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History Colorado Center's Free "Summer Camp In" Rescues Families from Boredom and Bad Weather

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DENVER, Colo. (June 27, 2019) – The great outdoors are coming in out of the rain, heat, ticks, and traffic this summer at History Colorado Center. Starting this Saturday, June 29, through September 2, the museum’s Summer Camp In provides an idyllic alternative to sunburns and storms.

Free to all youth under 18, Summer Camp In offers hands-on history to youth—and the young at heart—perfected by the flagship museum of a system that serves more than 86,000 students each year. 

Amid canoes and campfire songs, activities in the museum’s scenic Camp Colorado include fishing and splashing in an indoor lake of blue-foam blocks, building epic Lincoln-log and lego creations, and cooking up playtime meals in the camp's big tent. The fun continues with beekeeping surrounded by 20-foot-tall flowers in the museum’s whimsical pop-up exhibit, Wildflowers, Wild Places, in the sun-soaked 7,000-square-foot Anschutz Hamilton Hall. Refreshing food and drink from Café Rendezvous round out a picture-perfect day amid four floors of interactive exhibits.

Summer living is easy! No advance registration required. RTD brings you to the museum’s doorstep. Covered parking in the Cultural Center Complex Garage keeps your vehicle out of the rain, heat, and hail.

Regular fees apply for adult admissions as well as field trips, group tours and other summer experiences. 

Did You Know?
• History Colorado Center was dubbed "the first great history museum of the 21st century" by the director of Smithsonian Affiliations, Harold Closter. 
• Across 10 museums and historic sites statewide, History Colorado offers field trips to more than 600 schools per year.  
• History Colorado is home to the nation’s largest state-funded preservation program.

About History Colorado
History Colorado’s mission is to create a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past. We serve as the state’s memory, preserving the places, stories and material culture of Colorado through the History Colorado Center and statewide Community Museums, educational programs, historic preservation grants, research library, collections and outreach to Colorado communities. Visit, or call 303-HISTORY, for more information.

John Eding
Manager of Communications and PR
303-866-3670 |