Connecting the Colorado River to the communities it serves
Create a highly immersive, interactive traveling exhibition that engages water users in the complex issues surrounding the Colorado River Basin, and inspire meaningful change that embraces water stewardship and respect of the West’s limited water resources.
Provides foundational information, previews upcoming galleries, and sets exhibitionl tone.
Explores natural forces and considers how these forces shape the Colorado River.
Explores human connections to the river.
Explores transformation from natural waterway to a highly-engineered system.
Explores the complex issues surrounding the Colorado River’s short- and long-term water supply and demand challenges.
A journey down the Colorado River, transcending time, place, and political boundaries.
The Colorado River
Often called “The Hardest Working River in the West,” the Colorado River is an essential resource for life and livelihood. Traveling 1,450 miles through seven U.S. states and the country of Mexico, the river nourishes our communities, sustains critical ecosystems and serves as an engine for economic prosperity. Our future and that of the river are intricately connected.
We’ve assembled a dynamic team of individuals, comprised of top scholars and scientists, world-class museum collaborators and a diverse cross-section of Colorado River stakeholders to reveal what’s exciting, what’s important and what’s at stake for our future. The project is enthusiastically supported by more than a dozen project partners.