The Trailhead Children's Museum, Crested Butte

The Trailhead was originally founded in 2008 by a group of local parents recognizing the need for a place for young children to learn and creatively play, especially during our long cold winters. We believe children need a place to be physically active while learning about science, art and music collectively.

Now, The Trailhead is in full-motion, offering weekly programming in science art and music for the families living in and visiting the Gunnison Valley. With many exhibits, including a NEW! garden to grocery exhibit, dig-pit, dark room, pirate ship theater, puppet theater, nursery nook for children under 1, art corner, large play set, magnet table, art table, science station, painting easels, train table, and a wedgit center, we are constantly growing to support our growing popularity.
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  • My kids noted this place is "not really a museum". It is only a room with some toys in it for things like pretend shopping, Legos, giant blocks, and some watercolors were set out for painting...  more »
  • The cost is $8/person however it is for all day. You can come and go as many times as you would like. Lots of creative imaginative play areas. Climbing and art. This is a great distraction from the...  more »
  • My girls (2 & 5) had a good time here, but just be aware that the pictures on the google page are old and the new space is not as nice. The camp group that came in seemed to be doing a lot of fun activities, but the drop-in space is small and mostly arts & crafts and a few toys.
  • Looks nothing like the pictures on the internet. The kids were excited to go and when we got there I felt like I had to Shell out the 40 bucks. No real Lego table. No playhouse. Really just a bunch of disorganized toys in a storage facility. The kids still had fun though.
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