With so many outdoor opportunities for adventure in Colorado, it can be easy to overlook its cultural opportunities. Boulder, a Front Range epicenter for the arts, history, entertainment, and family experiences, offers a variety of museums for science fanatics, history buffs, art lovers, and Old-West fanatics.
For families the WOW! Children's Museum of Lafayette, Colorado is little but mighty. This adorable, cozy, and fun museum offers the perfect atmosphere for families with small children. Hands-on exhibits, a play area in the shape of a pirate ship, and a dress-up corner for pretend are the perfect ways to entertain the kiddos in a safe environment.
For history enthusiasts, The Boulder History Museum offers opportunities to learn about the area's unique past, while the CU Heritage Center offers exhibits on the university's past and successful alumni. For lovers of art and the Old-West the Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art encourages learning through viewing dramatic sculptures.
If science is the name of your game the Denver Nature and Science Museum provides dinosaurs, mummies, and a Discovery Zone for children. While in Colorado's capitol, you can also venture to the Denver Art Museum to experience exhibits like Matisse and Cartier diamonds.
No matter what museum you choose, you're sure to find a unique and enriching experience.