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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.

Visit CSU Spur for a day of activities with the kids, to spend time with friends in a beautiful outdoor space, to watch veterinarians at work, see horses rehabilitate on underwater treadmills, take a cooking class, talk to experts about how to grow your own food, and visit our rooftop greenhouse.

CSU Spur is free and open to the public year-round, see below for information on directions and parking. Interested in volunteering? Fill out a volunteer application.

  • Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • 2nd Saturday of every month: – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (closed all other Saturdays)
  • Closed Sundays

Please note: Spur will be closed May 29, July 4, and Sept. 4.

Guided experiences (not required to visit Spur):
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Bring your group to CSU Spur!

In addition to self-guided experiences, CSU Spur is free and open to school groups, field trips, after-school programs and summer camps, and more!


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Vida focuses on animal and human health, with equine-assisted services, a donor-subsidized veterinary clinic for companion animals, horses walking on underwater treadmills, and more! Explore Vida.


Line drawing of Terra

Terra focuses on food and agriculture, with rooftop greenhouses, a food lab, a teaching and commissary kitchen, vertical gardens, and more! Explore Terra


Line drawing of Hydro

Hydro focuses on water, with Denver Water’s water quality laboratory, a connection to the South Platte River, event space, artist studios, a farm-to-table cafe and more! Explore Hydro.

Getting Here

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CSU Spur is located northeast of I-25 and I-70 in Denver, between the Washington Street and Brighton Boulevard exits. Free parking is available in Lot N (see below).

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CSU Spur is the first stop on the N Line traveling north from Union Station and is steps away from the 47th Avenue & Brighton Boulevard bus stop.

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The South Platte River bike trail connects directly to CSU Spur. The campus has bike racks.

Need a ride? The Denver Connector Microtransit Program offers free rides within the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods weekdays between 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Learn more.

Parking (see map)

  • Dumb Friends League and Temple Grandin Equine Center clients park in lot V
  • All other visitors and staff park in lot N

Driving directions (click map to download)
from the north

  • Take I-25 south to 58th Ave. (exit 215)
  • Travel east on 58th Ave.
  • Turn south onto Franklin St.
  • Continue onto National Western Drive

from the south

  • Take I-25 north to I-70 east
  • Travel east on I-70 to Washington St. (exit 206)
  • Turn north onto Washington St.
  • Turn east onto E. 47th Ave.
  • E. 47th Ave. turns into E. 46th Ave.
  • Turn north onto National Western Drive

Address for GPS: 4777 National Western Drive, Denver, CO 80216