Safe at Hands-On History

We know that safety is one of the top considerations when choosing care for your child, and never more so than during a public health crisis. History Colorado's museums are ready to begin welcoming back visitors and we are taking extra precautions to welcome kids back to our Hands-On History camps.

Before Hands-On History (at home)
  • Take your child's temperature prior to bringing them to Hands-On History
  • Keep your child home when showing any of the following symptoms or signs of sickness: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell 
Pick-Up / Drop-Off
  • Drop-off and pick-up will take place at curbside
  • Parents will confirm symptom-free status every day at drop-off
  • Child check-in and check-out procedures will minimize parent touching of shared items (pens, paper, etc.)
  • Provide face coverings or masks for children age 3+ per current CDPHE guidance. Face masks will be required to be worn throughout the day
During Hands-On History (at the museum)
  • Groups of students will be kept together with same staff when possible all week
  • Students will be separate from general museum visitors and other staff 
  • Require handwashing upon arrival and enable handwashing throughout the day
  • Limit the number of child-staff and child-child interaction in common spaces as much as possible in museum spaces
  • Encourage 6-foot distancing and, where possible, implement distancing systems while learning
  • Disinfect all high-touch areas at start and end of the day and, when possible, throughout the day
  • Limit the toys in use to those that are easily cleanable, non-porous, with smooth surfaces and eliminate soft, fabric toys, dress-up clothing, sensory tables and water play 
  • Follow clear plan / protocol to isolate staff and children who have symptoms 


Questions? Please reach out to the friendly education staff at your History Colorado museum.

History Colorado Center:
El Pueblo History Museum:
Trinidad History Museum:
Ute Indian Museum:
Fort Garland Museum: