We are excited to welcome your school group to the Koshare Museum!
Explore the many wonders of our Native American and Western collection while taking advantage of special benefits like discounted admission, guided tours, student programs, Koshare performance opportunities, or the youth hostel.
Give your students an experience they’ll never forget and call the Koshare Museum at 719.384.4411 to make group reservations or for further information about our school programs and services. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance to receive special group rates.
About the Permanent Collection
The world renown permanent collection of the Koshare Museum contains more than 5,000 pieces of art and artifacts highlighting Native American and western life in the Southwest and the Plains of America. Highlights of the collections includes pottery by Maria Martinez, original artwork from the Taos and Santa Fe Art Colony Founders, an original Fredrick Remington Bronze, and a large collection of Native American basketry and pottery. In addition to the permanent collection, the Koshare Round Room (inspired by ancient architecture of the Anasazi) boasts the world’s largest self-supported log ceiling.
While you are here…
Explore the significant collection of Native American arts and artifacts focused on Plains and Pueblo tribes.
Take part in a self-guided or guided tour of the museum.
See a Koshare performance during our Annual School Shows in April and May.
Learn about the inspirational history of the youth group responsible for the museum and collection.
Enjoy the atmosphere of the Koshare Round Room and sit below the world’s largest self-supported log ceiling.
Visit Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site – only a fifteen minute drive from the museum.
We look forward to hosting your school group!
Join the Koshare Dancers for our School Shows Series in April and May for an interpretive performance featuring dances from the Plains. For more than three decades, these performances have become extremely popular with school groups and fill up fast. Combine your visit to the Koshare Museum with a visit to Bent’s Old Fort for a memorable field trip for your students.
If you would like to book the Koshares to perform during your stay, please call the Koshare Museum for more details.
April & May School Show Admission: $3 per person/One FREE adult admission for every 10 students. Performances include FREE admission to the museum.
Regular Museum Visits:$2 per person for visits to the museum only
Call the Koshare Museum at (719) 384-4411 to set up a reservation.
Guided Tours/Special Programs
Please call the Koshare Museum at 719.384.4411 for further information and availability.
Night in the Museum
The Koshare Museum is available for overnight accommodations for school and youth groups every day throughout the year except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Thanksgiving Day.
Reservations for overnight accommodations are required.
For Overnight Accommodations: $6.50 per person per night with a $100 minimum per night.
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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 passion created the most extraordinary youth-built-museum in this country... [Learn More]