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Rail Days: A Colorado Field Trip

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until April 29, 2022

Thursday April 28 & Friday April 29, 2022.
Designed for Grades 2-6
Registration required by Wednesday, April 18, 2022.

Celebrate the impact railroads had on Colorado through a variety of hands-on activities. Ride behind a historic Colorado locomotive, learn Morse code, meet a Hobo and learn his language, lay track on the Great Big Map of Colorado, try turning the turntable and more!  The museum is joined by area cultural partner organizations at this program to help us tell this important story!

Admission: $9 per person, per day (includes train ride).

Educators, please save time and fill out the Rail Days Reservation Form available here and send the completed reservation form to elizabeth@crrm.org.

Questions? Email elizabeth@crrm.org or call 720-274-5147.

Bring your students to a place where they can:
RIDE behind a historic steam locomotive.
MEET a hobo and learn the secret code hobos used to send messages to each other.
TRY your hand at Morse Code.
EXAMINE the role Pullman Porters played and their important part in the Civil Rights Movement.
ANALYZE the math behind scale model railroads.
DISCOVER how railroads helped develop mining, agriculture and tourism in Colorado.
WORK with railroad tools to lay track.
LAY “TRACK” on the Giat Map of Colorado to see how our state was settled.
LOOK for the simple machines that make up a train.
STUDY the role economics played in creating the “Gallopin’ Goose” Motorcar.

Click here for a printable PDF Rail Days Form.

– Space is limited so make your reservations early to ensure a spot!
– 50% deposit due at time of reservation. Final confirmation of attendance numbers and balance of payment is due on the day of the program.
– No refunds once payment is made.

“Colorado without railroads is relatively useless.”
 – Territorial Governor John Evans

Feedback from educators:
“Thank you so much for the beyond amazing day! My students took away so much. Your staff was very engaging and knew this age group so well.  We are looking forward to always making the trip each year. Loved it!”
– Julia’s Crew

Know Before You Go: Masks are currently recommended inside Museum buildings and required on-board train rides. We recommend purchase of admission and train ride tickets in advance, as our overall Museum and Train Ride capacities have been reduced for the time being. Although regular Museum Admission and Train Rides are free for Museum Members, we suggest advance reservations regardless.


April 28
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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