Education & Tours

Teacher Resources

The Education Section of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History has resources aimed at supporting teachers. From Discovery Kit loans to Education Workshops, the Education Section helps educators bring the wonder of natural history to their classroom.

Links to Teacher Resources

Pre- and Post-Visit Materials

Discovery Kits and Critter Cases – Portable kits for in-class use, which contain museum specimens, casts, models, and activity ideas.
University of Colorado Outreach and Engagement P-12 programs – The University of Colorado offers many opportunities for educational field trips and resources to support teachers in the classroom.

General Pre-Visit Information

Museum and CU Museum Information
Suggestions for Success for Museum Field Trips

Pre-Visit Materials

Mind Map Pre and Post Visit Activity
The Exhibit, Object, and You Self Guide
Vocabulary for Early Native Peoples Program and Workshop
Vocabulary for Fossil Program and Workshop
Vocabulary for Insect Explorers guided program
Vocabulary for Animal Adaptation Workshop

Post-Visit Materials

Gallery Activity Handouts

The Anthropology Hall:
Anthropology Hall
Pueblo Pottery

The BioLounge:
CO Plants and Animals
Does it live in...

CU Classroom Programs

The University of Colorado Museum partners with CU Science Discovery to offer classroom presentations for your students on dinosaurs and fossils, insects, and Colorado archaeology. Call (303) 492-4458 or visit Science Discovery.