Field Trips For Homeschoolers


Field trips can be free or fee depending on who's offering. Some are listed as having free days. Check their websites to find out what days are free or visit SCFD Free Days to get a listing. Leave a review to help out fellow homeschoolers and read reviews to help decide if a particular field trip would be great for your family. Once you've decided to go, use the Map It button, on your phone, to find out where it is located and navigate to the location.


Academy Riding Stables
Horseback riding in the Garden of the Gods. Younger riders can experience the fun of riding a pony.
Ages:
2-7, 8+

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Become better informed about biodiversity conservation, experience local culture, and see a lot of birds. They offer monthly homeschool programs September-May and folks can register online.
Ages:
All Ages, Camps: 2-14

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Mon-Fri

City:
Brighton

 

Boulder County Audubon Society
A voice for migratory birds and wildlife conservation.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Varies

Hours:
Varies

City:
Boulder



Butterfly Pavilion
An indoor zoo of invertebrates - mainly butterflies, insects, and aquatic life. They also have specialized classes for field trips.
Ages:
All Ages

Camps: 5-10, Classes: 3-12

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Homeschool Day:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Westminster

 

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
See the animals of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo! Experience the shows, talks, demos, and feedings of the animals in the zoo or ride the carousel, feed the giraffe, or pretend to be a zookeeper.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
Learn about hunting, howling, hierarchy and even communicate with the pack in a group howl. Watch the guide feed the resident animals.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Season:
Tues-Sun

City:
Divide

 

CSU Environmental Learning Center
Programs are designed for different grade level groups and cover habitats and adaptations, navigation, macroinvertebrates, water testing, exploring with the 5 senses, and birds.
Ages:
All Ages

Program: 5-17, After School: 5-10,

Camp: 7-12

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Ft Collins

 

Denver Zoo
Visit 3,500 different animals from over 650 species. Exotic animals are also featured. If you plan a self-guided field trip for a minimum of 10 children, children receive a reduced fee and teachers receive free admission.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Denver

 
Dinosaur Ridge
Walk the trails to explore dinosaur fossils. Special Dinosaur Days include a bones dig, track painting, gold panning, fossil sifting, monthly on 1st or 2nd Saturday. Dinosaur detectives for grades 3-5 also encourage dinosaur exploration. Groups can put together a guided program for $3/person (3 and under free.)
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Sun-Sat

Dinosaur Days: Monthly May-Oct

City:
Morrison

 

Downtown Aquarium
A public aquarium boasting more than a million gallons of underwater exhibits that highlight fascinating ecosystems around the world. Programs available.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Homeschool Day:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Denver

 

May Natural History Museum
The May Museum is full of bugs, 7,000 of them. You name the bug and they probably have it.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
May-Sept

City:
Colorado Springs

 

ProRodeo Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame museum showcases the feats of the American Cowboy.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Season:
Varies

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center
They feature a display of dinosaurs, prehistoric marine reptiles, pterosaurs and fish of North America's late Cretaceous period. See a working fossil laboratory where recently discovered specimens are being freed from the rock. Children can free fossils in the dig box. Tours are available.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Woodland Park

 

Rocky Mountain Raptor Program
The program works to protect raptors and the places they live. Open houses are offered 3 times a year. Birds of prey class is offered in November.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Season:
Learning Center: Sun-Sat

Rehab: By appointment

Class: November

City:
Ft Collins

 

Serenity Springs Wildfire Center
The center provides a safe environment for non-domestic felines and other wildlife. They provide care to lions, tigers, leopards, bobcats, cougars and other exotic animals that have been in a situation causing their lives or well-bring to be jeopardized.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Sat & Sun

City:
Calhan

 

The Museum at CU South Denver
Experience art, wildlife, and science through exhibits, 3D theater, family events, and workshops. Workshops range from survival training, archery, fishing, astronomy, GPS & geocaching, photography and more, and the museum offers Family Fun Days, Trick or Treat Off the Street, and a variety of other family friendly events throughout the year.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Season:
Sun-Sat

City:
Lone Tree

 


Art District on Santa Fe
An art and cultural district with over 60 galleries, restaurants and shops located a few short blocks from downtown Denver. The Art Walk is held every first Friday of the month.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
First Friday of the month

City:
Denver

 

Arts Longmont Gallery
Muse Gallery, also offers a studio tour where the community and artists interact through workshops, demonstrations and open studios. They also host a series of Friday Afternoon Concerts & Art Shows at the Longmont Museum Stewart Auditorium.
Ages:
All Ages, Classes: 6-14

Fee:
No

Hours:
Muse Gallery: Tues-Sat

City:
Longmont

 

BMoCA
Visit the exhibitions featuring contemparty art.
Ages:
5+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:

Hours:
Closed Monday

City:
Boulder

 

Ceramics in the City
Paint your own pottery, glass fusing, and canvas painting for kids and adults.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Denver

 

Color Me Mine
Paint your own pottery for kids and adults.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Boulder

 

Crackpots
Kids two and up can enjoy painting in a class or free-style in an open setting. Pottery, glass and clay art fun.
Ages:
2+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Longmont

 

Dairy Arts Center
Art galleries featuring rotating exhibitions. The Dairy Center also has performance theaters, events lobbies, films, and lectures. It also houses ballet and music schools.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
$2 Donation

Hours:
Varies

City:
Boulder

 

Denver Art Museum
Art collections from around the world. Daily, weekend, and monthly art programs for kids, adult classes.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Free for 18 & under
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Closed Monday

City:
Denver

 

Fine Arts Center
The museum boasts an enormous collection of American art. There's also a vibrant mix of professional musicals, comedies and dramas.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 
Inspiration Art Academy
Art classes and camps in many different types of mediums including painting, drawing, and sewing.
Ages:
Preschool +

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Must Register

City:
Longmont

 

Kirkland Museum
North American and Colorado specific art from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Ages:
13+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Closed Monday

City:
Denver

 

Leanin' Tree Museum
The private collection of Ed Trumble exhibiting American wildlife and western art with cowboys, Indians, wildlife, and landscapes. Free factory tours are also available detailing the production process of greeting cards. Minimum age is 5 years old with a 3:1 child to adult ratio requested. Reservations required for large groups.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Boulder

 

Longmont Museum
Arts and crafts time at the museum with different themes each week.
Ages:
2-5

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Wed, Thurs, Fri
City:
Longmont

 

Magic Town
A 3,000 sq.ft. miniature city that combines hundreds of intricately detailed sculptures and cityscapes with magical elements to create one of the world's truly unique attractions.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Tinker Art Studio
A dynamic art studio for children and adults in Boulder. Painting, wheel throwing, drawing, and sculpture.
Ages:
All Ages

Hours:
Summer Saturdays

City:
Boulder

 

ABC Kids Climbing
Open Gym is an opportunity for families to try ABC Kids Climbing for the first time. Kids are welcome to explore the facility, with parent supervision, to find the area they will have the most fun. They have top ropes, auto-belays, ziplines, slides, and bouldering for kids of all ages.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Boulder

 

APEX School of Movement
During open gym, you can work on anything you want, at your own pace. The open gyms are frequented by freerunners, CrossFitters, trickers, aerial dancers, gymnasts, bboys, capoeiristas, martial artists, cheerleaders, and more.
Ages:
5+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Boulder

 

Boulder Rock Club
Drop in is available for climbing and you may purchase a day pass. Though it is not necessary, it is a good idea to make an appointment as space is limited for beginners.
Ages:
3.5+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Boulder

 

City Rock
Day passes are available for all climbers. Memberships and group rates are also available.
Ages:
2+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Colorado Sports Hall of Fame
Colorado sports hall of fame museum.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Denver

 

Earth Treks
Open climb is a great way to come in and try out climbing.
Ages:
6+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Golden

 

High Altitude Archery
The archery range is open for practice during open hours.
Ages:

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Longmont

 

Jungle Quest
The kid-friendly jungle to explore, climb and conquer.
Ages:
5+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Littleton

 

Mid-Air Adventures
Mid-Air Adventures offers a safe, active and unique experience for guests of all ages. Their facility offers giant swings, ziplines, 20' climbing wall, rope bridges, slides and toddler area.
Ages:
2+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Thornton

 

Team U.S.A. Olympic Training Center
The Olympic training center holds tours of their facility. Each tour begins with a video presentation, followed by a walking tour of the complex. All ages welcome, but most appropriate for ages 8 and older.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

UpaDowna
They fill a need within the outdoor community to educate and promote adventure for all ages and abilities. Hike, bike, camp, rock climb and SUP through different areas in and around Colorado Springs.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Colorado Springs

We Rock the Spectrum
We Rock the Spectrum is a sensory gym for kids of all abilities. While they do cater to special needs children, the equipment is fun and beneficial for everyone.
Ages:

Hours:

Homeschool Day:
Last Friday of the month, 2-4pm, $10/child

City:
Arvada


World Figure Skating Museum
Museum and Hall of Fame of world figure skaters.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Tues-Fri

City:
Colorado Springs

 


Amy's Donuts
The kids decorate donuts to take home after they tour the kitchen. Friday afternoon is a good time to book a trip so they can see the bakers in action.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Boulder Organic Ice Cream
Organic ice cream made in Boulder, Colorado. Tours by appointment only.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Varies

City:
Boulder

 

Celestial Seasonings
Tea factory offering free tours of their facility and free tea samples every day.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Boulder

 

Dion's Restaurant Tours
Dion's offers an educational and fun opportunity for children to apply what they are learning to real-life experiences. The tour is composed of two facilitor-taught lessons along with a behind-the-scenes look at their restaurants. The children even get to help make pizza. After the tour is complete, the students eat pizza in the dining room.
Ages:
3+

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Varies

City:
Colorado Springs, Aurora, Commerce City

 

Focus on the Family
Tour the welcome center and see where they record the Adventures in Odyssey radio show or have fun with your children at Kid's Korner and try the ice cream at Whit's End Soda Shoppe. They also have a play area with a three-story slide and a large Christian bookstore.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Mon-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Glacier Home Made Ice Cream & Gelato
Private tours offered for groups of 10 or more. On the tour they will show you how to make vanilla ice cream. Then you will get to enjoy the ice cream we made on the tour fresh from the machine with the toppings of your choice.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Boulder

 

Hammond's Candies
Candy factory tour with handcrafted candy canes, ribbon candy, and lollipops.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Mon-Sat

City:
Denver

 

Leanin' Tree Museum
The private collection of Ed Trumble exhibiting American wildlife and western art with cowboys, Indians, wildlife, and landscapes. Free factory tours are also available detailing the production process of greeting cards. Minimum age is 5 years old with a 3:1 child to adult ratio requested. Reservations required for large groups.
Ages:
5+

Fee:
No

Hours:
Mon-Fri

City:
Boulder

 
Patsy's Candies
Patsy's Candies is a full-fledged chocolate factory that would make Willy Wonka proud. See chocolate and candy while learning how it is made. Hear the clickity clank of machines, watch 110 pounds of taffy be stretched and folded, smell the hot butterscotch, and experience traditional handcrafted artisanship of their confectionery delights.
Ages:
Tour: All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
May-Oct, Mon-Fri

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Pepsi Center
Take an All Access VIP Tour at the Pepsi Center to see where the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalance, and Colorado Mammoth teams call home. You can also see where the big names in music have performed. See how they convert from hockey ice to a basketball court and hold over 250 events each year.
Ages:
Tour: All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

City:
Denver

 

SparkFun
SparkFun is an online retail store that is based in Niwot. It sells the bits and pieces to make electronics projects possible. They make the world of electronics more accessible to the average person. Their catalog boasts over 3,500 components and widgets designed to help you unleash your inner inventor.
Ages:
Tour: All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Fridays, 3:00pm

City:
Niwot

 

Sports Authority Field
Public tours of Sports Authority Field at Mile High are professionally guided by knowledgable and friendly tour guides from the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Go behind the scenes to see into areas rarely seen by the public. Tour takes 75-90 minutes and approximately 1/2 mile.
Ages:
Tour: All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Varies

City:
Denver

 

Stanley Hotel Tour
Ok, the Stanley Hotel is not a factory tour, but a famous hotel in Estes Park that was featured in the movie, The Shining. Explore the haunting history of the Stanley Hotel with a tour.
Ages:
5+

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Varies

City:
Estes Park

 

Tumbleweed Tiny House Factory
See how tiny houses are made at the Tumbleweed Tiny House Factory.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Wolf Robotics
Wolf Robotics manufactures custom robotic metalworking solutions. Tour the Wolf Robotics facilies for an in-depth look at robotics and to learn about careers in the field.
Ages:
Tour: All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:

City:
Ft Collins

 


Anderson Farms
In the fall, visit Anderson Farms for a Corn maze, fall festival, zombie paintball, Halloween haunted hayride and ghost town, and private campfire sites for the family. In spring and summer, field trips allow students to visit during planting season and learn about seeds and pumpkin life cycles.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Season:
Sept-Nov: Sun-Sat

Apr-July: Tue-Wed

City:
Erie

 

Berry Patch Farms
A working farm with u-pick berries, soil experiments, planting seeds, tours, straw maze, hay ride, bee talk, and pumpkin picking.
Ages:
All Ages, Classes: 2.5-10

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Season:
May-October

City:
Brighton

 

Colon Orchards
Colon Orchards grows heritage apples as well as a large selection of pumpkins, cucumbers, summer & winter squash, tomatoes, and more. Kids are taken for a walk through the orchard to learn about the cycles of apple trees, irrigation, and how apples grow. They also learn about good and bad bugs. Each child gets their own apple, pumpkin and apple cider to enjoy.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Season:
Seasonal

City:
Canon City

 

Cottonwood Farm
Plants and flowers for sale in spring, along with a free Halloween pumpkin patch in fall, and Christmas trees in winter.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No
Free Day:
No

Season:
Seasonal

City:
Boulder

 

Cure Organic Farm
A commercial family farm growing organic produce. The farm makes a great home to honey bee hives, hens, ducks and pigs. Weekly volunteer days are also offered each Thursday, April-October from 9am-12pm.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Boulder

 

Diana's Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze
Try to make your way through the corn maze. It's different every year! Pick your favorite pumpkin, take a hayride, and more.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Fall-Fri, Sat

City:
Canon City

 

The Fritzler Maize
Challenging and thrilling corn maze. Also enjoy a ride on the ATV mini rollercoaster barrel train, go-carts, shoot ears of corn and mini pumpkin targets, super pumpkin cannon, corn box for kids to bury themselves in corn. Also offers a pumpkin patch.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Sept-Nov: Wed-Sun

City:
Greeley

 
Haystack Mountain Goat Dairy
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creamery. Tours are offered to the public every Thursday at 2pm. You must make a reservation.
Ages:
10+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Thurs @ 2pm

City:
Longmont

 

Mile High Farms
Visit the maze and pumpkin patch in the fall. In both spring and fall, children can take a field trip to the farm. Take a hayride, learn about trees, farming and equipment.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Sept-Oct

City:
Bennett

 

Miller Farms
Visit the farm for teaching children where their vegetables come from. They also have many activities to choose from: jumping pillow, trains, planes, space ships, tractors, fire truck, monster trucks, petting zoo, corn maze, a dirt hill, and hay pyramid.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Sept-mid-November 9-6

City:
Platteville

 

Rock Creek Farm
Explore the farm to visit with animals, explore the corn and hay bale maze, pick pumpkins, take a hay ride or try a fall treat.
Ages:
All Ages, Activities: 5+

Fee:
No

Hours:
October: Sun-Sat

City:
Broomfield

 

Rocky Mountain Pumpkin Ranch
Enjoy a fall festival at the pumpkin patch. Organic farm stand, paint a pumpkin pie, inflatable jumping obstacle course, corn tunnel, hay bale maze, petting zoo, honey bees or take a tour.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Jul-Oct: Tours: October

City:
Longmont

 

Sunflower Farm
Experience rural life on the farm where you will find animals, pony rides, huge shade trees with tire swings, sandboxes, sidewalk chalk, bicycles, tractors, hammocks, free-roaming chickens, giant tree houses, and a zipline.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Mon-Fri

Summer: Wed-Fri

City:
Longmont

 

Tigges Farm
The farm has a pumpkin patch, roasted chilies, a farm equipment museum, pumpkin desert contest, chile salsa contest, craft workshops, yodeling cowboy show, conestoga wagon ride, and a nation 4-H week bake sale.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Aug-Oct

City:
Greeley

 

YA YA Farm & Orchard
Heirloom apples available for u-pick when in season. Registration begins January 1st.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Sep-Dec: Wed-Sun

City:
Longmont

 

American Numismatic Association and Money Museum
Visit the Money museum to learn everything about money. From how to make change to understanding monetary systems.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Tues-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Boettcher Mansion
Explore the Colorado Governor's residence in Denver.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Denver

 

Boulder Rural Fire Rescue
Storytime with the kids, and a tour of the station and the fire engines by the firefighters.
Ages:
3-5

Fee:
No

Hours:
Select Times

City:
Boulder

 

Colorado Judicial Learning Center Tour
Visit the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center and the Colorado Judicial Learning Center on a guided tour. Visit the courtroom, discuss the Colorado court system, visit the Colorado Supreme Court Library and learn about the Colorado Judicial Branch.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Denver

 

Colorado Springs Fire Department Tour
Take a tour of any of the 22 fire stations in Colorado Springs. See how they live when they are at work, what type of equipment they use and learn more about how you can stay safe at home.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Colorado Springs Police Station Tour
Take a tour of the Police station in Colorado Springs. See the equipment worn by officers, see inside a police cruiser, view the holding cell area, detectives area, and working areas.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Colorado Springs Utilities
Tours are a great way for people to learn about what it takes to provide utilites to our community. Visit the power plant, water and waste water treatment plants, and more.
Ages:
9+

Fee:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab
An interactive educational lab that looks at the threat of terrorism and how individuals can play a role in preventing it.
Ages:
14+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Closed Monday

City:
Denver

 

Denver Capitol Tour
A tour of the Capitol includes a look at early Colorado history, Capitol construction, stained glass windows, tapestry, Presidential portraits and a look a the Senate and House chambers. Mr. Brown's attic tour and a legislative tour is also available.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Mon-Fri

Legislative tour: Jan-May

City:
Denver

 

Denver Water
Request to visit a drinking water treatment plant to learn the five-steps of potable water treatment or learn about the expanding recycled water system at the Recycled Water Treatment Plant.
Grades:
High School

Fee:
No

Hours:

City:
Denver

 

Eco-Cycle
Take a tour of the trash facility that services Boulder County. You can tour the Eco-Cycle Center for Hard to Recycle Materials or the Boulder County Recycling Center.
Ages:
5+

Fee:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Boulder

 
Fire & Police Ride-Along Program
Longmont offers a Ride-Along program allow guests to visit fire stations, ride on a fire apparatus, observe the daily activities of firefighters, and view law enforment operations from the perspective of an officer.
Grades:
9th+

Fee:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Longmont

 

The Money Museum
The Money Museum is a unique experience offering a free, up-close look of the nation's financial system in action. You can learn more about the Fed through interactive exhibits that explore banking, how people pay for things and how monetary policy decisions inpact your family's bottom line.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Mon-Fri

City:
Denver

 

U.S. Air Force Academy
The Academy welcomes all visitors to one of our country's National Historic Landmarks. Discover its history and cadet life through the Visitor's Center. You can also see the architecture of the famous Cadet Chapel. A government I.D. will be required at the gate.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
9am-5pm

City:
Colorado Springs

 

U.S. Mint Tour
See how coins are made and their history. Reservation required for all tours.
Ages:
7+

Fee:
No

Hours:
Closed Friday

City:
Denver

 

U.S.P.S. Tour
At the post office, students follow a letter from its point of entry into the building to its departure for delivery.
Ages:
K+

Fee:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Varies

 

Wastewater Treatment Tours
What happens to our water after it goes down the drain? Aurora treats the city's wastewater to use on our parks, golf courses and landscaping at City buildings. See how it happens by visiting the Sand Creek Water Reuse Facility.
Grades:
3-12

Fee:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Aurora



Water Quality Testing
Specialists accompany your students to a nearby waterway to conduct water quality assessments. They provide pre- and post-field trip lessons to use in your classroom. Topics include chemical assessments and biological investigations using macro invertebrates as indicators of clean water.
Grades:
6-12

Fee:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Aurora



Water Treatment Facility Tours
Learn first-hand how drinking water is treated. Aurora's water treatment facilities offer tours upon request.
Grades:
3-12

Fee:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Aurora



Western Disposal Services
Take a tour of the trash facility that services Longmont, Boulder and surrounding areas..
Ages:
5+

Fee:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Boulder

 

Agricultural Heritage Center
Get a glimpse into the history of agriculture in Boulder County and enjoy the rural surroundings. This site focuses on the years 1900 to 1925 when local families prospered as farmers and witnessed the coming of the modern age.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Fri, Sat, Sun

City:
Longmont

 

Aurora History Museum
A community-based cultural center featuring changing history and decorative arts exhibits. Educational programs, tours, workshops and family events are offered for all ages throughout the year.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Closed Monday

City:
Aurora

 

Boulder History Museum
The museum depists the history of the Boulder region. The Museum collects, preserves and presents Boulder history in order to connect them with the past, provide a context for the present and inspire a vision for the future.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Closed Monday

City:
Boulder

 

Broomfield Depot Museum
The mission of the Broomfield Depot Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Broomfield while focusing on the railroad depot.
Ages:

Fee:
Free Day:
No

Hours:

City:
Broomfield

 

The Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave
Collection of artifacts associated with Buffalo Bill Cody's life and times from 1846 to 1917. Hands-on activities and interactive play areas where kids of all ages can explore Cowboys and Indians. Also the site of Buffalo Bill's grave. Tours are available.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
May-Oct: Sun-Sat

Nov-Apr: Tues-Sun

City:
Golden

 

Byers-Evans House Museum
The Byers-Evans House was home to two prominent Denver families and is one of the city's most historic landmarks. Tours are available.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Denver

 

Centennial House
The Centennial House Tour discusses Aurora's early development and domestic life in the 1890's.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Select Sundays, Tues-Fri

City:
Aurora

 

Colorado Railroad Museum
Railroad museum with train rides on Saturdays and Galloping Goose rides on special days. Thomas the Tank Engine and other themed characters come to life for children annually, in September.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat with special event days

City:
Golden

 

Colorado Springs & Interurban Railway
Take a guided tour of their street railway museum and see their restorations.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Mon-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
The museum is the only institution researching, collecting and interpreting the robust history of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. See the history for yourself.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Donation

Hours:
Tues-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Cripple Creek Jail Museum
Relive the outlaw days of the Wild West. The museum gives visitors a taste of the shadier side of life in the World's Greatest Gold Camp, along with a glimpse into the lives of the lawmen charged with keeping the peace.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:

City:
Cripple Creek

 

DeLaney Farm Historic Site
DeLaney Farm Historic Site and Open Space contains a historic homestead, one-room schoolhouse, rare round barn, and an expanse of open space that is home to many different species of plants and animals.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Select Saturdays, Tues-Fri

City:
Aurora

 

Denver Firefighter's Museum
The history of firefighting in Denver with hands-on activities for families and kids.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Closed Sunday

City:
Denver

 

Dougherty Museum
Museum of historical transportation. A collection of restored antique automobiles. Many of the cars date back 100 years and are in running order.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Jun-Aug: Fri-Sun

City:
Longmont

 

El Pomar Carriage Museum
The museum serves as a looking glass into the development of The Broadmoor and the city of Colorado Springs. The Carriage Museum is home to the lifetime collection of Mr. Spencer and Mrs. Julie Penrose with technology including 31 horse-drawn carriages.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:

Hours:
Varies

City:
Colorado Springs

 

El Pueblo History Museum
Explore a variety of topics about the history of Pueblo. Learn from immersive and experiential exhibits and programs that explore the local and regional history.
Gradess:
K+

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Varies

City:
Pueblo

 

Forney Museum
Museum of historical transportation.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Denver

 

Four Mile Historic Park
Making history come to life. Visit the museum, pan for gold, see historic buildings, tipis, and miner & trapper area. Camps and tours also available.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Wed-Sun (classes: Tues-Sat)

City:
Denver

 

Ghost Town Wild West Museum
Ghost Town Museum was created in 1954 to preserve a piece of Colorado's Wild West heritage. Price of admission includes gold panning.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Mon-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Glen Eyrie Castle
Glen Eyrie Castle is a historical landmark, a quiet place to get away, conference center, wedding venue, and hotel room. They say that God speaks to people here. He meets with them, tucked peacefully away from life's rush-hour traffic.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

History Colorado Center
Hands-on and high-tech exhibits take you back in time, connecting what was to what's next.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Denver

 
Hover Farmstead
Restored farmhouse and barn as a reminder of Longmont's agricultural heritage.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
By appointment

City:
Longmont

 

Hover Home
Residence and farm buildings are reminiscent of Longmont's agricultural heritage.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
By appointment

City:
Longmont

 

Little Thompson Pioneer Museum
The history of Berthoud exploring the agriculture of the area, a blacksmith shop, antique equipment, a one-room school house, and telescope.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Donation

Hours:
Wed-Sun

City:
Berthoud

 

Littleton Museum
The Littleton Museum serves as the primary repository for the history, art, and culture of Littleton.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Littleton

 

Living History Days
Step back in time to the 18th century with reenactors demonstrating life in 18th century America through battle reenactments, demonstrations, hands-on experience, and dramas.
Ages:
All Ages, 4+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Sept only: Fri-Sat

City:
Morrison

 

Longmont Museum & Cultural Center
The history of Longmont with special rotating exhbits. They offer field trips about the Cheyenne Indians, buffalos, and local history.
Ages:
All Ages, Discovery Days: 2-5

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

(Discovery days: Tues, Wed, Fri)

City:
Longmont

 

Manitou Cliff Dwellings
Explore the architecture of the ancient Anasazi and browse through two museums featuring cultural displays all overlooking the historic town of Manitou Springs.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Manitou Springs

 

The McAllister House Museum
The cottage was the home of the Henry McAllister family that was influential in the establishment of Colorado Springs. It was opened to the public as a museum in 1961.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Tues-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine Tour
Descend underground as you partake in the only 1,000 foot vertical shaft gold mine tour in the USA. Experience the "Old West" as it was for hard rock gold miners.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Cripple Creek

 

Molly Brown House Museum Tour
Tour through the Molly Brown House Museum. Guided tour only.
Ages:
7+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Tues-Sat

City:
Denver

 

Museo de las Americas
Educating the community about the diversity of Latino Americano art and culture from ancient to contemporary through innovative exhibitions and problems.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Tues-Sat

City:
Denver

 

Museum of Anthropology
Teaching museum dedicated to educating students about the ethical practices of conservation, interpretation and administration of anthropological collections.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Mon-Fri

City:
Denver

 

Museum of Discovery Fort Collins
Discover machines, music and sound, heart dissection, cell biology, squid dissection, electricity, tipis and local history in this science and history museum. Science includes labs in heart dissection, squid dissection, electricity, Jr. Paleontologist, and History Mystery. You can also enjoy the planetarium. History programs are Auntie Stone, Boxedler-One room schoolhouse, and Fort Collins Through Time.
Ages:
All Ages, Camps: K-8th

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Closed Monday

City:
Ft Collins

 

Museum of Natural History
Museum with exhibits in anthropology, archaeology, botany, entomology, paleontology, vertebrates, and invertebrates with lectures, workshops, family activities and two hour guided tours of fossils, Native Americans, insects, plants and animals, and pottery.
Ages:
All Ages, Activities: 5+

Fee:
Donation

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Boulder

 

The National Museum of World War II Aviation
The museum houses more than 30 aircraft, most of them fully restored to flying condition. There are 3,000 artifacts and historical documents of the era and WWII vehicles that were used during the war.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Mon-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Old Mill Park
Original buildings, plantings, and artifacts that are available to tour with actors and lectures to bring the period to life.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat, Tours: Apr-Oct

City:
Longmont

 

Old St. Stephen's Church
Built in 1881 as a church, it is now a business office for the St. Vrain Historical Society and houses a modest research library. Visitors can see the building during business hours.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Mon-Thurs

City:
Longmont

 

Rock Ledge Ranch
The site is an educational, non-profit living history farm and museum that depicts life in the Pikes Peak region in four time periods: American Indian era in 1775; 1860's Galloway Homestead; 1880's Chambers Home and Ranch; and 1907 Edwardian Country Estate.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Varies

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
See bedcoverings from the 1800's and contemporary art pieces. There are quarterly exhibits, tailored tours, and programs for adults and youth.
Ages:
All Ages, Camp: 8+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Golden

 

Timberlane Farm Museum
Working farm with historically furnished homes, outbuildings, barn, and farm animals.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Donation

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Loveland

 

Vintage Aero Flying Museum
World War I and II memorabilia and aircraft. Open house day also has re-enactors. Tours by reservation.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Fri-Sat (Tue-Thur by appointment)

City:
Ft Lupton

 

Western Museum of Mining & Industry
The museum bring the history of mining to life for you through a variety of exhibits complete with daily guided tours.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Mon-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Colorado Symphony
Concerts by the Colorado Symphony.
Ages:
5+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Denver

 

Longmont Symphony Orchestra
Monthly and special event concerts by the Longmont Orchestra.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Saturday

City:
Longmont

 
Opera Colorado
Visit the operas house for an event or go backstage to see how it all works.
Ages:
5+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Mon-Thur

City:
Denver

 

Bear Creek Nature Center
Hike two miles of self-guiding nature trails wind through the prairie or head inside for interpretive programs, special events, tour and media presentations. The trails are open to hiking, horseback riding, and pets on a leash.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Tues-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Catamount Institute
Dive into the wonders of nature and science on a field trip designed to develop ecological stewards through education and adventure.
Grades:
K-12

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Varies

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
The museum is home to moon rocks, mineral, fossil, gemstone, meteorite and historic mining artifacts in order to promote geology and Colorado's mineral heritage.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Mon-Sat

City:
Golden

 

CSU Environmental Learning Center
Programs are designed for different grade level groups and cover habitats and adaptations, navigation, macroinvertebrates, water testing, exploring with the 5 senses, and birds.
Ages:
All Ages

Program: 5-17, After School: 5-10,

Camp: 7-12

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Ft Collins

 

Denver Botanic Gardens
Garden of various plants from carnivorous, to evergreen to tropical. The Gardens feature Homeschool days with hands-on activities, and take-home projects that families can do together.
Ages:
Homeschool Days: All Ages

Camps: 6-12, Classes: 1+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Denver

 

Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Hands-on science for kids and adults with interests in geology, insects, space, history, dinosaurs and health. The museum features a planetarium and an Imax with special presentations. Camps and workshops available.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Denver

 

Flagstaff Nature Center
Explore nature with interactive activities and games.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
May-Sept

City:
Boulder

 

Fountain Creek Nature Center
Walk the wetlands, search for great blue herons, and explore Fountain Creek. It is an osasis with ponds, marshes, meadows, cottonwood forests, and Fountain Creek.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Tues-Sat

City:
Fountain

 

Garden of the Gods
A registered national natural landmark, there is plenty to do at the park with a nature center, tours, picnic, biking, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, nature walk.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 
Growing Gardens
Full and half day summer camps, field trips, and an After School Garden Club in the Spring and Summer. Explore art, plants, animals, spiders, insects, and fresh healthy garden snacks.
Ages:
3-10

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Year Round

City:
Boulder

 

Hudson Gardens
Explore the gardens through self-guided programs to discover animal habitats, frog life cycles, changing seasons and more! Discover how important bees are during a guided program and visit to the Apiary to see honeybee hives in action.
Ages:
All Ages

Programs: All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Littleton

 

Lookout Mountain Nature Center
An interactive nature center designed to inspire kids to connect with the natural world and learn more about it. Gentle hiking trails that offer panoramic views of the Denver metro area. Programs available.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Closed Monday

City:
Golden

 

Morrison Natural History Museum
Discover Colorado's dinosaurs with expert guides and hands-on exhibits. Encounter historic and modern fossil finds and see research in progress at the Paleo Lab.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Season:
Year-Round

City:
Morrison

 

Museum of Natural History
Museum with exhibits in anthropology, archaeology, botany, entomology, paleontology, vertebrates, and invertebrates with lectures, workshops, family activities and two hour guided tours of fossils, Native Americans, insects, plants and animals, and pottery.
Ages:
All Ages, Activities: 5+

Fee:
Donation

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Boulder

 

Rocky Mountain Arsenal
Experience the outdoors with hiking and fishing or visit the discovery room, have fun with activity backpacks, or go on a scavenger hunt. Summer camp available.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Sun-Sat

Visitor's Center: Tue-Sun

City:
Commerce City

 

Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center
The center serves as an introduction to Cheyenne Canon an dits beautiful waterfalls, rock formations, wildflowers and wildlife.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Thorne Nature Experience
Connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. Camps available.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Fall and Spring, Camp: Summer

City:
Boulder

 

The Museum at CU South Denver
Experience art, wildlife, and science through exhibits, 3D theater, family events, and workshops. Workshops range from survival training, archery, fishing, astronomy, GPS & geocaching, photography and more, and the museum offers Family Fun Days, Trick or Treat Off the Street, and a variety of other family friendly events throughout the year.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Season:
Sun-Sat

City:
Lone Tree

 

Xeriscape Gardens
The gardens offer the opportunity to see a low-water, attractive and sustainable landscape suitable to the region.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Season:
Sun-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Adams Mystery Playhouse
An interactive dinner theater with murder mystery story with emphasis on fun and humor.
Ages:
4+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Mostly Fri, Sat, Sun

City:
Denver

 

The Butte Theater
The theater features live performance productions and movies for the family.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Wed-Sun

City:
Cripple Creek

 

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
A dinner theatre that presents musicals and concerts for families.
Ages:
5+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Johnstown

 

Colorado Ballet
A Professional ballet company that performs dance performances like Peter and the Wolf and the Nutcracker. Also provides training to students from ages 3+.
Ages:
3+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Denver

 

Colorado Shakespeare Festival
A Professional theatre company that performs plays written by and influenced by Shakespeare.
Ages:
5+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Jun-Aug, Closed Monday

City:
Boulder

 

Dairy Arts Center
The Dairy Center has performance theaters, events lobbies, films, and lectures. It also houses ballet and music schools.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Varies

City:
Boulder

 

Denver Center for the Performing Arts
A Professional theatre company that performs children's and adult plays.
Ages:
4+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Denver

 
Denver Silent Film Festival
A production of silent films from the early 1900's.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Donation

Hours:
Varies

City:
Denver

 

Gold Bar Theater
The historic theater is entertaining visitors with a wide variety of show venues from historic performances of Wyatt Earp, Winfield Scott Stratton, to comedy nights.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Fri-Sat

City:
Cripple Creek

 

The Iron Springs Chateau
The evening begins with a three course meal and a Melodrama immediately following. After the melodrama, a foot-stomping sing-along and vaudeville style olio full of song, dance and comedy continues the fun throughout the evening.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Tues-Sat

City:
Manitou Springs

 

Jesters Dinner Theatre
Dinner theatre of classic shows. Also offers a school for the performing arts to children and adults.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Fri, Sat, Sun (classes: Mon-Sat)

City:
Longmont

 

Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kids
Offers acting and dancing classes, voice lessons.
Ages:
3+

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Year-Round

City:
Boulder

 

Simpich Showcase
Marionette theatre, character doll museum, doll shop and fine art gallery.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Varies

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Catamount Institute
Dive into the wonders of nature and science on a field trip designed to develop ecological stewards through education and adventure.
Grades:
K-12

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Varies

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Cave of the Winds
Explore cave formations while on an educational tour or journey back through time and passageways with hand-held lanterns.
Grades:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Manitou Springs

 

Challenger Learning Center of Colorado
Grade-level activities and space mission simulations help foster excitement of space exploration. Also features a planetarium and summer camp. Homeschoolers can register a group for a class mission. Call Mr. Marty Grantz at 719.598.9755 for more information.
Ages:
Camps: K-12

Hours:
Mon-Fri

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Chamberlin Observatory
Public nights at the observatory allow visitors to hear a presentation, see telescopic views of the stars, tour of the observatory, and explore the clocks, meridian telescope, and library.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Tue & Thurs nights

City:
Denver

 

Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
Whether you’re climbing a 3 ˝ story climber, stepping inside a 6-foot bubble, sculpting a clay masterpiece or powering a hot air balloon, there is always something new to explore.
Ages:
All Ages, Classes: All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Denver

 

Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Hands-on science for kids and adults with interests in geology, insects, space, history, dinosaurs and health. The museum features a planetarium and an Imax with special presentations. Camps and workshops available.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Denver

 

Fiske Planetarium
Enjoy star and laser shows on the 65-foot diameter planetarium screen with dazzling visuals and fantastic sound.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Thurs-Sun

City:
Boulder

 

Florissant Fossil Beds
The fossil beds are home to some of the biggest petrified redwood tree stumps in the world. Beautiful, detailed fossils of insects in leaves in the museum. Fourteen miles of secluded hiking trails in the mountains with views of Pikes Peak.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Florissant

 

Inspire to Learn and Imagine
Inspire offers STEM, Engineering and LEGO-inspired field trips for kids PreK-6th.
Grades:
PreK-6th

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
M-F

City:

 

Keystone Science School
Keystone Science School is proud to provide school groups with field trips which combine science, adventure, and fun. Homeschool groups can participate in day programs, and overnight retreats. They host discovery hikes and programs, such as, Girls in STEM!
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Varies

City:
Keystone

 

Little Thompson Observatory
Public nights at the observatory allow for peering through the large 18" telescope for a tour of the night sky.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Donation

Hours:
3rd Friday

City:
Berthoud

 

Mad Science
Hands-on, one-hour science programs that are themed around a particular area of science and include such topics as rocketry, magnets, chemistry, electricity, polymers and even the science of toys.
Ages:
Camps: 4-12

Workshops & Field Trips

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Longmont, Boulder

 

Museum of Discovery Fort Collins
Discover machines, music and sound, heart dissection, cell biology, squid dissection, electricity, tipis and local history in this science and history museum. Science includes labs in heart dissection, squid dissection, electricity, Jr. Paleontologist, and History Mystery. You can also enjoy the planetarium. History programs are Auntie Stone, Boxedler-One room schoolhouse, and Fort Collins Through Time.
Ages:
All Ages, Camps: K-8th

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
No

Hours:
Closed Monday

City:
Ft Collins

 
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Go onsite with a tour, Science Learning Lab, and explore the exhibits. Learn about weather, climate, the atmosphere, art-science, and sun-earth connections.
Ages:
PreK-12th

Fee:
No

Hours:
Sun-Sat

Tours: Mon, Wed, Fri

City:
Boulder

 

National Earthquake Information Center
NEIC offers free tours of their facility by appointment only.
Ages:
4th+

Fee:
No

Hours:
Mon, Thurs

City:
Golden

 

National Ice Core Laboratory
Visit a working lab studying ice cores. Tours must be scheduled 30 days in advance.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Mon-Fri

City:
Denver

 

National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST offers technically oriented guided tours for students in grades 8 through 12. Tours are tailored for the visiting group. Four weeks advanced noticed required.
Ages:
8th-12th

Fee:
No

Hours:
Varies

City:
Boulder

 

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Study renewable energy and energy efficiency innovations. Learn about technologies for powering our homes, buildings, and businesses, and fueling our vehicles.
Ages:
Programs: 4th-12th

Fee:
No

Hours:
Mon-Fri

City:
Golden

 

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
Public tours lasting 1.5 hours, at the Space Weather Prediction Center, ESRL for information on the carbon dioxide record, the National Weather Service, and Science on a Sphere.
Ages:
Tours: K-12th

Fee:
No

Hours:
Tues, 1pm

City:
Boulder

 

Peterson Air & Space Museum
Informing and educating the public on the history and heritage of Peterson Air Force base. Visit the terminal, original hangars, Airpark, Medal of Honor Park and museum.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Tues-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Pikes Peak Children's Museum
A dynamic, hands-on, engaging, and fun educational experience for kids. A place for children to encounter boundless opportunities for discovery and imagination, sparking a passion for lifelong learning.
Ages:
0-10

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Tues-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Scott Carpenter Planetarium
Presentations are provided by high school students with experience operating the planetarium that have completed an Honors Astronomy course. Presentations are designed for Elementary of Middle School classes and can be scheduled any day, 8:30am-9:30am, 12:45pm-2pm. Special times can be requested.
Grades:
K-8th

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Varies

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Space Foundation Discovery Center
Discover space, science and technology at the museum. It is an interactive, museum destination that advances space-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the exciting context of space exploration, development and utilitzation.
Ages:
All Ages

Fee:
Yes

Hours:
Tues-Sat

City:
Colorado Springs

 

Wings Over the Rockies
An air and space museum that focuses on hands-on learning with simulators, rockets, aerobatics, and space camp.
Ages:
All Ages, Camp: 8-12

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Hours:
Sun-Sat

City:
Denver

 

WOW! Children's Museum
An engaging experience for children with discovery learning. Exhibits include a pirate ship with lighthouse, health clinic, dance and yoga studio, Toddler Beach, pulley chairs, sound and art rooms, science, discovery, play theater, light and shadow, rainbows, market shopping, bank exhibit, blowing in the wind, sandbox, garden, and dance area.
Ages:
0-11, Classes: PreK-3rd

Fee:
Yes
Free Day:
Yes

Homeschool Day:
Yes

Hours:
Open Tues-Sun

City:
Lafayette

 

SparkFun
SparkFun is an online retail store that is based in Niwot. It sells the bits and pieces to make electronics projects possible. They make the world of electronics more accessible to the average person. Their catalog boasts over 3,500 components and widgets designed to help you unleash your inner inventor.
Ages:
Tour: All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:
Fridays, 3:00pm

City:
Niwot

 
Wolf Robotics
Wolf Robotics manufactures custom robotic metalworking solutions. Tour the Wolf Robotics facilies for an in-depth look at robotics and to learn about careers in the field.
Ages:
Tour: All Ages

Fee:
No

Hours:

City:
Ft Collins

 



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