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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May 25 & 26, 2018

11 a.m., 1 p.m., & 3 p.m.

Dunraven Cottage / Museum


The Estes Park Museum with the property owners of the Dunraven Cottage are opening their doors for Museum members. The guided tours of the Cottage will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 25 and 26. The tours are limited to 15 people, and reservations are required.

Museum members can reserve tours for Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. Tours are limited to 15 people per time slot. The cost is $10 per person, members may bring a guest for $15. Cash and check are accepted forms of payment.

To register for the tour, please contact Curator of Interpretation, Mikaela Fundaun at 970-577-3762 or Not a member? You can join today and enjoy this benefit right away. Become a member when you register for the tour for as little as $35. Tour participants are encouraged to carpool as parking is limited on site. This event will take place rain or shine. Please note, this is a private home and therefore is not necessarily wheelchair accessible.



May 29, 2018

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Historic Fall River Hydroplant



On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, from 1p.m. - 4 p.m., the Historic Fall River Hydroplant will open for the season. Located at 1754 Fish Hatchery Road, hours are 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Knowledgeable docents share the details of the Hydroplant’s fascinating story; don’t miss your chance to experience this local treasure! General admission is free. 

For any questions, please call or email, Curator of Interpretation, Mikaela Fundaun at or 970-577-3762. 


June 1, 2018

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



On June 1, The Estes Park Museum gallery will reopen to visitors. The exhibit, Tracks in Time, features stories and artifacts from Estes Park. Visitors of all ages experience diverse and interactive displays including artwork from local artists, oral histories, and campfire tales. Step outside the main building to explore two historical structures: the 1908 Cobb-Macdonald cabin and the Historic Boyd Building. The gallery will be open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 4 p.m. through October 31, 2018

On June 2, the Historic Boyd Building will open a new temporary exhibit, My Estes Park: Through the Lens. The exhibit features works by local photographers interpreting their Estes Park community from its stunning scenery to its quirky, wildlife residents. This temporary exhibit will be on display through October 31, 2018.



June 4 - Sept. 25, 2018

8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Bond Park



Discover the hidden past on a walking tour of downtown Estes Park with the Estes Park Museum. Identical tours are offered on Mondays and Tuesdays (Labor Day, September 3) from Monday, June 4 through Tuesday, September 25.  Tours meet at 8:15 a.m. at the Northeast corner of Bond Park (next to the Enos Mills sculpture at MacGregor and Park Avenues) and begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. The tour group will walk west through town, return to the same site by 10:00 a.m., and travel a distance of 0.7 miles. The cost is $8, cash or check (payable to the Town of Estes Park). First come, first served; no reservations required. Space limited to 12 people.

For any questions, please call or email, Curator of Interpretation, Mikaela Fundaun at or 970-577-3762. 

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