Street Address
2860 S. Circle Drive
Suite 160-170
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Mailing Address
2860 S. Circle Drive
Suite 160
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Hours
Friday10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday12 PM - 4:30 PM
New hours coming May 2017 for Monday-Thursdays. EMU Markets will be the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9am - 4pm. EMU Farmer's Markets will be every Saturday staring mid-June from 9am -1 pm.
Admissions
Memberships from $25/month, or $200/year for a family.
General Admission: $5
Family: $20
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Cafe/Restaurant
Group Tours
Staff
Daniel Riedel, Co-Founder and Director of Business Development
phone: 719-799-6652
Teresa (Terrie) Wieland, Co-Founder and Director of Programs
phone: 719-799-6652

Description

The Colorado Springs Children's Museum and Natural History Museum by Expanding Mind Unlimited is growing monthly. We offer museum displays in nature, culture, art, science, technology and more. We offer a full service kitchen, kids athletic zone, coffee and retail shop, monthly kids camps, a monthly vendors market and weekly summer farmer's market too. Learn, explore, create!

Mission

The Colorado Springs Children's Museum and Natural History Museum combined, also known as EMU, provide enhanced learning experiences for children and families, kids and adults with special needs, and seniors.

EMU is a local leader in bringing the world stage to developing young minds and those with special needs. EMU incorporates live instruction with hands on learning experiences, exposure to live exotic animals, and the freedom to explore and create all under one roof. We provide what schools and learning centers no longer can afford.

EMU is new, and it's our goal to create a fun and community-centered environment for our staff, volunteers and patrons.

History

EMU, the Colorado Springs Children's Museum and Natural History Museum, launched in April 2016 as a learning center and devoted it's initial time to providing field trip options to local schools. As our size increased, so did the number of museum displays and hands-on learning centers such as makerspaces. Then we moved to our new, ground-floor location. This location allowed us to expand further, and provide services to not only schools, but now to children and adults with special needs, seniors, and to open our doors to the public. Only 2 years in, we are realizing our dream and the public is benefitting.

Artifacts Collections

Artifact Collections:

  • Native American Artifacts
  • Taxidermy
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Cultural collection from China, Russia, Europe, Africa, and South America.
  • Space collections to include meteorites and telescopes
  • Rain forest

Educational Programs

Education programs are core to our being. Schools bring anywhere from 30-130 students at a time, for field trips that include personalized lecture based on current school curriculum, private tour of the museum, and hands on options with our live animals.

We offer gallery tours of our collection, personal tours, birthday parties, docent programs, and classes in cooking and art.

    Facilities

    Over 5000 sq/ft of museum space and growing.

    Men's and Women's bathrooms

    Men's and Women's bathrooms

    Kitchen

    2 live animal rooms

    Art room, play room, astronomy room, rain forest room, taxidermy room, Africa room, dinosaur and rock and mineral room, athletic zone, body detox therapy room for adults, on site coffee bar and retail center, 100-person conference room, library, and more.

    Lecture Halls

    Performance Areas

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students

    Appointment required: Yes

    Publications

    Regional newsletter

    • The EMU Newsletter

    ADA

    We comply with the ADA and provide access to all people regardless of physical need.

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Parking

    Restrooms

    Services

    Your Child's Birthday Party

    Wow your kid's with an amazing =Colorado Springs birthday party experience! Our Colorado Springs Children's Museum, nature and science learning center, is a perfect venue for a unique, fun and educational party. Let us plan a great party for you, or rent our learning center space and create your own party. Choose from one of our existing creative, interactive science and nature programs, or we will customize a specially themed program for the enjoyment of your guests.

    Gift Shop

    Online Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental

    Restaurant

    Group Tours