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Children’s History Hour Field Trip

Groups of up to 25 Kindergarten and 1st graders are invited to participate in our Children’s History Hour Field Trip. Each hour long visit to the museum consists of:

  • Program Introduction
  • Read aloud of age appropriate children’s book
  • Brief tour of an exhibit featuring an activity (i.e. passing around and identifying historic objects)
  • A facilitated craft related to the book and exhibit


  • The Colorado Alphabet – “A” is for Antler’s Hotel, “M” is for Manitou, and “T” is Tesla! Let’s discover the ABCs of Colorado Springs and the Centennial State! We’ll read “C is for Centennial: A Colorado Alphabet” and explore our brand new “Story of Us” exhibit.  We will get crafty and create our own letter art celebrating Colorado and our state symbols. Best for 1st grade
  • Photographer Mole – Discover the story of Photographer Mole – the town’s local animal photographer who’s always ready with his camera on important occasions! This story by author Dennis Hasley explores old-fashioned photography through the eyes of a town of animals. Enjoy story time, an exploration of the museum’s “Behind the Lens” photography exhibit, and create your own camera inspired craft! Best for Kindergarten and 1st grade
  • The Wheat Doll – Let’s imagine life in Colorado in the 1800’s! We’ll read a book about a pioneer family and a young girl’s beloved wheat doll. We’ll learn the story of the Gammons, a Colorado family that owned a cattle company, and explore our homesteader exhibit. You’ll also have the chance to try your hand at pioneer craft making! Best for Kindergarten and 1st grade