Museum Admission: $10 Adults  

$8 Children, Military, Seniors 65+

Members Always Free  

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School Tours

Book a tour today and make it memorable for your students or campers with a visit to the Buell Children’s Museum and the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center. Let us guide you to educational fun!

This is the best field trip EVER- I want to live here! 

                                                                 – Touring Student


  • Guided Tours are $7 per guest
  • Members are charged tour rate
  • School groups: 1 adult chaperone for every 7 students please
  • School Districts #60 & #70 are prepaid at a special rate annually

Contact Information:

Tours can be arranged Tuesday through Sunday, starting as early at 9:15am. Please call Katie Walker, Tour Coordinator at 719-295-7200 ext.7206 to discuss your needs. Or fill out the Group Tour Request Form.

Please 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).

Our Tours Follow the Colorado Common Core Curriculum Standards

  • Engage and challenge learners with fiction and nonfiction content covering various topics and themes.
  • Students can compare and contrast important points and key details between historical events, scientific ideas, artistic expressions or technical procedures using language that pertains to time, sequence and cause & effect.
  • Helps students be able to read and comprehend informational texts, including history & social studies, science and the arts through hands-on activities.
  • Helps students acquire accurate grade-level conversational, general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships in multiple subjects.
  • Ideal for reading fluency and vocabulary acquisition from primary sources to create meaningful context.
  • Activities are offered for a variety of grade levels/complexity for differentiated instruction.
  • Great for motivating children to learn through speaking, listening, reading, forming and questioning ideas and connecting to real life situations.

Upcoming School Performances:

Nutcracker in a Nutshell School Performance

This beloved holiday tale follows Clara on her magical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets as she meets fanciful characters like the Rat King, Snow Queen, and Sugar Plum Fairy.  Audience members can easily follow Clara’s dreamy adventure in this condensed and narrated version of the Nutcracker Ballet - perfect for children of all ages.  Watch as the tale comes to life with dance, costumes, and sets that will fuel the imagination!

“The magical, mysterious, and exciting performance was very well put together.  You should go see the performance because it is awesome.” 

-Desert Sage Elementary 2nd Grader


Contact Katie Walker, Tour Coordinator at 719-295-7200 ext. 7206 to reserve a spot for your class.  Additional tours and workshops available - ask for details.