What You Need To Know Before Visiting The Littleton Museum
Located on 40-acres bordering Ketring Lake, the Littleton Museum provides visitors with an interesting link between Littleton’s present and past. This venue includes 3 exhibition galleries, a lecture hall and research center, an interactive gallery for children, and 2 19th-century “living history” farming sites.
The 1890s urban turn-of-the-century farm and the 1860s homestead farm is a representation of how people once worked and lived in earlier years in the South Platte Valley and Littleton. Volunteers and museum staff wear period-appropriate costumes, run an operational blacksmith shop, work on the 2 farm sites, and teach in the first schoolhouse in Littleton, providing an accurate “living history” perspective for visitors to the museum.
Littleton Museum is home to a permanent gallery that displays an extensive historical view of Littleton that ranges from pre-history to the present. These exhibits include photography, artifacts, and graphics. There is also a fine arts gallery that hosts photography and original art, which includes exhibits from the Littleton Fine Arts Board. This gallery displays traveling and temporary exhibits from other museums and the Smithsonian Institution, and from collections housed in the Littleton Museum.
For younger visitors, the Kid’s Connection area offers hands-on interactive activities and exhibits. Little Museum is also home to a research center that contains a non-circulating collection of maps, manuscripts, books, and photographs of Littleton and surrounding areas. This area can only be accessed by appointment. Volunteers and staff are also on hand to help with research.
The American Alliance of Museums accredited the Littleton Museum. It was also Colorado’s first museum to receive recognition as an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.
Here are a few guidelines to consider before visiting the Littleton Museum:
– A reservation is required to gain entry to the museum. Visitors can call 303-795-3950 to make a booking.
– To comply with State orders, to enter the museum all visitors are required to wear a mask that covers the mouth and the nose (this rule doesn’t apply to children under the age of 10). Visitors are also required to use their own masks.
– The museum encourages visitors to maintain a 6-foot distance between other visitors. Littleton Museum has also provided floor markings and social-distancing signage in all the public areas.
– Beverages and food are prohibited in both the “living history” farms and the museum. For the safety and health of visitors, the water fountains have been switched off. The museum requests that visitors bring along their own water bottles.
At the moment, the following areas are open at Littleton Museum:
- Walkways and paths on the “living history” farms and in the greenway
- The livestock can still be viewed
- Changing Exhibit Gallery
- Fine Arts Gallery
The areas of the Museum that are currently closed include:
- The museum store
- Kid’s Connection area
- History of Littleton exhibit
- All the “living history” farm buildings
From scholarly exploration to the delight of children viewing the different animals at each farm site, to attending events, there is always something for all ages to enjoy and experience at the Littleton Museum. Visit SeaQuest Littleton and enjoy the majestic wonders of our planet.
The Littleton Museum in Littleton, CO
6028 S Gallup St, Littleton, CO 80120, United States