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The GRPM’s New Visitor Experience.


June 10, 2020


GRPM Staff Member Smiling Wearing Mask

COVID-19 Update.

The GRPM will remain open with limited capacity . 

  • Advance tickets are required for entry into the Museum
  • Masks remain a requirement for visiting the Museum. Visitors medically exempt from wearing face masks, must wear a face shield. 
  • The Chaffee Planetarium is open. View dates and show times here. 
  • The Museum Cafe will remain open for carry out pre-packaged snacks. Seating is available for eating. 


We’re thrilled to be open to the public! We want to ensure you have all the information you need to prepare for your visit. Things are going to look a bit different, but the fun will continue.

Preparing for Your Visit. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance – using the Tickets button at the top of the page. Our team will be able to quickly scan your digital tickets using the 6’ rule, maintaining a safe distance for both you and our team members. Please plan your visit for another time if you are not feeling well.

GRPM Entry Doors with Signs

Visitor Experience

The GRPM team has taken many steps and precautions to limit risks associated with COVID-19 transmission in our spaces, including:  

  • You will see our GRPM staff wearing face masks. Visitors are required to don them as well, unless an individual is physically unable to wear one or under the age of 2, due to state regulations
  • Our point of sale stations will have plexiglass to maintain social distancing 
  • Signage has been added throughout the building to ensure physical distancing is top of mind on your visit  
  • High touch point areas and experiences have been removed or augmented with additional cleaning supplies to limit the spread of germs
  • Touch screen and virtual reality experiences will not be available immediately following re-opening 
  • Cleaning efforts have been increased in accordance with health department suggestions and regulations, including more frequent cleaning protocols 
  • The GRPM has installed germ killing ionization filters to our air handling units. The units, connected to the Museum’s HVAC, reduce airborne particles, control any odors and kill pathogens (including bacteria, viruses and mold)
  • We ask that only one party ride our elevator at a time
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations have been installed 
  • Locally-made face masks and hand sanitizer will be available for purchase at the Curiosity Shop
Artifact of horns in the Under the Arctic Exhibit
Hummingbird drinking from flower all built of Lego bricks
Carousel Horse


Become a climate research scientist and examine real Ice Age fossils, journey through a 30-foot permafrost research tunnel replica and more in Under the Arctic. Open through Spring 2021. 

Explore larger-than-life sculptures made with over 2 million LEGO® bricks in Sean Kenney’s Wild Connections Made with LEGO® Bricks.  Now open through Spring 2021. 

Please remember that the 1928 Spillman Carousel is currently unavailable due to a major renovation project. 

Late Opening Notice.

On Saturday, May 11, the Museum will open at 12 p.m. due to road closures for the Amway River Bank Run.

Early Closure Notice.

The Museum will close at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 for Museum Adventure After Dark. Tickets are still available!