At Golden’s museums, you can discover dinosaur bones, ride the rails, and create solar energy all in a day’s trip. Golden Colorado is home to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Mines Museum, The Colorado Railroad Museum, and the Golden History Museum & Park.
NREL’s Visitors Center has transitioned to an Education Center and now offers a variety of program topics and experiences for student and adult groups addressing renewable energy and energy efficiency innovations. Group programs are available at no charge. A launch-pad for energy innovations, NREL is home to world-renowned energy experts and research. The lab leads the way in analyzing energy integration, energy supplies, and economic impacts. Advanced scheduling is required for all groups.