Broadway St & 15th Street Henderson Building Boulder, CO 80302 +1 303 492 6892
Take the kids on an expedition deep into the natural history of Colorado. The mysteries of native cultures and prehistoric lands are all explored. This museum is a great place to take the family on a visit to Boulder. Six exhibit halls encompass the space. Over 3-million examples of geology, archaeology, paleontology and zoology are on display.The Discovery corner offers kids hands-on adventures. Other features include the Dinosaur Hall, Anasazi artifacts and a bug room. New exhibits are featured at the museum every month. Admission is free although donations are suggested.
University Avenue and Broadway Boulder, CO 80302 +1 303 492 1411
A visit to Boulder is not complete without a stroll or bike ride through the historic main campus of the University of Colorado. Established in 1876, the year Colorado became a state and Denver became a capital, the university reflects visions of the past while keeping with the growing technological age. The Red Rural Italian Renaissance architecture, implemented on buildings erected after 1912, lush landscaping and gorgeous views of the Flatirons make this one of the most attractive campuses in the nation. Guided tours are available.
1202 University Avenue 459 UCB Boulder, CO 80309 +1 303 492 6329
Located on the top floor of Old Main, which once housed the entire college, this museum features exhibits exploring the history of Boulder and the University. Displays include an architectural evolution of the campus, a hall of presidents and an athletic trophy room. A Space Room examines the careers of University of Colorado astronauts and the college's involvement in the space program. A classroom dating to the 1880s examines early learning practices. Check out the alumni room for a peek at Glenn Miller's gold records along with kudos to Robert Redford, Byron White and Nobel chemist Tom Cech.
2475 Kittridge Loop Drive University of Colorado campus Boulder, CO 80309 +1 303 492 6732
On Friday nights during the summer months, the Sommers Bausch Observatory opens its doors to the public. Explore the universe through 16 and 18-inch telescopes. Gaze at the Milky Way, checking out planets, stars and nebulae. Smaller telescopes and binoculars mounted on tripods allow you to look at the moon and other nearby celestial objects. The sessions usually last for approximately two to three hours depending on the weather.
Broadway Street and Regent Drive University of Colorado Boulder, CO 80309 +1 303 492 5002
More than 25,000 visitors a year show up to gander at the stars and peek at other planets in this popular planetarium on the University of Colorado campus. The heavens are on display beneath the funky dome most Friday nights during the spring semester, January to May, and are open to the public. Twice a month the planetarium goes psychedelic, performing fancy laser shows to a variety of music, including U2 and Led Zeppelin.
325 Broadway Street Boulder, CO 80305 +! 303 497 3444
Searching for the precise right time? Then step into this unassuming Bauhaus structure and set your watch to the atomic clock, the nation's official timekeeper. Ultimately this educational haven is a place for researchers to develop ways for business, industry, science and government to advance technically. Though most people come to simply take in the tick and tock of the famous clock, the facility does offer a 90-minute guided tour. Self-guided tours are also welcome. Admission is free. See website for information on entrance.
1206 Euclid Avenue Boulder, CO 80302 +1 303 449 3464
Residing in the historic Victorian Harbeck-Bergheim manor, this museum displays an eclectic collection of artifacts recounting the wild and illustrious past of Boulder County. Check out the tools utilized to dig for gold and the survival methods of yesterday's ranchers. An interesting exhibit of period clothing is one of the largest in the state. The structure is a sight in itself, comprised of Indiana sandstone and boasting a Tiffany stained glass window.
5706 East Arapahoe Road Boulder, CO 80303 +1 303 442 7851
This 18-hole golf course with driving range is the closest one to downtown Boulder and a favorite among locals and visitors. The average difficulty level, old trees, well-kept fairways and mountain views make for a pleasant and relaxing game. PGA professional instructors hold private and group clinics on a regular basis. The clubhouse offers rental clubs and carts. Relax post game with a drink and a burger at the on-site restaurant.
1345 28th Street Boulder, CO 80302 +1 303 413 7200
Located along the Boulder Creek Trail, the Underwater Fish Observatory is a good diversion to check out if you have the kids with you. They can feed the fish and, if they are lucky, see carp, rainbow trout, and maybe even a cutthroat trout, swimming in the creek. Glass partitions allow you to explore the shallow depths of the Boulder Creek. Unfortunately, the water tends to sometimes be a bit murky. But the kids never seem to mind.
1505 30th Street Boulder, CO 80303 +1 303 441 3383
Named after a local astronaut, this park is a favorite for locals, and especially for kids. A rocket shaped jungle gym attracts hordes of young enthusiasts honing early climbing skills for later pursuits on the Flatirons. An large outdoor pool draws crowds from late May until late August. Skateboarders come for the 10-foot half pipe and the assortment of odd shaped mini ramps. During the winter the park becomes a sledding paradise.
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