The Trailhead Children's Museum

19 Emmons Loop
Crested Butte, CO 81225


About Us

Our Mission:

To offer an engaging and dynamic environment that inspires children and families to explore, create and learn together through discovery and play.

Our Goals

The Trailhead Children’s Discovery Museum offers an engaging environment that inspires children and families to explore, create and learn together through discovery and play. The current long-term goals of the Trailhead are as follows:

-- Create a state-of-the-art, nationally recognized children’s museum.

-- Deliver extraordinary exhibits and programs to ALL residents and visitors.

-- Ensure organizational stability and growth, including finances, human and material resources, as well as organizational reputation within the community.

What We Do

-- We have many hands-on educational exhibits in two floors of our 2800 sq foot facility.

-- For all museum visitors we also provide guided learning activities in our Art Bar such as Kids Create and the Exploration Station.

-- We offer a selection of education opportunities through our Art & Science Camps, After School Classes, and programs for toddlers, pre K, and Kindergarten.

-- We collaborate with many local organizations to enrich other educational programs in our community and to offer affordable access to our Museum. Some of our partners include the Crested Butte Music Festival, the Crested Butte Center for the Arts, Gunnison County Libraries, Gunnison County Public Health, and the Crested Butte Mountain Heritage Museum.

Expected results of The Trailhead’s exhibits, programs and outreach are enriching, educational experiences for ALL children, the strengthening of the educational resources in the community, as well as the opportunity for families and caregivers to connect with children in meaningful ways.

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