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School Groups

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Self-Guided Visits

Tuesdays-Fridays  •  Grades K-12  •  75 students max  •  FREE

Schedule your visit two weeks in advance utilizing our Tour Request Form. Please break into smaller groups of 5-10 students. We require one adult chaperone for every 10 students and ask that they actively intervene should any behavioral issues arise. Explore our exhibits, study the outdoor sculptures and architecture, and if the weather is favorable, enjoy a picnic lunch in the park outside of the museum.

We encourage you to utilize one of our self-guided activity sheets for your visit. If you cannot print your own they are available at our front desk. If possible please bring your own pencils and writing/clip boards (we have a limited number of these items available at the front desk).

  • Museum Picture Hunt  - Ages 6-12, challenges visitor to explore and find 10 items throughout the museum and answer a question about those objects.
  • History Detectives - Grades 3-6, a fun and informative standards-based activity featuring primary source analysis, artifact descriptions, timelines, true and false questions, and short answer questions.
  • Museum Interactive Guide - High School & other adult visitors, an inquiry based activity with 8 questions about exhibits throughout the museum.

 

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Guided Visits

Tuesdays-Fridays  •  Grades K-12  •  40 students max  •  FREE

We offer 60-minute guided tours for visiting school groups of 40 students or fewer. Schedule your visit two weeks in advance utilizing our Tour Request Form. Please break into smaller groups of 5-10 students. We require one adult chaperone for every 10 students and ask that they actively intervene should any behavioral issues arise. Tours are led by trained volunteer docents.

Hands on History Programs

NEW!  •  Grades 3 & 4  •  75 students max  •  FREE

We are pleased to announce the launch of our 3rd and 4th grade Hands on History experience for visiting school groups. This program addresses the Colorado Academic Standards for history focusing on analysis of primary and secondary sources, understanding cause-and-effect relationships in the interactions among people and cultures,  and comparing history to life today. Located throughout select galleries, Hands on History Interactive Carts are available to supplement your self-guided visit and are facilitated by trained volunteer docents. Schedule your visit two weeks in advance utilizing our Tour Request Form. Please break into smaller groups of 5-10 students. We require one adult chaperone for every 10 students and ask that they actively intervene should any behavioral issues arise.

Cart themes include:

Cultural Crossroads (American Indian history and culture)

Pathfinders and Trailblazers (Explorers, trappers/traders, and homesteaders)

Benefactors and Builders (City leaders and philanthropists)

City of Sunshine (Health in the Pikes Peak region)

Art and Creativity (Writing, pottery, and photography of the Pikes Peak region)

Questions?

Contact the Programs Assistant, Shaye Smith at 719-385-5631 or email at snsmith@springsgov.com to discuss educational programs at the Museum.

Classroom Programs

The museum’s classroom programs are currently unavailable. We will update the status of these programs on this page.

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