Family Day Industry



Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., Colorado Springs, 80921

Event Description

Join the Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI) for a fun-filled day as we explore the world of industry on Saturday, July 27, 2024, from 10am to 3pm in the museum’s outside buildings and grounds. This family-friendly educational event will feature special exhibitors to include the Model-T Club, TAVATEK, UCL Swift, Colorado Springs Police Department, Tri Lakes Fire Department, Woman & Allies Business Resource Group, and Tesla historian, Patric Ryan.

Come see the powerful Yellow Jacket Stamp Mill in action! Feel the power as the entire building seems to come alive to crush ore in search of gold. Watch the 1920’s Osgood Steam Shovel (made famous by the beloved children’s book, “Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel”) as it revs its gears plus other equipment used in mining operations. Hop on a hayride to the Blacksmith Shop or try your hand at panning. If you’re hungry, Smokey the Pig Barbeque will be here with some delicious offerings.

Admission for Family Industry Day includes all outside activities and demonstrations for just $5 per car! Admission may be purchased in advance online through the museum website or at the gate on the day of the event. Separate admission applies to the museum inside.


$5 – $12

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Western Museum of Mining and Industry


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