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330 South 8th Street
Montrose, CO 81401

970-240-TREE (8733)

Museum Closing
Unfortunately, The Climbing Tree Children's Museum will be closing it's doors on October 1, 2011. We just don't feel that the community can support a children's museum anymore. The economy has hurt every one's pocket book and our attendance has steadily fallen over the last year. We did have a couple amazing people step up and offer to be a part of the board but in looking at the big picture that was not going to be enough.
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Museum Closed October 1, 2011

The Climbing Tree Children’s Museum in Montrose exists to meet the need for a fun yet educational outlet for the youngest members of our community – children aged newborn through ten. We provide a facility where children and their families and caretakers come to learn through self-guided exploration and play. We accomplish this through hands-on, scientifically sound exhibits and interactive workshops. We are open to the public and staffed by volunteers from within our community.

Children can dress up in the Dress-up Area

Hours of Operation

Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10am to 5pm
Closed: Sunday-Monday


The Fee Schedule

Kids Under 1: free
Kids Over 1: $4
Adults: $4
Senior Citizens (over 60): $3

Punch Pass

$40 for 12 visits

Annual Pass

$95 for four family members. Add additional family members for $5/each.

The benefits of having an annual membership is that you have free and unlimited access to the Museum during regular Museum hours. You also get:

  • Subscription to The Climbing Tree’s quarterly newsletter
  • Invitations to “Members Only” Special Events at the Museum
  • Two GUEST PASSES each good for free admission to the Museum


New Year's Eve 2010 - Balloon drop

We often have Events like this New Year's Eve 2010 Balloon Drop

Group Rate Policy

Groups are welcome at The Climbing Tree Children’s Museum! A group is defined as 15 or more children with a minimum of 3 adults. Groups (and the group rate) must be pre-arranged at least a week in advance with museum staff.

Children: $3 each, Adults FREE
To set up your group please contact museum staff at (970) 240-TREE


Daycare Policy

Daycare Facilities are welcome at The Climbing Tree!
Children: $4 each, Daycare Provider: Free
*All groups must have a child:teacher ratio of 5:1.


Birthday Party Policy

Birthday Parties are welcome at The Climbing Tree Children’s Museum!
Birthday Parties must be pre-arranged at least a week in advance with museum staff.

Party rate: Members: $75.00
Non-Members: $85.00
Includes: 3 hours at the museum (1 hour in the party space, 2 hours free play in the museum); up to 10 children; paper products (cups, plates, napkins, tablecloth); Climbing Tree Children’s Museum goody bag; Happy Birthday Banner.

You provide: The birthday boy/girl, the kids, cake, ice cream, drinks and any other food you care to bring.

Additional children: Regular Admission Price for each additional child ($4 ), Adults: FREE
To set up your Birthday Party please contact museum staff at (970) 240-TREE

We often have special events like this Music Class

Workshop/Class Space Rental Policy

Workshops and classes are welcome at The Climbing Tree Children’s Museum!

If you need a space to teach a workshop or a class, consider the Climbing Tree Children’s Museum for your venue.

Workshops and classes must be pre-arranged at least a week in advance with museum staff!

Pricing: Workshop/class leaders will pay 20% of their earnings from the class to the museum for space rental.

To set up your workshop or class please contact museum staff at (970) 240-TREE.


If you would like to donate or are interested in becoming a volunteer, we would really appreciate it. This helps to keep the community of Montrose healthy, strong and smart!

Thank you to all those who donate. Here’s our location if you’d like to stop by.

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Stop by or give us a call if you have any questions (970) 240-TREE.