Hours, Location, Admission

Museum Hours

Open: Tues – Sun, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Monday

The Museum Café: Tuesday-Friday 9:30am – 4 pm; Saturday-Sunday 10am – 4 pm 

The museum is closed on most major holidays including January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day, December 24, and December 25.

Archive Hours

Walk-in Visitors and Appointment Optional Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Appointment Required Hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Please click the link below to schedule an appointment:
Visit the online History Connection database.

To visit the Archive, please make an appointment.

Directions & Parking

The museum is located on Mason Court, at the intersection of Cherry and Mason Streets. Parking is free at the museum, and overflow parking is available along Cherry Street. The Civic Center Parking Structure is a short walk to the south at the corner of Laporte and Mason Streets.

The museum is also easily reachable via public transportation Transfort’s Downtown Transit Center (which is a block south of the museum on Mason Street) and by bicycle via the Poudre River Bike Trail.

Go Green: Pedal & Paddle Discount

Consider a green mode of transportation as you plan your visit to the museum. When you arrive by any of the following means, just let the Discovery Agent at the Welcome Desk know and receive 10% off general admission for that day!

  • Rode your bike to the museum
  • Walked to the museum
  • Paddled or tubed via the Poudre River
  • Hopped on any of the Transfort buses (including the MAX) to the Downtown Transit Center, which is a short walk away

General Admission Prices

$15.00 for Adults
$12.50 for Youth (age 2-12)
$12.50 for Students (with ID)
$12.50 for Seniors
FREE for Children Under 2
FREE for Members

Please visit our Discovery for All page for more admission discounts.

Digital Dome Prices

Member: $2.00
Non-Member: $4.00

Admission to the Archive, Rooftop Observation Deck, The Museum Store & The Museum Café is always free.