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 including the Gunnison


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 Grand Prix   A whole Lego corner and ramp to build your own speedy race car then race it down our ramp! Who will win the race?


Astro Corner   Take a journey to the moon in the Trailhead’s newest astronaut exhibit. Created by lighting designer, Eric Naughton from Electrical Logic, this fusion of colorful lights and mirrors will inspire inquiries about space and space travel.


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 table with translucent building blocks to make some glowing architecture. Light writer wall!


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 TrailLab   Become a mad scientist in our science center. Use the scientific method to complete various experiments! Don’t forget your safety goggles! Sponsored by


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!


Train Table   Your kids will love our train table where they can create their own city and then navigate with their favorite train pieces!


Mystery Painting Puzzle  This piece, created by Laura Jane Wrzesinski of Joy Warrior Studios in Crested Butte, combines a beautiful (and fun) painting with the art of play. Use the numbers as your guide to see Laura’s giant masterpiece.

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.   


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Summer Hours: 7 days/week, 10am – 4pm

PO Box 1508
Crested Butte CO, 81224


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