We all agree that the best way for kids to learn is by having fun and being involved with what they’re seeing. Learning can be a blast at any of these amazing places in Colorado Springs! From museums to zoos and lots more options, take a look at Kid City Guide’s list with our top picks for kid-friendly educational places in Colorado Springs!
Where:4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, USA
Hours: Open 365 days a year: 9 AM – 5 PM | The last admission is always at 4 PM.
Kids will learn all about animal care, their habitats, and conservation at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
They will get to see over 30 species of endangered animals and learn about what makes them unique and threatened. The zoo also offers many cool programs and events!
Where: 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM -4 PM
Curious explorers of all ages will have an amazing time at the Space Foundation Discovery Center!
They can learn about space, science, and technology through interactive exhibits, and more!
Where: 1805 N 30th St, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Hours: Visitor & Nature Center : 9 AM – 5 PM | Park: 5 AM – 10 PM
Besides breathtaking views, Garden of the Gods features a Visitor and Nature Center that offers interactive exhibits, events, programs, and more for all ages!
Kids will love learning while enjoying views of 300-foot tall sandstone rock formations!
Where: 1920 North Academy Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Hours: OPEN YEAR-ROUND, 7 DAYS A WEEK: Monday-Saturday: 9 AM- 6 PM | Sunday: 10 AM- 5 PM | Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center will be CLOSED on the following holidays: Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day
Kids who love dinosaurs will love the RMDRC!
It offers displays of dinosaurs, prehistoric marine reptiles, and more! Kids will love the children’s area which features a magnetic board, a book area, movies, and more fun kid-friendly activities!
Where:710 Rock Creek Canyon Road, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Hours: Hours of Operations: May 1 – Sep 30 open daily 9 AM-6 PM
May Natural History Museum is an awesome destination for educational fun!
You will get to see over 7000 species of butterflies, giant spiders, moths, beetles, scorpions, and more! Also known as the ‘’Bug Museum’’, it features one of the world’s largest collections of insects!
Where:1180 Interquest Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Hours: Sunday: 10 AM – 1 AM | Monday-Thurday: 11 AM – 12 AM | Friday: 11 AM – 1 AM | Saturday: 10 AM– 1 AM
This is considered one of the best children’s museums for art in the country, so you might want to check it out.
With innovative, hands-on exhibits in arts, science, and history, kids will have a super fun educational time!
Where: 3455 Nuckolls Ave, Pueblo, CO 81005, USA
Hours: MAY – SEPTEMBER: 9 AM – 5 PM, Daily
Early mornings for members: 8 AM opening Tuesdays and Thursdays, Memorial Day – Labor Day | OCTOBER – APRIL: 9 AM – 4 PM Monday – Saturday | 12 PM – 4 PM, Sunday
Home to more than 500 animals, Pueblo Zoo is a 25-acre zoo in Pueblo Park.
It offers on-site programs, events, and volunteer opportunities. Kids will learn about a hundred different species from all over the world!
Where:5200 Nature Center Rd, Pueblo, CO 81003, USA
Hours: RAPTOR CENTER: Tuesday – Sunday, 11 AM – 4 PM | OFFICE & GIFT SHOP: Thursday, 12 PM – 5 PM | Friday – Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM | GROUNDS: 6:30 AM – 10 PM daily
The Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center is a place for education, wildlife rehabilitation, and outdoor recreation.
It provides a perfect setting for bird watching, a variety of outdoor activities, educational programs, and more!
Where:400 South 21st Street, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Hours: Last admission: 1/2 an hour before closing. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. | June – August: Monday – Saturday 10 AM– 6 PM | Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM | September – May: Monday – Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM | Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
This amazing preservation of Colorado’s western past is the best place for kids to learn about history by exploring how an actual old west town used to look like during the late 1800s and 1900s.
Where: 612 Royal Gorge Boulevard, Cañon City, CO, USA
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10 AM -4 PM
Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center features rotating exhibits like Digging it!,
Fossils of Fremont County, and the World in 80 Artifacts which are very popular among families with kids!
Where: 7075 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Hours: Open Play Hours- Monday-Friday 9 AM-5 PM
This educational play space is a kids’ favorite!
They will get to explore, learn, and have a great time through interactive exhibits, the amazing tree-house, and campsite. Play Street Museum is perfect for a day of imagination!
Where: 150 Ent Avenue, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Hours: 10 AM – 3 PM, Tuesday through Friday
Families can visit the Peterson Air and Space Museum to enjoy exhibits that illustrate the history and missions of the Peterson Space Force base, and learn about the aviation and space history of Colorado Springs!
Where: Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Cliff Road, Manitou Springs, CO, USA
Hours: May, June, July & August 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. | March, April, September & October 9 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. | November 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. | December, January & February 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Visiting the Manitou Cliff Dwellings is a unique, educational, and exciting experience!
These ancestral Puebloan ruins date back to 800 to 1000 years old and are a historical treasure that the whole family can explore!
Where: 200 South Sierra Madre Street, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Accessible and interactive for visitors of all abilities, this 60,000 square foot museum is dedicated to US Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their stories.
You will get to see the scoreboard from the 1980 Miracle On Ice and past Olympic torches and medals.
Where: 818 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 AM-5 PM
Explore money’s role in art, history, and science, see collections of coins, paper currency, and medals at this cool museum!
It offers monthly KidZone classes in which children will learn about money through play, activities, and fun!