The Mountain Top Children’s Museum (MTCM) was founded by Betty Quigley & Laura (Pietro) Horvath and incorporated as a 501(c)(3)in 2001.
In the Summer of 2002, MTCM kicked off their first Day Camp program, offered to children ages 5 through 10 at the Peak 8 Kids Castle, donated by Breckenridge Ski Resort/Vail Resorts Inc. Shortly after, we opened the museum's exhibit space to the public at Main Street Station, provided by East West Partners, designed with Rocky Mountain exhibits, Family Science Night Workshops and a variety of special programming.
In 2004, MTCM moved to it's current location at 605 South Park Ave in the Village Hotel. This space, also donated by Vail Resorts, has been an amazing home and has grown by filling every possible square inch with enticing activity.
The 2007-08 ski season kicked off our popular Kids Night Out drop off program, keeping the exhibit space busy at least 3 nights a week. Kids are welcome to get away from their parents and have a night at the museum with dinner, take home activities and hours of fun.
In the Summer of 2008, MTCM Day Camp moved to the Village Ski School, a much larger space next to Maggie Pond allowing the program to flourish for both local and guest children. The following year, our Day Camp added a mentor program allowing experienced MTCM campers at the age of 13 to help the younger campers and understand a bigger job role in child care.
In 2011 MTCM Outreach program kicks off. With the help of the Summit Foundation, MTCM supplements local school districts and child care organizations in their learning with a fun hands on science experience.
MTCM continues to participate in local events such as International Snow Sculpture Competition, Town of Breckenridge Locals party, Breck Create Events, face painting events and more.