Open every day of the year
Summer Hours (March 1 - Oct 31)
Admissions Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8:30 a.m. for Members)
Grounds close at 6 p.m.
Ages 12-64: $15
Ages 65+: $12
Ages 3-11: $10
2 and Under: Free
2014 Free Days: 11/3, 11/14, 11/20
6th - 12th Grade
Young Scientists is a multi-contact standards-based program that introduces students to the field of ethology (the study of animal behavior) and exhibit design through inquiry-based learning.
Young Scientists guides students to develop ideal immersion animal enclosures, using many of the methods that field biologists and exhibit designers currently use with a hands-on, real-life application. By directly observing and understanding animal behavior and adaptation, students put their classroom skills to use in meaningful ways while learning the process of scientific inquiry, analysis and reporting.
This program aligns with the Colorado Academic Standards, Colorado Common Core Content Standards, and National Generation Science & Engineering Practices.