Take a peek behind the scenes at the History Colorado Center to learn how collections are stored and cared for. Half-hour tours led by Collections & Library Division staff will take GTA visitors into collection storage and work areas for access to artifacts and objects not on display. After the tour, GTA guests are invited to explore the museum’s many hands-on and high-tech exhibits for another half-hour. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see what happens behind closed doors and explore some of our temporary exhibits.
Here is an image of the History Colorado Center, courtesy of Doors Open Denver.
The angular, modern structure of the History Colorado Center, designed by Tryba Architects, opened in April 2012. Thanks to skylights that mimic the shape of the Rocky Mountains, visitors feel the warmth of Colorado’s famous sunshine as it pools across a map of Colorado made of 234 precast terazzon tiles embedded in the atrium floor. Enjoy the vistas from the south and western sides of the building and follow the Green Trail, which describes how the museum achieved its LEED Gold certification.