Buell Children's Museum

You’ll say “WOW!” when you visit the Buell Children’s Museum.


Voted the Best Museum by Pueblo Back-to-back 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016!

Environmental Leadership Award 2013

About the Buell Children's Museum

The Buell Children’s Museum was recognized as the second best children’s museum for art in the nation by Child Magazine.  With innovative, hands-on exhibits focusing on the arts, science, and history, it’s no wonder the Buell Children’s Museum has been voted the “Best Museum in Pueblo” for over a decade!

This 12,000 square-foot, two-level facility offers innovative, hands-on exhibits focusing on the arts, science and history for people ages 1 to 101.  Designed by the same architectural firm which created the original Sangre de Cristo Arts Center buildings—Hurtig, Gardner, Froelich & Barnosky—the Buell Children’s Museum is the third structure in our arts complex. 

The Reilly Family Gallery offers changing, hands-on exhibitions in a bright, two-story space. Sensations is a high-tech, multi-sensory exhibit in which visitors activate lights, sound clips and video by pressing fifty separate sensors located on the floors and walls.  In the El Pomar Magic Carpet Theater, visitors may watch a program on the cutting-edge projection equipment or take over the stage and star in their own theatrical production.  In the Artrageous Studio, visitors create personal masterpieces using paper, ribbon, mylar and other sparkly, gooey materials.  Children under the age of four can explore and learn in the Buell Baby Barn, which offers a variety of age appropriate activities in a fun barnyard theme.

“The Buell Children’s Museum is such a wonderful place for children to learn by exploring and experiencing….It is a museum where children can touch and learn by becoming part of the exhibits.”  -Heidi R.

»  IN THE PRESS: Interactive displays immerse visitors in the Old West

»  IN THE PRESS: Buell Children's Museum stimulates bodies and minds with Storywalks


Dine at Franco's in the Buell Children's Museum

Hours of operation vary - call 719-583-6216 to confirm.

Franco's offers healthy and delicious meals for everyone in the family. Choose from a wide variety of sandwiches, soups, salads and pastas. Take out and gluten free menu items also available. Located in the Buell Children's Museum Cafe.

»  View the menu

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