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Buell Children's Museum

210 North Santa Fe Avenue

This 12,000 square-foot, two-level facility offers innovative, hands-on exhibits focusing on the arts, science and history for people ages 1 to 101.

Designed by the same architectural firm which created the original Sangre de Cristo Arts Center buildings—Hurtig, Gardner, Froelich & Barnosky—the Buell Children’s Museum is the third structure in our arts complex.

The Reilly Family Gallery offers changing, hands-on exhibitions in a bright, two-story space. Sensations is a high-tech, multi-sensory exhibit in which visitors activate lights, sound clips and video by pressing fifty separate sensors located on the floors and walls.
In the El Pomar Magic Carpet Theater visitors may watch a program on the cutting-edge projection equipment or take over the stage and star in their own theatrical production.

In the Artrageous Studio, visitors create personal masterpieces using paper, ribbon, mylar and other sparkly, gooey materials. Children under the age of four can explore and learn in the Buell Baby Barn, which offers a variety of age appropriate activities in a fun barnyard theme.


Emily Coen

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
This museum is very cute. It had a superhero theme while we there, which was very clearly thought out. The theme was evident at each exhibit. The museum has a LOT of craft projects. They were nice projects, but my kids (5 and 7) weren’t interested in doing tons of crafts. I wish there were a few more hands-on activities other than crafts. I think this museum is best for up to age 4 or 5. Also, they didn’t have any food or drink available for purchase. This was disappointing.

James Lavin

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Kids greatly enjoyed visit. Interesting sculptural pieces outside. Inside full of age appropriate hands on activities, one of the better children's museums we have been to as a family. It was hard to get them out the door at closing time before we became part of the city. With in walking distance of several moderately priced hotels and dining establishments. Overall, the crafts were the biggest hit, just plan for crowds when school is out.

Madison Hildebrand

Friday, May 11, 2018
An extremely neat place for all ages. I went here frequently as a child and now I get to bring my own daughter here. They have rotating themes/exhibits, but they are always adorable, well-planned, and educational. The best part of the entire museum is the Rube Goldberg-ish ball machine in the front area. I could watch that thing for hours.

Rachael Haddan

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Awesome fun and cool place for kids to play and learn. It is particularly nice to have a nice indoor play area when it is in the 100's outside!

Jessica Chariton

Monday, June 11, 2018
Fun place to hang out with the kids and best for eight and under, but my older kids do love to do crafts and use all the paint and recyclables to make projects. I like how they change the theme every few months.

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