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CU Museum of Natural History

Henderson Bldg. Broadway At 15th St, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0001
+1 303-492-6892
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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 5 days ago
Jonathan A
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Minot, North Dakota, United States
Colorado Museum of Natural History - World Class

My wife and I toured the Colorado Museum of Natural History in April 2018, allow me to say I have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom B
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The Villages, Florida
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Henderson Bldg. Broadway At 15th St, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0001
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 14 September 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.

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Reviewed 29 July 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

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Reviewed 28 July 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

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Reviewed 18 July 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

1  Thank clairann2000
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Reviewed 16 April 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

1  Thank TooMuch2Do
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Reviewed 16 February 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!!!

Thank LindaMattusch
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

The Museum is great. It is free. It has nice exhibits -- Paleontology, Archeology, BioLounge, Kids hands-on Discovery Corner, one changing exhibit (Butterflies when we visited). Here is the downside -- parking! We went when CU was not in session and found a lot across...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great for families and individual. Natural History museum on a college campus. Was a little hard to find using Google Maps app, but well worth!

Thank Jason T
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