Breckenridge Kids’ Museum Activities
The Mountain Top Children’s Museum is a quick walk or shuttle ride from Breckenridge vacation rental, and it’s a great place to take kids who are 10 and younger.
The museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating kids through fun, interactive exhibits and programs that foster imagination.
It opened in 2001 and began day camps the following year. It is located by Breckenridge lodging on Peak 9, in the Village at Breckenridge, off S. Park Avenue and Main Street. Breckenridge Ski Resort donates the space to house it.
Within the walls of the museum, kids can examine bones through “X-rays,” strap on a pair of skis and become a virtual ski patroller or step into a bear cave, make animal tracks, identify scat or make up stories about the stars in the museum’s mini planetarium. Once they’re acquainted with the planetarium’s stars, adults can take them into the backyard of their Breckenridge vacation rental — where artificial lights don’t spoil the night sky — and look for constellations.
Kids also can create their own masterpiece in the Creation Station, which offers art, crafts and recycled materials to produce a piece to take home to your Breckenridge vacation rental.
And for kids who prefer theatrics, Studio Imagination allows them to find a costume and become a star on stage.
Families and kids alike can have fun in the Kidstruction Zone, where you can pretend you’re building your own Breckenridge vacation rental by using remote control construction vehicles to erect a structure.
Tots have a great time at the museum in the Tot Spot, designed for kids who are 2 years old and younger to keep their little hands and minds busy through colorful blocks, zany stuffed animals and experimental stations.
Adults get a break on museum admission prices: They’re $5 per adult and $7 per child. Seniors and kids younger than 1 are free. Most days, the museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
In the summer the museum’s day camp for school-age children keeps kids active through projects, crazy experiments, nature explorations and other educational themes.
Kid’s Night Out parties, scheduled throughout the year, give parents and adult caregivers a chance to enjoy a fancy dinner without the fuss or an intimate evening in front of a cozy fire in a luxurious Breckenridge vacation rental.
The kid’s nights cater to ages 5 through 12 on Tuesday and Friday nights. From 6-9 p.m., kids eat dinner from Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant and Domino’s Pizza and engage in a variety of activities, from being a Mad Scientist to going Color Crazy or playing in the snow. Reservations are required; fees are $50.
A special kid’s night will take place on New Year’s Eve, from 6 p.m. until midnight at a rate of $20 per hour. For more information on any of the kid’s nights, call (970) 453-7878.
The family friendly museum is also a great place to host a birthday party, as opposed to having kids running through a Breckenridge vacation rental. A two-hour party costs $100-150 and includes space for 10 children, balloons and play time. To learn more about Mountain Top Children’s Museum, visit www.mtntopmuseum.org.