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History Colorado Center

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The History Colorado Center's hands-on and high-tech exhibits take you back in time, connecting what was to what's next. They're unexpected, thought-provoking and relevant. And most of all, fun!

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General
  • Hours: Open daily: 10am-5pm
  • Miles to airport: 24
  • Blocks to CCC: 5
  • Miles to CCC: 1.2
  • Indoor Fire Code: 4000
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 2094
  • Event Space:
  • Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
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Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Total Sq. Ft. 17000
  • Catering In-house or preferred list
  • Type of Venue Gallery/Museum
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Theatre , Tradeshow/Expo, Meeting Classroom
  • Number of Rooms 7
Lobby
  • Reception Capacity: 300
Classroom A
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 582
  • Theater Capacity: 48
  • Classroom Capacity: 35
  • Banquet Capacity: 35
  • Reception Capacity: 48
Classroom B
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 582
  • Theater Capacity: 48
  • Classroom Capacity: 35
  • Banquet Capacity: 35
  • Reception Capacity: 48
Classroom C
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 582
  • Theater Capacity: 48
  • Classroom Capacity: 35
  • Banquet Capacity: 35
  • Reception Capacity: 48
Classroom A & B (combo)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1084
  • Theater Capacity: 72
  • Classroom Capacity: 48
  • Banquet Capacity: 48
  • Reception Capacity: 72
The Lanny and Sharon Martin Foundation Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1980
  • Theater Capacity: 120
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 120
  • Reception Capacity: 134
Main Floor Auditorium
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4353
  • Theater Capacity: 384
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 250
  • Reception Capacity: 384
Anschutz Hamilton Hall
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 7289
  • Theater Capacity: 400
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 400
  • Reception Capacity: 532
MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation Terrace Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4846
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 244
  • Reception Capacity: 400
Terrace
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1713
  • Banquet Capacity: 128
  • Reception Capacity: 128

Events

Feb 25, 2018

ZOOM IN: THE CENTENNIAL STATE IN 100 OBJECTS
Nov 21, 2017 - Dec 31, 2018

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Image General Admission

A hundred objects. A hundred portals to the past. Presented by Colorado State University Our newest exhibition has 100 stories to tell. Zoom in on 100 powerful artifacts to see how Colorado became Colorado. Culled from the vast collections...

ZOOM IN: THE CENTENNIAL STATE IN 100 OBJECTS <p>A hundred objects. A hundred portals to the past.</p> <p>Presented by Colorado State University</p> <p>Our newest exhibition has 100 stories to tell. Zoom in on 100 powerful artifacts to see how Colorado became Colorado. Culled from the vast collections of History Colorado, every object on view had a role in shaping our state—from the age of the Paleoindians to Jack Swigert’s Apollo 13 flight suit and beyond. </p> <p>You could never distill Colorado’s rich history into only 100 objects. But the ones we’ve selected, both ordinary and extraordinary, combine into a telling mosaic of the past—and, just maybe, a glimpse into our future.</p> <p>A brand-new space, the Tim Schultz Gallery presented by the Boettcher Foundation, has been created on the museum’s third floor to house the innovative 3,700-square-foot experience. The addition of Zoom In provides another core exhibit for museum visitors to explore. The exhibition joins core exhibits such as Living West, Destination Colorado, and Colorado Stories, giving museum goers a full dose of historically themed exhibits about the state’s past.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

Denver's Own Saint
Feb 26, 2018

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Image $5

A freed slave, a devout Christian, and selfless giver, Julia Greeley had an enormous impact on early Denver. Ms. Greeley came to Colorado in 1878-79 as a servant to ex-governor William Gilpin. She would eventually spend almost every day at...

Denver's Own Saint <p>A freed slave, a devout Christian, and selfless giver, Julia Greeley had an enormous impact on early Denver. Ms. Greeley came to Colorado in 1878-79 as a servant to ex-governor William Gilpin. She would eventually spend almost every day at the Sacred Heart parish on Larimer Street. J</p> <p>ulia Greeley is not remembered for fame or fortune, but for her generosity and kindness towards her fellow humans. All her deeds were done with such humbleness, it was as if they were done in secret. Join Father Blaine Burkey, author of In Secret Service of the Sacred Heart, as he presents a lecture highlighting Ms. Greeley’s influence, triumphs and life in Denver.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

Early Learners Story Time
Feb 7, 2018 - Dec 5, 2018

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Image General Admission

Bring your 2 to 5 year olds for storytime in our Destination Colorado exhibit and learn about farms, cowboys and animals. We'll read stories and then have playtime in the exhibit before the museum opens. Free with admission!

Early Learners Story Time <p>Bring your 2 to 5 year olds for storytime in our Destination Colorado exhibit and learn about farms, cowboys and animals. We'll read stories and then have playtime in the exhibit before the museum opens.</p> <p>Free with admission!</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Image $25

Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making,...

Hands on History Family Fun Days <p>Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, live performances, and role playing in our exhibits.</p> <p>Buy a family pack of tickets online and you’ll get four museum tickets, a discount family meal deal and a backpack full of family friendly ways to explore Colorado’s stories, all for just $25!</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image Starting: 9:30 AM & 10:45 AM
  • Image $9.95, financial assistance available

Tiny Tots gets children truly inside the orchestra by seating the audience on the floor and surrounding them with a 30+ piece orchestra. Designed for children six and under, this 45-minute program gives young ones the chance to interact...

Inside the Orchestra's Tiny Tots Performances <p>Tiny Tots gets children truly inside the orchestra by seating the audience on the floor and surrounding them with a 30+ piece orchestra.</p> <p>Designed for children six and under, this 45-minute program gives young ones the chance to interact with the music and learn about the instruments in the process. Tiny Tots audiences receive an up-close-and-personal performance in a casual, fun environment. The experience is one-of-a-kind!<br />Highlights of the Winter Tiny Tots season: Have fun with the orchestra as we explore the concepts of teamwork and how the orchestra works together to create beautiful music.</p> <p>We’ll be joined by special guests from Kim Robards Dance and Central City Opera. <br />Performances are at 9:30 and 10:45AM.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

The First Ascent
Mar 19, 2018

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Image $7 - $11

The Southern Rockies are known for their jagged peaks and abundant wildlife. While many think of this alpine country as remote wilderness, archaeological research provides a different narrative. More than 2,000 prehistoric Colorado sites...

The First Ascent <p>The Southern Rockies are known for their jagged peaks and abundant wildlife. While many think of this alpine country as remote wilderness, archaeological research provides a different narrative.</p> <p>More than 2,000 prehistoric Colorado sites are known at elevations higher than 3,000 meters. This demonstrates that the highlands—rather than being a barrier—played a significant role in the lives of ancient Native Americans. Dr. Jason LaBelle of Colorado State University gives an overview of the alpine archaeology of Colorado, focusing on hunting sites and other key places, proposing reasons for their construction and use over millennia, and arguing for the importance of these places then and now.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

  • Image Feb 25, 2018
  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Image $25

Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making,...

Hands on History Family Fun Days <p>Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, live performances, and role playing in our exhibits.</p> <p>Buy a family pack of tickets online and you’ll get four museum tickets, a discount family meal deal and a backpack full of family friendly ways to explore Colorado’s stories, all for just $25!</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

The Utes
Apr 16, 2018

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Image $7 - $11

The Utes long dominated the landscape of what is now eastern Utah and western Colorado. The tribes have a rich history of adaptation and persistence in a region that could otherwise be harsh. Their timeless culture and relationship to the...

The Utes <p>The Utes long dominated the landscape of what is now eastern Utah and western Colorado. The tribes have a rich history of adaptation and persistence in a region that could otherwise be harsh. Their timeless culture and relationship to the land is evident today within the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and the Ute Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation. Join Ernest House, Jr., executive director of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs and great-grandson of Chief Jack House, the last hereditary chief of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, as he makes connections between the past and contemporary life and culture of Colorado’s oldest continuous residents.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

Low Sensory Morning
Apr 21, 2018

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Image Free

The History Colorado Center is happy to open its doors for families who prefer a lower sensory museum environment. The museum will be closed to the general public, attendance limited and sounds in the exhibits turned down. Come and enjoy!...

Low Sensory Morning <p>The History Colorado Center is happy to open its doors for families who prefer a lower sensory museum environment. The museum will be closed to the general public, attendance limited and sounds in the exhibits turned down.</p> <p>Come and enjoy! Admission is free and space is limited. RSVP is required.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

Día del Niño
Apr 29, 2018

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Image General Admission

Día del Niño (Day of the Child) festival is celebrated on April 29, 2018, with free general admission and a variety of art making activities and performances for the whole family.

Día del Niño <p>Día del Niño (Day of the Child) festival is celebrated on April 29, 2018, with free general admission and a variety of art making activities and performances for the whole family.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

  • Image Feb 25, 2018
  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Image $25

Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making,...

Hands on History Family Fun Days <p>Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, live performances, and role playing in our exhibits.</p> <p>Buy a family pack of tickets online and you’ll get four museum tickets, a discount family meal deal and a backpack full of family friendly ways to explore Colorado’s stories, all for just $25!</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

Colorado Then & Now
May 21, 2018

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Image $7 - $11

Grant Collier has been following—literally—in the footsteps of his great-great-grandfather, the pioneer photographer Joseph Collier. He has traveled throughout Colorado taking photographs from the exact same spots where Joseph captured his...

Colorado Then & Now <p>Grant Collier has been following—literally—in the footsteps of his great-great-grandfather, the pioneer photographer Joseph Collier. He has traveled throughout Colorado taking photographs from the exact same spots where Joseph captured his images over a century before. Grant released his first book of images from this project, Colorado: Yesterday &amp; Today, in 2001. He recently released a sequel to that book, Colorado Then &amp; Now.</p> <p>Grant will present a slideshow of images from this new book, and will discuss the challenges both he and Joseph Collier faced when capturing these images. He’ll explain the history behind many of the images while discussing both successful and unsuccessful attempts at historic preservation throughout the state.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Image $25

Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making,...

Hands on History Family Fun Days <p>Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, live performances, and role playing in our exhibits.</p> <p>Buy a family pack of tickets online and you’ll get four museum tickets, a discount family meal deal and a backpack full of family friendly ways to explore Colorado’s stories, all for just $25!</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

  • Image Feb 25, 2018
  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Image $25

Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making,...

Hands on History Family Fun Days <p>Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, live performances, and role playing in our exhibits.</p> <p>Buy a family pack of tickets online and you’ll get four museum tickets, a discount family meal deal and a backpack full of family friendly ways to explore Colorado’s stories, all for just $25!</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

Low Sensory Morning
Jun 16, 2018

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  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Image Free

The History Colorado Center is happy to open its doors for families who prefer a lower sensory museum environment. The museum will be closed to the general public, attendance limited and sounds in the exhibits turned down. Come and enjoy!...

Low Sensory Morning <p>The History Colorado Center is happy to open its doors for families who prefer a lower sensory museum environment. The museum will be closed to the general public, attendance limited and sounds in the exhibits turned down.</p> <p>Come and enjoy! Admission is free and space is limited. RSVP is required.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

  • Image Feb 25, 2018
  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Image $25

Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making,...

Hands on History Family Fun Days <p>Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, live performances, and role playing in our exhibits.</p> <p>Buy a family pack of tickets online and you’ll get four museum tickets, a discount family meal deal and a backpack full of family friendly ways to explore Colorado’s stories, all for just $25!</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

  • Image Feb 25, 2018
  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Image $25

Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making,...

Hands on History Family Fun Days <p>Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, live performances, and role playing in our exhibits.</p> <p>Buy a family pack of tickets online and you’ll get four museum tickets, a discount family meal deal and a backpack full of family friendly ways to explore Colorado’s stories, all for just $25!</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

Low Sensory Morning
Sep 15, 2018

  • Image Feb 25, 2018
  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Image Free

The History Colorado Center is happy to open its doors for families who prefer a lower sensory museum environment. The museum will be closed to the general public, attendance limited and sounds in the exhibits turned down. Come and enjoy!...

Low Sensory Morning <p>The History Colorado Center is happy to open its doors for families who prefer a lower sensory museum environment. The museum will be closed to the general public, attendance limited and sounds in the exhibits turned down. Come and enjoy!</p> <p>Admission is free and space is limited. RSVP is required.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

  • Image Feb 25, 2018
  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Image $25

Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making,...

Hands on History Family Fun Days <p>Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, live performances, and role playing in our exhibits.</p> <p>Buy a family pack of tickets online and you’ll get four museum tickets, a discount family meal deal and a backpack full of family friendly ways to explore Colorado’s stories, all for just $25!</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 25, 2018

  • Image Feb 25, 2018
  • Image 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
  • Image From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Image $25

Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making,...

Hands on History Family Fun Days <p>Join us for our Hands on History Family Fun Days! On the second Saturday of each month, families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, live performances, and role playing in our exhibits.</p> <p>Buy a family pack of tickets online and you’ll get four museum tickets, a discount family meal deal and a backpack full of family friendly ways to explore Colorado’s stories, all for just $25!</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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