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)
  • 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
  • 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.)
  • We strongly encourage mask-wearing for all campers.
During Hands-On History (at the museum)
  • Groups of students will be kept together with same staff when possible all week
  • Students' interaction with general museum visitors will be minimized.
  • Require handwashing upon arrival and enable handwashing throughout the day
  • Disinfect all high-touch areas at start and end of the day and, when possible, throughout the day
  • Programming will use toys and equipment that are easily cleanable and dispose of single-use items, and those which cannot be cleaned.
  • 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: