Please note: National Western Drive will be closed for construction on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August, beginning August 10. Download driving directions to CSU Spur on Tuesdays and Wednesdays here.

CSU Spur is working to reach full capacity of programming throughout 2022; please note that not all programming is currently available every day.

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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Help us name the CSU Spur kitten!

The 9-foot tall kitten in the Vida lobby has become the unofficial mascot of CSU Spur, and our team is looking to our visitors and our community to help us name it! Names were submitted by CSU Spur Partners, as well as nonprofits, schools, and organizations in the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea community; voting is open in person at Spur or online through August 26.

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Join us for 2nd Saturdays at Spur!

Every second Saturday of the month, visit CSU Spur from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for family-friendly fun! On 2nd Saturdays at Spur, educators, scientists, and partners share their most exciting hands-on activities – creating a fun and new experience for visitors every time. We’ll see you there!

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Volunteer with CSU Spur!

Volunteers bring CSU Spur to life. Join us at the CSU Spur Vida building for an in-person volunteer training from 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 27 to learn about CSU Spur, its volunteer needs and roles, and the ins and outs of volunteering. No prior experience or engagement required. To participate, please email


Subscribe to the Spur podcast

Spur of the Moment is the podcast of the CSU Spur campus, where we talk 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 Eleanor Allen, CEO of Water for People who leads her team to work with local people and governments to provide safe water to communities around the globe.

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