CU South Denver
10035 S. Peoria St.
Parker, CO 80134

Why is the University of Colorado offering classes in the south Denver area?

Offering classes at CU South Denver enables CU to reach students where they live and work, providing the high-quality education our university is known for at a place and at times of day that maximize convenience for busy students. Our location in south Denver helps meet several university strategic priorities, including growing and developing new programs that match changing demographics and meet the pressing needs of our local communities. It also aligns with The Wildlife Experience original educational outreach mission.

Who operates CU South Denver?

The University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) operates the facility on behalf of the University of Colorado system. Effective January 2015, The Wildlife Experience building and property were donated to the university. The gift — valued at $40 million — is the largest real estate donation in the history of CU. The building, located at I-25 along Lincoln Ave., is now named CU South Denver, and The Wildlife Experience continues to operate in this same location.

Is The Wildlife Experience still open? Can I visit?

Yes. The Wildlife Experience continues to operate as part of CU South Denver, and its services remain open to the public. These services include the art and natural history museum, large-screen movies and a host of K-12 museum education programs. Special and seasonal events and activities for children, adults and families are held throughout the year. Catered event space for business, weddings and the community are available for rent.

Will memberships continue under CU?

CU South Denver offers Annual Passes. Visit our Annual Pass page for more information or for a link to purchase.

How do I find out about community programs, movies and events offered by CU South Denver?

Refer to the “What’s Happening” page to find the latest information about what’s happening at CU South Denver.

Can I rent event space at CU South Denver?

Yes, we have unique and flexible event spaces with full catering services. Plan your next event with us.

How are higher education course offerings determined?

CU is committed to meeting the interests and needs of students, businesses and organizations in the area. Ongoing input is being solicited from the south Denver community for desired courses and programs. Courses are offered for degree-seeking and continuing education students and include popular-interest areas such as nursing, engineering, education and business as well as high-demand core courses for undergraduate students.

Which CU campuses offer higher education classes at CU South Denver?

All four campuses of the University of Colorado — CU Anschutz Medical Campus, CU Boulder, CU Colorado Springs and CU Denver — offer classes at CU South Denver. Course offerings are always being added, so check back often.

Do I need to apply for admission to CU to take classes at CU South Denver?

Yes. Interested students must apply at the CU campus that is offering the course. Visit Admissions for more information.

How and when do I register for classes?

Each campus offering classes at CU South Denver has its own admission and registration procedures. Details are provided with the individual degree and program offerings. To register, or change your course details once you are enrolled in a CU South Denver course, access the registrar or student portals from your home campus, or visit Admissions for more information.

How can my company send its employees to academic programs at CU South Denver?

We are very interested in working with companies to provide professional development opportunities to their employees. Please complete our Industry Partnership form to let us know about your interests and a representative will contact you. There are also a number of continuing education courses available or under development. Companies can also rent a variety of event spaces for special presentation, conference and appreciation events.

I am a teacher in a school district. Who do I contact to bring my students for a field trip?

A field trip to CU South Denver offers children and adults alike the opportunity to experience both science and art firsthand. Plan the perfect field trip for your class, browse the museum offerings to see what you want to include in your field trip, pick a movie and movie showtime, consider a museum-based program, have a couple of dates identified as possibilities and then call 303-315-9446, email kari.ploysa@ucdenver.edu or Request a Field Trip online.

What classroom space is located in CU South Denver?

CU added classrooms for the fall 2014 semester. A second-floor gallery area was converted into two 48-seat classrooms and a 32-seat computer lab as well as a faculty and student resource center. The classrooms are modern and spacious, complemented by a student lounge and study area. An area in the lower level was converted into a state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab. Overall, CU renovated 11,000 square feet of the 151,000-square-foot facility. In 2015, additional renovations provided more classrooms plus faculty offices and student study rooms.

What are the hours of CU South Denver?

The museum and Movie Theater are open to the public 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. The building has extended hours for CU students.

Can I get something to eat at CU South Denver?

Yes. The Café serves a variety of options during the day.

Where is CU South Denver located?

 CU South Denver is conveniently located one mile east of I-25 along Lincoln Ave., 10035 Peoria St., in Parker. The nearest RTD Light Rail station is Lincoln. RTD also offers bus service from the Lincoln Light Rail station to the Liniger Building.

Is parking available? Is there a cost? How about bike facilities?

Free parking is available in the CU South Denver parking lot, located on the south side of the facility. Limited bike parking is also available.