School Programming

Rail Days

A Colorado Field Trip

Join the Colorado Railroad Museum for a fun-filled day on the rails!

2nd Grade – 5th Grade
Wednesday-Friday April 24-26, 2019
$8 per participant, per day.

We will be steaming up one of our historic locomotives that rode the Colorado rails in the 19th and early 20th centuries! Friends from area cultural organizations work with students to discuss Pullman Porters, design china plates for a dining car or try out the telegraph with Morse code. The Giant Map of our state will be on loan from History Colorado so we can see where railroads laid their tracks to make the state more accessible for settlement.

A wide array of hands-on, minds-on activities explore the railroad’s effect on Westward Expansion, can changes in technology, impact on the economy, and more! Perfect for students in grades 2 through 5.

Reservation forms are available online by clicking here.

Space is limited and final payment and reservation numbers are due on April 17, 2019 so please fill out the Rail Days: A Colorado Field Trip Reservation Form and send the completed form to or call 720-274-5147 and we will help you fill out the reservation form over the phone!

Field Trips

Students are immersed in Colorado history at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Field trips to the museum can address standards in Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, and Art standards for the Colorado Core Curriculum. Student Group Admission $4 per child, ages 2-15. Advanced reservations are required for children’s groups and there is a maximum of 60 children per group. We require one adult supervisor for every seven children (ages 12 and up) and one supervisor for every five children (under 12). Supervisors receive free Museum admission. Please save and fill out the Field Trip Reservation Form available here and send the completed form to

Traveling Trunks

The Colorado Railroad Museum introduces three new trunks focusing on themes of social change, technology and communities. Explore various objects unique to train travel to better understand the influence of railroads on Colorado’s settlement. $25 deposit Schedule your reservation today by calling 303-279-4591 or email the Education & Exhibit Curator.

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