Busy moms with busy kids are always looking for fun and unique ideas for birthday parties. Growing up, the challenge was to come up with an at home party idea different from the one last year. Now it's finding a venue you haven't been to 100 times already. We had the opportunity to check out the new “Time Traveler's” party at the History Colorado Center, and the kids had a fantastic time!
The birthday party package gives the kids the opportunity to check out the museum and all the various exhibits along with a special party room, crafts and a bit of Colorado history trivia. The exhibits include a ton of interactive activities from a virtual ski jump to a barn slide and even a pretend drive in a model T with a bit of wet mist when it “rains”. My kids had a great time adding their pictures to the class year book, creating a campaign button in the temporary Presidents exhibit and exploring a virtual mine (Colorado was a big player in the gold rush, you know!).
Some of the fun things the kids enjoyed were:
- Decorating their own pass to the museum
- Playing a dress-up as historical Coloradans game (while learning some fun trivia)
- Exploring the Museum
- Having their picture taken as a group and then decorating a picture frame to keep the photo in as a keepsake to take home.
My kids had a great time playing with the other kids and the adults had a great time watching all the fun.
When hosting a party at the History Colorado Center, you can bring your own food or order from their menu, I'd go for ordering from their menu, the food was YUMMY!.
Some of the birthday party program menu items include:
- Pizza (we loved this!)
- Sandwich Trays
- Tray of Vegetable Crudite
- Tray of Cookies or brownies
- Chocolate and/or vanilla cupcakes
Party or not, my kids absolutely favorite part of the museum was the chicken eggs. No joke! There's a section in the barn that includes wooden chickens sitting in a pretend chicken coop and they lay wooden eggs. The kids get to collect the eggs in a basket and then take them to the general store where they sort the eggs and find out what they would have earned for their delivery back in the day. The kids nearly had a melt down when I suggested we go home before stopping by the chickens one last time!
My favorite experience in the building is the time machine that sits in the middle of the main atrium. There's a giant topographical map on atrium the floor and you can move it around to different spots on the floor and learn interesting Colorado history facts and information from the 6 video screens on the machine. Such a cool device, especially for a geeky girl like me.
I was really impressed with the facility, the exhibits and the staff. Everyone was so nice and helpful and eager to help us learn as much as we could about Colorado history. I took both my 5 and 9 year olds and found they both really enjoyed the event. I think for the best benefit, the birthday party concept would be perfect for kids ages 8-11.
For more information or to reserve your party date, visit the History Colorado Center birthday party information page.
Thank you for the visit, History Colorado Center!