The Wildlife Experience

admin May 9, 2011 0

The Wildlife Experience is an interactive museum located in Parker, CO. The goal of the museum is to promote an appreciate of wildlife and the environment as well as to inspire visitors to participate in protection and conservation efforts in their communities and world.

Visitors to the 111,000 square foot museum will experience interactive and educational exhibits, films, art work, and other events.  Visitors can also take in a movie on the large movie screen, eat at the café, or shop in the gift shop.

There are plenty of activities for children at the museum.  Movie and Milkshake nights are popular for parents looking for a safe activity for their children while they get the night off.  During these events, children watch a movie at the museum, have snacks, and get to explore the exhibits.  These events are for children ages 5 years to 10 years of age from 5pm to 8pm.  Admission to the event is $15 for members and $18 for non-members.

On May 14th, the museum will be holding workshops on fishing and gardening from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.  The cost for the fishing workshop is $9 per person and includes the fee for a one day fishing license.  Museum visitors can attend the workshop on gardening for free.

Girl Scout Overnights are fun filled events for Girl Scouts.  The cost for each even is $40 per girl.  During the overnights, girls get to watch a movie, explore the museum, and earn a Globeology patch.  Of course, they also get to sleep overnight in the museum.  Overnights will be held September 16th and 17th; November 4th and 5th; and November 18th and 19th.  For more information, contact Heidi at 720-488-3385.

Summer camp at the museum is also a big event.  Summer camp sessions cost $110 for campers ages 4-8 and $210 for campers ages 8 to 10 years of age.  Camp sessions include a variety of age appropriate topics and include lessons, activities, crafts, and snacks.  For more information on registering your child for a session or several sessions, call 720-488-3344.  Camp spots fill up fast, so call as soon as possible to make sure that your child gets a spot.

Each day, visitors to the museum can watch a fish feeding at 11:30 and learn about different kinds of fish that live at the museum.  At 1:30 visitors can meet the snakes, salamanders, and lizards that live on site.  At 2:30 each day, visitors are invited to participate in a nature walk on the museum grounds.

There are many other things to do and see!  For more information, check out the website at http://www.thewildlifeexperience.org.  For those visitors on a budget, remember that museum fees are discounted on the 7th of each month as part of a partnership with Channel 7.  Adults admission is just $7.77 on these days; children up to 12 years of age pay $2.77.

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