Adult Education

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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.


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

2020 Schedule
June 5: Cumbres & Toltec: Running A 19th Century Railroad In The 21st Century with John Bush – Learn more & order tickets online here.
August 7: Pullman – America’s Hotel on Wheels – Learn more & order tickets online here.
October 2: Go West Young Man with Elizabeth Nosek – Learn more & order tickets online here.

Admission: $20 Adults. Ages 21+ only.

Order tickets online here.

Admission includes 2 beverages of your choice (beer, wine or soda) and snacks.
Bar opens at 6:30PM, presentation starts promptly at 7:00PM. Presentation length varies by event and the doors close at 8:30PM. Click the above topics to learn more about each presentation.


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: June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4, December 18.
The Caboose: July 31, September 25, October 23.
Locomotives: May 15, July 24, August 28, October 9, November 27, December 11.
The Railroad Kitchen: May 8, June 26, September 11, October 30, November 20.
Railroad Post Office Cars:August 14, October 16.
Ted Rose and the Legacy of Railroad Photography: May 22 & June 12.
The Galloping Goose: July 10, August 21.
The Storybook Tour: July 17, September 18, November 13.

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


2020 Schedule

Join us on the first Tuesday of the month in the upper gallery for lunch and an informal discussion led by railfan community leaders. You bring your lunch and we provide the topic and the presenter!

2020 Schedule
June 2 – The Museum’s Postcard Collection with Jim & Lil Ranniger
July 7 – The Museum’s Slide Collection with Chuck Conway

Included with general admission: $10 adults, $5 kids 2-15 (under 2 is free), $8 seniors (60+). Museum members and children under age 2 are free!


Join staff members of the Colorado Railroad Museum for a unique, behind the scenes tour experience!

2020 Schedule
10:00AM-11:00AM Tuesday, July 14: New In Collections with Curator of Collections Stephanie Gilmore (reservations required by Friday July 10) – ORDER ONLINE HERE.
9:30AM-11:00AM Tuesday, September 8: New in Exhibits with Curator of Education & Exhibits Elizabeth Nosek (reservations required by Monday, September 7) – ORDER ONLINE HERE.

Tour and Admission: $20 Museum members, $25 non-members.

Guests are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear. Tour fee includes daily admission to the Museum, continue to explore on your own after the guided tour concludes! Advance online purchase recommended.


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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