SCHOOL OF ARTS: TOURS

 

This is the best field trip EVER- I want to live here! – Touring Student

 

RESERVATIONS FILLING FAST!

No Place like the BUELL CHILDREN’S Museum for a FIELD TRIP

Free pre-paid educational visits for Pueblo City Schools and School District #70 and just $5 per person for other groups are a great value to share the state educational standards with your students. Age appropriate “Sparky’s Colorful Day” tour available for younger children. It’s as easy as 1-2-3 with space for lunch and Stuffee Health workshops. Call 583-6217 for more information.

Sponsored by Xcel Energy

 

 

 

Stuffee

Learn about Body Systems and healthy eating with this tour of a nine foot soft sculpture doll that shares his heart, stomach and lungs with boys and girls. Take home an activity book and cook book.

Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente

 

Babymouse

Write graphic novels based on the award winning book. Babymouse series.

In cooperation with authors, Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm, Random House Publisher and the Pueblo City-Count Library District.

 

Starship Sensations

A trip through the universe to discover new frontiers by Danny Studen and John Wilbar.

 

Imagination Playground

Balance, Motion and thinking skills are the benefits of open ended giant blue block play.

 

Wizard of Oz Storytelling Theatre

Be the sound effects to the Wizard of Oz tale, wear costumes to put on a show and more!

 

Geocache

Find a hidden Wizard of Oz treasure using mapping skills.

 

Weather Station and Extreme Weather

There’s a tornado on the screen! Your students can be a weather broadcaster and try their hand with twirling vortex tops.

 

Plants

Create artistic plants and scientific plant cell models.

 

Airplane Flight Test Station

Experimentation and measurement with paper airplanes.

 

Magic Nuudles

Recycled materials and Biodegradable packing make for creative problem solving.

 

Horse of a Different Color

A white board of color mixing fun.

 

Skeletons

Peek inside animal and human bodies. Identify the bones inside us.

 

Postcards

Writing skills combine with stamping to send a letter home.

 

Visual Arts

Collage, painting rainbows, 3-D construction, Kandinsky public mural installation, jewelry, “Blue Dog” by George Rodrigue, printing with bubbles, drawing, and recycled craft.

 

Questions? Please contact Donna Stinchcomb, Buell Children’s Museum Curator, at (719) 295-7205 to show your student work in the Buell Children’s Museum or for more interdisciplinary learning activities.

 

 

 

Step 1: Available Tours

Base Tours

Explore the children's museum's latest exhibits with a one hour tour. Then discover the latest exhibits in the galleries with a 30 minute docent led tour. All tours feature age appropriate and interactive activiites designed to fit your group's specific needs and cirriculum.

Enhance your tour with these additional options: 

• Workshops in clay, theater, dance, music and visual art can be added to your tour.
• Storytellers (when available): Orphan Train, Homer's Grocery and Market, Life on the Eastern Colorado Plains, or Immigration Through Ellis Island.

Dance & Theater Performances for Students The Amazing Food Detective and Choose Your Life: Musical theatre performances, presented by the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in conjunction with Kaiser Permanente and Nutcracker in a Nutshell by our School of Dance are available during the school year (dates TBA). 

Hours

Tours can be arranged to come Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 am – 4 pm. Tours are arranged at 9:30 and 11:30 am. Other times can be scheduled as needed.

 

 

Step 2: Checklist

Be prepared to give us the planned date and time(s) of your tour, number of students, grade level(s), teacher name(s), phone number(s) and e-mail address(es).

Downloads

Museum Tour Reservation Form
Colorado Content Standards
See available workshops ideas

 

 

Step 3: Call & Confirm

Reservations will be accepted two weeks prior to your visit, however, we recommend scheduling your school at least one month in advance. If you need to cancel your visit please let us know at least two days prior to your visit. In the event that a school does not meet that requirement, a bill for the total tour will be sent. 

Group Admissions: Children and adults are $5.00 a person for a tour. One adult is required for every ten students. Pueblo City Schools and District 70 have pre-paid the admission fees. Members of the Art Center will be charged the tour rate.

Check in: Your reservation should be made for the maximum number of students and adults expected. Actual attendance will be noted upon arrival, and your fee will be charged accordingly. Tours will check in at the Buell Children’s Museum to begin the tour. Buses can use the roundabout to drop off students and can park in the main parking lot. 

Payment: Payment is required at the Buell front desk for the number of people reported in your group. You may pay on the day of the tour or be billed. We accept check, credit card, purchase orders or cash. Please make checks payable to the Buell Children’s Museum. 

Lunch: Tours can also reserve a space and bring sack lunches.

 

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