West by Northwest
May 11 – July 28
Members of the Mile High Wildlife Photography Club share 25 stunning scenic and wildlife photographs focused on the western US and Alaska in Habitat Hallway. The images featured in their annual exhibition were chosen by competition, including the two Best of Show winners, Dawn – Grand Canyon by Reb Babcock and Snowy Owl on the Hunt by Barbara Fleming. The photo club meets at The Wildlife Experience on the second Wednesday of each month. http://www.mhwpc.org/
GPS technology is changing the way we live. It can be found in surprising places from automobiles to cell phones and is the backbone of the global treasure hunting game called Geocaching. Geo-what-ing? Geo-caching. Through Geocaching, more than five million people have found the treasure of reconnecting with family, community and nature in a meaningful way. GPS Adventures introduces visitors to the world of navigation and geocaching, opening the door to new and enriching life adventures.
Get lost in this human sized maze and learn how to find your way using GPS! Learn the history of navigation, being prepared in the great outdoors, GPS today and the future of GPS. This exhibit is created by Minotaur Mazes.
Paint the Parks
March 9 – June 16, 2013
The 6th Annual Paint the Parks art exhibit consists of an incredible collection of paintings depicting our country’s national parks selected from hundreds of entries. Nearly sixty paintings are on view in the first floor gallery, and almost thirty small works in the Community Gallery. All the paintings highlight the variety of pursuits waiting in our parks, including outdoor recreation, historical monuments, picturesque landscapes and wildlife. Art patrons will enjoy discovering some of the top contemporary representative artists in the country, and some of the most promising emerging artists. All paintings are available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to support The Wildlife Experience. Paint the Parks is organized by the Coutts Museum of Art in El Dorado, Kansas; this is the first year the show has been hosted by The Wildlife Experience.
ARE WE THERE YET? A JOURNEY FROM ARIZONA TO ALASKA
Through August 4, 2013
Family road trip! It’s what creates memories for a lifetime and inspires an appreciation for our great country and all that it has to offer. This exhibit rekindles those fond memories and ignites the spark for a road trip adventure. The exhibit, which has a “national parks” look and feel, follows the Wilson family on a road trip north along the Rockies with stops in Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming and Alaska.
Sit around the “campfire” and meet one of our animal ambassadors or venture into the field tent for a deeper look at the world around you including microscopes with slides of fur, feathers, insects and plants or get your bearings with maps, compasses and guidebooks.
NURTURING NATURE: Growing Young Colorado Artists
The Wildlife Experience is proud to exhibit student artwork through our Nurturing Nature: Growing Young Colorado Artists program. This program encourages students to share with the community their appreciation of wildlife and nature through the visual arts. Each year, over 200 pieces of artwork done by young artists, in collaboration with area schools, will be displayed. It is here that an appreciation for art and nature converge. Students grow individually, but also learn about the importance of caring for all living things in our community – and on our planet.
2013 Exhibition Dates:
January 16 – March 10 – Challenge to Excellence Elementary and Aurora Frontier K-8
March 12 – May 12 – Denver Christian School and Take Part in Art
May 14 – July 14 – Eagle Ridge Elementary and Eldorado Elementary
September 17 – November 10 – Creative HeArts Studio and Castle View High School
November 12 – January 12, 2014 – Northridge Elementary and Copper Mesa Elementary
We are currently booked for all exhibition dates for 2013. Visit our website this fall for information on how your school can participate in 2014.