The Colorado Railroad Museum is a great destination for guests of all ages to discover everything about Colorado’s rich railroad history. Learn more by browsing the opportunities below.

The Education Mission of the Colorado Railroad Museum is to:
Foster an understanding of the role of railroads in the development of the state of Colorado and create learning opportunities for visitors of all ages that inspire appreciation and interest in Colorado’s railroad history to preserve the past for future generations.

Colorado Rails and Cocktails

An Evening of Colorado History

The Colorado Railroad Museum proudly presents our series of adult lectures that will take you back to the time when railroads shaped the American West. So come relax, enjoy a beverage and learn more about Colorado Railroads and the effect they have had on our history. We also offer a 10 percent discount on in-store purchases made during each event.

Purchase Event Tickets
Zephyrettes & Courier Nurses, August 28

Richard Luckin’s Dome Car Magic, October 9

Railroading in the Rockies, November 6

Junior Engineer Club

The Junior Engineer Club is a new club geared towards young railfans ages 2 – 12. Members receive free general admission, free train rides during Special Events, discounted train rides during Ride the Rails Saturdays, an exclusive club patch, a set of three Junior Engineer Activity Guides, discounts in the Museum Depot General Store, early access to Theme Event ticket sales and more!

Become a member of the Junior Engineer Club today by registering in the Museum’s Online Depot General Store or by phone, email or fax.

Field Trips

The Colorado Railroad Museum is an ideal destination for field trips. Our facility can enhance many aspects of your school’s curriculum, especially the state-mandated fourth grade social studies unit on Colorado history. Educational institutions of all levels can find useful teaching opportunities at the Museum.

Call 303-279-4591 or contact us to learn more about opportunities that are available for Children’s Groups and Head Start, or to make arrangements for your group.

School Group Worksheet

The Colorado Railroad Museum has developed a four-page School Group Worksheet. Visitors are invited to print copies for their next visit:

School Group Worksheet

School Group Chaperone’s Key

Boy Scouts of America Railroading Badge Activity Workbook

Boy Scouts are invited to complete the Boy Scout Railroading Badge Activity Workbook. After completing the workbook contact your Badge Counselor.

Badge Counselors: Please contact the Museum by email to request a copy of the Counselor’s Key.

Artifact Trunk

Bring the excitement of the Colorado Railroad Museum into your classroom with the Artifact Trunk —available to teachers for a refundable deposit of $25.

Inquiry-based and hands-on activities provided in the Artifact Trunk are suitable for grades Pre-K to sixth grade — and will help you teach your students about westward expansion, the Transcontinental Railroad and the significant role that railroads played in shaping Colorado and the West.
Click here to view a complete list of the materials included.

Contact the Colorado Railroad Museum at 303-279-4591 or by email for more details or to reserve the Artifact Trunk.