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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Front facade of the CSU Spur Hydro building.

Hydro is OPEN!

Hydro is home to Denver Water’s new water quality lab; the Confluence Theater, a 230-capacity theater space; interactive art and exhibits; artist studios in the renovated McConnell building (“The Shop”); the Western Daughters Kitchen café, event spaces, and more.

Four young people work in a kitchen together.

Come see us!

CSU Spur is back to regular hours — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every 2nd Saturday — as of Jan. 23 with the close of the 2023 National Western Stock Show. 

We’ll see you soon!


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. The latest episode is a recording of the Global Solutions: Innovation and Investment Panel at the 2022 Water in the West Symposium featuring ICI Fund’s Gili Elkin, The Water Foundry’s Will Sarni, and Karen Roter Davis as the moderator.

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