Voted the Best Museum by Pueblo Back-to-back 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015
Environmental Leadership Award 2013
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.
Tuesday, July 26 - Thursday, July 28 at the Buell Children's Museum
Grab your backpack and get in gear while kids aged 3-5 years participate in our "pop-up" school. Practice more than reading, writing and arithmetic--try out creative arts and drama and experiment with math and science. Ask staff "teachers" questions, find out about kindergarten registration, and connect with resources to help you start the school year off right all included with the price of museum admission. Also, enjoy the our Family Festival with Jim Jackson's Big Bubble Circus on Thursday, July 27 from 4-6 pm for just $5.
Member Association of Children’s Museum
Creativity is a catalyst to address the emergent literacy in children. The arts are children’s first languages. Play is the way children develop, learn, grow and thrive.
Now Open! 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.
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