What can kids do at History Colorado? A lot!!

Denver Parent was excited to host an event at History Colorado and some of our favorite area bloggers showed up! We had a great time and learned a lot about what historycoloradoyour kids can do (and what you can do for your kids) at History Colorado!

Low-Sensory Morning – learn more in our behind the scenes article here!

Family Fun activities – watch our calendar for upcoming events, History Colorado features “Story Time” for kids age 2-5, Performances that feature Colorado history and culture, Make and Take crafts, a Historic Halloween, Museum theater, and free days including Dia del Nino, the last Sunday in April, Colorado Day, celebrated July 31st and August 1st as well as Grandparents Day!

Summer Day camp – Campers get a behind the scenes look at History Colorado and travel back in time to learn Colorado’s most fascinating stories – for grades 2nd -5th this is a fabulous camp for your little history buff!

historycolorado5Online Resources – one of the neatest things History Colorado offers and they have just introduced “digital badges” – great for home schoolers or kids who like to show off, this program allows kids to learn about history and learn badges as they test their knowledge. Subjects include: Amache: Japanese Internment during WWII, Bents Fort, Lincoln Hills: Segregation and African American History in Colorado and more coming soon!

Preservation Education Program – featuring not only school programs but the Colorado Preserve America Youth Summit program, which is an award winning program bringing youth together form around the state to learn about preservation, heritage in a hands-on field based lab setting.

School Programs – you know about these if your kids have either been to the museum or their class has had a “take-out” (which is a kit they send to your school to learn about area history). But did you know they also have walking tours?

thanks: Lori Lavendar Luz on Instagram

Don’t forget the 1968 Exhibit (your kids will make fun of the culture and items you grew up with and might even learn something in the process!) and coming in June, Toys of the ’50s, ’60s’ and ’70s, featuring Gumby,  Barbie, Slinky,  Mr. Potato Head,  Wham-O, Spirograph and Hot Wheels.   Experience the toys and their stories through the three imagined living rooms that bring the decades back to life.

For more information on all of these programs:

Website: http://www.historycolorado.org
303-HISTORY (303-447-8679)
History Colorado
1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

Be sure to check out these bloggers articles too:

Colorado Mom – 5 Reasons to Visit History Colorado