Children's Nature Center, Grand Junction

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  • My fiancĂ© and I come here all of the time for date day. No child required to have a good time. Tours can be so educational, even for a biologist! Experiencing animals without having to keep them as pe...  more »
  • The Children's Nature Center is a lovely place to go for people of all ages. The adults get to have fun too!  more »
  • We were pleasantly surprised by the unusual, unique and well kept animals here. Also our guide was fun, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and engaging with her information.  more »
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  • 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!
  • Awesome variety of animals and super knowledgeable staff. Highly recommend a visit.
  • 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.
  • We like to learn about all the critters my kids like it the Tortoise was way cool to watch
  • 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.

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