The Museum’s mission is to honor the Olympic and Paralympic ideas; 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 60,000-square foot Museum is dedicated to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic 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.
After guests enter the Museum and receive their Visitor Credential, the Museum path starts with an elevator ride that takes all guests to the top floor. From there, a ramped path winds progressively downward to the main floor creates a parallel visit experience for all guests on the journey through 12 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 inclusive designs and assistive 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 achieve our goal of authentic experience and inclusive design. The Museum is ADA compliant throughout.
Located on the first floor just off the lobby/atrium, The Museum Shop will offer a variety of merchandise for guests of all ages. There will be unique merchandise from high-end brands related to the Summer Games and Winter Games, as well as exclusive Museum merchandise not available anywhere else.
Best of all, guests will be able to 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 to try on your favorite gear without using a changing room.
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.
Working media are welcome to visit the Museum. Please contact us at [email protected] to arrange your visit.
The Museum is open Sunday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., only closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance. Admission is timed to maintain social distancing in the Museum.
Due to COVID-19, all ticketing is taking place on the Plaza in front of the Museum. Each guest is required to wear a face covering and pass a temperature check before entering.
By purchasing tickets online, guests can skip the queue and go directly to Will Call.
Walk-up tickets are available for sale on the Plaza, subject to availability.
All visitors attend a brief, staff-led orientation in the Museum lobby before beginning their experience. In this orientation, guests learn about RFID personalization and COVID-19 safety and cleaning measures.