More than worth the 20-mile trip from downtown for young animal fanatics, this suburban museum gives its visitors an in-depth look into the ways of wild animals with interactive exhibits and an “Extreme Screen” theater. Among the permanent displays are Cub's Corner, aimed squarely at kids 5 and under, and the outdoor Wildlife Walk, as well as Globeology, a state-of-the-art exhibit spanning 10,000 square feet of murals, animatronics, and replica ecosystems from alpine tundra to the rainforest. Allow 1 or 2 hours.
The Wildlife Experience
10035 S Peoria St
Our Rating Hours Daily 9am–5pm Phone [tel] 720/488-3300 Prices Admission $10 adults, $9 seniors, $6 children; theater tickets combination museum/theater tickets $14 adults, $13 seniors, $9 children Web site The Wildlife Experience Other Closed major holidays. Located 1 mile east of I-25 via Lincoln Ave. (exit 193)