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Back in the Lab, an Even More Exciting Discovery

person digging for bones

The Museum heeds the call when construction workers in Thornton unearth a fossil belonging to a rare dinosaur. Read More

Colorado's True Blue Gem

Blue topaz

Pikes Peak looms large across Colorado's landscape. This world-renowned mineral collecting site formed over a billion years ago as molten rock percolated upward through our mountainous crust. Its granite also makes fine-looking countertops! Read More

The Story of the San Benedicto Island Rock Wren

Wrens

The Museum has one of the richest ornithology collections in the country, with nearly 55,000 specimens from around the world, dating from 1842 to today. After joining the staff as curator of ornithology last summer, I began familiarizing myself with the collection. One set of specimens immediately caught my attention: the San Benedicto Island rock wren. Read More

The Film Archive: Our Cultural Memory Bank

Alfred Bailey

Long before the Internet made armchair traveling just a click away, the Museum presented a film series that took people around the world. Read More

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