The Best Family-Friendly Colorado Museums To Visit This Year

A grandmother and her granddaughter explore a museum exhibit together. They are looking at art sculptures.

Whether you live in Colorado or are planning for your upcoming trip, there’s always more to do and see. The stunning mountain parks take up a lot of the spotlight, but they’re not the only thing you can check out in Colorado.

If you’re looking for opportunities the whole family can enjoy, why not visit some of the dozens of fascinating museums throughout the Centennial State? From learning about Old West history to enjoying hands-on experiences with exhibits about science, culture, and more, you can always find something new and exciting at Colorado’s museums. Update your itinerary with the best family-friendly Colorado museums to visit this year.

Colorado Railroad Museum

In Golden, Colorado—just a short trip down the road from Denver—you can learn everything there is to know about Colorado’s railroads and the role they played in forging the history of the Old West. The Colorado Railroad Museum features 15 acres of railyard, over 100 historic railcars, a restoration facility, and so much more. Check out the train schedule before you go to add a train ride to your visit!

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery

In 2008, the City of Fort Collins Museum and the nonprofit Discovery Science Center merged to create an engaging and interactive educational experience that showcases the wonder of science and culture. The result was the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, a hub of science, history, astronomy, music, and so much more.

With so many exhibits, everyone in your group is sure to find something that fascinates them. Families with younger kids will especially enjoy the hands-on Schatz Family Exploration Zone and the toddler-friendly Tot Spot.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

From 1938 to 1994, Lowry Air Force Base operated in Denver. Now, in the base’s historic Hanger No. 1, visitors can explore the history of the former base. Learn about how the base operated, explore past and present air and space projects in the US, and check out the museum’s interactive exhibits. The hangar also houses a vast range of historic aircraft, including airplanes, spacecraft, and rare World War II bombers and fighter planes.

Make your vacation special for everyone this year when you add the best family-friendly Colorado museums to your itinerary. While you’re here, swing by YoColorado and pick up clothing, accessories, and other gifts to commemorate your trip. Shop for Colorado apparel for kids when you visit us at YoColorado today.

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