Education and Events

The Museum hosts educational activities throughout the year. Tours of the Museum and the Historic Fall River Hydroplant may be arranged for groups of 10 or more people by contacting the Curator of Interpretation. All programs take place at the Museum unless otherwise noted.

Museum staff will present outside of the facility on historical topics of interest for groups in the surrounding Estes Park area. To request a speaker for your next event please contact the Curator of Interpretation. 
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Museum Shop Sale

October 21, 2018

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Estes Park Museum



Estes Park Museum Friends Sale

The Estes Park Museum Friends Shop is preparing to pack away its books and gift merchandise for the winter as the Museum closes for several months of remodeling. To help reduce the stock that has to be packed away, the Friends are hosting a one-day-sale on Sunday, October 21. Members will enjoy 20% off all purchases made that day. Memberships may be purchased at the sale.

The Museum Shop boasts a wide variety of one-of-a-kind items with a focus on Estes Park’s unique history and mountain heritage. Visitors will find jigsaw puzzles, postcards, apparel, keepsake souvenirs, and framed gallery-quality panorama reproductions of early Estes Park. And there are hundreds of books for both adults and children.

The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc., is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting the Museum through fundraising, publications, volunteerism, special projects and events. More information at




3rd Annual Creative Colorado Table Settings Competition

October 19 & 20, 2018

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Community Church of the Rockies

1700 Brodie Ave.

Estes Park, CO 80517






Creative Colorado Table Setting Competition

This year’s theme: “Table Settings Around the World”

Monday, October 15 is the deadline to register your table setting. Contestants are invited to express their creativity by designing a place setting for a meal for two. No food is actually prepared, as contestants create an imaginary "menu" for their setting.
Individual adults, children, shops and businesses, and hiking or social groups are invited to participate. The entry fee is $20 for individuals and $30 for groups. Participants will set up their entries on tables provided at the event location, the Community Church of the Rockies, on Thursday, October 18, judging takes place that evening.
The public is invited to experience the event on Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission for the event is adults: $8; children (ages 6 to 17): $5; and children 5 and under: free. The public will vote on their personal favorite for the "Best in Show" prize to be announced Saturday at 3 p.m.
Registration and full details at

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Contact the Museum:
200 Fourth St.
Estes Park, CO 80517