Sunday March 16th
The Trailhead Children’t Museum will hold a bake sale in front of the Museum on Sunday, March 16 from 10 am – 4 pm.
Bakers may drop off goods on Saturday, March 15 from 10 – 4 or before 11:00 am on March 16.
** We request items be individually wrapped or bagged in single size portions. **
Fourth Session After School Classes
March 24 – May 30 | Ages 5- 12
Thanks to our partnership with The Center for Arts, we are offering after school arts classes at The Art Studio, located at 111 Elk Avenue.
- MONDAY: PrimaryArt | Ages 5-8 | 3:45 – 5:00 pm
- THURSDAY: Ceramics and Wheel Throwing | Ages 5-12 | 4:00 – 5:30 pm
- FRIDAY: Advanced Art | Ages 9-12 | 3:45 – 5:30 pm
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday from 10AM - 4PMWe offer an engaging and dynamic environment that inspires children and families to explore, create and learn together through discovery and play.
The Third Tuesday of Every Month
5PM – 7:30PM | $25 for up to 2 children, FREE for Members
Join the Trailhead Children’s Museum for an after-hours babysitting event! Drop your kids off for a private evening of fun and excitement with Trailhead Instructors. Children must be 18 months old and walking to attend. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis and you must register in advance. Registration begins the first of each month and you must sign up in person.
Please bring the following to the Trailhead when you drop off your child:
- a water bottle or sippy cup for your child with their name on it
- A sack “dinner” (we do have a microwave if things need to be heated)
- A change of clothes
- Diapers and wipes if necessary.
Children must be 18 months old and walking to attend. A maximum of 12 children per night can be accomodated. Space is filled on a first come … Read More
Did you know that The Trailhead Children’s Museum has babysitters you can hire for a couple hours or even overnight? Trailhead Babysitters can also bring art and science projects to your home!
Call the Trailhead Museum, 970-349-7160 or stop by for our list of babysitters.
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Want a FUN and hassle free place to host your child’s next birthday party? The Trailhead is the perfect spot for kids to play, create, explore and celebrate their special day! Choose a theme and art project for your guests and have fun playing at The Museum!
Standard Rental: $135
take 25% off the standard rental
Birthday Theme Options
Under The Big Top
Reserve Today – (970)349-7160
Alpine Orthopaedics and the Trailhead Children’s Museum invited the community to their Grand Opening Reception for the Butterfly Project on Friday, July 19 at 5 p.m. at the Trailhead.
Dr. Gloria Beim of Alpine Orthopaedics spearheaded the local involvement in the Butterfuly Project two years ago. The Project was originally started at the San Diego Jewish Academy in 2006 in order to pay tribute to the children lost in the Holocaust. Their goal is to have children around the world paint ceramic butterflies to remember and honor the 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust.
About 350 children in the Gunnison and Crested Butte schools have participated in this project over the past two years and the butterflies are installed as a permanent art display of the 400+ Butterflies at the Trailhead Children’s Museum.
Dr. Beim’s parents, Jack and Adele, both Holocaust survivors, were present at the Grand Opening.
It’s Time to Make Music!
Open to the public every day, 9AM to 6PM
The hills are alive with the sound of music thanks to a brand new public installation by the Trailhead Children’s Museum. On Wednesday, December 5, The Trailhead unveiled their newest exhibit, the outdoor Musical Instrument Garden. Located outside the current Trailhead facility in the base area of Mt. Crested Butte, the Garden includes five permanent outdoor musical instruments made by the company Free Notes Harmony Parks, with a weather station, weaving station and outdoor garden underway. The Board of Directors has graciously made the exhibit open to the public with a suggested donation for those not entering the Museum.
The Trailhead Children’s Museum Unveils a Hands-on Musical Experience to Inspire a Love of Music for All Ages
“We believe that something as multi-generational as music should be for everyone,” said Martha Clarkson, the Trailhead’s new Executive Director. “We anticipate people of all ages, interests and backgrounds
Dear Trailhead Family,
Three winters ago, I greeted many of you in the Trailhead’s first long term space, the basement of the Treasury Building. The Trailhead has come so far since those early days of small square footage and no art sink.
Helping to create the Trailhead in the Outpost Building has been an amazing experience. I saw it transform from a white box into the colorful museum full of exhibits that it is today. In this space, I was lucky enought to make magic milk, create spin art and blast rockets with hundreds of kids and their parents from the Gunnison Valley and afar. How fun!
This winter, I will start to focus more on my own artistic creations. I will miss seeing many of you on your weekly visits to the Trailhead, but hope to still occasionally see you at the museum for a special “Create with Kelly” or while I am working behind the scenes, helping out … Read More