Plan a Field Trip - CSPM

Plan a Field Trip

Planning Your Field Trip

Visit Tuesday-Friday

Up to 60 Students

Grades K-12

FREE! Donations Welcomed

  • Plan your visit at least two weeks in advance - there is no guarentee that the requested dates will be available
  • If you have more than 60 students, you will be asked to plan multiple days for field trips - each program has specific chaperone requirments
  • We do not have indoor facilities for students  to eat lunch - on warmer days, enjoy lunch in our surrounding park
  • Need help with transportation? Ask about our Bus Fund when you register for a program

Choose a Program

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

  • 10-60 Students 
  • 1:10 Student to Chaperone Ratio 
  • 1.5-2 Hours

Each program includes a chaperone and student introduction, a read-aloud of an age appropriate children’s book, a brief tour of an exhibit featuring an activity (i.e. passing around and identifying historic objects), and a facilitated craft related to the book and exhibit. You may choose an optional time for free play in the “Beads, Blankets, and Buffalo” children’s exhibit. Please let us know if you have a specific theme in mind and we will do our best to accommodate.

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  • 20-60 Students
  • 3-4 Parent Chaperones + Teachers
  • Start: 9, 9:30am, or 10am (Tuesdays 10am only)
  • 2-2.5 Hours
  • 2nd Grade: Choose 3 Stations, 3rd-5th: Choose 3-4 Stations

During your visit students will be welcomed as a group, and then rotate between three OR four 25-minute interactive stations. Each station focuses on a learning target developed according to Colorado Academic Standards for Social Studies. 

  • 10-60 Students 
  • 1:10 Student to Chaperone Ratio 
  • 2-3 Hours

Students break into small teams and explore exhibits through a challenging and engaging scavenger hunt. Using inquiry skills, students will draw connections between concepts and themes to get clues for challenges throughout the museum.

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  • Up to 60 Students 
  • 1:8 Student to Chaperone Ratio 
  • Start: Anytime between 10am and 3pm
  • 1.5-2 Hours

The museum is pleased to offer a self-guided option for visiting school groups! Explore the museum in small groups utilizing our Picture Hunt, Chaperone Guides & Questions, or develop your own program in consultation with the museum. 

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Contact the Museum Program Coordinator, Meg Poole at to discuss educational programs at the Museum.


“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

Field Trip Registration