June 2, 2018 - January 6, 2019
$8 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors
Children 3 and under FREE, Museum members FREE
Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm and Sundays 1 - 5 pm
Special late night hours on Thursdays during the Views & Brews season
Explore the forest canopy – indoors! In the Longmont Museum’s newest hands-on exhibition, visitors roam from tree to tree as they discover the many habitats that trees provide for animals large and small, and people too. Climb through large treehouses, become an animal tracker, get face-to-face with wildlife of all sizes, move your feet on the forest-sound dance floor, and more. This exhibition makes learning fun, as visitors explore responsible forestation, wildlife ecology, and local epidemics such as the emerald ash borer beetle.
Hiking Colorful Boulder County
June 7, 6:30 pm, free
Join us for a lecture and slide show highlighting dozens of scenic trails and byways of Boulder County. Late spring, summer, and autumn photos will inspire you to discover the beautiful prairie, hill country, and high mountain areas that define the topography of our region. Learn something of the area’s history, flora, and fauna, while picking out your new favorite hikes. Presented by Philip Ferranti, author of Colorado State Parks: A Recreation Guide to Colorado.
Sandstone Ranch Programs
The Longmont Museum is collaborating with Sandstone Ranch to bring you these naturalist programs. All programs will be held at Sandstone’s 313 acre nature area at 3001 Colorado Highway 119 in Longmont.
- Guided Bird Walks
May 1, June 12, July 10, 8:30 am, $2, drop-in
Local birder, Carl Starace, guides you around the loop trail identifying as many as 30 species of birds that call Sandstone home. Bring your own binoculars.
- Birding 101
July 14, 10:30 am – Noon, $2 (306205.A)
Learn the basics of bird watching. Start indoors and then walk the loop trail. Best suited for adults and children 10 and up.
- Backyard Wildlife Family Workshop
July 28, 10:30 am – Noon, $2 (306107.A)
Join volunteer naturalists for a hands-on, outdoor program about Sandstone Ranch animals.
- Tuesday Treasures
May 22 to August 28, 9 am - Noon, $2, drop-in
Enjoy information and activities for adults each Tuesday on ecological topics ranging from feathered friends to predators and prey.
- Fun Fridays
June 1 to July 27, 9 am - Noon, $2, drop-in
Come enjoy indoor and outdoor play for kids with weekly nature themes and crafts on Fridays.
TreeHouses was produced by the Environmental Exhibit Collaborative with major support from Jane’s Trust. Additional support provided by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
A special thanks to our sponsors who made this exhibition possible: