The 60,000-square foot U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs is dedicated to America’s greatest athletes and their compelling stories, with the artifacts, media and technology behind the athletes who make the United States proud. The Museum focuses on the core values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements: friendship, respect and excellence; determination, equality, inspiration and courage.
The Museum’s mission is to honor the Olympic and Paralympic ideals; document and share the history of the United States’ Olympic and Paralympic participation; and celebrate the achievements of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic competitors.
The Museum’s vision is to ignite, inspire and reinforce Olympic and Paralympic hopes and dreams – both today’s and future ones — through physical, digital, and virtual experiences that are engaging, relevant, and authentic for every visitor from nearby, across the nation, and around the world.
The Museum’s purpose is to help everyone find, fuel, and fulfill their own personal “Olympic-size” hopes and dreams – to be their best.
The Museum has been selected the country’s Best New Attraction in 2020 by USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The Museum boasts 12 galleries and lots of great artifacts and interactive exhibits, making it one of the best new things to do in Colorado. Prior to that, The New York Times listed Colorado Springs as one of the Places to Go in 2020. Whether you are looking for the best couples’ attraction or fun things to do with the family, this Colorado Springs museum should be at the top of your to-do list. Discover some of the best things to see and do at the Museum during your visit.
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After guests enter the Museum and receive their Visitor Credential, the Museum experience begins with an elevator ride to the top floor. From there, a ramped path winds progressively downward to the main floor, creating a parallel visit experience for guests of all abilities as they venture through the interactive galleries.
The Museum is one of the most accessible and interactive museums in the world, designed so all guests experience the Museum the same way. Some of the universal design technologies include open captions, audio-description tracks, assisted listening, universal keypads, RFID-triggered customizations, accessible exhibit spaces with ramped experiences and more. Team USA athletes were involved and consulted throughout the project to ensure an authentic experience with universal design. The Museum is ADA compliant throughout.
Located on the first floor just off the lobby, The Museum Shop offers a variety of merchandise for guests of all ages. Merchandise ranges from high-end brands to exclusive Museum gear not available anywhere else.
Best of all, guests can use cutting-edge technology to create a Personalized Digital Retail Experience. This will be the first museum in the world to offer this type of experience in a retail program, including a digital mirror that allows guests to ‘virtually’ try on their favorite gear.
Members receive 10 percent off in-store purchases, so get your Museum Membership today!
The Museum Shop is open to the public during Museum hours of operation; guests do not need Museum admission to enter the Shop. Visit usopmshop.org to browse the complete collection.
The Museum is a full-service event venue with dedicated meeting spaces for gatherings small and large. Whether it’s a board meeting with a view of Pikes Peak, a reception in the Chapman Events Space beneath the Miracle on Ice scoreboard or an evening gala in the Atrium, the Museum provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable event.