Boulder Area Museums
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BOULDER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART-1750
13th Street, 443-2122. 11-5 Daily, 12-5 Sunday, closed Monday. Contemporary
art museum, open for almost 25 years.
BOULDER MUSEUM OF HISTORY-Harbeck-Bergheim
House, 1206 Euclid Ave., 449-3464. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors, $1 for students and children, members and children under 5 are free. Hours: Tues - Friday 10 -4 Saturday and Sunday 12 - 4. Exhibits include a 19th-century pharmacy, dental office barber shop, dollhouse, kitchen, sitting room, and artifacts from the museum's collection of 25,000 items including clothing, agricultural and mining tools, toys, and memorabilia relating to Boulder's past.
BRANCH LIBRARY FOR LOCAL HISTORY-1125 Pine St., 441-3110. Open Mon.
1-9 p.m.; Tues., Thurs., Fri., and Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Weds. 9 a.m.-5
p.m.; closed Sunday. Located in Boulder's original library building, this
branch of the Public Library contains comprehensive local historic materials
including books, diaries, 200,000 photographs, oral history tapes, genealogical
papers, the A. A. Paddock photos and material donated by the Boulder Historical
CHAUTAUQUA ASSOCIATION. ARCHIVE AND HISTORY ROOM-Administration Bldg.,
9th St. and Baseline Rd., 442-3282. Open Tues. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and by appointment.
Boulder and Chautauqua history including photographs by Rocky Mountain
COLLAGE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM-2065
30th St., 303-440-9894 (For information on group reservations and Party Room
rental, call 303-440-0053). Open Mon - Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Closed Tues. Monday and Friday mornings is Toddler Time. Large
school groups Weds. 9 am - 2 PM. First Friday Night of each month:
Free admission from 5 - 8 p.m.. Nearly 4,700 square feet of hands-on, activity-packed
space for kids. Includes storytelling, theater and puppet performances,
student art exhibits, and a science series. Instructors for the wide array
of demonstrations, classes and workshops are given by scientists, artists
and other professionals. Admission $3.50. Children under 2 years of age
and members free.
CHARLES A. HAERTLING SCULPTURE PARK-Canyon Blvd. at 9th St.,303-441-3400.
Owned by the city of Boulder, the park displays Jerry Wingren's "Double
Arc," Dennis Yoshikawa Wright's "Correspondence," Tom Miller's "Chief Niwot,"
and "Circus Fish" by Beth Juliar- Skodje.
LONGMONT MUSEUM and CULTURAL CENTER-400 Quail Road, Longmont, CO 80501, 303-651-8374.
Fax: 303 651-8590. The new Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, housed in a unique contemporary
building, features changing exhibits in history, art, and science, as well
as long-term exhibits on the history and culture of this region. Of special
note is the Longs Peak Room ? Interactive Gallery, with a panoramic view of
the mountains and plains, and interactive exhibits for all ages. We also
have wonderful education programs for all ages, and a gift shop featuring
local history books, souvenirs, and exhibit-related material.
Admission to the Museum & Cultural Center is free.
Hours: Tues 9-5, Wed. 9-8, Thurs, Fri., Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5. Closed Mondays
and city holidays.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST)-325 Broadway, 303-497-3244. View the atomic clock and science displays and demonstrations during guided tours Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. An on-line tour is available.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HERITAGE CENTER-CU campus, third floor of Old Main
(disabled accessible), 492-6329. Open Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Housed
in CU's first building, the museum offers seven galleries of exhibits including
an 1880's classroom, athletic photos and trophies, architectural renderings,
Glenn Miller memorabilia, and space suits and artifacts used by some of
the 12 astronauts who are CU graduates.
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO MUSEUM-15th
St. and Broadway, Henderson Museum, CU campus, 492-6892. Open Mon.-Fri.
9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed holidays.
Exhibits of geology, archaeology, and zoology, including an audio tour
thr ough Southwestern Native American artifacts. Discovery corner offers
children hands-on exploration of coral, a skeleton, a loom, and other items.
Lectures, classes and special events. Call for special events information
and to be put on the mailing list.