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.


June 7-9

$75 members
$85 nonmembers

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad with a decidedly Colorado twist. The top scholars in railroad history explore the struggles undertaken to build one continuous line of track from coast to coast and the resulting impact this had on our nation’s settlement and economy.

More information coming soon!

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.

August 3 – The Galloping Goose
October 5 – 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.

Behind the Scenes Tours

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

2019 Dates TBA

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.

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.

2019 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.