Museum Admission: $10 Adults  

$8 Children, Military, Seniors 65+

$15 2-Day Admission

Members Always Free  

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 18
ART START 2019/2020 Kick-Off!
Come join Sparky the Art Dog for the ART START 2019/20 Kick-Off! Grab a snack in the Kid Rock Café; visit the Buell Children’s Museum’s exhibit ZOOM: Things that GO! and participate in a fun group art activity in the Arts Center’s Art Studio!

Oct 16
Clay Creations & More!  (ALL SLOTS FILLED!)
Explore your creativity with a clay class session in our Pottery Studio, followed by extended free play in the Buell Children’s Museum’s ZOOM: Things that GO! exhibit.
Nov 20
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 9:00am, 10:30am & 12:00pm in the Main Stage Theater
Dec 18
Sparky's Winter Wonderland Watercolors!
Join Sparky the Art Dog in celebrating the upcoming holidays by making a special winter wonderland watercolor project in the 2nd Floor Art Studio to take home and give as a gift, and then explore the Buell Children’s Museum’s Winter Wonderland exhibition.
Jan 15
Dance, Dance, Dance!
Explore your creativity with a special dance class session on the Arts Center’s Main Stage Theater (where the Nutcracker performs!) followed by a visit to the Buell Children’s Museum’s new exhibit: Happy Trails: How the West was Fun
Feb 19
Merry-Andrew Afoot "Stone Soup"
This well-known story gets a retelling with unusual ingredients, including a hungry tiger fish and a pickle named Ben. And, of course, rocks! Join Leroy Leonard in a delightful play about goof sticks and soup stones. And when the Fish Man rings the doorbell, you'd better be ready.

Special Showtimes 9am, 10:30am, 12:15pm, and 1:15pm in the Magic Carpet Theater

Mar 18
Dr. Seuss Day!  
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday at the Buell Children’s Museum! Come experience interactive readings of Dr. Seuss’ stories by characters from those stories and special art projects inspired by them as well! It will be “Seuss-tacular”!
Apr 15
Bethy Epley presents "Bunny Business!"
Hungry bunnies are bound for the garden tempted by crunchy carrots and tasty tomatoes, but a feisty farmer and a determined dog stand in the way of their hare-brained schemes. Hop to the Buell Children’s Museum for a springtime celebration including action packed Stories, Silly Songs and Comedy that is 100% biodegradable.

Special Showtimes 9:15am, 10:30am, 12:15pm, and 1:15pm in the Magic Carpet Theater

May 20
It's Impossible Magic Show
Join Kyle Groves for a fun and exciting show full of mystery that will leave kids laughing! Be prepared for lots of color, music, and audience participation.

Special Showtimes 9:15am, 10:30am, 12:15pm, and 1:15pm in the Magic Carpet Theater

Sponsored by


Pueblo City & County Foundation