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Colorado Field Trips with Kids

By: Andrea Dillon 

One of the benefits of homeschooling is the freedom and ability to take many field trips and provide real-world experiences for your homeschoolers. Whether it is a visit to a museum, science center, or even a trip to a local post office or fire department, there is something out there to help make the learning fun. Every state has its unique locations that would be fun to visit. We have gathered a list of great places to visit in Colorado with kids. Find your next homeschool field trip below!  


Want to add a field trip location? Send us a message to get your location added today!


Educational Homeschool Field Trips Ideas In Colorado

Colorado homeschoolers can get out of the house and into the local communities with a fun day trip in Colorado.  Out-of-state homeschoolers can take a vacation and pick a few of these educational, fun locations for things to do in Colorado with kids while you are visiting. 


Music / Art Museum Field Trip Ideas  State/National Park Field Trip Ideas  Science Center Field Trip Ideas 
Historical Site / History Center Field Trip Ideas Aquariums / Nature/ Zoo Field Trips Other Field Trip Ideas 


Music / Art Museum Field Trip Ideas   

Denver Art Museum 
“Our mission is to enrich the lives of present and future generations through the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works of art, supported by exemplary scholarship and public programs related to both its permanent collections and to temporary exhibitions presented by the museum.”

“The University of Colorado Art Museum provides a forum for exchanging ideas, inspiring collaboration and fueling imagination through art. The museum’s growing collection and diverse exhibitions and public programs promote, inspire and generate interdisciplinary scholarship and cultural expression. CU Art Museum mobilizes our strengths to support and enrich the academic and social missions of CU Boulder and to serve our communities in Boulder, statewide and beyond.”

State/National Park Field Trip Ideas 

Get out and into the world with state and national park field trip ideas. Many of these locations hold a variety of history, science, and nature for your homeschoolers to enjoy.  


  • Colorado State Parks enhance the quality of life through exceptional outdoor experiences, connections to Colorado heritage, and sound resource management. The system now comprises 52 state parks on 54,400 acres, with 1,800 campsites, 208 cabins, and 5 lodges serving 8 million visitors annually.”


  • Get connected with Colorado National Parks! “Since 1916, the National Park Service has been entrusted with the care of our national parks. With the help of volunteers and partners, we safeguard these special places and share their stories with more than 318 million visitors every year.”

Science / Natural History Center Field Trip Ideas 

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Expose your children to the wonders of science in an interactive children’s workshop. Natural and cultural history and health science topics are the focus of these engaging programs.
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Colorado’s only hands-on science and technology center, featuring over 110 interactive exhibits to entertain and educate visitors of all ages.
408 Mason Court
Fort Collins, CO 80524

May Natural History Museum
One of the world’s outstanding collections of giant insects, related creatures and rare artifacts.
710 Rock Creek Canyon Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80926

University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
A varied selection of object-based museum programs for students, teachers, and families. Check the events calendar for upcoming activities that may interest your children.
Henderson Building
15th and Broadway
Boulder, CO 80309

Historical Site / History Center Field Trip Ideas 

Crow Canyon Archaeology Adventures
Bring the kids (10+) and join us for a hands-on adventure exploring Mesa Verde region archaeology.
23390 Road K
Cortez, CO 81321 

Argo Gold Mine and Mill

Tour begins in Argotown where an experienced guide will inform you of the history of the tunnel, the mine and the mill. Open mid-April through mid-October, 7 days a week. Groups of 25 or more may make reservations for other dates. Idaho Springs, CO 80452

(303) 567-2421

Aurora History Museum

A community-based cultural center featuring changing history, natural history, culture, fine and decorative arts exhibits and programs.

Aquariums / Nature Centers / Zoo Field Trips

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
One of only a handful of accredited zoos in the nation that operates without local tax support. Hilly, so be prepared to climb!
4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road
Colorado Springs, CO

Garden of the Gods
Learn the history of the Park and the Pikes Peak region of Colorado and find out how those red rocks got there!
1805 N 30th Street
Colorado Springs, CO

The isolation of the refuge provides the resident wolves a sanctuary. It also means that to visit the refuge we simply ask that people come prepared for the mountain weather. Silver Cliff, CO 81252. 


Other Field Trip Ideas 

YA YA Farm & Orchard
Make a reservation to come pick heirloom apples, take a hayride pulled by Percheron Draft Horses, celebrate with a culinary feast in the evening, or enjoy a family-oriented October fest. Located in Longmont, CO.


Are you still looking for more ideas for field trips in Colorado? Check out our event section for  Colorado day trips and more! If you have an event that you want to share, please add it as well. 


Do you have a location that would make a good field trip in Colorado? Let me know in the comments below or contact me to get it added! 

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