A place for awe and education
CSU Spur is a one-of-a-kind learning playground — a place where science research is underway and there is hands-on learning and exploration for all ages. At Spur, everything is on-show — from being able to watch dogs and cats in surgery, to watching horses walk on underwater treadmills, to seeing the horse-human connection through the Temple Grandin Equine Center’s equine assisted services.
Kids (and adults!) can get their hands dirty in gardens and interactive exhibits — you’ll be able to check out a growing green roof and rooftop garden, and learn where food comes from before eating at the Spur cafe.
A day at Spur has something for all ages — it’s a laboratory, veterinary clinic, market, museum, art studio, classroom, garden, innovation center… all in one!
150 years in the making
MEASURE 2C IS APPROVED
Denver voters approved the revamp of the National Western Complex to create a new, year-round educational research, commerce, and entertainment campus.
SPUR IS NAMED
CSU System unveils its new brand, CSU Spur, for the university system’s campus at the National Western Center.
SPUR BREAKS GROUND
CSU System hosts the official groundbreaking for CSU Spur.
FIRST SPUR HIRE
Kathryn Venzor starts as the CSU Spur Education Director, the first of many positions coming online for the campus.
FIRST SPUR BUILDING OPENS
Vida, the first of the CSU Spur buildings, is slated to open for the January 2022 National Western Stock Show.
OFFICIAL OPENING OF SPUR
The full campus is slated for completion in late 2022.