The Museum of Boulder at The Tebo Center is a great place to spend some time to better understand how Boulder became Boulder through hands-on technology and exhibits for visitors of all ages. The museum opened in May 2018 in a renovated former Masonic Lodge in downtown Boulder, and just debuted the new Boulder Experience Gallery, a highly interactive gallery dedicated to experiencing Boulder's past, present and future firsthand.
The Experience Boulder Gallery is now open! Here are a few things you should check out.
Boulder’s early history starts with the Arapaho people and so does the Boulder Experience Gallery. Learn about the Arapaho culture, leadership, language and the challenges and achievements of the Arapaho people in this animated presentation. The museum’s immersive theater experience lets visitors select from a variety of stories that explore our native roots.
It's no secret Boulder is sometimes considered "25 square miles surrounded by reality." Sit at an interactive community table and consider a "menu" of critical topics from Boulder's past that have sparked controversy or brought the community together.
Boulder is known for its spirit of innovation, with one of the highest levels of patents per capita, 17 federal laboratories and the highest tech startup density of any city in the U.S. See a real-time projection of the sun's surface, predict space weather events, view the world's most accurate clock and take a look at a model of the Kepler spacecraft, whose job it is to find other planets that could support life.
It's a little-known fact that Boulder established itself as a health retreat even in its earliest days, with a focus on natural foods and fresh air. See how these early ideas took hold and how they persist today in Boulder's health-conscious lifestyle. Learn about the health foods produced here — from tea to tofu — and share your own preferences on healthy eating.
Boulder's obsession for outdoor fun is contagious. Come see if you can rescue a virtual climber stranded on Longs Peak in the Rocky Mountain Rescue Challenge, see a bike that was raced by a pro cyclist, learn about Boulder’s many Olympic athletes and check out a ski suit made by Spyder, a local company.
Enjoy a break from the streets of downtown Boulder on the museum's rooftop, which offers some of the best views of the Flatirons in town.