Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art - (Boulder) 303-443-2122
This multi-faceted arts facility features a gallery with works by Colorado, regional and international artists as well as a theatre, which hosts various dance, music and theatrical performances.
Boulder Museum of History - (Boulder) 303-449-3464
This museum, located in a restored 1899 home, contains artifacts from Boulder and Colorado history dating as far back as the conquest of the American West.
Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum & Grave - (Golden) 303-526-0747
The museum honors the life of frontier showman, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. Exhibits include the Pony Express, a Native American gallery, and frontier memorabilia from his life. Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Denver from his gravesite atop Lookout Mountain. www.buffalobill.org
Centennial Village - (Greeley) 970-350-9220
This restoration village of 30 structures highlights all aspects of life on the Colorado High Plains - from the elegant beauty of the romantic Victorian Era to the harsh reality of pioneer life - visitors can experience it all. Lush gardens, a retail store, and festivals throughout the year are also offered. www.greeleymuseums.com
The Children's Museum - (Denver) 303-433-7444
Kids will not even realize they are learning as they have fun exploring this hands-on interactive experience designed especially for ages newborn - 8 years. Visitors can also enjoy year-round skiing, snowboarding and in-line skating lessons at KidSport, the only outdoor challenge center of its kind in the nation. www.mychildsmuseum.org
Collage Children's Museum - (Boulder) 303-440-9894
Children of all ages have fun interacting with the hands-on arts, technology, science and cultural displays at this educational museum. Workshops, classes and performances are also available.
Colorado History Museum - (Denver) 303-866-3682
The many fascinating aspects of historical Colorado come alive through the permanent and rotating exhibits showcased in this modern facility. www.coloradohistory.org
Colorado Railroad Museum - (Golden) 303-279-4591 or 800-365-6263
The West's largest railroad museum spotlights over 60 historic Colorado railcars and locomotives outside. Inside are rare photographs, model railroad artifacts, and a gift shop. www.crrm.org
Denver Art Museum - (Denver) 720-865-5000
This unique 28-sided, seven-story structure is home to more than 40,000 works of art. World renowned for its extensive American Indian art collection, it also showcases European, American and Western collections. Special exhibits and film series, a museum shop and a restaurant are some additional offerings.www.denverartmuseum.org
Denver Museum of Nature & Science - (Denver) 303-322-7009
This natural history museum, one of the largest in the nation, offers rotating as well as permanent
exhibits, including the award winning Prehistoric Journey and over 95 dioramas renowned worldwide for their authenticity. The IMAX Theater and Gates Planetarium (currently closed for renovations, re-opening in 2003) are also on-site. www.dmns.org
Discovery Center Science Museum - (Ft. Collins) 970-472-3990
Over 90 interactive exhibits, a planetarium, and a variety of learning rooms through play are the highlights of this hands-on science and technology museum. www.dcsm.org
Enos Mills Cabin Museum & Gallery - (Estes Park) 970-586-4706
The life of the "Father of the Rocky Mountain National Park," Enos Mills, is portrayed through letters, documents and momentos in this cabin built in 1885. Also on the grounds are self-guided nature trails and a gallery exhibiting Mills' photography of the Estes Park area.
Estes Park Area Historical Museum - (Estes Park) 970-586-6256
The lives of early residents and visitors are highlights of this museum as well as rotating exhibits, lectures, programs, and workshops. On-site is a 1908 log cabin dressed with period furnishings. www.estesnet.com
Fort Collins Museum - (Ft. Collins) 970-221-6738
This museum, housed in a 1904 Carnegie library building, displays a range of exhibits from the city's early days as a military fort/agricultural center to a variety of Indian artifacts. www.fcgov.com
Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art - (Ft. Collins) 970-482-2787
This museum, housed in a 1911 post office building, features permanent and rotating contemporary art exhibits.
Grant-Humprheys Mansion - (Denver) 303-894-2505
On the National Register of Historic Places, this 1930's-style mansion was built in 1902 by Governor James B. Grant, who served as governor of Colorado from 1883-1885. Tours by appointment only. www.coloradohistory.org
Louisville Historical Museum - (Louisville) 303-665-9048
A 1903 building and a furnished miner's cottage display photographs and artifacts pertaining to local history.
Loveland Museum/Gallery - (Loveland) 970-962-2410
Art and history share the stage at this museum in downtown Loveland. This regional art center hosts many special events, educational programs and exhibits featuring regional, national, and international artists as well as local history.www.ci.loveland.co.us
Meeker Home Museum - (Greeley) 970-350-9220
Greeley's founding father, Nathan Meeker, built this 2-story adobe house in 1870 to prove to others that the West could be civilized. On the National Register of Historic Places, this museum focuses on the Meeker women's story of survival at the turn of the century after Nathan was killed while serving as an Indian Agent.www.greeleymuseums.com
Miners Museum - (Lafayette) 303-665-7030
Coal-mining artifacts, clothing and turn-of-the-century town pictures are featured at this museum.
Molly Brown House Museum - (Denver) 303-832-4092
The flamboyant spirit and colorful life of the Titanic survivor is vividly portrayed as costumed guides lead visitors through her 1889 Victorian home. www.mollybrown.org
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History - (Boulder) 303-492-6892
One of the most extensive natural history collections in the state is exhibited here. Dinosaurs & fossils, mammals & birds, Southwest archaeology, geology and nature photography are showcased. A children's corner and special programs are also featured.
Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum - (Aurora) 303-360-5360
Colorado's air and space museum, located on the old Lowry Air Force Base, preserves the history and heritage of aviation spanning 3 wars. www.wingsovertherockies.org