This is not your typical museum. The museum was born from a scouting project which continues its proud history to this day. For more than sixty-five years, the museum has hosted hundreds of thousands of scouts traveling through the area. With Koshare performances, overnight experiences, and museum tours, the Koshare Museum will leave a lasting impression for your group.
While you are here…
See a Koshare performance.
View our Eagle Hall of Fame containing more than 600 Eagle Scouts graduated from our Boy Scout Troop.
Learn about the inspirational history of the Boy Scout Troop responsible for the museum and collection.
Enjoy the atmosphere of the Koshare Round Room and spend a night below the world’s largest self-supported log ceiling.
Explore the significant collection of Native American arts and artifacts collected by our Boy Scout Troop for more than sixty-five years.
Visit Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, hike to North America’s largest dinosaur tracksite, or discover hundreds of ancient petroglyphs in the canyons south of town.
We look forward to hosting your Boy Scout Troop!
For Overnight Accommodations: $6.50 per person per night with a $100 minimum per night.
Show Admission: $3 per person for troops staying overnight/$4 per person for troops attending the show only
Museum Visits: FREE for scouts staying overnight or attending a performance/$2 per person for visits to the museum only
Call the Koshare Museum at (719) 384-4411 to set up a reservation.
The Koshare Museum is available for overnight accommodations every day throughout the year except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Thanksgiving Day.
Reservations for overnight accommodations are required.
Merit Badge Opporunities
Adult Non-members: $5
Student Non-members (17 and under): $3
Senior Non-members (55+): $3
Children 6 and under: FREE
Otero Junior College Students with ID: FREE
Troop 232 (aka the Koshare Dancers), perform throughout the year during June, July, December, and January. Special performances are held on select days in March, April, May, September, October, and November. See our calendar for show dates or special performances.
If you would like to book the Koshares to perform during your stay, please call the Koshare Museum for more details.
In educating, inspiring, and equipping young minds with the life skills and resources needed to live far greater lives.
The Koshare Story
On November 11, 1949, the Koshare Museum opened its doors to the public. From the day of the grand opening, this was no ordinary place. The dream of this museum began well before the official opening; it began at the bottom of the Great Depression with a group of young Boy Scouts whose spirit of determination, desire, and the passion created the most extraordinary youth-built-museum in this country... [Learn More]