Located approximately ten miles to the south of Denver at 10035 South Peoria in Parker, Colorado is a wildlife conservation museum known as the Wildlife Experience. The facility features natural history, film and fine arts with a number of exhibits dedicated to natural history, photography, sculpture, paintings and films. There are rotating exhibits devoted to the efforts to conserve wildlife representing a variety of subjects on wildlife, learning experiences and themes in the facility that opened during 2002.
The Wildlife Experience is open Tuesday through Sunday from nine in the morning until five in the evening. The facility is open some holidays as well which can be verified by contacting the facility which closes for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Parking at the facility is free; the lot is on the south side of the building. There are three types of admission charges for the facility and four varieties of charging admission.
The cost of general admission is free for those under three, $6 for those three to twelve, $9 for seniors sixty-five and over and $10 for those ages thirteen to sixty-four. The cost of extreme screen is the same for those under three and the ages of three to twelve as it is for general admission while the rates for adults and seniors is a dollar less than the cost of general admission to the facility. The rates for the 2 venue combo which is either two extreme screen theater movies or one extreme screen theater move and one general admission is no charge for those under the age of three. Those aged three to twelve pay $9, seniors pay $13 and adults pay $14 with this form of admission to the Wildlife Experience.
There is the possibility of discounted rates for groups with ten or more people in them. The Extreme Screen Theater is accessible by wheelchair for those that require it. There are also headsets to amply the sound available to those that experience hearing difficulty. The admission desk at the facility can provide additional information about these services.
The center offers a number of learning experiences that teach visitors about the region or habitat of a specific animal through films. There is also interactive media to compliment the galleries and exhibits, tours given to schools and even online curriculum for those from kindergarten to the end of high school. The goal of the facility is to educate the community on the need for conservation and build the appreciation and understanding of wildlife.
The Wildlife Experience offers activities for groups every day the facility is open that include interactive galleries, extreme screen film and a self guided adventure through the explorer passports. There have to be a minimum of ten paying people in a group with only one form of payment used on arrival to receive a group rate. Groups with children must have a minimum of one adult per ten children when bringing in day cares, camps, family and other groups.
Additional information about programs, exhibits, rates and directions to the facility can be obtained by contacting the Wildlife Experience directly.