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Families

Check out our full line of Fall Family Fun programming!

Children’s History Hour

Every 3rd Wednesday and last Saturday each month 10:00 to 11:00 am
Schedule subject to change, please check the Calendar of Events 

Families are invited to CSPM for a history adventure on the third Wednesday and last Saturday of each month! Children ages 3-6 and their favorite adult are invited to explore regional history through story time, a family-friendly tour, activity, and craft. We explore a new theme each month!

Night at the Museum

Saturday, October 12

4:30 – 7:30 pm

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 Spring’s past, make unique crafts, and enjoy performances and activities that celebrate the spirit of the fall season. Reservations required – Call 719-385-5990 or online

Halloween History Hunt

Saturday, October 26   

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

October would not be complete without Halloween festivities! From 10:00 am to Noon on Saturday, October 26, stop on by the museum for a spooktacular Halloween History Hunt. Pick up a history hunt guide at the Front Desk, explore the exhibits, and enjoy stories and make a creepy crawly craft! Be sure to wear your costume and pick up a treat on your way out! This is an open house style program for kids ages 2-12! Reservations required – Call 719-385-5990 or online

Fall Family Fun Days

Tuesday, November 26 & Wednesday, November 27

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Whether you have family in town or need to get out of the house, the museum is a wonderful, FREE activity during the holidays.  Explore our regional history exhibits, complete a family-friendly scavenger hunt, and check out the “Trade at Bent’s Fort” interactive children’s gallery. Looking to learn more? Join one of our free guided tours at 11am or 1pm both days. No RSVP required

Children’s Gallery

Open during regular museum hours: Tuesday- Saturday  |  10 am – 5 pm


CSPM’s  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 1 pm • Friday at 11 am • Saturday at 12 pm and 1 pm   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.