School Programming

The Colorado Railroad Museum offers educators the resources they need to explore
Colorado History at the Museum or in the classroom.


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



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.


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

Rail Days: A Colorado Fieldtrip

2nd to 6th Grades
10:00AM – 1:00PM
April 24 – 26
$8 per participant, per day
2019 reservations are closed, check back for 2020 availability!

Join the Colorado Railroad Museum as we celebrate the impact of railroads on Colorado History. Ride behind one of the actual locomotives that rode the Colorado rails in the 19th and early 20th centuries before visiting historic rail cars unique to Colorado’s story. Explore what it took to work on the railroad, sing railroad songs, try your hand on the telegraph, design a china plate, try turning the turntable and more. Applications available online by clicking here.


Come Hitch a Ride

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


17155 W. 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403

Office hours

Open Daily
9:00am – 5:00pm

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(800) 365-6263

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