A hands-on encounter with life history...

For over a decade the Museum has pioneered challenging, relevant, and interactive programming for all ages and levels of ability. Our School Tours utilize and augment state and federal science standards. The program consists of docent-led discussions and activities and one optional self-led activity. During the tour students discuss a wide range of locally relevant natural history topics with their guide. 

Daily Museum Tours are offered three times daily, a quarter past ten, twelve, and two in the afternoon. These tours are an informal exploration of select museum exhibits and some behind-the-scenes efforts. Nearly every tour is different. Consequently, the duration of this tour can vary from 30 to 60 minutes. Reservations are not required, but we cap the tour at a dozen participants. This tour suits small school groups, but is not intended for large groups. 

School Tours are guided tours of the MNHM's exhibits that are entwined with State educational standards. Students tour through the museum with a guide and participate in discussions and hands-on activities about the ancient life and landscapes of Colorado’s Front Range including recent dinosaur discoveries made by Museum staff. Tours can be customized by request.

Optional: Fossil Footprint Lab
  • Students receive a small plaster cast of a fossil track that they take back to the classroom to paint and identify.
  • $1.00 per track with coloring sheet. (Track not included with general tour admission).