Program Details: Open to the public

Fossils: Evidence of Past Life Guided Program

Fossils: Evidence of Past Life (recommended for 3rd - 5th grades)
What can we learn from fossils? What do they tell us about past life? Learn how fossil plants and animals reveal clues to the past and explore how life has changed over time in this hands-on, station-based guided program.

Guided programs at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History on the CU-Boulder campus are designed as interactive and hands-on learning experiences where students use objects, inquiry, and critical thinking skills to discover, wonder and reflect.

Reservations are required 2 weeks in advance for all guided programs. Workshops are offered in conjunction with programs to provide a more in-depth learning experience. For more information and to make an on-line reservation request, visit the museum website.

This is a public program. For more information, please visit the program website.


On Campus

  • CU Museum (Henderson Building)
  • Museum of Natural History

Sponsoring Units

Research Institutes & Centers

  • University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

Program Contact

Jim Hakala
Senior Educator

Program Categories


  • Education (K-12)
  • Geology
  • Natural Sciences
  • Science
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Program Types:

  • Exhibition
  • Field Trip
  • Workshop


  • Children & Youth (outside school)
  • Students - Elementary School
  • Students - Homeschooled