Museum Exhibits

Garden to Grocery   These life-like vignettes use the power of dramatic play to teach children and families about healthy food choices, where food comes from and how it is made. Featuring multiple hands-on playscapes!


Valley Ranch, Mountain Town Market, and Pizza Café.   A farm delivery truck for transporting goods from the farm to the market, a flower garden, a dry goods pantry and bins for purchasing whole grains in the grocery store!


The Block Yard   Let your engineering imagination run wild with are large assortment of Imagination Playground Blocks!


The Lego Wall & Mega Lego Block  A whole Lego corner to build upon and giant legos to explore.


Dig Pit   A Trailhead favorite! Our indoor “sand box” is actually full of recycled rubber mulch, where kids can play with shovels, trucks, and buried treasure! Good for all ages.


Play Gym/ Pirate ship   A climbing structure with monkey bars and portholes to climb through, turned into a ship with a helm you can master the seas while dressed in our pirate costumes. Part of our Imagination Neverland exhibit, Coming soon Summer 2015!


Dark Room   No need to be afraid of the dark! Our awesome dark room features a light writer wall, so you can experiment with light drawing!


Puppet Theater   Use our wild animal puppets to put on a show in our very own puppet theater!


Teepee Nook   Climb into our tepee and let your imagination run wild. Part of our upcoming Imagination Never Land Exhibit coming soon Summer 2015!


Nursery Nook   Designed for our smallest visitors. The nursery nook features activities focused on early development, and is gated to keep young children safe.


The Art Bar   Our art section was developed by our creative director, Kelly, who runs our Wednesday art classes. Come use our rotating materials in any way imaginable, or paint a giant picture!


The Trailhead Creativity Lab  explore our newest exhibit and an extension of our Art Bar! Learn to make origami, use watercolors, develop your own lego man and much more!


Magnet Board and  Wedgits   Build, create and explore with this wonderful exhibit for the little engineer. They are sure to appeal to all of your senses!

Outdoor Exhibits

The Trailhead Treehouse

Next to the bungee trampolines in the Crested Butte Mountain Resort Adventure Park, stands the two story “Trailhead Tree House”, a custom playhouse designed and built by Daniels Wood Land, Inc. Made from a real, old fallen tree that is hollowed out by a chainsaw, the tree house is a unique creation that’s been thoughtfully decorated to reflect Crested Butte’s mountain heritage. The Trailhead Tree House is an amazing place of fantasy, mystery and adventure that the little ones will want to explore over and over.

Outdoor Musical Garden

The hills are alive with the sound of music 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.   


16 Sixth St

Crested Butte, CO 81224

Summer Hours: 10 AM – 4 PM Daily


PO Box 1508
Crested Butte CO, 81224


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