El Pueblo History Museum Field Trips

Standards: All of our school programs align with Colorado Academic Standards. Please ask for a list of standards addressed by our school tours.

Follow-Up: We provide follow-up activities to continue your learning experience beyond the museum.

Enjoy any or all of these school tours:

  • Living History: In this school tour, students have the opportunity to interact with the history of Pueblo—using the adobe trading post that evokes the original El Pueblo, built in 1842. Students make tortillas, learn to trade, dye wool and role play characters from Pueblo’s past in this historic interactive learning space. This tour can be molded to fit any grade level and it aligns with Colorado Academic Standards.
    2 hours, All ages, $5/student.
  • Dig to Discover: Students will simultaneously develop critical thinking about the past while getting their hands dirty looking for artifacts, making  yucca tools, examining bones, and building with adobe. This tour includes access to an actual archaeological dig in the El Pueblo Archaeology Pavilion, site of the original El Pueblo, and it brings history to life with engaging activities that link to state standards.
    2 hours, All ages, $3/student.
  • Rights & Resistance: Through exploring the changing landscape of civil rights in Colorado—from voting rights to protests, workers rights to the Chicano movement, students develop a better understanding of what it takes to create a better Colorado.  This tour includes the award-winning Children of Ludlow exhibit, exploration of the El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado and Pueblo exhibit and skills-based activities that align with curriculum standards across multiple grade levels.
    2 hours, 4th grade or higher, $3/student.
  • Constructing Colorado: Explore the people and places of Colorado history by constructing some of the state’s most iconic structures. Students discover the past by applying adobe to a life-size trading post, raising a tipi, building Pueblo’s Union Depot, and making geodesic domes. Students become engineers and are encouraged to embrace science, technology, engineering, and math, while at the same time connecting it to history. This tour aligns with state standards, and is designed to inspire curiosity about STEM in the past and future.
    2 hours, All ages, $3/student.
  • Borderlands of Southern Colorado: In this 4-part, self-guided tour, you will view the Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibit along with interactive stations for all types of learners, interact with borderlands maps and timelines, experience the award-winning Children of Ludlow exhbit, and see El Pueblo Trading Post in the museum Placita. All groups will have a museum docent assigned as their host to answer questions and facilitate activities.
    2 hours, All ages, $3/student.

Every tour can be tailored to the needs of your group. Adults are free with school groups. Title I discounts are available.

Book your tour online or call Tamara Trujillo at 719-583-0453 for more information.

History Colorado Field Trip Bus Funds are available for Title I schools!