What are the hours of operation?


Expanding Minds Unlimited - the Colorado Springs Children's Museum and Natural History Museum opened for public hours this past September 2017.
We are open for public hours Friday - Sunday: Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12:30pm - 4:30pm, and Monday-Thursday by appointment.
Many schools and centers bring field trips to the museum and we are open every day early till late to host field trips, birthday parities and other events.

Our new coffee shop opening this January 2018 will be open daily from 9am-12:30pm Monday-Friday.

Our new athletic and health zone will open January 2018 and hours will the same as the coffee shop and by appointment.

We host a monthly OPEN HOUSE for teachers and families. This is free and runs from 3:30pm - 7pm. Check our web site monthly for the date of each open house.

The new EMU Market will be every 3rd Saturday of the month - hours are 9am - 4pm.

The EMU Farmers market starting this June 2018 will also run every Saturday. Dates and times will be available my the end of January 2018.

We have a lot going on at EMU and the Colorado Springs Children's Museum and Natural History Museum. Send us an email and ask to be included in our monthly newsletter to get updates on hours and events once a month. Thanks!


How much does entry to the museum cost?


The cost for public hours: $5.00 per person, or maximum of $20 for family of 4 or more.

For school field trips, our standard fee is $5.00 per child, with teachers and staff being free. Some per/student costs can be lower based on school budget or other needs or if the school is a Title 1.

Costs for birthday parties are our basic package of $150, and our more expanded packages from $200 to $250.


What is the museum location?


The Colorado Springs Children's Museum and Natural History Museum is located on a confusing section of S. Circle Drive.

The address is: 2860 S. Circle Drive, 80907

However, the actual location is the following: Take Janitell Road between the Hotel Elegente and Phoenix Tower at Circle Drive. 2860 S. Circle Drive is the 3rd large brick building on the right on Janitell Road.