Plan a Field Trip - CSPM

Plan a Field Trip

Planning Your VIRTUAL Field Trip

Tuesdays - Fridays
Multiple Classrooms
Grades 2-5
Free! Donations Welcome

Choose a Virtual Program

The new COS@150 exhibit uses 150 objects to explore 150 years of fascinating local history since our founding in 1871! In the NEW  Clothing Talks program, students will explore the exhibit and focus on the unique clothing items as examples of primary sources that help us to determine factual information about our community’s history. 

In 2018, the City’s archaeologist worked with a team to excavate the midden (trash pit) at Glen Eyrie, the home of our city’s founder, General William Jackson Palmer. Whether history lends us documents, photographs, artifacts, or even trash, we can use historic sources to explain the past. Students will work as history detectives to use historical evidence to understand the development of the Pikes Peak region.

Optional: Stratigraphy Activity 

Do you ever wonder why people live in a particular place? How they got there and why they came? These concepts are creatively explored in Journey to Pikes Peak. Through an interactive timeline activity, utilizing photograph and artifact primary sources, students discover why and when people came to live in the Pikes Peak region over time.

Optional: Personal Timeline Activity

Planning Your IN-PERSON Field Trip

Tuesdays - Fridays
Up to 60 Students
Grades K-12
Free! Donations Welcome

Choose an In-Person Program

During your visit 2nd-5th grade 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. 

STATIONS

  • City of Sunshine: Learn how the “City of Sunshine” drew, and continues to draw, people from all over the country as a healthful resort town. Understand what Tuberculosis is, how it was treated, and why thousands of “seekers” came to Colorado Springs searching for a cure.
  • Clothing Talks: Students will explore the new COS@150 exhibit and focus on the unique clothing items as examples of primary sources that help us to determine factual information about our community’s history. 
  • History Detectives: Whether history lends us documents, photographs, artifacts, or even trash, we can use historic sources to explain the past.
    Students will work as history detectives to use historical evidence to understand the contributions of General William Jackson Palmer and the development of the Pikes Peak region.
  • Journey to Pikes Peak: Students will work together to build a regional history timeline using photographs and artifacts. By focusing on important dates, events, people, and places students will discover why and when people came to live in the Pikes Peak region over time.

Do you have your own plans in mind for a visit to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum? No problem! 

  • We will provide a welcome and brief introduction for your group upon request
  • Groups are limited to 60 students 
  • We require (1) adult chaperone for every (10) students – bring more if you can!
  • Ensure all adult chaperones are aware of Museum policies and know your plans for behavior management
  • Please have a plan for your visit – i.e. use our grade level scavenger hunts, create a worksheet and tasks for directing student learning, etc. 

Questions?

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

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“ The Colorado Pioneers Museum’s virtual Journey to Pikes Peak field trip complemented our 4th grade curriculum perfectly! The presenters had primary resources to really connect what was learned in the classroom to current life here in Colorado Springs. It was a wonderful experience during our remote learning session! ”

– 4th Grade Teacher, D20
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  • Both virtual and in-person field trips are offered Tuesdays through Fridays. Please note that there is no guarantee the date you requested will be available.
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  • You may bring up to 60 students for in-person field trips. We can accommodate larger groups for virtual programs.
  • For in-person field trips we require 1 adult chaperone for every 10 students. Virtual programs only require 1 adult chaperone per session.
  • Virtual programs are designed for 2nd grade and older. The in-person Hands on History field trip is for grades 2nd-5th. We can accommodate all ages for a self-guided visit.
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    Please skip this section if you are requesting an in-person field trip. The museum is set-up to operate digital field trips through our Zoom account. If your school/district requires that you use different technology, please provide us all of the necessary details below.
  • If you experience difficulties with this form, please call or email the Museum Program Coordinator Meg Poole at 719-385-5631 or meg.poole@coloradosprings.gov