Children's Museum of Durango - Durango, CO - a museum for children in Durango, Colorado


The Children's Museum of Durango located at 802 East 2nd Avenue can be found in the Durango Arts Center upstairs. The museum is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday and Friday the museum is open from 10am until 5pm, Saturday and Sunday the facility is open from 1pm until 5pm. The cost of admission for the Children's Museum of Durango is $4 for adults, $5 for those three and over. Grandparents and children under three are admitted at no charge. A charge of $15 applies to families of four or more and donations are appreciated.

Birthday parties can be held at the Children's Museum of Durango. Parties last two hours for the birthday child and twelve of their friends; the museum sets up, cleans up and provides both entertainment and crafts. The museum can even provide a birthday cake for birthday parties held at the facility. Birthday parties may be scheduled at the museum Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30 to 7:30 and from 10:30 to 12:30 on Saturday and Sunday.

There are also winter programs available at the Children's Museum of Durango as well. Sudden Science is a program designed to interest children in science after school. During the months of January through March the program is held from 3:30pm until 4:30pm on Mondays. There is a charge of $12 each class or $40 for four weeks of classes. The classes are designed for those ages six and over.

Children's Museum of Durango also offers the Imagination Station for children ages two and three. The program uses activities and games to teach them science. There is a charge of $10 each class or $35 for four weeks of classes. The Imagination Station is held on Wednesdays during various months of the year from 9am until 9:45am. The Kids Cook with Yucky Salad program for those five and over allows them to cook healthy nutritious meals. They classes are held on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 4:30pm. The Yucky Salad program is $50 for a session of four weeks or $15 each class. There rate for museum members is $45 for the full four weeks or $10 each class.

The Children's Museum of Durango also holds a family science night during the month of February at a rate of $40 each family. The program begins at five in the evening and ends at six in the evening. The program involves hands-on activities and problem solving to teach science. The Discovery Drama program at the museum utilizes role play and theater games to help visitors understand science. There is a charge of $12 each class or $40 for four weeks for the general public; members of the museum only pay $10 and $35 respectively. The program is for those aged four to six.

The Children's Museum of Durango also gives patrons the opportunity to spend the night at the museum. Those participating can make dinner, watch a movie and make breakfast. The sleepovers in the museum begin at six in the evening and end at nine in the morning. The sleep over is for those ages seven to twelve; a charge of $65 each child or $60 each child for members is required.

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