Education & Tours

Museum Closed July 3rd and 4th

The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History will be CLOSED for the Independence Day Holiday on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4.

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 Program
Vocabulary for Food Web Workshop

Post-Visit Materials

Additional Resources for Early Native Peoples of Colorado
Additional Resources for Fossils
Additional Resources for Insect Explorers
Additional Resources for Food Webs
Post Visit Archaeology Activities
Post Visit Fossil Activities
Post Visit Insect Activities

Gallery Activity Handouts

The Anthropology Hall:
AnthropologyHall.pdf
Archaeologist.pdf
Moccasins.pdf
PuebloPottery.pdf

The BioLounge:
BioLounge.pdf
Beetles.pdf
CO_Plants_and_Animals.pdf
Does_it_live_in_.pdf

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.