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The Trailhead Children's Museum

19 Emmons Loop, Outpost Building, at the Base Area in Mt. Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO 81225
+1 970-349-7160
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Expensive play area

At $* per person (adult or child), this left a lot to be desired. It is probably okay if kids went... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
T-rad-NH
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Plymouth, New Hampshire
Neat find

We took a field trip from aspen and came over the back way. Tons of stuff for little guys to play... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Brian C
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Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States
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The Trailhead Children's Museum is located in the Outpost Building next to the Mt. Crested Butte base area. Admission is $8.00 per person ages one and up. Great for all ages! We offer an engaging and dynamic environment that inspires children and families to explore, create and learn together through discovery and play. Kids love pretend play in the Farm to Table Pizza Kitchen and Restaurant, dressing up as a pirate or fairy, exploring color and light in the Dark Room, & finding their inner Picasso in the Art Bar. Dad's and kids alike get creative building large structures in the Blue Block Area and creating in the Lego Exhibit. Check out our website for more info on Drop Off Programs, Date Nights, School Break Camps & After School Programs.
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“art room” (2 reviews)
“dark room” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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19 Emmons Loop, Outpost Building, at the Base Area in Mt. Crested Butte, Crested Butte, CO 81225
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

At $* per person (adult or child), this left a lot to be desired. It is probably okay if kids went in a school group or otherwise with an educator, but just stopping in and letting a child wander from area to area is very...More

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Trailhead Child... M, Manager at The Trailhead Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry that our $8.00 admission fee wasn't what you were expecting. As a non-profit organization we do our best to make admission and program costs as affordable as possible. We work with our local libraries to offer a free...More

Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We took a field trip from aspen and came over the back way. Tons of stuff for little guys to play with. Definitely recommend it. There is an $8 charge I didn't know about but well worth it.

Thank Brian C
Trailhead Child... M, Manager at The Trailhead Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2016

Brian, Thanks for the review! So glad that you took the trek over from Aspen and hope to see you all again next time you come to Colorado!

Reviewed 18 September 2016

My grand daughter was here to visit for several days and we went to the Trailhead for one of the days. I knew about it from my contact with Melissa but had not been there. It was fabulous!!! I was blown away by not only...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

I would never advocate for taking kiddos indoors in such an outdoor paradise as Crested Butte. But during those everyday afternoon T-storms this is a great place to go.More

Thank John D
Holly H, Manager at The Trailhead Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

John, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We are glad that you found some reprieve on a rainy day. Many families enjoy playing, discovering, creating, and more at The Trailhead Children's Museum, rain or shine. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

After being cooped up inside our group of 5 kids 3-7 needed an escape. The museum kept them entertained and active for almost 3 hours. Options included pretend play, art, climbing structures, simple science and and a dark room with lights. $8 per person so...More

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Trailhead Child... M, Museum Coordinator at The Trailhead Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2016

Thanks for taking the time to right a review Jessica! I'm glad your group had a nice time and we hope to see you again next time! We do offer a 10 punch pass for $60 that is good for 1 year, it brings the...More

Reviewed 17 August 2015

My kids loved the summer camp program. They came back telling stories of science experiments and artists they learned about. One day the put paper under desks so they could paint the "ceiling" like Michelangelo did in the Sistine Chapel. The counselors were all teachers...More

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Trailhead Child... M, Manager at The Trailhead Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2015

Thanks so much for your kind words! I'm so happy that your kids had such a great time!!!

Reviewed 23 March 2015

Such a great place for the kids any time of the year! Now you can enjoy the beautiful outdoors of Crested Butte, and come to the Trailhead for a different type of growing. They also have great drop off programs and classes for more attentive...More

Thank Kim R
Trailhead Child... M, Manager at The Trailhead Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2015

Thanks for your kind words! We try to our best to provide a unique outlet for local and visiting families alike! Hope to see you and your family at the Trailhead Children's Museum again soon!

Reviewed 8 February 2015

My 22 month old visited with her grandparents and cried when it was time to go. I think this was the highlight of her trip!

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Trailhead Child... M, Manager at The Trailhead Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2015

We're happy to hear your family had such a great time! Hope to see you here again soon!

Reviewed 8 December 2014

We were up in Crested Butte for a quiet weekend and I decided to try out this little museum. Boy am I glad that I did. It's just great, there are so many immersive and creative activities for children. My kids are 7 year old...More

1  Thank Annie W
Trailhead Child... M, Manager at The Trailhead Children's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2015

Thanks so much! We are thrilled to hear your entire family had such a great time. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

We are with a 5 & 7 year old who have been to places like this in locations across the globe, so they have caviar tastes : ). I expected to burn an hour, maybe 2, but 4 hours later, we had to haul them...More

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