contemporary designs, with a permanent
collection that is exhibited once a year.
The museum hosts special events, offers a
wide range of educational programs,
and has a shop with fine quilts and quilt-related items.
University of Denver Museum
Sturm Hall 102
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
This anthropology museum on the
University of Denver campus has been
acquiring both archaeological and
ethnographic objects and records since the
1920s, and its collection now has more
than 165,000 objects. Site collections
from more than 1,800 Colorado
archaeological sites and hundreds of other
sites in 12 western states form the majority
of the museum’s holdings, including
evidence of the prehistoric occupation of
The Wildlife Experience Museum
10035 S. Peoria
This 101,000 square-foot wildlife
conservation museum houses an
extensive collection of natural history,
paintings, sculpture, photography and
film exhibits. Rotating exhibits are
devoted to specific conservation efforts
and offer a wide range of wildlife
subjects, themes and learning
experiences. The museum is dedicated
to promoting the understanding of the
natural world and its conservation
through art, education and community.
Wings Over the Rockies Air and
7711 E. Academy Blvd.
Home to more than 35 historic airplanes
and space vehicles, the popular Wings
Over the Rockies museum features aircraft
and space-related exhibits, educational
programs and a research library. Exhibits
include the science of flight, the history of
avionics, and a World War II uniform and
MUSIC AND DANCE
Love music? We’ve got you covered!
Denver offers a wide range of musical
performing arts venues and attractions.
Here’s a sampling to explore:
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
2995 Wilderness Place, Suite 100
Founded in 1958, the Boulder Philharmonic
has grown from a community group into a
professional, critically acclaimed orchestra.
Director Theodore Kuchar is the most
recorded American conductor of the past
decade, and each season the orchestra
features masterpieces, new works and
prominent guest artists. Orchestra members
also teach classes through the Boulder Arts
Academy and the Partners in Education
program, and musicians perform classroom
concerts for more than 5,000 Boulder
Valley school children annually.
Central City Opera
125 Eureka St.
Central City, 80427
The nation’s fifth-oldest opera company,
Central City Opera was founded in
1932 and performs in the 552-seat
1878 Central City Opera House. The
combination of diverse repertory and a
unique venue attracts internationally
recognized directors, conductors and
artists. Throughout the year, the opera
presents some 200 touring programs –
including workshops for students and
educators, school residencies, previews,
concerts and classes for lifelong learners –
in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska.
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
119 Park Ave. West
A multicultural performing arts organization,
this studio includes a professional modern
dance ensemble, year-round dance
school, 300-seat theater, in-school lecture
demonstration series, international summer
dance institute, and an outreach program
for at-risk youth.
1278 Lincoln St.
Established in 1961, Colorado Ballet is
one of the oldest, most successful arts
institutions in the state. The Ballet’s
repertoire includes classical ballets, as
well as world premieres by internationally
Arts to Zoo Cultural Connections 200 Grant St., Suite 305 303-715-1588 www.artstozoo.com
Colorado Business Committee for the Arts 130 W. 12th Ave. 303-282-5135 www.cbca.org
Colorado Council on the Arts 1380 Lawrence St., Suite 1200 303-866-2723 www.coloarts.state.co.us
Denver Metro Convention and Visitor’s Bureau 1555 California, Suite 300 303-892-1112 www.denver.org
Scientific and Cultural Facilities District 899 Logan St., Suite 500 303-860-0588 www.scfd.org