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History Colorado Center presents Hands-On Colorado this weekend

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Archaeology and Preservation Partners of Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month (AHPM) will host a large “Hands-On Colorado” playground, geared for children of all ages at the History Colorado Center this weekend (May 5th and 6th).

What can you expect to see and do at the event? Take a guided tour through the Civic Center and Capital Hill neighborhoods, meet a real archaeologist and enjoy watching the chips fly as skilled workmen shape logs using traditional log building techniques.

Your children will also have a blast playing the roving pioneer children’s games, digging in the archaeologist sandbox filled with replica ancestral Pueblo cultural artifacts, and learn how to map archaeological sites!

Sound like fun? The action begins at the History Colorado Center located at 1200 Broadway in Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District and Civic Center Cultural Complex.

Hours: Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All the events are included in museum admission:
Adult: $10
Senior: $8 (65 and older)
Student: $8 (ages 13–22 with student ID)
Child: $6 (ages 6–12)
Child: Free (5 and under)
Members: Free

You may purchase your tickets/admission online or in person at the museum. For museum membership information, click here.

If you’ve never been to the History Colorado Center, here are directions on how to get there:

From the South: Drive north on I-25 to the Lincoln-Broadway exit (207). Go north on Lincoln and turn left at 12th Avenue.

From the North: Drive south on I-25 to the Colfax Avenue exit. Turn left at Colfax and head east .5 miles to Broadway. Turn right on Broadway and head south .3 miles to 12th Avenue.

From the West: Drive east on I-70 to the US-6 East/West 6th Avenue exit (261). After several miles, US-6 becomes a one-way street. Turn left onto Lincoln Street. Head north .7 miles to 12th Avenue and turn left.

From the East: Drive west on I-70 to I-25. Take I-25 south to the Colfax Avenue exit. Turn left at Colfax and head east .5 miles to Broadway. Turn right on Broadway and head south .3 miles to 12th Avenue.

For more information, go to: AHPM-Colorado.org

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