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CELL - The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab

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Address: 99 W 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80204-3620
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+1 303-844-4000
12:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) is dedicated to...

The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) is dedicated to preventing terrorism through education, empowerment and engagement. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution, its one-of-a-kind exhibit, renowned speaker series and training initiatives provide a comprehensive look at the threat of terrorism and how individuals can play a role in preventing it, ultimately enhancing public safety.

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Interesting but not quite what we expected

There's a lot more history of terrorist atrocities but less explanations of prevention techniques than we expected. Good if you want to learn about history although not everything... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Jim B
Wirral, United Kingdom
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

This exhibit was interesting, insightful, and educational. They do a great job of making such a complex topic simple for you to understand, while also making it engaging. Now I want to learn more about this topic. The front staff was friendly.

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I'm still trying to figure out what the purpose of this exhibit really is...It felt like propaganda by the Republican Party/Fox News to show you how gruesome terrorism is, without really teaching you anything. A quick Google search also shows that John McCain, and Lindsey Graham came to this exhibit so it really sounds like the goal is a pro-war... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

There's a lot more history of terrorist atrocities but less explanations of prevention techniques than we expected. Good if you want to learn about history although not everything is reported (for example there is a piece about the Birmingham pub bombings in the UK but the Guildford ones aren't mentioned). All indoors so good for a rainy day!

Thank Jim B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

This exhibition on terrorism was pretty interesting. Although the vast majority of the incidents of terrorism I was aware of, a few other events were introduced time here. There are various exhibits here dealing with other aspects of terrorism too. I noticed they featured assassinated Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh in a newspaper clip. I found this surprising as I... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

As an expert in the study of terrorism and asymmetric warfare, I was intrigued by the concept of an educational "lab" devoted to informing the public on these topics. Given their incredible complexity, I must admit that I was dubious about anyone claiming to cover this topic in a single exhibit, but curiosity won out, and I stopped by. Unfortunately,... More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Have to give this place 4 stars only for the hours and other events that happened to me. We got there and there was a boy scout event going on, so we had to come back in 2 hours. Not sure why... cause the rooms were separate. But the exhibit was great.

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Arlington, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

This was a cool mini museum, if you will. If you're prior service, this is basically an upscale version of terrorism training. This is well organized and a clean place. We were the only ones there on a Friday morning so we had plenty of time to read each part of the exhibit. However, there are several pieces that can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Incredibly informative, unique and well presented. Very interesting experience that I don't believe exists anywhere else in the country if not the world!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

Thought this looked interesting during a recent Denver open house weekend for buildings downtown. This could be so much more, but we found it ever elementary, little new information, disorganized and generally a waste of time. Cannot recommend this for anything but a grade school field trip.

5 Thank lostcolorado
Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

I made the mistake of visiting this exhibit with my kids. It was free the weekend of February 7 -8, and since I thought it was some kind of art installation (it's across a pedestrian plaza from the Denver Art Museum), we went it. What a mistake: this exhibit is a bad kind of propaganda, internally claiming to be educational... More 

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