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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the University of Colorado offering classes in the south Denver area?
Offering classes at the Liniger Building at CU South Denver enables CU to reach students where they live and work, providing the high-quality education our university is known for at a place and at times of day that maximize convenience for busy students.

Our location in south Denver helps meet several university strategic priorities, including growing and developing new programs that match changing demographics and meet the pressing needs of our local communities. It also aligns with The Wildlife Experience’s original educational outreach mission.

Who operates CU South Denver and The Wildlife Experience?
The University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) operates the facility on behalf of the University of Colorado system. Effective January 2015, The Wildlife Experience building and property were donated to the university. The gift—valued at $40 million—is the largest real estate donation in the history of CU. The building, located at I-25 and Lincoln Avenue, is now named the Liniger Building at CU South Denver, and The Wildlife Experience continues to operate in this same location. This signature facility is named for Dave Liniger, chairman emeritus of The Wildlife Experience and co-founder of REMAX International, Inc., and his wife, Gail Liniger.

Is The Wildlife Experience still open? Can I visit?
Yes. The Wildlife Experience continues to operate at the Liniger Building at CU South Denver and its services remain open to the public. These services include the wildlife art and natural history museum, large-screen movies and a host of K-12 education programs. These attractions will continue in 2015 and retain The Wildlife Experience name. Special and seasonal events and activities for children, adults and families are held throughout the year. Catered event space for business, weddings and the community are available for rent.

Will memberships continue under CU?
Any memberships purchased through The Wildlife Experience in 2014 or earlier have been discontinued and refunded. 

CU South Denver has created two new annual passes that were rolled out in April 2015.

Individual $40

  • Free, unlimited general admission for one adult to the museum for one year from month of purchase.
  • Discounted admission for one adult to select special events (check individual events and programs for discount).

Group $100

  • Free, unlimited general admission for up to six (6) people (adults and/or children included) to the museum for one year from the month of purchase
  • Discounted admission for up to six (6) people (adults and/or children included) to select special events (check individual events and programs for discount).

For more information contact or by phone at 720-488-3344. You can purchase your annual pass online​ or by calling 720-488-3344.

How do I find out about community programs, movies and events offered by The Wildlife Experience operated at the Liniger Building?
A range of indoor and outdoor activities and movie showings​ are available for children, adults and families throughout the year.

Can I rent event space at the Liniger Building?
Yes, we have unique and flexible event spaces with full catering services. Plan your next event with us.

How are higher education course offerings determined?
CU is committed to meeting the interests and needs of students, businesses and organizations in the area. Ongoing input is being solicited from the south Denver community for desired courses and programs. Courses are offered for degree-seeking and continuing education students and include popular-interest areas such as nursing, engineering, education and business as well as high-demand core courses for undergraduate students. 

Which CU campuses offer higher education classes at CU South Denver?
All four campuses of the University of Colorado—CU Anschutz Medical Campus, CU-Boulder, CU Colorado Springs and CU Denver—will offer classes at the Liniger Building at CU South Denver. Course offerings are always being added so check back often.

When did CU classes begin at CU South Denver? Classes began in fall 2014.

Do I need to apply for admission to CU to take classes at CU South Denver?
Yes. Interested students must apply at the CU campus that is offering the course. Visit Admissions for more information. 

If you are a current student at CU Anschutz or CU Denver, you may enroll in classes.

How and when do I register for classes?
If you are a current student of CU Anschutz or CU Denver, class registration is available through the UCD Access student portal. If you are not an admitted student, visit Admissions for more information.

How can my company send its employees to academic programs at CU South Denver?
We are very interested in working with companies to provide professional development opportunities to their employees. Please complete our Request Information form to let us know about your interests and a representative will contact you. There are also a number of continuing education courses available or under development. Companies can also rent a variety of event spaces​ for special presentation, conference and appreciation events. 

I am a teacher in a school district.  Who do I contact to bring my students for a field trip?
A field trip to the Liniger Building offers children and adults alike the opportunity to experience both science and art firsthand. Plan the perfect field trip for your group: Identify what type of group you are (school, camp, senior center, scout, etc.), browse the museum offerings to see what you want to include in your field trip, pick a film and film time, consider a museum-based program, have a couple dates identified as possibilities and then contact the reservationist and schedule your field trip at 720-488-3344 or​.

What classroom space is located in the Liniger Building at CU South Denver?
CU added classrooms at the Liniger Building for the fall 2014 semester. A second-floor gallery area was converted into two 48-seat classrooms and a 32-seat computer lab as well as a faculty and student resource center. The classrooms are modern and spacious, complemented by a student lounge and study area. An area in the lower level was converted into a state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab. Overall, CU renovated 11,000 square feet of the 151,000-square-foot facility. In 2015, CU will add additional classrooms, faculty offices and student study rooms.

What are the hours of the Liniger Building at CU South Denver?
The Liniger Building’s museum and theater are open to the public 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. seven days a week, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. The building has extended hours for CU students.

Can I get something to eat at the Liniger Building?
Yes. The Liniger Building café serves a variety of options during the day.

Where is the Liniger Building at CU South Denver and The Wildlife Experience located?
The Liniger Building at CU South Denver is conveniently located near Park Meadows Mall, one mile east of Interstate 25, at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Peoria Street, 10035 Peoria St., in Parker, Colo. The Wildlife Experience ​services operate in the Liniger Building. The nearest RTD Light Rail station is Lincoln. RTD also offers bus service from the Lincoln Light Rail station to the Liniger Building.

Is parking available? Is there a cost? How about bike facilities?
Free parking is available in the CU South Denver parking lot, located on the south side of the facility. Limited bike parking is also available.

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