The Aurora History Museum may not be on your radar, but it’s a gem. Filled with artifacts and documents pertaining to the history of Aurora and Colorado, the Museum is a treasure trove of fun things to explore with both permanent exhibits (including a 1913 trolley) and temporary ones. Even better, admission is FREE.
Growing Home is a permanent exhibit about Aurora’s history featuring Trolley Trailer No. 610, a fully-restored 1913 historic trolley trailer. The exhibit highlights people, places, and events from Aurora’s history.
It features over 100 historic photographs and objects, and the fully restored 1913 historic Trolley Trailer No. 610. You can even go inside the trolley and experience 100 years of history first-hand.
A most timely exhibit is The Battle for the Ballot: Women’s Suffrage in Colorado, open through November 1. It celebrates women’s history in Colorado and in Aurora.
The exhibit provides key historical context for women’s rights in the 19th century, profiles the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, highlights key women in Colorado’s history and gives significant attention to Aurora’s women of today.
Housed in the collections of the Aurora History Museum are amazing pieces of our technological past. Powered by Science: Technologies of the Past and Future showcases these marvels of previous generations while highlighting some of the current and future tech jobs in Aurora.
Discover how mechanical wonders of the 19th and 20th century work and learn about the new and innovative industries operating in our back yard. The exhibit is open through April 18, 2021.
The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday.) Admission is FREE. Reservations and face coverings are required for all museum guests until further notice.
Each museum admission reservation is good for 1 hour and 20 minutes. No more than 10 visitors will be allowed inside the museum at any one time.
To meet this safety requirement visitors should plan to check in with a museum staff member outside on the museum patio at their start time and enter the museum when asked to do so. All visitors must exit the museum by the end of their reserved time.
Call 303-739-6660 with questions or reservation assistance.
Click here to register online. Be sure to include yourself and each person coming with you in the quantity for your reservation.
Aurora History Museum is at 15051 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora.
Aurora, CO 80012