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Gem & Gold Panning Daily at the Museum During Summer Months

gold panning in ColoradoTry your hand at finding Cripple Creek turquoise, topaz and other gems as well as real gold. The museum hosts panning Memorial Day Weekend thru the end of September and panning for real gold over Gold Rush Days the third weekend in July. The panning trough is open weather allowing; closed during inclement weather and for safety during thunderstorms.

Amateurs welcome - professionals welcome to demonstrate but please leave the gold for the kids.

Please read our gold panning rules.