Trip Planner: USA / Colorado / Parker / Museums / The Wildlife Experience (now owned by CU South Denver)
University of Colorado South Denver, also known as CU South Denver, is a public university located in Lone Tree, Colorado, about 10mi south of Denver. Opened in 2014 as an extension of the University of Colorado, it is located on the property of The Wildlife Experience, which is now incorporated as part of the University. Classes are offered for degree-seeking and continuing education students and include courses in nursing, engineering, education and business.The Wildlife ExperienceThe Wildlife Experience is operated as part of the University of Colorado South Denver and includes an art and natural history museum and a large-screen movie theater. The museum offers community and K-12 museum education programs.HistoryThe Wildlife Experience museum houses an extensive collection of natural history exhibits, paintings and sculpture, photography and large-format films. Rotating exhibits are devoted to wildlife conservation efforts and present a wide range of wildlife subjects, themes and learning experiences.Effective January 2015, The Wildlife Experience was donated to the University of Colorado. The collaboration between the University of Colorado and The Wildlife Experience began in April 2014 with 11,000 square feet of the natural history museum and art gallery scheduled for renovation. Since then, an upstairs gallery space has been transformed into two classrooms, a computer lab and a student and faculty resource center. Expansive storage space in the lower level has been converted into a state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab.The campus is now under the control of the University of Colorado and known as the University of Colorado South Denver.For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Parker holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Wildlife Experience (now owned by CU South Denver) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Fun for family days out. Reasonably priced, and membership for regular visits awesome value. Fully accessible and fun fur kids of all ages. more »
Went with family. Children were 1, 4, 8 and 12. Even the 12 year old enjoyed herself! The food for purchase is good and they have gluten free available. more »
I have been to to WL Experience several times. These visits were all for special events for large groups. Some included food and drink others did not. No matter the circumstances for the visit, the fa... more »
We took our grand babies 2 and 3 and a half years old. They enjoyed very much wildlife exhibits and play areas. As they get a little older they will enjoy the movies too. It was fun and educational day. Also very inexpensive.
Kids love it. Bought a seasons pass. Great deal.
I have been to The Wildlife Experience many times, but I was so disappointed when I visited the museum yesterday. There were hardly any visitors there and I first thought the museum was closed. Some of the animation was not working, especially in the Colorado portion of the exhibit and the Discovery Den for children. The front desk person told me there were no longer having traveling exhibits, which were so much fun in the past. Also, the Toucan Cafe no longer serves food off the grill. We had planned to have lunch there, but all that was offered was refrigerated sandwiches, salads, etc. - much like what you would see at a convenience store. Even the items in the gift shop were marginal and mostly CU themed. The only part we enjoyed was a live animal demonstration, present by Erin. Sadly, that will be my last visit to The Wildlife Experience.
We just had our wedding reception here and couldn't have been happier. The food was AMAZING. Wild mushroom risotto and bacon mac n' cheese - must haves! Our guests loved the venue - it was beautifully decorated, care and attention was paid to every detail, and the staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful. We felt very well taken care of along every step of the process. Greg, the event coordinator, was wonderful. Thank you to all who made our big day a very special, perfect day.
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