Adult Education

Never Stop Learning

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.


1:00PM-2:00PM Fridays

Each Friday, join us for an hour of exploring a different aspect of Colorado’s railroad history. Tours are subject to change and are based on guide availability. Each week’s theme is explored using a variety of museum resources to help bring the subject to life with the understanding that guests are welcome to continue their visit on their own after the tour.

Highlights: July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5, December 3.
The Caboose: September 24.
Locomotives Steam & Diesel: June 25, July 23, October 22.
The Black Experience Tour: June 18.
Migration Tour: July 16, August 27, October 8, December 17.
The Railroad Kitchen:
July 9, September 17, November 12.
Railroad Etiquette: June 11, September 10, November 26.
Railroad Post Office Cars: August 13, October 29, December 10.
The Galloping Goose: August 20, October 15.
The Story Tour: July 30, November 19.

Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids 2-15 (under 2 is free), $8 seniors (60+). Museum members and children under age 2 are free.
Guided Theme Tour: $3 plus general admission (Free for Museum Members, ages under 2).

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Asn Evening of Colorado History

Relax, enjoy a beverage and travel back to a time when railroads shaped the American West.

7:30pm Select Fridays

Presentation lengths vary, doors open at 6:30pm, bar opens at 7pm, presentation begins at 7:30pm.

2021 Schedule
April 2: The Railroad’s Effect on the Black Experience
June 4: Running a 19th Century Railroad in the 21st Century
August 6: West on A Slow Train
October 1: The Railroad Photography of Steve Patterson

Admission: $20 Adults. Ages 21+ only.

Admission includes 2 beverages of your choice (beer, wine or soda) and snacks.

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Members Only
Join staff members of the Colorado Railroad Museum for a unique, behind the scenes tour experience on Member Appreciation Days throughout the year! 

Sunday May 30, 2021
Garden Railroading Tour (ages 8+) departing at 10:30am, 11:30am & 1:30pm.

Sunday June 20, 2021
Sunday August 15, 2021
Sunday October 24, 2021

Guests are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear, and able to walk over uneven ground without assistance. Limited capacity per tour for social distancing purposes. Depending on the tour some age restrictions may apply. Click the above dates for additional details as they are released!

Touring the Rails

Touring the Rails – 10:00am-2:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays June 11-August 15, 2021

Join the Colorado Railroad Museum for this popular program’s second year. Interpretive staff are on hand to share stories and answer your questions about featured railcars and spaces including among others the museum’s turntable, Pullman lounge and dining cars, and passenger cars.

Admission: $10 adults, $5 ages 2-17, $8 seniors ages 60+. Free for Museum members and children under age 2.
Train Rides: $4 adults, $2 ages 2-17. Free for Museum members & children under age 2.
Grounds open 9am–5pm, rides operate every 30 minutes 10am to 3pm (crews take a lunch break at 12:30pm).


Come Hitch a Ride

15-acre railyard with over 100 locomotives is waiting for you to explore. 


17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403

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Open Daily
9:00am – 5:00pm

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(800) 365-6263

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