Lauren’s Live Animal Days
Girl Scout Overnights
Half Day Camps
Butterflies and insects transform through metamorphosis. Amphibians complete two life stages beginning in water with gills and ending on land with lungs. Other creatures transform their bodies through camouflage, mimicry, molting, shedding, limb regeneration, and more. Join us this summer and learn how plants, animals, land, and water transform! Through scientific experiments, hands on activities, and crafts students will learn how to recognize and understand transformations in nature. Activities will include live animal encounters daily, extreme screen movies, exhibit exploration, games, hikes, and crafts!
June 10 – 14
July 1 – 3 (holiday week 35% Discount)
July 22 – 26
Time: 9 am – Noon
Ages: 5 – 7
Venture into the animal kingdoms with creative expressions! Join us this summer to learn about various wildlife including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish and arthropods through art. Campers will explore museum galleries and re-create similar techniques in our classrooms and outdoors. With inspiration from wildlife hikes and live animal encounters daily, students will express their creative side through sculpture, painting, journaling, photography, trash art, and crafts. Activities will include games, hikes, extreme screen movie, snacks, and MORE!
Discover the variety of habitats found in the beautiful state of Colorado! Join us this summer to learn about the plants, animals and climates that make up the canyon lands, wetlands, prairie, mountain meadows and high country. Campers will explore adaptations that allow animals to survive in the cold and snowy climate of the high country to the flat and sprawling grasslands. Activities include live animal demonstrations daily, hikes, extreme screen movies, exhibit exploration, games, crafts, hikes and more!
Pay between Feb 1- April 5 – $110 Member, $130 Non-member
Pay between April 6-May 15 -$120 Member, $140 Non-member
Pay May 16 & After- $130 Member, $150 Non-member
Before care will be available each morning prior to camp. A staff member will be present at all times.
Time: 7:30 am – 9 am
Prices are for a single day. Children may be registered for any or all days.
A snack and juice box will be provided mid-morning.
Full Day- Wilderness Adventure Camps
Ages: 8 – 12
Dates: Week-long sessions between June 10 – August 2
July 1 – 3 (shortened due to holiday, 35% discount)
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (before and after care is available)
June 10, June 17, June 24, July 21, July 15, July 22 – Sold out
July 24 – sold out
July 1-3, and July 29 – sold out
• Horseback riding
• Wildlife Tracking and Identification
• Basic Survival Skills
• Science Experiments
Campers begin each morning at the Backcountry Wilderness Area, a 13 square-mile, wildlife sanctuary. In the afternoon, campers return to The Wildlife Experience for exhibit exploration, 3D movies, science-based learning, and live animal encounters. Each camper receives a T-shirt, snacks, and more.
Pay between Feb 1 and April 5th – $265 (TWE Members and HRCA Residents ONLY)
Pay between April 6 and May 15th – $285 Member, $365 Nonmember
Pay after May 16 – $300 Member, $380 Nonmember
Thanks to Morgridge Family Foundation, nine individuals have been awarded scholarships to attend the Wilderness Adventure Camps in 2013.
Camps will sell out fast. Click here to download the Registration Packet!
Please submit completed registration packets to Attn: Maggie Bixler, Youth Programs Coordinator via email email@example.com, fax: 720.488.3399, mail, or drop-off at the Main Admission Desk at The Wildlife Experience.
For more information about the Backcountry Wilderness Area, visit: hrcaonline.org/Backcountry.
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See animals up close from around the world that you might not have a chance to encounter in the wild. Learn about myths and misconceptions of animals, and how every animal has a role in the ecosystem. Do your part to protect wildlife and habitat for generations to come.
Rocky Mountain Reptile Rescue
January 6, 2013 10am – 2pm
February 3, 2013 10am – 2pm
March 3, 2013 10am – 2pm
April 14, 2013 10am-2pm
May 5, 2013 10am-2pm
June 2, 2013 10am-2pm
Do you have a fear of snakes? Learn why these animals should be respected while observing various snake and lizard species. You’ll even have the opportunity to touch one!
January 27, 2013 11am – 2:30pm
Have you had a chance to visit the Denver Zoo lately? Not too worry – we are bringing the zoo to you! Denver Zoo representatives will host a booth featuring various live animals and biofacts like furs and bones.
February 10, 2013 11:30am – 2:30pm
Did you know that bugs are an essential part of our ecosystem? Visit the booth and learn bug basics and meet ambassador invertebrate, Rosie the tarantula. This is a great way to confront your insect insecurities!
The Traveling Sea
March 17, 2013 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Do you know how ocean invertebrates move, eat and protect themselves? Learn about some of the ocean’s smallest treasures while exploring The Traveling Sea touch tank. Take the opportunity to hold live sea stars, hermit crabs and more!
Colorado Wolf Adventures
April 7, 2013 12pm – 2pm
Have you ever seen a live wolf up close and personal? Meet a wolf-hybrid ambassador and learn about wolf history, biology and their significance in the animal kingdom. Have your picture taken with the wolf for a small donation to help support Colorado Wolf Adventures and The Wildlife Experience.
April 28, 11:30am – 2:30pm
What animals have hooked beaks, sharp talons and excellent eyesight to help them hunt? Raptors of course! Learn about bird anatomy, hunting strategies and habitats while you meet amazing live ambassador birds.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
May 12, 12pm – 2 p.m.
Interested in learning about animals from around the world? Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is bringing their ZOOM (Zoo on the Move) outreach program to the museum! Several live animals will be shown which may include skunks, snakes, prairie dogs and more.
Join The Wildlife Experience staff, and spend the night learning about animals from around the world! Enjoy a pizza dinner upon arrival, cruise around the museum for an evening tour and watch a late-night movie in our Extreme Screen Theater. Scouts will also complete activities to earn the new Globeology patch. Wake in the morning and eat some delicious breakfast, finish the patch activities and spend some time in the Discovery Den. The rest of the day is yours to spend at the Museum, enjoying our exhibits and Nature Trail! Call Maggie Bixler at 720.488.3372 or e-mail for questions and further information.
- October 4/5
- November 22/23
- $40 per Girl Scout
- 1 Free Chaperone per 6 scouts
- $35 Extra Chaperone
Dates: September 20-21, November 8-9
Time: 6 p.m. Friday – 10 a.m. Saturday
Price: $40 per Scout. 1 adult chaperone is admitted free per 6 scouts, 2 per 12 scouts, etc… Additional adults beyond the required chaperones are $35 per person. At least one adult with each Den must be a registered, trained Den Leader.
Come join us for a night at the museum and have some fun while learning about our environment! We invite Webelos to come and earn their Naturalist Badge and Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop. Participants will enjoy a pizza dinner, hands-on activities, a movie in our Extreme Screen Theater, live animal demonstrations and more as they explore the museum and earn their awards. Wake up to a yummy breakfast and more fun as we complete our activities. The rest of the day is yours to spend at the museum enjoying our exhibits and nature trail!
Awards Earned: Naturalist Badge and Wildlife Conservation Belt Loop
Call Maggie Bixler at 720.488.3372 or via e-mail for questions and further information about Girl Scout overnights and Cub Scout overnights.