All nature & natural history museums and attractions to visit in Colorado

Colorado (United States) has a lot to offer for people that like animals, plants and anything else related to nature and its history. Below we list all 16 nature and natural history museums that are located in Colorado.

Is nature and the natural world something that interests you and are you looking for the best nature museums to visit in Colorado? These are the ones:

  1. Online discount!Downtown Aquarium1

    Downtown Aquarium

    Denver, CO
    The Downtown Aquarium, previously known as Colorado's Ocean Journey, is a public aquarium and restaurant situated in Denver, Colorado. It is conveniently located at the intersection of I-25 and 23rd Ave. This makes it easily accessible for tourists and locals alike, offering a unique combination of aquatic exploration and dining experience.
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    SeaQuest Littleton

    Littleton, CO
  3. Denver Botanic Gardens3

    Denver Botanic Gardens

    Denver, CO
    The Denver Botanic Gardens is a public botanical garden situated in the Cheesman Park neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. This 23-acre park is a haven for plant lovers, featuring a conservatory, a variety of theme gardens, and a sunken amphitheater that hosts various concerts during the summer months.
  4. Denver Museum of Nature and Science4

    Denver Museum of Nature and Science

    Denver, CO
    The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a city museum situated in Denver, the capital city of Colorado in the United States. This museum is a significant cultural and educational institution in the city, offering a wide range of exhibits and programs that cater to various interests.
  5. Manitou Cliff Dwellings5

    Manitou Cliff Dwellings

    Manitou Springs, CO
    The Manitou Cliff Dwellings are a unique tourist attraction located just west of Colorado Springs, Colorado, on U.S. Highway 24 in Manitou Springs. This privately owned site features replica Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings and interpretive exhibits, providing visitors with an immersive experience into the life and culture of the Ancestral Puebloan peoples.
  6. Denver Zoo6

    Denver Zoo

    Denver, CO
    The Denver Zoo, situated in the city of Denver, Colorado, has been a popular destination since its opening in 1896. Each year, it attracts around 2 million visitors, making it a significant attraction in the region. As a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the zoo is recognized for its commitment to animal conservation and education.
  7. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo7

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

    Colorado Springs, CO
    The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, located southwest of downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Cheyenne Mountain, is the highest zoo in the United States with an elevation of 6,714 feet above sea level. This unique location offers a distinct experience for visitors, providing a unique perspective on the animals and their habitats.
  8. Butterfly Pavillion8

    Butterfly Pavillion

    Westminster, CO
    The Butterfly Pavilion, situated in Westminster, Colorado, holds the distinction of being the first stand-alone non-profit insect zoo in the United States. It opened its doors to the public on July 15, 1995, and has since been a popular destination for those interested in butterflies and other invertebrates.
  9. Morrison Natural History Museum9

    Morrison Natural History Museum

    Morrison, CO
    The Morrison Natural History Museum is situated in the scenic town of Morrison, Colorado. This museum is dedicated to the study and exhibition of natural history, providing a unique opportunity for visitors to explore the rich biodiversity and geological history of the region.
  10. University of Colorado Museum of Natural History10

    University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

    Boulder, CO
    The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History is located in Boulder, Colorado. This museum is dedicated to the study and preservation of natural history, offering a unique opportunity for visitors to explore and learn about the natural world.
  11. Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center11

    Dinosaur Ridge Discovery Center

    Lakewood, CO
    Dinosaur Ridge, located in Jefferson County, Colorado, near the town of Morrison and just west of Denver, is a segment of the Dakota Hogback in the Morrison Fossil Area National Natural Landmark. This area is renowned for its rich history and unique geological features, making it a popular destination for tourists and dinosaur enthusiasts alike.
  12. Pueblo Zoo12

    Pueblo Zoo

    Pueblo, CO
    The Pueblo Zoo, located in Pueblo, Colorado, spans across 25 acres. It is a significant attraction in the United States, offering a vast space for visitors to explore and interact with a variety of animals.
  13. Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center13

    Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center

    Vail, CO
    The Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is a unique botanical garden that spans across 3 hectares and is situated at an altitude of 2,460 meters (8,200 feet), making it the highest botanical garden in the world. It is located in the scenic town of Vail, Colorado. This unique location offers a distinct and diverse range of flora that can be explored and appreciated by visitors.
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    American Mountaineering Museum

    Golden, CO
    Interesting museum that promotes mountaineering. Innovative exhibitions present its history and various forms.
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    Sombrero Marsh Environmental Center

    Boulder, CO
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    Mines Museum of Earth Science

    Golden, CO

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