Colorado, the like rest of the country, has SO much history, that the History Colorado Center has compiled the most fascinating elements of the states past and combined it all into one great museum for the whole family to enjoy and learn!
Immerse yourself in the past in the 5,000 square foot exhibit that takes you back to the 1920s town of Keota - where dry land farming was the way of life. Specially designed for families just like yours, the exhibit allows you to enrol in the town high school, ride a real Model T, catch up on the latest news in an authentic homestead, swap eggs in the general store and even climb in a hayloft!
It will really feel like you are back nearly 100 years! How different is it from how you live today? Can you imagine yourself living as they did? What would you love about it? What would you struggle with?
Discover how the choices of the people living off the land has shaped the environment, and visa versa. Do you think they managed to live together in harmony?
Get adventurous and descend into a silver mine, or for those active museum-goers you can take a virtual ski jump off Howelsen Hill. Not all of the history of the state was positive, and you can put yourself in the shoes of the American Indian tribes, or the Japanese Americans in WWII and feel their plight and struggles.
With a whole host of children's programs, there is always something to keep the family entertained. Check out the regular programs along with some that often change, especially around school holidays. Some of this are also curriculum based so helpful with school learning.
Through technology, environments, media and artifacts, you will become immersed in the incredible state of Colorado and uncover a history you probably never knew!
Once you get to 1200 Broadway in Denvor, CO, parking can be found in the Civic Center Cultural Complex Garage at 12th and Broadway, in the public parking garage directly north of the History Colorado Center . Enter on Broadway, and there are also metered spaces along Lincoln and 12th Avenue.Get directions
Free under 18 years
Free for members
Café Rendezvous has a whole host of different meal options available.
Make sure you get kids to check out HG Wells' time machine pictures online before hand, so when they see the time machine at the museum they will recognize it!
The Gift Shop carries a wide variety of educational, unique, and fun gifts. These include a wide selection of books, gifts, toys, jewelry and much more.
There are grade specific tours available - from K-5 Time Travelers to 6-8 Water Questers! Each tour is 2 hours and have 3 scheduled times a day. Make sure you reserve your spots in advance!
Gluten free, helathy and vegetarian options are available.
The Center is fully ADA compliant with free wheelchairs available that can be booked at reception.
All-day covered parking is just $6 for History Colorado members with validation