Field Trips and Youth Groups



Due to the size of the museum, we can accommodate a maximum of 45 participants for all school/youth tours. We require a minimum of 1 adult per 10 children.

The cost is $1 per child (ages 6 – 17) and $4 per adult (first 2 adults are free).

To schedule a field trip please complete and email the Group Tour Reservation Form to [email protected]. Your field trip time and date are not confirmed until you receive an email confirmation from the museum. Questions? Please call (720) 865-2160.

Frequent Questions

How do we pay?

Please send in one teacher first to check in, make payment, and confirm final numbers. Groups can either pay in cash, by credit card, or with a check payable to Manager of Finance. Admission fee is due upon arrival, advanced payment is not available.

What does a typical field trip look like?

Each field trip reservation is for two hours. Since we are a small museum, we require that you break your group up into smaller groups of 10 with 1 adult per 10 children. Each group takes turns going through the museum while the other groups walk up to the gravesite, check out the observation deck, hike, or eat lunch. Museum tours are self-guided. We find a half-hour to go through the museum is sufficient for most student groups.

On days when the weather is nice, and we have enough staff, we can provide a small group activity outside on the museum grounds. The cost for the activity is an additional $1 per student.

What about bus parking?

There is plenty of bus parking onsite. We request that the buses be moved out of the traffic and fire lanes after students offload at the museum.

Is there some place to eat lunch?

There are picnic tables onsite. The museum does not have covered or indoor dining areas. Be prepared to make other arrangements if there is inclement weather.

If your group plans to visit the gift shop or to purchase food, please notify the Pahaska Tepee Gift Shop and Café at (303) 526-9367 in advance for their rules and requests.

What about bathrooms and coats?

We suggest students use the restroom (located in the museum lobby) before their programs begin. Additional restrooms are located at the Pahaska Tepee Gift Shop and Café and the Lookout Mountain picnic shelter.

The museum does not have a coatroom. If weather allows, we request that jackets and any items not needed be left on the bus.

Where can we hike?

A hiking trail leaves from the corner of the museum parking lot. The Lookout Mountain picnic shelter, which has restrooms and picnic tables, is approximately .4 miles away.