The Museum of Natural History fosters exploration and appreciation of the natural world and human cultures through research, teaching, and public education. The Museum’s exhibition galleries are open to the public and free of charge, seven days a week throughout the year. The Museum offers programs for students of all ages, from preschool children and families through senior citizens. Award winning outreach programs, like Fossils in the Classroom, Discovery Kits, and Colorado Archaeology in the Classroom, extend that learning throughout the state of Colorado. Guided tours can be arranged for groups and the classroom and exhibition halls can be rented for special events. The Museum and Field Studies program trains the next generation of museum professionals through a Master of Science degree or a Certificate of Museum Studies.

PROGRAM FOCUS: Informal education and outreach. DISCIPLINES: Archeology, Atmospheric and oceanic science, Biology, Climate science, Environmental science, Interdisciplinary, Geosciences. EDUCATION CONTEXT: Community/Public, Graduate, PK-12, Undergraduate.