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Please check out the Summer Camp Kits page for more information. Here is a list of their current operating hours due to Covid 19 limitations:
Monday, Members only through Aug 31! 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday–Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm (June 25–July 30)
Admission: Capacity is now limited and a timed ticket is required for entry to the History Colorado Center. All ticket purchases must be made in advance either online or over the phone, 303-866-2394. No tickets will be available for purchase onsite. Price of admission is based upon age, museum member/non-member, senior and military discount available. Entry will be timed in 30-minute blocks. Please arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your ticketed time. Designed for multi-generational audiences, the museum captures the pioneering and individualistic spirit of Colorado with exhibitions and programs. Since Colorado’s story is constantly evolving, the Center has new exhibitions and displays which include:
The John Denver Experience. The John Denver Experience is a tranquil no-to-low touch environment. It is set amid the ambience of aspens and evergreens and backed by a soundtrack of essential John Denver songs that are punctuated with the sounds of nature. The experience features a sunshine room, nature photographs taken by Denver, concert footage, and photo ops with life-size John Denver cutouts. Artifacts on loan from the John Denver Estate, including an all-denim ski suit and handwritten lyric sheets, are also on view.
Hecho en Colorado. See historically signi cant paintings, sculptures, textiles, and writings from Colorado’s Chicano/ Mexican American community, including selections from up-and-coming artists as well as such prominent  gures as Carlota Espinoza, Carlos Fresquez, and David Ocelot García.
What’s Your Story? In What’s Your Story? you’ll meet 101 people who’ve made an impact. Learn about the Colorado Governor’s Citizenship Medal, then nominate someone you think should win it. See Tommy Caldwell’s rock-climbing shoes and the model of Larimer Square Dana Crawford built when she saved the neighborhood. Make a poster to send your message.
Beer Here! See beer-brewing equipment from then to now, a massive bottle-breaker from Prohibition days, the nation’s  rst aluminum beer cans, and a wealth of other artifacts from our state’s hoppy history. Visit nineteenth-century saloons, Prohibition-era “drugstores,” and the kitchen that brewed up the modern craft beer industry.
Game Changers. This exhibit features extremely rare original photographic prints, artifacts, and some very eye-opening history. Bats from Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron, a set of priceless early ‘50s baseball cards, and even a free exhibit podcast from the team help visitors discover trailblazing athletes like Oscar Charleston, who many consider one of the greatest ever to play the game and bridge the gap between the history of this great state and its impact on the here and now.
Denver A-Z: Fun interactives include digital “throwdown matches” between such Denver icons as Mary Elitch, Molly Brown, John Elway, and Tom Shane. Grab a photo pop with a sculpture of Denver’s famous “Barrel Man,” Tim McKernan, and with a reproduction of Lawrence Argent’s big Blue Bear public artwork. A wall of beer bottles from local breweries honors an ever-growing Denver tradition, past and present.
Stay tuned to future issues of the Castle Rock “AreaNewsletters” as Wade continues to let us know What’sGoingOn. To see previous articles, you may  nd them in Archived issues of the Castle Rock “AreaNewsletters”.
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