Celebrate the season with fun fall festivities and things to do at Colorado Springs’ top family attraction
Looking for things to do in October in Colorado Springs? You’ll find lots of great activities and things to do throughout the month at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. From viewing the annular eclipse to Halloween celebrations and more, make plans to visit the Museum and enjoy these fun and family friendly festivities.
The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum is one of the most accessible and inclusive museums in the world. Guests can customize their sport preferences and accessibility needs for a tour that is uniquely their own.
Check out our programming below for fun things to do in October at the Museum!
1968 Mexico City Games, Curator Collection
October 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
In this month’s Curator Collection, the museum dives into the Mexico City 1968 Games and will have a virtual Q&A with 1968 Olympic champion Bob Beamon! The event will be from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on October 12, marking the 55-year anniversary of the Mexico City Games. The Games featured iconic moments in Olympic history, including Tommie Smith and John Carlos’ podium protest, Dick Fosbury’s revolutionizing the sport with his “Fosbury Flop,” and Bob Beamon’s historic leap. Bob Beamon will be joining us virtually for a live Q&A session, and we’ll explore artifacts from athletes, spectators, and coaches who witnessed history. This event will take place in the Museum’s event space, and it’s a free event for members and all ticketed guests!
Halloween Cookie Decorating Night!
October 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum on Friday, October 13th, from 5-7 p.m. for a spook-tacular day of cookie decorating in our atrium!
Meet a Team USA athlete, hear their incredible journey, and get creative with your cookie designs. This is a kid-friendly event, and it’s “pay what you wish” to make it accessible to all.
Don’t miss this chance to make sweet memories with your family and friends!
Peak Eclipse: Viewing the Annular Eclipse at USOPM
October 14, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Don’t miss this celestial spectacle! Join us on the terrace of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to witness the mesmerizing annular eclipse.
We’re providing complimentary glasses for all guests to safely enjoy the eclipse (and the incredible views of Pikes Peak)!
Mark your calendars and join us on the terrace!
Fright at the BOO!seum
October 28 – 30, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Come one, come all to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum’s Fright at the BOO!seum Halloween weekend featuring free admission to all kids 12-and-under in costume.
Join the Museum for tricks, treats and more. Kids in costume receive their complimentary admission at the door.
Museum Ticket Package for Two
PLAN YOUR VISIT TO THE MUSEUM
The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum offers an immersive and universally accessible look into the journey of Team USA’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Through interactive exhibits, innovative displays and a comprehensive artifact collection, the Museum instills the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect, as well as the Paralympic values of determination, equality, inspiration and courage in every visitor.
It honors yesterday’s legends with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame while inspiring tomorrow’s legends through entertaining activities and events. The USOPM is more than a museum but a life-changing experience that will continue to educate and inspire the public to take part for generations to come.
Tickets can be purchased at tickets.usopm.org.