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Night at the Museum

History comes to life for guests of all ages! Experience an evening of exploration and discovery in the beautiful 1903 El Paso County Courthouse. Interact with historic figures from Colorado Springs’ past, make unique crafts, and enjoy performances and activities that celebrate the spirit of the fall season.

Music & Entertainment

  • Music by the First Congregational Church Flute Choir (4:30 – 5:00 p.m.) and theColorado College Bluegrass Ensemble (5:00 – 6:30 p.m.)
  • Chat with living history characters throughout the building (look for “Talk to Me!” buttons)
  • Enjoy “Stories of the Constellations” shadow puppet shows presented by Patti Smithsonian (5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.) in the historic courtroom
  • Watch the 1925 silent film classic, Phantom of the Opera, in the Story of Us exhibit (featuring Colorado Springs’ own Lon Chaney!)

Crafts & Activities

  • Make masks inspired by Phantom of the Opera
  • Create nature rubbing prints
  • Play the Trash Timeline game, Wag Bag Toss, and Stewardship Trivia Prize Wheel with rangers from City of Colorado Springs Trails, Open Space and Parks (TOPS)
  • Play with light and make your own shadow puppets
  • Play fall-themed carnival games in the Alamo Square Park (surrounding the museum – offered until dusk)
  • From 6 – 9 p.m. learn about the night sky and visit the MESO (Mobile Earth & Space Observatory) outside on our grounds

Visitor Information

  • Costumes are encouraged! We challenge you to pick a character from local history!
  • This event is free, but donations are appreciated
  • Cupcakes, cider, hot chocolate and other fall treats will be available for purchase outside near the carnival games (Please do not bring food or drink inside)
  • Parking: