The John McConnell Math & Science Center of Western Colorado is the single most popular place for children eager to learn about the workings of the world's science and math ways. The center was started by John McConnell in 2000 and is located at the New Emerson School. It has a number of interactive displays and exhibits and also conducts regular events. The center has facilities that support student programs and also aid parents and teachers in the curriculum.
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens are fascinating gardens featuring a large greenhouse, a butterfly house, exotic tropical plants, flowers, cactus species, orchids and more. The kids and the visitors are educated about the plants. When in the city do not miss out on visiting this Botanical garden for some educational outing with your children and family.
Aficionados of performing arts cannot miss the Avalon Theatre. The expansive theater can seat 1090 spectators and acoustics of the place makes every act a treat for the viewers. Concerts occupy a better part of the theater's events calendar, making the place a must-visit for music lovers too.
If you would love to know how life in the early 19th Century was, then a tour to the Cross Orchards Historic Site would serve the purpose. This vast area has several attractions including the bunkhouse and barn, historic buildings and the ranch. Please call ahead as hours are subject to change.
The Museum of the West showcases 1000 years of the rich history of West Colorado. The replicas of a vintage rail coach, a Cessna aircraft and the town of Grand Junction as well as historic artifacts, pottery, and various other objects have been displayed here.
An initiative by the Museum of Western Colorado, Dinosaur Journey Museum recreates the time when dinosaurs ruled our planet over millions of years ago. This interactive museum showcases several species of robotic dinosaurs and other exhibits associated with paleontology facts. The guided tours and educational programs further help you know more about these intriguing animal species.
Canyon View Park offers much more than just a breath of fresh air. The park boasts stellar facilities, including baseball and soccer fields, a playground, dog park and plentiful open space. The park is popular amongst walkers and joggers as well as families attending one of the many events held here.