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Our summer programs are offered June 5, 2018 through July 27, 2018.

– Download our Summer of Fun Flyer –

Sensing History Program

Tuesdays – Saturdays, June 5 through July 27 • 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
In this self-guided experience, guests engage with local history through their five senses. Junior docents (6th-12th graders) share objects and stories in select galleries at our Sensing History stations.

Groups (Daycamps, daycares, scouts etc.): Visit our group summer programs page to learn more about group programs or to register!

Children’s History Hour

Wednesdays, June 20 and July 18 • 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Saturday, June 30 • 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Children ages 3-6 will enjoy story time, a family-friendly exhibit tour, and crafts and activities. We explore a new theme each month!

Weekend Warmup

Fridays, June 8, 15, 22, 29 & July 6, 13, 20 • 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Drop in for an interactive history experience for the whole family! Enjoy a 30 minute craft, experiment, or fun activity highlighting regional history and leave with ideas for local adventures that will IGNITE your curiosity all weekend long!

Colorado Grown Family Fun Day

Saturday, July 28  10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join the museum for a day of food trucks, live music, and family-friendly activities! Celebrate Colorado’s 142nd birthday and discover local history and identity through tours, hands-on stations, and local history exhibits.

Children’s Gallery

Open during regular museum hours

CSPM’s new Children’s Gallery exhibit, Beads, Blankets and Buffalo: Trade at Bent’s Fort, gives visitors ages 2-10 an interactive, hands-on experience of a “day in the life” at Bent’s Fort. Bent’s Fort was a multicultural place of trade and exchange along the Santa Fe Trail in the 1830s and 1840s. In the exhibit, children can explore a carpenter’s shop, trade counter, kitchen, tipi and Santa Fe Trail wagon!


Windows Into History Tours

Every Tuesday at 1pm • Friday at 11am • Saturday at 12pm and 1pm •  30-45 Min  •  20 participants max • Family-friendly • FREE

Trained volunteer docents share information about a few of their favorite exhibits and objects during this informal guided tour.  We encourage you to reserve your spot in advance by calling 719-385-5990.


Upcoming Family-Friendly Events

facebookThe museum offers family-friendly, and often free programs every month! Visit the museum calendar, keep up-to-date with our facebook page, or stop by to learn more about our upcoming events.