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“I am a Colorado History educator and when I brought my students to the Pioneer Museum, history was brought to life. The museum uses up to date educational methods (i.e. analyzing primary sources) to teach students about the history of Colorado and Colorado Springs.” – 4th Grade Teacher

PLANNING YOUR VISIT:

  • Click options under “What We Provide” for information specific to your chosen program
  • School groups must schedule their visit to the museum at least two weeks in advance – There is no guarantee that the requested dates will be available
  • Plan your visit for Tuesdays through Fridays 
  • Grades K-12 are welcome
  • We can only allow up to 60 students per visit 
    • If your group is larger than 60 please schedule multiple field trips on different days
    • We have specific chaperone requirements for each program
  • Visitation is FREE! A $2.00 donation per student is helpful in supporting our program offerings
  • Need help with transportation? Contact us for information on the Bus Fund

WHAT WE PROVIDE:

The museum offers four options for your field trip – click on the links below to learn more about your options and to register:

Children’s History Hour (K-1st)

Hands on History (2nd-5th)

Amazing Race (Middle & High School)

Self-Guided (All Ages)

WHAT WE DO NOT PROVIDE:

  • We do not have indoor facilities for students to eat lunch, but in the warmer months groups are welcome to eat in the Alamo Square Park surrounding the building.

Questions?

Contact the Museum Program Coordinator, Meg Poole at meg.poole@coloradosprings.gov to discuss educational programs at the Museum.

A volunteer with 3rd grade students at the Story of Us station.

Teacher’s Comments on Our Programs

  • The staff and volunteers at Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum were very knowledgeable on their stations, and they grabbed students’ attention by asking questions or telling them to look for an artifact. The students also were able to interact by holding artifacts about the station. CSPM is definitely a terrific place for a classroom field trip of all ages.
  • We had a great experience at your museum, and especially appreciated how well the tour was organized (including speaking with chaperones at the beginning!), how well it matched up with our learning standards, and how interactive it was! Thank you for providing so many students with such a great experience!
  • Our students were able to stay fully engaged during the station presentations. The fact that they were able to leave with something they made was exciting for them! I also appreciate that each station has hands on components to keep students’ attention! Planning the field trip was extremely easy and the staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable! Thanks for another great field trip!
  • It was wonderful to see students making connections to their class learning. The hands on materials were exactly what they needed to understand the real life implications of history.