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Pinhead Institute

If you’re looking for a break any time of year, the four-seasons location of Telluride is waiting. From winter activities like skiing and snowboarding to warm weather activities like hiking and water sports, you’ll find something to fill your time no matter what your interests are or what time of year you need to get away. If you hoped to pack in a little education into your plans, make sure your itinerary includes some time at the Pinhead Institute.

Unique Opportunity

The Pinhead Institute is a Smithsonian Affiliate organization based in Telluride. The first such affiliate in all of Colorado, it helps promote science-education on both a local and global scale and brings high-level science and technology education to rural Colorado’s residents in a unique and fun way.

Programs at The Pinhead Institute

The Pinhead Institute offers a myriad of programs that deliver science and technology experiences to the residents and guest of Telluride. From Summer Science Camps to the Stargazing Series, No School Science Projects, and more, the institute’s science and technology curriculum is delivered in a way participants understand and through activities they’ll enjoy.

Summer Camp

Kids can enjoy the great outdoors and learn by doing fun activities. Camps are outdoor-focused, and a lot of time will be spent outside. Choose from programs like “Dig It!” and archaeology exploration, discover the many sources of energy, or learn about the living things that make up nearly 95% of all of Earth’s species – the invertebrate. There are many other options to choose from at The Pinhead Institute, including custom classes, private classes, and classes presented in collaboration with Telluride Academy. Older campers can even try out the newest experience, Opus Odyssey, which takes them up into the nearby San Juan Mountains to the mystical Opus Hut of Ophir Pass. The nearby lodge is equipped with kitchen, lounge, and comfortable sleeping quarters for a week-long, immersive experience your child won’t soon forget.

Smithsonian Science in Telluride

Hands-on, fun, and interesting activities that keep kids occupied are a great way to include some education during vacation. When planning the fun, educational activities along with plenty of other adventures, don’t forget to book a vacation rental with Vacation Telluride. For a small family or sweetheart getaway, choose one of our cozy one-bedroom units. For larger groups or families, we have units as large as five bedrooms so everyone can find a place to relax! Enjoy preparing a home-cooked meal in the fully equipped kitchen or stretch out and relax in a private bedroom or open living space after a day of activities and fun.

Contact us today to start planning your memorable stay in Telluride!

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