Western Museum of Mining & Industry 2017 Calendar of Events
Please check our website for details on all of these events.
March 18 Family Exploration Day: Science, with the Pike’s Peak Soaring Society, Palmer Ridge Robotics Club, Colorado Springs Utilities, The Space Foundation Discovery Center, and Science Matters.
April 13 Exhibit Lecture: Mindy S. Vogel, Geologist, U.S. Forest Service, “Rock, Paper, Forest Service: A Summary of Mining and Permitting on Forest Service Lands.”
May 12-14 Pike’s Peak Antique Machinery Days, with the Arkansas Valley Flywheelers, Front Range Antique Power Association, antique automobile clubs, tractor pulls, and more!
May 24 Picnic-N-Planes (USAFA Graduation Day). For $5 per carload, come to the museum to see the Thunderbirds fly low over the museum property! Bring your picnic lunch, cameras, and binoculars for a fun outing.
June 19-23 Science Camp put on by Science Matters! The activities will be Junkyard Robots in the morning and Fizz Boom Bang in the afternoon. Pricing for the camps and registration is available online at http://www.ScienceMatters.tv
July 15-16 Anniversary Weekend, featuring vendors, blacksmith shop and stamp mill, Gold Canyon Gunfighters, food trucks, and more!
July 17-21 Science Camp put on by Science Matters! The activities will be Catapults and Backyard Ballista in the morning and Drone Academy in the afternoon. Pricing for the camps and registration is available online at http://www.ScienceMatters.tv
September 14 Exhibit Opening: The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico, featuring photographer Ann McMahon and local geologists.
October 7-8 Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival, with our annual pumpkin patch, hayrides, food trucks, vendors, Gold Canyon Gunfighters, blacksmith shop and stamp mill, crafts, kids’ activities, and more.
November 9 Exhibit Lecture
December 9 Grant County Exhibit ends
December 18 Holiday Model Train Exhibit opens