Museum News

Fossil Kits bring CU Museum to classrooms across Colorado

Senior museum educator Jim Hakala has made it his mission to ensure students across the state have access to the same high quality, hands-on learning materials that those on the Front Range do through area universities and museums. Read More

Unearthed: Ancient Life in the Boulder Valley

Anthropology Hall

The discovery of stone tools from the late Pleistocene within the city limits of Boulder is a rare event in archaeology. This new exhibit features a collection of 80+ stone tools known as The Mahaffy Cache that was found in a Boulder backyard in 2008. The exhibit includes interactive elements and video, as well as replicas of the tools that visitors can pick up and hold.

Weaving the World Into a Basket

Anthropology Hall

Connecting people, their everyday lives, and their environment.  On public display for the first time, this exhibit showcases hand woven baskets by Native American artists from all over North America, from the archaeological to the contemporary. Three iterations with different baskets will be exhibited.

Banner Exhibit: Butterflies

2nd Floor Stairway gallery


The banners displayed on the second floor and in the stairwells of the museum are high resolution images highlighting selected items from the collection.