When visitors and students arrive at the campus, they can wander, wade and climb through a series of interactive displays that provide important lessons about our natural world. Preview the exciting museum quality exhibits and help us bring science to life…
For Residents and Visitors to Our Valley
Visitors will explore three exhibits to learn the origins of the Rocky Mountains, how animals adapt to extreme conditions and what we’re doing to protect our natural world.
The Mountain Geology Exhibit will demonstrate the spectacular forces that shape our landscape.
The Life On The Edge Exhibit sheds new light on mountain life zones and animal adaptation through an interactive wall panel, a discovery cart with touchable specimens, and educational opportunities for more in-depth programming opportunities.
The Sustainability Exhibit highlights the unique design, construction and operations of the campus, complete with a building dashboard that displays our energy and resource consumption.
For Families in Our Community
Families will encounter a giant pine and experience the life cycles and ecological interactions of mountain forests through the Lodgepole Pine Exhibit. A look behind the bark reveals the inner life of the lodge pole, while a giant woodpecker pokes its head out of a cavity to warn off other birds in its territory.
Students will follow beaver tracks as they enter Nature’s Nook and arrive at The Beaver Experience, an area of aquatic discovery where young visitors are enticed to crawl through
a larger-than-life beaver lodge. Panels within the lodge and a painted mural above educate students about this rich ecosystem and the balance of predator and prey relationships.