MEMBER APPrECiaTIon DAYS

MEMBER APPRECIATION DAYS

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Museum members, we are offering you something special on four different Sundays in 2022—exclusively! On these days a special, dedicated car is available just for YOU to ride on our trains, and exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Tours are available for you to enjoy, too! These tours provide a deeper look into selected subjects, and they are different each time!

For the May Member Appreciation Day, trains will be pulled by an authentic, coal-burning steam locomotive. Rio Grande Southern business car Rico (recently refurbished to represent its later appearance as business car No. B-21) will be available exclusively for members to ride aboard. This unique car dates from 1880!

For the Behind the Scenes Tour this day, join us for “Dinosaur Bones & Wildflowers,” where you’ll learn about riding special Wildflower Trains along the Colorado Midland Railroad in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These trains departed from Colorado Springs and headed west, and while advertised as “Wildflower Trains” they also included a stop at Florissant, well known for its dinosaur fossils.

A variety of activities will be ongoing from the previous day’s Dinosaur Express Train (see event description for May 28), carrying over to Sunday as well. Museum members of course enjoy free admission and train rides based on your level of membership. Capacity is limited, so advance reservations are suggested. Click Here for admission and train ticket reservations for this special day. All Aboard!

Admission: $10 adults, $5 children (ages 2-17), $8 seniors (ages 60+). Museum members, children under 2 and active military personnel are free. Ride Tickets: $4 adults (18+), $2, Children (ages 2-17). Museum Members and children under the age of 2 are free. Capacity is limited, advanced reservations are recommended.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR ADMISSION ONLINE!

BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOURS

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Join us on Sunday, May 29 for a special, Members-only tour! This time, we’ll go behind the scenes in the Richardson Library. During this tour, you will learn about riding special Wildflower Trains in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These trains departed from Colorado Springs and headed west, and while advertised as “Wildflower Trains” they also included a stop at Florissant, well known for its dinosaur fossils.

Members will not only be able to get up close and personal with postcards, photographs and even antique archaeological excavation tools,, but they will also get to visit the rarely seen depths of the Richardson Library. Our curators will be available for questions and information.

Please, adults 18+ only will be allowed on this tour. All participants must be able to climb and descend stairs. Tour times are 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.

This tour is free for Museum members, but you must sign up in advance online to reserve your spot. Reserve your complimentary Museum admission and Train Ride for this day, along with your Behind the Scenes Tour seats: Click Here

In addition to Member Appreciation Days Museum Members receive free admission & train rides throughout 2021:

Train Rides Thursdays-Sundays
Special Events
SCFD Free Admission Days
Boulder County Free Days

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