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“Fun time with the kids!”

Children's Nature Center
Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Fruita
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Children's Nature Center (CNC) is the only zoological center within a 250-mile radius that exhibits exotic animals in naturalist habitats. The center hosts more than 120 unique creatures, ranging from 13-foot pythons to 1-inch-long dart frogs to lively stingrays. We have saltwater habitats, brackish water habitat, freshwater habitat, as well as numerous coral tanks with a wide variety of aquatic life. CNC features a collection of snakes, reptiles, and amphibians Our living and inanimate exhibits are all designed to educate guests on animals, wildlife, and the environment.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Boulder, Colorado
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun time with the kids!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

This place is really great! The staff was there to help my 2.5 year old and 4 year old explore the animals. They were fun and funny. Not only did the kids have a fun time but myself (43yrs) and my Mom (70yrs) were learning and enjoying our time. One of the volunteers also helped me find other cool things in Fruita for us to explore. We were there for about an hour but you could stay longer or shorter depending on what you want to learn.

A great addition to Fruita! We will be back on our next visit.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Karli G
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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“A colorful fun place to learn about exotic animals.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

This place is brand new, just opened in January. A bright and cheerful place filled with animals that I've never seen or been close to before: dart frogs, horseshoe crabs, snakes and more.

Visited February 2014
1 Thank Brenda E
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