CSU Spur is working to reach full capacity of programming throughout 2022; please note that not all programming is currently available every day. Please check the CSU Spur calendar of events for a daily schedule.

CSU Spur will be closed on Monday, July 4.

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


CSU Spur is focused on engaging K-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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Terra is open!

CSU Spur’s second building, Terra — focused on food and agriculture — is officially OPEN! Come check out interactive learning labs, a living wall containing 1,600+ plants, rooftop greenhouses, a green roof, and more!

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Help us clean up the South Platte River!

Cleaning up, and providing access to the river, which runs parallel to the CSU Spur campus and the larger National Western Center, is an important part of the CSU Spur and National Western Center projects.


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 is 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.

CSU Spur is just getting going