Adult Education Programs

The Colorado Railroad Museum’s popular topical lecture series, Rails & Cocktails, returns with a diverse schedule of talented presenters. Additional programs include Behind-the-Scenes Tours and other unique experience opportunities.

Advanced ticket purchase is required.

Behind the Scenes Tours

Join staff members of the Colorado Railroad Museum for unique, behind the scenes experiences.

January 27 – Director’s Pick
February 13 – Dishin’ on Dishes
May 8 – ABCs of Railroad Postcards

Tours depart at 10:30AM select Saturdays throughout the year. Space is limited to 15 participants.

$20 members $25 non-members. Order tickets online here.

Colorado Rails and Cocktails

An Evening of Colorado History. Relax, have a beverage, and travel back to a time when railroads shaped the American West.

February 2 – Hats Off!
March 2Rails & Art at the American Western Art Museum
May 4 – Otto Perry, Master Photographer
August 3 – Locomotive 20
September 7 – A Ticket to Tomahawk!
November 2 – Train Wreck!

Admission includes 2 beverages of your choice: beer, wine or soda and snacks. Doors open at 5:30PM for early enjoyment of Museum displays and the presentation starts promptly at 6:30PM. Presentation length varies by event and the doors close at 8:00PM.

$20 for members $25 non-members. Ages 21+ only. Order tickets online here.

Date on the Diner

Guests are invited to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Colorado Railroad Museum.

Saturday February 17

This will be a mid-century themed affair and period dress is encouraged. Seating will begin at 4:30pm with dinner served at 5:00pm followed by a short theatrical performance. Both dinner and the performance will occur on our beautiful Union Pacific Dining Car.

Tickets: $150 per couple: includes dinner, desert, beer, wine, or soft drinks, and other “goodies.” Tickets include regular admission and a ride,* We encourage you to arrive early to enjoy the Museum exhibits, pose for photos with historic rail equipment and take a ride on our Galloping Goose before the show starts.

Order tickets online here.

*Regular Museum grounds & exhibits open 9:00AM until 5:00PM, rides operate 10:00AM until the last departure at  4:00PM. Please arrive early to tour the Museum and ride the “Galloping Goose.”

Dining Car Tea

Enjoy the unique experience of taking tea circa 1950 aboard the museum’s dining car.

Guests will enjoy a menu from the 1950s complete with delicious finger sandwiches, petit fours and of course tea.

2018 dates TBA soon.

$25 member $30 non-members.

Guests in period styled clothing receive a $5 discount. Call 303-279-4591 for information. Tour starts promptly at 2:00PM.