School Breaks







School Break Programs

Join us at Golden History Museum & Park when school is out! During these school break programs for ages 6-12, participants will explore science, art, history and more while enjoying the unique setting of our history park, whether it is a visit to the chickens or cooking something in the historic Pearce/Helps Cabin.

Space is limited. (Sign up for our e-news and never miss a program!) Dates coincide with no-school days for Jeffco Public Schools. Ages, dates, and times vary from program to program. Please review each break program carefully before registering.

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Spring Break

Knife & Carving Skills with Aaron “Hutch” Hutchings

March 18 and 19, 2024, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages 6 to 11

Registration opens January 29 and closes Saturday, March 16.

Cost: $150 members; $175 non-members

During this two-day skills-focused program over Jeffco’s Spring Break, participants will learn knife safety, best practices, and specific carving techniques. Then adventurers will move onto projects aimed at each student’s comfort and interest levels. Possible projects include cowboy spoons, tent stakes, mountain man faces, wizard wands, old-fashioned toys, survival tools and more. No prior experience required. All materials provided.

Refund / Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations for break programming must be received by the Friday before the scheduled program by 4 p.m. to receive a refund minus a $5.00 processing fee.
  • No refunds are given for cancellation requests made after 4 p.m. the Friday before.
  • Should Golden History Museum & Park cancel a break camp session, participants will receive a full refund.

Past Programs

Enchantments and Mysteries

October 19, 2023; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.decorative image

In preparation for Halloween, participants will explore the history behind this holiday through games and experiments; there might even be a little magic.

Celebrations Around the World

October 20, 2023; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Learn about different fall celebrations around the world including Día de los Muertos and the Ghost Festival.

Historical Concoctions

November 20, 2023; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Experiment with mixing and matching materials and ingredients as you learn about important Colorado companies like Jolly Rancher.

Design and Build

November 21, 2023 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Explore historical examples of architecture and engineering in Golden and Colorado while also using their creativity and problem-solving skills to design and build their own structures.

Special Two-Day Program, Winter Skills with Hutch

December 20 – 21, 2023 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Instructor Hutch demonstrates survival skillsDuring this two-day program at the start of the JeffCo Winter Break, participants will revisit some old favorite skills from other programs, but this time with a specific winter theme. Learn how to make a fire when everything is soaking wet, build warm shelters out of just snow, design Inuit sunglasses, and more.  Students who have attended our other programs will be able to see how the concepts need to be adapted to the winter season. By the end of this class, adventurers should be eager to safely enjoy a host of winter adventures.

Price for Two-day Program (Wednesday & Thursday): $150 for Museum members; $175 for non-members. Member prices require a current Household membership or higher.




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