Museum News

Specimen Sustainer Crowdfunding Campaign

The CU Mammal Collection numbers approximately 16,500 specimens and continues to grow annually. It is utilized by students, researchers, and the public, inspiring discovery and deepening our scientific knowledge of mammalian evolution and ecology. Lean more about this valuable collection and our 30-day campaign to preserve this educational and scientific resource through the purchase of new storage cabinets. The campaign includes rewards for different levels of giving including scientific illustrations and behind-the-scenes tours.  Read More

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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.