Planning a Visit to the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
Reservations are required for Guided Programs, Hands-on Workshops, Discovery Kits, Bird and Mammal Cases, and self-guided visits; please reserve at least two weeks in advance. To schedule a guided or self-guided visit, or rent a Kit or Case, please contact the Museum Education Office by one of the following means:
After a field trip has been scheduled, a confirmation packet will be sent. It will include the dates and times for the program, check-in procedures, driving directions, and parking information. A week before the program the Education Office will call to confirm the program for the following week.
Guided Tours: $2.00 per student
Workshops: $3.00 per student
Guided Program and Hands-on Workshop booked together: $4.00 per student
Self-Guided Tour: Free
We offer a reduced cost for students receiving free and reduced lunches. Please ask for more information when you call to schedule your field trip. For groups smaller than 10 individuals, we ask for a minimum payment for 10 students.
The ideal group size for a guided program and/or workshop is 18 to 22 individuals. If your group is larger, we can split you into two to three smaller groups and rotate through the Museum. We will work to accommodate groups of varying sizes and can discuss this during the reservation process.
We recommend a ratio of one adult to every ten students. There is no charge for teachers and chaperones and they may be asked to assist the docent during the program and/or workshop.
The Museum is located in the Henderson Building on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder between 15th and 16th Streets, just east of Broadway (view map). If arriving by school bus, we recommend you drop the students off near the University Memorial Center (UMC) on Euclid Street and walk the short distance to the Museum.
We encourage the use of public transportation to get to the Museum. RTD bus stops are conveniently located on Broadway less than a block from the Museum. Ask us about purchasing bus passes through the Museum.
For more detailed suggestions, see the Museum's How to Get Here page.
For suggestions on how to make the most of your field trip to the University of Colorado Museum of Natural history, click here.