Admission is $10 / $8 Child, Senior 65+, Military, Teachers with ID. (Military? Ask us about our Blue Star Museum Program.)

Members Always Free!

Get your tickets

Current Exhibit


The Ripple Effect  | Call 719-295-7200 ext. 6214

As one of the most important resources available, water is both a building block of life and the most destructive force on Earth. It is found in all known organisms and can present itself as a liquid, solid, and a vapor! An important element to the survival of life as we know it, humans continue to struggle with accessing it , utilizing it, and facing its awesome power.

As we explore the properties of water and all its amazing contributions to the world around, we ask ourselves what is our impact as humans on our water sources and water usage?

And we find...each decision we make...creates a ripple effect in the story. One Small change can have an enormous impact.

The Ripple Effect will consider the following:

  • Where does water come from?
  • What does it provide us?
  • What are the challenges surrounding its acquisition and use?
  • How does water impact and inspire our daily lives?

Let's be safe!  The museum experience has changed in order to comply with health and safety mandates. Here's what to expect on your visit. 

  • Masks are required for ages 10 and under. 
  • Due to some play area restrictions, this exhibit is best for ages 5+.
  • Social distancing will be enforced.  Most activity stations are limited to one family at a time. 
  • Visitors will be temperature checked upon arrival.  Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be refused entry.
  • There is a list of closed areas below.
  • Staff is available to help and answer questions at all times!
  • Please know that restrictions in the exhibit are not what we had planned, but it's still FUN!

Thank you to our Sponsor:


Wednesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 12 PM - 4 PM.

Ages 10 and under must wear face mask.

Admission is $10 / $8 Child, Senior 65+, Military, Teachers with ID. (Military? Ask us about our Blue Star Museum Program.)

Due to COVID-19, the Buell Children's Museum will have the following areas closed:

  •    Kid Rock Cafe (no food allowed, please)

Covid-19 updates and resources here

See our upcoming events!