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Children's Nature Center, Grand Junction

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  • In Mesa Mall, I didn't know what to expect. We were greeted by a very knowledgeable docent who took all four kids around the exhibits. Kids varied in age from 4 to 10. She explained a lot, let the kid...  more »
  • Great place for the entire family! Staff is friendly and very knowledgeable about the animals. There is always something new to see. This will be a regular family activity!  more »
  • Disclaimer - I don't have kids. So, I am basing this on what I think kids and parents would enjoy. This is a fairly large space, but there are not a huge number of displays and activities. There is a ...  more »
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  • Awesome variety of animals and super knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend a visit.
  • I was a bit skeptical when I walked in by the size of the building, but I was blown away! It was amazing! They had knowledgeable staff who let the kids touch almost everything. They taught my kids about the animals and spent a lot of time with us. I was so impressed!
  • We bring our first grade class from Aspen, here to enhance our study of animals. All the staff are so knowledgeable and helpful. It is always a highlight of our Outdoor Education trip.
  • I'll admit, when I first walked in and handed over my credit card I was fairly sure I walked into a tourist trap. On the surface you see some fish tanks, tanks for reptiles, and a parrot in the back. The experience was vastly different than what I expected. Immediately after walking in we were greeted by one of the staff members and we began what essentially amounted to a tour through the entire facility. The staff member spent about 1.5 hours with us walking us through each exhibit, explaining all of the animals, their histories, and allowing us to touch and hold many of them as part of the entire experience. They were extraordinarily patient with our children as well, listening to their interruptions with style, and incorporating their input into the broader tour. We had a 6 and 8 year old - they both had a blast. This was a terrific experience and it feels a bit like we found a hidden gem - it was perfect for a warm afternoon while we were in the area. Both kids and parents had a lot of fun.
  • Great knowledgeable staff. Only 4 stars a little pricey.