Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling in manholes. Reward the most overworked sense with today's Groupon: for $11, you get two combo passes for museum and film admission plus two small popcorns at The Wildlife Experience in Parker (up to a $31.50 value). Children under 3 are free.
The Wildlife Experience, one of the country's more aptly named museums, offers a chance to encounter members of various animal kingdoms and habitats through an uncommon combination of interactive exhibits, natural history, fine art, and documentary films. Once inside, explore a variety of permanent and not-so-permanent exhibits. Globeology, is a three-dimensional jaunt that takes visitors through biomes from wild Colorado to the barren, WiFi-less tundra. Frogs!: A Chorus of Colors, meanwhile, gives visitors eyewitness access to fifteen types of colorful and vocal anurans, offering young guests insight into what frogs do when not playing a banjo or being chased by a pig.
After an excursion around the museum's exhibits, rest your human pedals and enjoy admission to any of the current films at The Wildlife Experience's 315-seat theater. Now-showing options include the kid-friendly Animalopolis, a series of segments in rhyme and verse about the daily activities of 12 different animals, and Dolphins, an up-close-and-personal view of the smart and chatty marine mammals. The theater's surround sound should drown out all sounds of popcorn chomping and dolphin-whistle emulations. Films are shown on the hour starting at 10 a.m., with the last show of the day at 4 p.m.
Though The Wildlife Experience sometimes features a discounted price, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
- We went primarily for the IMAX theatre but enjoyed spending about 4 hours wandering the exhibits. Our small children enjoyed the childrens activity room and current Underseas Lego exhibition. – Robin M., Insider Pages
- I totally enjoyed and "lost" myself in the movie, gift shop and restaurant. For a de-compress day, The Wildlife Experience is a pleasant, educational, informational and interesting place to chill out. – pursueliving, TripAdvisor
10035 S Peoria St.
Parker, Colorado 80232Get Directions