This is the best field trip EVER- I want to live here! – Touring Student
CALLING ALL TRUE BLUE HEROES!
June 8th - November 9th, 2013
Look up in the air! Its’ a bird, it’s a plane, it’s YOU as a super hero! Visit the Super Hero Factory for your secret hero name and identity. Create your own costume, complete with mask, cape, gauntlet and winged shoes. Take the heroes oath and then head out for an adventure! Take your photo as you fly through the air to save the planet with Recycled Art and Music on a giant percussion wall by Dorothy Mendoza. See comic books and learn to draw them in your own comic book to take home. Match up superhero art by cartoonist, Justin Morenz. Create moving animation, too. Be an inventive hero and build your own ideas with Magformers and Duplos. Use tools on wooden project workbenches. Imagination Playground and Plasma “Hero-mobiles” are back by popular demand. Add your fingerprint as we recreate a hero sized mural. Visit “Art Wars” and try your hand at spin art - Biff! Boom! Bang! Be a rescue hero for organizations in our town by bringing: canned food, dog toys, coats, socks, musical instruments, gently used dance slippers, art supplies, books and plastic bottle tops. Create lanterns, kites and more! Even decorate your own super bike to be a super ride.
Just a few SUPER things to do while you are here:
Cartoon Heroes: Create your own comic book. Explore animation.
Music Heroes: Make instruments. Play the Sound Wall
Invention Heroes: Tinker in the Inventors Workshop. See Kid’s inventions.
Art Heroes: Save the planet and do good deeds! Craft a hero medal.
Wall of Fame: Draw and write about your Super Hero
Super YOU! Create your own superhero character complete with cape! Photograph yourself flying!
Sponsors: Jennie and Albert Gersick Foundation
With Support From: Junior League of Pueblo; Black Hills Energy; Southern Colorado Community Foundation
Look for our weekly events that will bring local artists, musicians, and performances. See below for more!
Step 1: Available Tours
Explore the children's museum's latest exhibits with a one hour tour. Then discover the latest exhibits in the galleries with a 30 minute docent led tour. All tours feature age appropriate and interactive activiites designed to fit your group's specific needs and cirriculum.
Enhance your tour with these additional options:
• Workshops in clay, theater, dance, music and visual art can be added to your tour.
• Storytellers (when available): Orphan Train, Homer's Grocery and Market, Life on the Eastern Colorado Plains, or Immigration Through Ellis Island.
Dance & Theater Performances for Students The Amazing Food Detective and Choose Your Life: Musical theatre performances, presented by the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in conjunction with Kaiser Permanente and Nutcracker in a Nutshell by our School of Dance are available during the school year (dates TBA).
Tours can be arranged to come Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 am – 4 pm. Tours are arranged at 9:30 and 11:30 am. Other times can be scheduled as needed.
Step 2: Checklist
Be prepared to give us the planned date and time(s) of your tour, number of students, grade level(s), teacher name(s), phone number(s) and e-mail address(es).
Step 3: Call & Confirm
Reservations will be accepted two weeks prior to your visit, however, we recommend scheduling your school at least one month in advance. If you need to cancel your visit please let us know at least two days prior to your visit. In the event that a school does not meet that requirement, a bill for the total tour will be sent.
Group Admissions: Children and adults are $5.00 a person for a tour. One adult is required for every ten students. Pueblo City Schools and District 70 have pre-paid the admission fees. Members of the Art Center will be charged the tour rate.
Check in: Your reservation should be made for the maximum number of students and adults expected. Actual attendance will be noted upon arrival, and your fee will be charged accordingly. Tours will check in at the Buell Children’s Museum to begin the tour. Buses can use the roundabout to drop off students and can park in the main parking lot.
Payment: Payment is required at the Buell front desk for the number of people reported in your group. You may pay on the day of the tour or be billed. We accept check, credit card, purchase orders or cash. Please make checks payable to the Buell Children’s Museum.
Lunch: Tours can also reserve a space and bring sack lunches.