January to early March, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm*
*The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
For specific hours during the time of your visit, go to Operating Hours & Seasons.
The museum is located on Chapin Mesa, 20 miles from the park entrance.
The museum displays dioramas illustrating Ancestral Pueblo life. There are also many exhibits of prehistoric artifacts, a chronology of Ancestral Pueblo culture, and other items related to the park.
A 25-minute orientation film is shown on the hour and half-hour. This film offers an excellent overview of the history of Mesa Verde.
Last updated: July 1, 2017