The Molly Brown House Museum offers a variety of educational programs for families.
The museum has a whole suite of family programs, including:
- Scout Saturdays for Girl Scouts
- Homeschool Days for homeschool students
- Sensory Friendly Mornings for those on the Autism spectrum
- SPARK! programs for those with dementia
- and…FREE drop-in programming!
Discover the past with Scout Saturdays at the Molly Brown House Museum. Uncover the story of Margaret Brown and life in early Colorado through hands-on activities, a guided tour, and even a special Scout tea! Scout Saturdays at the Molly Brown House Museum take place from 9:30-11:30 on the dates listed below. Advanced registration required for all Scout programs.
In this Scout Saturday program, Junior Girl Scouts will get to find out what girls growing up in the early 1900s liked to do for fun, what daily life would have been like, and even enjoy a formal Victorian tea. This program will help Junior Girl Scouts earn their Playing the Past badge. Junior Girl Scout Saturdays take place on:
January 25 – SOLD OUT
March 14 – SOLD OUT
Space is limited. Advanced registration required for all Scout programs. Admission is $12 per Scout, $6 per adult. We ask that you have no more than 1 adult for every 5 Scouts so that the maximum number of Scouts can register. Siblings may attend for free, however, if they wish to participate in the activities and take-home components of the program they need to be registered. To register, email email@example.com or call 303-832-4092 x 20.
Please note: Badges/patches not included.
Homeschool Days offer non-traditional students the same opportunities to come visit the museum as our more traditional school visitors. Homeschool Day programs include a specialized tour and hands-on activities. Homeschool Days at the Molly Brown House Museum take place from 9:30-12:30.
Soldiers in Petticoats
February 11, 9:30-12:30
It’s hard to imagine a time when women didn’t have the right to vote, but it actually wasn’t that long ago. In 2020, the United States marks the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote. In this homeschool program, learn about the Suffrage movement in Colorado and the United States.
April 14, 9:30-12:30
Travel along with the Titanic, from inception to iceberg. Learn the history of the ship and that fateful night through the people aboard the Titanic. What can the objects and documents they left behind tell us about their worlds?
Exploration and Survival
June 9, 9:00-12:00
Explore history from the point of view of the people who explored and survived in our state. Using primary and secondary sources, along with artifacts/replicas, explore the lives of miners, indigenous people, fur trappers, and pioneers to gain a greater understanding of what life what like in early Colorado.
*please note the different start time for this program.
Where in the World is Margaret Brown?
September 22, 9:30-12:30
How did Margaret Brown travel? How long did it take her to get there? This interactive program takes you across the world, as we try and figure out where and how Margaret traveled, how those technologies, and the world she lived in, changed over time, and what the societal motivations were for anyone traveling during this time period.
Space is limited. Advanced registration required for all Homeschool Day programs. Admission is $10 per child, $5 per adult (one adult free). Siblings may attend for free, however, if they wish to participate in the activities and take-home components of the program they need to be registered. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-832-4092 x 20.
Free Drop-in Programming
We recognize that cost can be a barrier to coming to the museum. To that end, the Molly Brown House Museum is now offering bi-monthly FREE programs for children and families. Programs are free of charge but do not include a tour of the house. Topics and activities vary each time. Free Community Programs are offered from 11am-1pm on the following dates:
February 15, 2020
April 18, 2020
June 10, 2020
August 18, 2020
October 3, 2020
December 22, 2020