Can play doh conduct electricity?  How do those light up birthday cards work?   Children will learn about electrical circuits through hands on activities, books and crafts.  All activities are aligned to Colorado Academic Standards.  Activities are child led but require adult supervision for set up and during the activities.  InvestiCrates include lesson plans for each activity and include extension activities for further exploration.


Activities Include:

Switch On, Switch Off Book and Activity

Circuit Sort

Squishy Dough Circuits

Snap Circuits

Light Up Card

Make Your Own Quizboard


***Activities in Circuits are designed for children ages 6-12.  Children younger or older may still enjoy the activities but younger children may need more support for activities.


InvestiCrate: Circuits

    • Kit rentals are for four days from Thursday mornings to Sunday afternoon.  
    • Payment is due before kit is picked up.
    • Renting opens on Sunday at midnight and closes on Wednesday at 11:59 pm for pick up on Thursday between 8:30-9:30 am. 
    • We cannot accommodate same day rentals.
    • Kits can be picked from the PPCM office at 704 E Boulder Street. 
    • Kits must be returned the following Sunday from 4:00-5:00pm.
    • Kits must be returned to the PPCM Office at 704 E Boulder Street.  
    • There will be a $30 per day late fee for each additional day beyond the return day.
    • We expect our kits to be used with respect and to have all materials returned to us properly and in good condition. If the kit is damaged, lost or missing pieces, a minimum $100 replacement fee will be charged.
    • Please review Terms & Conditions before purchase.
    • A Rental Policy (located in the Terms & Conditions) must be signed and returned to PPCM prior to picking up the kit.
    • All InvestiCrates and contents are cleaned with Chlorox Wipes between rentals.
  • Science

    3.1.2. Objects in contact exert forces on each other; electric and magnetic forces between a pair of objects do not require contact.

    4.1.2. Energy can be moved from place to place.

    4.1.4. Energy can be produced, used or released by converting stored energy.

    4.3.4. Energy and fuels that humans use are derived from natural sources and their use affects the environment in multiple ways.

    5.1.1. Matter exists as particles that are too small to be seen; measurements of a variety of observable properties can be used to identify particular materials.

Hours of Operation

We do not have any hours of operation yet. Hours of Operation are TBA as we get closer to the opening of the museum date in March 2021. 

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Office Location

Please note that the address listed under Pikes Peak Children's Museum is ONLY our office space. The address for our museum will be announced closer to the date of opening in March 2021. 

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