Art Start Program



Share a memorable experience in the arts with your young child. Art, music, dance, and theater are children’s first languages. Storytelling and creativity are the first building blocks of student success. Most experiences are included in your admission to the Buell Children’s Museum, join us for programming that makes a difference.   Download the Art Start Membership Application & full schedule.

ART START Programming - Wonderful Wednesdays!

ART START Wonderful Wednesdays are for registered Art Start Member groups only. Select presentations may require extra ticket purchase (such as the Nutcracker in a Nutshell presentations). Please note: Seating/space is limited.


Sept 19
ART START 2018/19 Kick-Off!

Come join Sparky the Art Dog for the ART START 2018/19 Kick-Off! Grab a snack and register your group for the program in the Kid Rock Café; visit the Buell Children’s Museum’s exhibit SUPER SQUAD 5; and participate in a fun art session in the 2nd Floor Art Studio! 
Oct 17
Rock N’ Read!

Teamwork really does make the dream work. Come help Meghan Casey teach Aidan the dinosaur how valuable teamwork is when starting a band!
Nov 14
Nutcracker in a Nutshell

Join us for one of our favorite Pueblo traditions: Nutcracker in a Nutshell! This narrated version of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet is condensed to one hour and comes to life with dance and costumes that will fuel young imaginations! 
*Special Showtimes: 9 am, 10:30 am, & 12 pm in the Main Stage Theater.
Dec 19
Mrs. Claus Ho Ho Hoedown

Celebrate the holidays with song and dance as Mrs. Claus (Beth Epley) celebrates the most wonderful time of the year in our Magic Carpet Theater. 
Jan 16
Patti Smithsonian presents: Hello Earth

Using recycled materials, these hilariously illustrated stories use shadow puppets to foster environmental stewardship.  Stories to include: *The Three Little Pigs; *The Ant and the Grasshopper; and *Little Red Riding Hood.
Feb 20
Clay Creations & More!

Explore your creativity with a clay class session in our Pottery Studio, followed by a visit to the Buell Children’s Museum’s new spring exhibition Pageturners: Lost in Literature! 
Mar 14
Spring Break at the Buell Children’s Museum
Come enjoy the fun of Spring Break at the Buell Children’s Museum with a special ART START pass for the whole week! Enjoy special spring break programming throughout the week – bring family and friends! with the eyes of an artist.
Apr 17
Dance, Dance, Dance!

Explore your creativity with a special dance class session in our Arts Center Dance Studio, followed by a tour of the Main Stage Theater (where the Nutcracker performs)
May 15
Jim Jackson & The Big Bubble Circus

Join us for our “End-of-Year Celebration” as Mr. Guffaw (Jim Jackson) plays with soap bubbles in every size and form. Bubbles as big as the stage, a bubble containing an audience member or two, a window of bubbles…add to these a hilarious mix of circus, magic and buffoonery and you have the spell binding chaos of a Big Bubble Circus! 
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