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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

Apr 26, 2018

Play Ball!
Apr 7, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018

See classic baseball artifacts—from Babe Ruth to the Blake Street Bombers. Treasured memorabilia and iconic photographs bring the past to life through stories that begin on the ball field and echo through American history. Size up your hand...

Play Ball! <p>See classic baseball artifacts—from Babe Ruth to the Blake Street Bombers.</p> <p>Treasured memorabilia and iconic photographs bring the past to life through stories that begin on the ball field and echo through American history. Size up your hand against Babe Ruth’s. Find the nails Ty Cobb used to hold his favorite bat together, and admire the glove flashed by Willie Mays to make some of the game’s most memorable catches. See the uniform Joe DiMaggio wore in his final World Series and a receipt for roses he sent to Marilyn Monroe. And much, much more—these are just a few of the one-of-a-kind items on view in Play Ball!</p> <p>Opening with the 2018 baseball season, Play Ball! showcases the Marshall Fogel Collection, one of the greatest sets of baseball artifacts ever assembled outside the Hall of Fame. This celebration of our national pastime is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate baseball’s storied history in a way you’ve never seen it before.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 26, 2018

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

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

Apr 26, 2018

Dia del Nino
Apr 29, 2018

Día del Niño (Day of the Child) festival is celebrated on April 29, 2018. Enjoy free admission, family-friendly programming, and live music and dances that celebrate children from around the world at the History Colorado Center....

Dia del Nino <p>Día del Niño (Day of the Child) festival is celebrated on April 29, 2018. Enjoy free admission, family-friendly programming, and live music and dances that celebrate children from around the world at the History Colorado Center. Performances are 15 minutes long.</p> <p>11:00 Comparsa Morelos (Chinelos)<br />11:30 Danza Matachina Guadalupana<br />12:00 Arcinda<br />12:30 Montbello Drumline (10 minutes)<br />1:00 Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklorico<br />1:30 Colorado Mestizo Dancers<br />2:00 Chihera Family Marimba Band from Zimbabwe<br />2:15 Free Range Marimba<br />3:00 Grupo Folklorico Mexico en la Piel</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 26, 2018

Día del Niño
Apr 29, 2018

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

Apr 26, 2018

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

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

Apr 26, 2018

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

Apr 26, 2018

BOX CITY 2018
May 19, 2018

The Denver Architecture Foundation is proud to present BOX CITY 2018 in partnership with History Colorado Center and sponsored by Amica on Saturday, May 19, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This popular annual event is fun, FREE and...

BOX CITY 2018 <p>The Denver Architecture Foundation is proud to present BOX CITY 2018 in partnership with History Colorado Center and sponsored by Amica on Saturday, May 19, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This popular annual event is fun, FREE and family-friendly.</p> <p>Box City is an event for children—grades K-5—where participants learn about the process of urban development and the principles that make for sound architecture, design and planning. Students start with a Building Permit for their desired building type, make a draft sketch of their building in the Design Studio, stop at the Hardware Store to get their cardboard and paper supplies, and then head to the Construction Zone to make their Box City structure. After completing the Building Inspection process, students head to the Box City street grid where an Urban Planner helps them select an appropriate building site. Finally, children finish the process by picking up their Certificate of Occupancy that includes a photo of them with their building.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 26, 2018

Colorado Then & Now
May 21, 2018

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

Apr 26, 2018

LEGOrado
May 26, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018

Create Your State! Unlock the stories that have shaped the past by exploring a giant LEGO® re-creation of Colorado history. The pro builders from the Colorado and Wyoming LEGO Users Group have created this sprawling concoction of Colorado...

LEGOrado <p>Create Your State!</p> <p>Unlock the stories that have shaped the past by exploring a giant LEGO® re-creation of Colorado history. The pro builders from the Colorado and Wyoming LEGO Users Group have created this sprawling concoction of Colorado scenes—both factful and fanciful.</p> <p>And, they’ve left room for you to build too! While you’re here, grab some bricks, construct your own take on Colorado’s most iconic structures, and discover your inner builder.</p> 1200 Broadway Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 26, 2018

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

Apr 26, 2018

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

Apr 26, 2018

Low Sensory Morning
Jun 16, 2018

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

Apr 26, 2018

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

Apr 26, 2018

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

Apr 26, 2018

Low Sensory Morning
Sep 15, 2018

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

Apr 26, 2018

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

Apr 26, 2018

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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