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Level 2 is the Purple Horse floor.

The Purple Horse floor has elements of learning, creativity and comfort for families, visitors and patients. The Boettcher Atrium fills the floor with light, while providing views down to the colorful terrazzo floor on Level 1 and the nature-themed glass wall panels. 

Immediately off the elevator is the LEGO model of Children’s Hospital Colorado, which kids of all ages enjoy. To the left of the elevator, in front of our Ponzio Surgery Center, a calming fish tank helps patients and families reduce stress and increase comfort. A grand piano also sits on the south-facing wall where volunteer pianists play soothing music. 

Areas of Interest on Level 2:
Ponzio Surgery Center | Conference and Education Center

Services on Level 2

Ponzio Surgery Center

Located on the 2nd floor just to the right of the main elevators, the Ponzio Surgery Center includes 14 state-of-the-art operating rooms and many features designed to reduce stress and increase comfort for both patients and their families. Learn more about preparing for an operation or surgery here.

Conference Center

Education is an important part of our mission at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Our Conference and Education Center provides the meeting space for groups large and small to share information and help advance the field of pediatric healthcare.


Family Hospitality Suite

Children’s Hospital Colorado places family-centered care at the core of our values. This includes creating a comfortable place for families to rest during their child’s stay. To find the Family Hospitality Suite, take the main elevators to Level 2, walk toward the front of the hospital, and turn left. This space offers a home-like place for families to use. It includes two lounges with television and internet access, six private sleeping rooms with private bathrooms, and access to a shared kitchen, locker room and laundry facility. Families may reserve private suites by calling our Volunteer Office. Suites are reserved on a first come, first served basis and are generally available for two nights.

Teen Zone

Your teen will love the features of our 3,000 square-foot Teen Zone located on the 2nd floor, just to the left (east) of the main elevators. The space offers teens, as well as their teen siblings and friends, a chance to take a break from daily health regimens and hang out in a space where teens can be teens. The Teen Zone is open from 1-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. daily, based on volunteer availability.

Level 2 Map