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Winter Break

Visit the 3D Studio, Create-n-Takes, and much more, available daily (except Dec. 25). Also, see special performances of the family-friendly play, Art Emergency: Stampede Edition at 11am weekdays during winter break. Included with admission.

Free First Saturday

Enjoy the museum's art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions for free. Bilingual activities available include a storytelling program, Cuentos del Arte, and a tour of Stampede: Animals in Art in Spanish.

Be the Astronaut

Visit the exhibit developed with NASA's Langley Research Facility that is broken down into interactive parts. Explore basic concepts of the universe; reinvent the way users think about the science and technology needed to thrive in outer space; control a variety of spacecrafts, including a lander, a rover, and an interplanetary spaceship.

Past the Tangled Present

Experience the immersive installation by Denver artist Jaime Molina, born of imagination and the joy of discovery. Step into a different world where the paintings on the wall flow into 3D objects. Sit on boxes painted with faces and play in a garden of fabricated cacti.

Denver Art Museum Free Day

Enjoy the art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions for free. Bilingual activities available include the Cuentos del Arte storytelling program and a tour of Stampede: Animal in Art in Spanish.

Hay ​Bales & Tall Tales – November

Enjoy Four Mile’s monthly story time. This month features "Over the River and Through the Wood - A Thanksgiving Poem" by Lydia Maria. Native American Games will follow the tale. Stay for Four Mile Free Day.

Longmont Museum Holiday Festival

Enjoy festive holiday music and performances featuring a variety of musicians. Alcoholic beverages available for purchase. $17 adults, $12 students/seniors. Reservations required.

The Polar Express™ Train Ride

Select days. Times vary by date. Be immersed in the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children's tale. Purchase tickets in advance $35 and up depending on level of ticket and age.

Junior Surgeons and Cutting Edge

Observe and perform dissections to find out how the human body functions. Dissect chicken wings, sheep lungs and hearts, and cow eyes. Examine real bones and listen to your own heartbeat. Junior surgeons is for second and third graders. Cutting Edge is for fourth to sixth graders.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with Chinese dragon puppet crafts and a traditional lion dance performance by the Shaolin Hung Mei Kung Fu Association.

Free First Saturday at Denver Art Museum

First Saturday of every month. Enjoy art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions without spending a dime. Bilingual activities available include a storytelling program, Cuentos del Arte, at 11:30am and 1pm and a tour of Stampede: Animal in Art in Spanish at 1pm Free general admission tickets are available on-site starting at 10am.

Night at the Museums

Visit museums that are open late, for free. Free shuttles will be available to take people between museums. Participating museums include Byers-Evans House Museum, Childrens Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, Black American West Museum and Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Untitled: Homewrecker

Experience the museum in an entirely different way. Included with general admission, which is free for youth 18 and younger. College students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission during Untitled. No reservation required.

Discovery Days Science Program

Learn about physics and motion while celebrating the new Make It Go! exhibit. WOW!'s Discovery Days program encourages free exploration of different monthly themes through multi-sensory science activities, dramatic role play, relevant math and reading opportunities, and craft projects. Discovery Days activities are included with Museum admission.

Longmont Museum Discovery Days

Drop in to engage in creative and sometimes messy art and craft projects. Each week brings a new theme and activity. Ages 2-6 with caregiver.

Spring Break at the DAM

See performances of the family-friendly museum theater-play Art Emergency: Stampede Edition, plus Create-n-Takes, A Walk in the Woods, and the 3-D Studio which are available every day during spring break.

Degas: A Passion for Perfection

See the exhibit that showcases prolific French artist Edgar Degas’ works from 1855 to 1906. More than 100 works consisting of paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, and sculptures in bronze will be on view. The exhibition will focus on the most prominent and recurring themes throughout Degas’ 60-year career. These include his interest in learning…

Hands-On History Family Fun Days

Give kids the opportunity to explore and create their own history, science, art, and culture through hands-on activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, and role playing in exhibits.

Elite Dance Academy Performance

Join in an interactive performance by the Elite Dance Academy community dance troupe, featuring a variety of routines including jungle, fairy, and under the sea themes.

Sensory-Friendly Playtime

Enjoy museum time for children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders. Museum staff will limit admission to 20 families, turn down sounds and lights, and provide adaptive equipment. Reservations required online.

Make It Go! Exhibit

Visit a STEM focused exhibit that explores the physics and motion of traveling in a car, riding a bike, and seeing a hot air balloon. Ages 2-8.

Tripod Photography – December

Relish a quiet hour of tripod photography before the doors open to the public. Adults. Reservations preferred. $13.50 members, $15 nonmembers.

Yoga for Kids

Join in for a fun, encouraging beginner level yoga class for kids of all ages (toddlers too). In this 30 minute session, kids will learn basic poses to create healthy energy, offer physical challenge, and inspire your imagination. No mat necessary, just bring a smile and wear comfortable shorts or pants. Parents are welcome to…

Family Overnight: Spring Into Science

Check out the wonders of springtime in Colorado with a dino egg hunt through the museum, and make and take your own plant to grow at home. Then sleep among the animals in the diorama wildlife halls. Dinner, bedtime snack, and full breakfast are included. Ages 7-11 with parents.

Jerusalem

Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. Follow the path of archaeologists revealing some of the mysteries of the Old City.

Dead Sea Scrolls

See the exhibition having its regional premiere in Denver. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see authentic Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient manuscripts that include the oldest known Biblical documents dating back over 2,000 years. The scrolls will be dramatically presented within a massive exhibit case featuring carefully regulated individual chambers and full English translations. In…

Tripod Photography

Relish a quiet hour of tripod photography in the tropical rainforest.

Discovery Days Science Program

Learn about crazy Colorado weather through multi-sensory science activities, dramatic role play, relevant math and reading opportunities, and craft projects.

A Walk in the Woods

Take a walk on the wild side in a new family space that’s all about animals in art. Pick up binoculars and spot birds in a colorful flock; mix-and-match animal costumes to create new creatures; work together to build freestanding horse sculptures inspired by artist Deborah Butterfield; and make and display your own shadowbox full…

Sensory Friendly Playtime

Bring kids with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders for a special event. The museum will limit admittance to 20 families, turn down sounds and lights, and provide adaptive equipment. Reservations required online.

Tripod Photography

Relish a quiet hour of self-guided tripod photography in the tropical rain forest before the Pavilion's doors open to the public.

Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives

Bring the whole family to help Foxy and Shmoxy sniff out clues and unseen treasures in the museum. To find the foxes, visit the Family Activity Cart, pick up a letter from the Fox Box and follow the riddles into the galleries. Included with admission.

Zoo Snooze

Experience up-close animal encounters through a nighttime exhibit tour, followed by invertebrate-themed crafts and games and stargazing by the campfire with s’mores. Then wake to a special breakfast prepared by Snooze An A.M. Eatery. Reservation required.

Last Fridays

Enjoy art-making, circus performers, word play, waltzes, dream-reading, and drinks as you explore the museum’s summer exhibitions.

Family Day: Science

Explore the world of science with experiments that support the key educational areas of STEM.

Ganesha: The Playful Protector

See a significant pre-Angkor statue of Ganesha created in the 600s to 700s. The 29-inch tall cross-legged figure, featuring human arms and an elephant head, is one of the earliest Ganesha icons in mainland Southeast Asia. It will be on view along with sculptures, paintings, and textiles depicting Ganesha from the DAM’s Asian art collection.

Hearts for Art

Show your love for a favorite work of art by placing a paper heart on the floor in front of your artwork crush. Then snap a photo of your heart placed next to the artwork, and post it to your favorite social media site, tagged with #denverartmuseum and #heartsforart. Please note: Not everything at the…

3-D Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Explore the studio's new theme and fresh opportunities to get creative. Use design thinking skills to draw, create sculpture and see demonstrations on the weekends by various artists.

Create Playdate

Drop in with your little ones to make art based on monthly themes, read stories, and play art games in the galleries. Ages 3-5.

Discovery Days

Learn how science and art connect at a themed monthly program that encourages free exploration through multi-sensory science activities, dramatic role play, relevant math and reading opportunities, and craft projects. Included with admission.

Dino Discovery Day: Geocaching!

Explore the Ridge trail and find hidden Geocaches and Earthcaches. An optional $4 shuttle ride is available..

Buckaroo Breakfast

Lasso up some fun with grandma and grandpa. Grandparents and grandkiddos will enjoy a full cowboy breakfast, private play throughout the Museum and wild west-inspired activities.

Four Mile Free Day

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the 12-acre grounds, and greet farm animals. Tours are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm and are first come, first served.

Free First Saturday

Enjoy the Denver Art Museum's art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions without spending a dime. Bilingual activities available include a storytelling program, Cuentos del Arte, at 11:30am and 1pm, and a tour of Stampede: Animals in Art in Spanish at 1pm. Free general admission tickets are available on-site starting at 10am.

World Spider Day

Explore the world of spiders, their contributions to our world, and learn how to conserve them. Activities include scientist chats and live animal encounters.

Movie Night at Vehicle Vault

Visit the museum, enjoy food, and entertainment followed by the movie, Cars 3. $25/per person($15 each for kids 12 and under).

Linking Asia: Art, Trade, and Devotion

Explore how trade routes inspired and influenced art over time and across the Asian continent. See approximately 150 sculptures, ceramics, textiles, scrolls, and other multi-dimensional works from 20 countries that span 2,000 years.

Becoming Butterflies

See brilliant images of Colorado butterflies and displays of specimens from the CU Entomology collection.

Early Learners Storytime

Learn about farms, cowboys, and animals in the Destination Colorado exhibit. Read stories and have playtime before the museum opens. Included with admission.

Tripod Photography – November

Relish a quiet hour of tripod photography before the doors open to the public. Adults. Reservations preferred. $13.50 members, $15 nonmembers.

Burn Awareness Free Day

Get ready for Burn Awareness Week by visiting the Denver Firefighters Museum to learn more about firefighting.

Ultimate Family Dino Fun

Celebrate the latest temporary exhibition “Ultimate Dinosaurs.” Check out some of the most spectacular fossils unearthed in recent years as you venture through the exhibition, find out how fossils form, and make your own family fossil to take home. $15-$25.

Tripod Photography – September

Relish a quiet hour of tripod photography before the doors open to the public. Adults. Reservations preferred. $13.50 members, $15 nonmembers.

Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives

Held on the second Saturday of each month. Bring the whole family to help Foxy and Shmoxy sniff out clues and unseen treasures in the museum. To find the foxes, visit the Family Activity Cart, pick up a letter from the Fox Box and follow the riddles into the galleries.

Discovery Zone

Explore age-appropriate, multi-sensory exhibits, activities, and programs that focus on science process skills as children explore basic concepts in physical science, life science, earth and space sciences, math, and human culture.

Drop in Discovery

Investigate the interactive natural world from the Nature Center with special crafts, games or activities. Register online.

Four Mile Free Day

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the 12-acre grounds and greet farm animals. Tours are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm and are first come, first served.

Creatures of Light

Delve into the world of living things that blink, glow, flash, and flicker, from tiny fireflies to strange creatures in the ocean depths. Explore the mysterious world of bioluminescence and biofluorescence, visible light emitted by living things. See larger-than-life models, engaging immersive environments, fun activities, and real animals, fungi, and minerals that get their glow…

Denver Art Museum Free First Saturday

Enjoy the art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions for free. Bilingual activities available include the Cuentos del Arte storytelling program and a tour of Stampede: Animal in Art in Spanish.

Bubble Garden

Climb inside "bubbles" made of sturdy materials used to make playground equipment.

Sensory Friendly Playtime

Bring kids with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders for a special event. The museum will limit admittance to 20 families, turn down sounds and lights, and provide adaptive equipment. Reservations required online.

Longmont Museum Holiday Festival

Enjoy a Santa reception with hot chocolate and cookies followed by festive holiday music and performances (4pm). Alcoholic beverages available for purchase. $17 adults, $12 students/seniors. Reservations required.

Hay ​Bales & Tall Tales – October

Enjoy Four Mile’s monthly story time. This month features "The Gift of the Sacred Dog" by Paul Goble. Native American Games will follow the tale. Stay for Four Mile Free Day.

Rainforest Yoga

Surround yourself with exotic plants and beautiful butterflies, and meet other yoga enthusiasts in the community. Adults.

WOW!’s New Year’s Eve Parties

Ring in the New Year with noisemaker crafts, face painting, a musical performance, refreshments and a countdown. $11 per child, $6 members, $5 per adult. Reservations required online.

Colorado Educational Theater Program

Help stories unfold through mime and creative movement activities. Children will also learn about the story origins and the countries from which they came. This storytelling workshop is presented by Colorado Educational Theatre featuring Hugo Jon Sayles, Teaching Artist and is included with Museum admission.

Conquest of the Skies 3D

Travel through time and around the world to unravel the 300-million-year story of how animal aviators have evolved into the 100 billion creatures flying through the air today.

Hands on History Family Fun Days

Explore history, science, art, and culture through hands-on activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, and role-playing.

TriceraTOTs

Read 2-4 children’s books with a dinosaur theme and do a 15-minute craft or activity. RSVP with Erin at Education@dinoridge.org.

Thanksgiving Break at the DAM

10am-5pm. New this year, celebrate Thanksgiving all week at the Denver Art Museum. Get inspired by artworks and create in the galleries at two different Create-n-Takes! Closed Thanksgiving Day. Included with general admission; free for youth 18 and younger.

Four Mile Free Day – October

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum and explore the 12-acre grounds. Tours are at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 and first come, first served.

Christmas with Cody

Meet Santa Cody, create crafts, meet historic figures, and tour the Museum.

Stay up with the Stars

Head to the museum after dark as educators and astrophysicists discuss the incredible Colorado night sky. After dinner at the Museum, watch planetarium shows, see favorite winter constellations through high-power telescopes (weather permitting), and make star-studded crafts.

Make It Go! Exhibit Opening

Explore the physics and motion of traveling in a car, riding and bike, and seeing a hot air balloon. Is it harder to pedal up a short steep hill or a long shallow hill? Does a bumpy road slow down a car? What makes hot air balloons go up in the sky anyway? Find out…

Exhibition Opening Reception

Explore the role that fashion plays in developing a cultural identity in major urban settings. This exhibit acknowledges the contributions of the Pachuco movement to the American experience.

Four Mile Free Day

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the 12-acre grounds, and greet farm animals. Tours are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm and are first come, first served.

Hay ​Bales & Tall Tales – December

Enjoy Four Mile’s monthly story time. This month features "Once There Was a Tree" by Natalia Romanova. A paper chain craft will follow the tale. Stay for Four Mile Free Day.

Low Sensory Morning at the DAM

Visit the museum during a special time for individuals and families who prefer a quiet, less sensory-stimulating environment. Loud gallery sounds are turned down and attendance is limited. There are tours of the museums, numerous hands-on activities, and artmaking projects for individuals and families to enjoy. Included in general admission, but space is limited. Reservations…

Low Sensory Morning

Attend the museum in a quiet, less sensory-stimulating environment offered on select Saturday mornings, before public hours. Loud gallery sounds are turned down, attendance is limited, and tours, hands-on activities, and artmaking projects are available for individuals and families to enjoy. In February, explore the many animals found in Stampede: Animals in Art. Reservations open…

Four Mile Free Day – December

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum and explore the 12-acre grounds. Tours are at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 and first come, first served.

Teen Lounge

Venture through Museum exhibits, get hands-on with entertaining activities, jam to live music and win awesome giveaways.

Small Settlers

Get a head start in early learning and development for toddlers through history and nature-centered activities designed to engage young minds. Call to register.

Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013

See the first comprehensive American exhibition of critically acclaimed photographer Fazal Sheikh’s work. The more than two-decade-long career of the Kenyan-rooted and American-born artist has focused on raising awareness of international human rights issues through his documentary-based photography practice. Included with museum admission; kids 18 and younger are free.

America’s Musical Journey

Experience the sounds of jazz, blues, zydeco, and old-time country music across America. See how they have shaped the nation’s distinctive musical heritage in this IMAX movie.

French Chef Series

Practice culinary skills with Alliance Française de Denver, making French cuisine like crepes and pastries. Space is limited. Sign up outside The Teaching Kitchen.

Family Day: Learning from Nature

Make observations about how structures and processes in nature solve problems. Meet CU Boulder students and community partners who are weaving together science, technology, engineering, art, and math to find innovative and sustainable solutions.

Discovery Days Science Program

Learn about music and sound. WOW!'s Discovery Days program encourages free exploration of different monthly themes through multi-sensory science activities, dramatic role play, relevant math and reading opportunities, and craft projects.

Four Mile Free Day – February

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum and explore the 12-acre grounds. Tours are at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 and first come, first served.

Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives

Bring the whole family to help Foxy and Shmoxy sniff out clues and unseen treasures in the museum. To find the foxes, visit the Family Activity Cart, pick up a letter from the Fox Box, and follow the riddles into the galleries.

Take it to the Streets: Santa Fe Mural Crawl

Celebrate the closing of the Las (H)adas exhibit with a warm beverage and a tour up and down historic Santa Fe Drive with muralist, Josiah Lopez. Reservation required email guestservices@museo.org.

Create-n-Takes

Get inspired and create art throughout the museum at special stations in the galleries.

Tactile Tables – Stampede: Animals in Art

Engage in a multisensory exploration of animal-inspired artworks found in the special exhibition, "Stampede: Animals in Art." Tactile Tables are regular opportunities to experience art in a hands-on way with facilitation by specially trained docents. These experiences are designed for visitors who are blind or have low vision, but open to all visitors who desire…

Glow Party for Families

Get your glow on at this party in conjunction with Creatures of Light. After dinner, explore the exhibition, then create a glowing creature, draw with light, and make your own glow sticks.

Spring Break Camp

Experience fun and wonder, see IMAX films and planetarium shows, and explore the marvels of the temporary exhibitions. Early morning drop-of and late pickup options are available.

Free First Saturday at Denver Art Museum

On the first Saturday of every month, enjoy art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions without spending a dime. Bilingual activities available include the storytelling program, Cuentos del Arte, at 11:30am. and 1pm, and a tour of Stampede: Animal in Art in Spanish at 1pm. Free general admission tickets are available on-site starting at 10am.

Teaching Kitchen and Tastings

Kids can try their hand at being a chef with age-appropriate tools and fresh ingredients. There are cooking classes, fee-based workshops, or samples of homemade food.

Tripod Photography – October

Relish a quiet hour of tripod photography before the doors open to the public. Adults. Reservations preferred. $13.50 members, $15 nonmembers.

Free First Saturday

On the first Saturday of every month, enjoy the art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions without spending a dime. A Collection Highlights tours in Spanish is offered at 2pm. Free general admission tickets are available on-site starting at 10am.

Rainforest Yoga

Practice yoga in a tropical conservatory filled with free-flying butterflies. Adults only, children age 13 and older may attend with an adult.

Yoga for Kids

Join in a 30-minute beginner level yoga class for kids in which you’ll learn basic poses, meet physical challenges, and use your imagination. Age 3 and up.

First Friday, Día de los Muertos

Celebrate Día de los Muertos by remembering loved ones who have passed and celebrate the eternal journey of death. Special treats like pan de muerto, music, food and drinks will be served. Admission is free, $2-$3 for each sugar skull, $5 face painting.

Family Tour

Enjoy an art adventure designed for the whole family. Family tours are full of games, art making, and close looking in the galleries and are led by a professional team of gallery teachers. Ages 5-10. Registration is required and space is limited.

TriceraTOTs

Read 2-4 children’s books with a dinosaur theme and do a 15-minute craft or activity. Ages 2-5.

Small Settlers

Get a head start on early learning and development for toddlers through history and nature-centered activities designed to engage young minds. Call to register.

Just For Fun Center

Compose your own Japanese-inspired garden on a large scale, use your creativity and patience to create balancing stone sculptures, make your mark and add to an ink-painted screen, design and wear a Samurai-inspired helmet, and experience the complicated process by which Samurai dressed. Included with museum admission; kids 18 and younger are free. Reservations are…

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

See the film that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth.

Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives

Second Sat. 10:30am and 11:30am. Help Foxy and Shmoxy sniff out clues and unseen treasures in the museum. To find the foxes, visit the Family Activity Cart, pick up a letter from the Fox Box, and then follow the riddles into the galleries.

Four Mile Free Day – September

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum and explore the 12-acre grounds. Tours are at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 and first come, first served.

Conquest of the Skies 3D

Travel through time and around the world to unravel the 300-million-year story of how animal aviators have evolved into the 100 billion creatures flying through the air today. Explore nature’s ingenuity as you soar from a falcon’s point of view, see hummingbirds flutter in slow motion, accompany bats in the hunt, meet lizards that glide…

Create Playdate

Drop in with your little ones to make art based on monthly themes, read stories, and play art games in the galleries. Ages 3-5.

$5 Day

Experience all of the displays and activities of the Butterfly Pavilion for only $5 per person.

Stampede: Animals in Art

See how animals have captivated artists throughout history. This cross-departmental exhibition brings together more than 300 objects from the Denver Art Museum’s collection to explore the presence of animals in art.

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