Please note: CSU Spur will be CLOSED Dec. 21-Jan. 2.

CSU Spur is a free educational destination in Denver, open year-round to the public.


CSU Spur is focused on engaging PreK-12 students, families, and visitors around the topics of food, water, and health through real-world experiences. CSU Spur connects and inspires visitors through the ability to watch ongoing research, to see behind-the-scenes of services, and to watch professionals at work.


We’re excited to see you soon!

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Ride the wave of excitement as we open the doors to Hydro!

Join project leadership, local community, and fellow business professionals at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6 to celebrate the Hydro building opening and the CSU Spur campus completion!

Hydro is home to Denver Water’s new water quality lab, a 230-capacity theater space, our “backyard” space with connectivity to the South Platte River, interactive art and exhibits, artist studios, a café, event spaces, and more.

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Volunteers bring CSU Spur to life

CSU Spur is looking for volunteer support — including greeting, visitor engagement, and wayfinding — during the National Western Stock Show from Jan. 7-22. Informational webinars are offered in December.


Subscribe to the Spur podcast

Spur of the Moment is the podcast of CSU Spur, featuring conversations with experts in food, water, and health about how they are tackling big challenges in their fields. In the latest episode, host Jocelyn Hittle interviews Captain Casey Barton Behravesh, director of the CDC’s One Health Office in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.

What’s your Spur?

Where world-class research is on-display

A free Denver destination providing immersive learning experiences and cutting-edge research, visible to every visitor. Entertainment, retail, art, dining… CSU Spur is open year-round with something for everyone.

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CSU Spur will host indoor and outdoor concerts, festivals, conferences and cultural events, family activities, and dining.

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Offering youth programs, community classes, certifications, and select master’s degrees, CSU Spur welcomes learners of all ages.

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CSU Spur will be home to eight public art installations, a theater, and studios where you can watch artists create.

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Convenient, comfortable, invigorating… with super-fast Wi-Fi, surrounded by innovation — need we say more?

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With food grown on-premise, you can enjoy a healthy meal in the CSU Spur farm-to-table café, a latte while you walk around Spur, or a post-work cocktail with a friend (part of the Hydro building, opening in 2023).

CSU Spur is just getting going