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Children's Nature Center

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Fabulous place to visit. Fun and educational for everyone. Well worth the time. Guided tours by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Erna I
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Not a petstore!! Wonderful zoo/aquarium

Firstly in response to the bad review on here it is not a pet store, there is no animals for sale... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Saray C
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The Children's Nature Center (CNC) is the only zoological center within a 250-mile radius that exhibits exotic animals in naturalist habitats. The center hosts more than 120 unique creatures, ranging from 13-foot pythons to 1-inch-long dart frogs to...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2424 Hwy 6 & 50, #214, Grand Junction, CO 81505-1109
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place to visit. Fun and educational for everyone. Well worth the time. Guided tours by knowledgeable personnel.More

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Janet G, Executive Director at Children's Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Erna I for this review! The Children's Nature Center is a living museum dedicated to education, conservation, research, and FUN! Our trained docents are devoted to providing guest the best educational and fun experience on the Western Slope of Colorado! We hope you...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Firstly in response to the bad review on here it is not a pet store, there is no animals for sale!! it is a wonderful non profit zoo/aquarium run by mostly volunteers, and biologist. Seeing how there are no zoos in Grand Junction, this is...More

Thank Saray C
Janet G, Executive Director at Children's Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Saray C for this review, clarification. and for visiting the Children's Nature Center. As a 501 C 3 nonprofit, we are devoted to education, conservation, research, and fun! Our goal is to connect nature to the child in all of us one animal...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018

A friend and I visited here to check it out for her soon to be visiting grandchildren. What a wonderful place!! We (both of us seniors) spent 2 hours here. Kathy gave us a spectacular tour! The animals were well cared for and all interaction...More

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Janet G, Executive Director at Children's Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thank you Cheryl for this wonderful review! Cathy is one of our many volunteers who enjoy sharing our animal ambassadors with guests. Though we are called the Children's Nature Center, we are devoted to the child in all of us! We look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Great experience! All kinds of interesting reptiles, some of which we could interact with. Super educational and fun!!More

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Janet G, Executive Director at Children's Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thank you Laura for taking the time to leave this review! The Children's Nature Center is devoted to education, Conservation, research, and fun! As a 501 C 3 nonprofit, we are always raising funds towards new exhibits, both living and non-living. We hope you will...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

We took a group of 11 year old's their after an activity at the mall. The people there were very knowledgeable and the kids really enjoyed it. It was the second time we've done this with this group. We had pizza delivered than toured around...More

Thank Jim C
Janet G, Executive Director at Children's Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thank you Jim C for visiting the Children's Nature Center more than once! We are glad to hear that your group enjoyed their experience and hope to see you again next year, if not sooner!

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

On a Sunday afternoon with nothing to do we decided to visit the nature center which has now moved inside Mesa Mall. The interactive style was of great interest to our six year old. Being able to touch lizards snakes and sea stars gave her...More

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Janet G, Executive Director at Children's Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thank you Shesmoodie for you review! Our goal is to provide education for all learning levels. We feel interaction and touching helps to reinforce the beauty of all creature. Thank you for visiting the Children Nature Center.

Reviewed 13 January 2018

I was already excited about the Children's Nature Center after being told about it by my grandparents, who accompanied me, my sister, and my parents. The room was beautiful with all the animals, theme of the decorations, the gift shop, and the employees! My family...More

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Janet G, Executive Director at Children's Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thank you Mantisqueen9 for this in-depth review! Sharing your experience will help future guests understand the depth of the Children's Nature Center. Some fish such as sharks and rays will bite the opposite species during breading season. That is natural behavior. Though our docents are...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018

You guys are awesome, educational and fun! Thanks for a great time! It was really neat to see all of the animals, learn something new and spend some quality time with my wife.

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Janet G, Executive Director at Children's Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thank you 503codyk for your visit to the Children's Nature Center. We are grateful for your review as it is important to note that we are an educational center for all ages. We hope you will stop by again in the near future.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

My fiancé and I come here all of the time for date day. No child required to have a good time. Tours can be so educational, even for a biologist! Experiencing animals without having to keep them as pets is always wonderful. They are so...More

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Janet G, Executive Director at Children's Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thank you Jas S for this special review. Though we are called the Children's Nature Center, we are living museum for guests of all ages. We hope to see you again in the near future!

Reviewed 2 August 2017

The Children's Nature Center is a lovely place to go for people of all ages. The adults get to have fun too!More

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Janet G, Executive Director at Children's Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you f1les for taking the time to write a five star review! As a 501 C 3 nonprofit we are grateful to you as future guest and donors often look to reviews before visiting or funding. Thank you again and we hope to see...More

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