonathan A
Reviewed April 13, 2018

My wife and I toured the Colorado Museum of Natural History in April 2018, allow me to say I have toured some of the largest, most extensive museums in the world. Colorado's museum is world class. Each exhibit skillfully displayed. My favorite area concerned the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Tom B
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Well worth an hour or two while you're in Boulder. Great for those interested in fossils or dinosaurs, or early American peoples (Clovis peoples). It's small but definitely interesting and worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Susan S
Reviewed July 28, 2017

If you’re looking for an exciting museum (oxymoron perhaps?) this probably isn’t the place for you. The Colorado University’s Museum of Natural History has a laid back atmosphere more suited to the feeling of a library than a busy museum. It is a lower budget...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Melody C
Reviewed July 27, 2017

The University of Colorado’s museum of natural history is a gem located in the heart of the university campus. With only four exhibits there is no denying the museum is small, but what it lacks in size it makes up for with kind tour guides...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank adau9727
Reviewed July 18, 2017

FREE and open daily, this museum is on campus so parking may be an issue, but it has a fun dinosaur/fossil exhibit, and excellent exhibit on clovis artifacts found nearby, and one on the ozone at the moment plus an interesting small one on baskets...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank clairann2000
Reviewed April 15, 2017

A great rainy or cold day stop in Boulder. It's small but free and everything in it is well done and explained. I almost skipped the Biolounge, but it's a lovely room with antiques and artifacts scattered around, like someone's attic. Also has tables and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank TooMuch2Do
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Went on kid's day. had students explaining thing- so greatgranddaughter had a wonderful time. Seemed interested in everything Also liked being on campus!!!

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank LindaMattusch
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