Colorado Railroad Museum 39.7714° N -105.193° W

Description

Railroads have been expanding our world here in Colorado for over 150 years! Not only have railroads sparked innovation but they played an integral role in westward expansion, accelerating settlement, and helping shape our state’s economy. This open-air museum covers 15 acres and provides multiple educational opportunities including standard-based field trips, workshops, digital lesson plans, and tours to learn how trains have been transforming our state since the 1870s.


Lunch Notes

An outdoor Pavilion provides a perfect place for student lunches.

Bathroom Notes

Public bathrooms are available.

Info

17155 West 44th Avenue
Golden, CO 80403

+1 303-279-4591 or 720-274-5147

fieldtrips@crrm.org

Sun
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon
Closed
Tues
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thur
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Subjects
History, Engineering, Technology, Social Studies, Economics, Westward Expansion, Geography, Primary Sources, Art, Industrial Revolution, 19th Century, 20th Century, The Civil Rights Movement, African American History, Immigration, Speaking & Listening, Reading, Informational Texts, Science, Physics, Math, Arts, Literature, Fractions, Measurement & Data, Geometry, Ratios & Proportional Relationships, Patterns, Modern History, Native Americans, Women's History, Geology, Government & Civics, Design Thinking, City Planning, My Community, Social Justice, Myths & Legends, Writing, Non Fiction, Research
Activities
School Based Program, Field Trip, Family Programs, Digital Resource, College Tour, Internship, Performance, School Partnership
Grades
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, K, 1, 2, Preschool, Adult, Postsecondary
Cost
Accommodations
Outdoor Lunch Space

Learning Experiences

School Based Program

Artifact Trunks

Explore historic and primary artifacts for a better understanding of how railroads impacted our state. The museum offers three trunks: Technology & Trains, Social Customs on the Railroad, and Economy on the Tracks.

Cost: $50

Subjects Covered

history, science, social studies, reading

Grades
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, k, 1, 2, preschool
Capacity
60 stu., 1 chap. per 15 stu.
Activity

school based program

Duration
45 min.

Great Big Map of Colorado - Train Timeline!

Learn how Colorado came to be settled, from a railroad point of view! Students "lay" track before trying the routes out for themselves gaining a better understanding of settlement patterns and geography along the way.

Subjects Covered

history, immigration, westward expansion, social studies, geography

Grades
3, 4, 5, k, 1, 2
Capacity
90 stu., 1 chap. per 15 stu.
Activity

school based program

Duration
45 min.

Galloping Goose: A Colorado Original

$6 per student (includes train ride and tour)
Available on Tuesday and Thursday only
Students learn about economics from the perspective of the railroad and its customers before taking a ride on a Rio Grande Southern motorcar (one of six still in existence) that saved the railroad from bankruptcy.

Subjects Covered

history, engineering, technology, social studies, economics

Grades
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k, 1, 2
Capacity
120 stu., 1 chap. per 10 stu.
Activity

school based program

Duration
90 min.

Field Trip

Family Programs

Digital Resource