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The Bear Necessities, PreK- grade 1


PreK – Grade 1 (ages 3 and up)


Offered: Monday- Friday 

September 1, 2017- May 25, 2018


A Field Trip Adventure includes a facilitated program, exhibit exploration, and lunch break. Details regarding times and locations can be found in a customized itinerary included in your confirmation email.

All Adventures run between 10:00am-1:30pm

Up to 3 Adventures can be booked for your group each day. Please note if multiple adventures are booked, the facilitated program may not run at the same time for each itinerary in order to maximize the number of students able to participate. Ask our Guest Services concierges for more details.


$8/student (includes Museum admission), 1 free adult/10 students, $8/additional adult

Scholarships may be available! Ask your Guest Service concierge when you call.


Group size per session: Minimum 10 students, 1 adult required; maximum 32 students, 4 adults


In the studio program facilitated by a professional museum educator, your students will be immersed in a Colorado habitat as they become black bears and search for food, water, and shelter. Also, explore the Bears & Sea Mammals diorama halls using an exhibit guide that is designed to connect your class with the exhibition and learn through play in the Discovery Zone.

A Spanish speaking bilingual educator may be available upon request. The museum can also provide Spanish program materials for students and chaperones. 


Call 303.370.6000, 7 days a week, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. to make your reservation. 


Payment in full is due 30 days before your program. If you book less than 30 days before the program, payment in full is due at the time of your reservation. Reservations are required at least 21 days in advance. The Museum will send an e-mail with a payment reminder 45 days before the program. Upon payment, a receipt will be e-mailed to you along with details for your program.


  • Q

    Are there resources to help me prepare myself and my group? 

  • A

    Yes! Click here for information to help you prepare for your day.

  • Q

    What is the customized itinerary?

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    The customized itinerary contains details of your entire field trip from arrival to departure. The only fixed times are the program start times.

  • Q

    What is the exhibit guide used the museum?

  • A

    This tool is designed to help teachers and chaperones explore the exhibit spaces with their students and connect to the facilitated program. Guides are available in English and Spanish.

  • Q

    Is there a justification sheet for this program I can submit to my administrator?

  • A

    Yes, click here.



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