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Da Vinci: The Inventor

Date:
Mar 09, 2019 10am - 2pm
Cost:
$40 member, $50 nonmember
Phone:
303-370-6000

Learn what made Leonardo da Vinci a master of medieval engineering. From his self-driving car to his scuba suit, learn about the concepts that made him famous. Then visit the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius. Grades K-2.

Lego Building Workshop

Date:
Oct 26, 2019 9 - 10am
Cost:
$35 one child and one adult nonmembers, $30 members pair
Phone:
303-866-2394

Build (and keep) your own Colorado-style Lego Halloween Haunt Kit, and have a special guided tour of the Denver A to Z exhibit before it opens for the day. Age 4 and up. RSVP required by calling 303-866-2394.

Family Day: Día del Niño

Date:
Apr 28, 2019 10am - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-354-4880

Celebrate children around the world during Día del Niño (Day of the Child), in partnership with the Denver Art Museum and other cultural organizations in the Civic Center Cultural Complex. Participate in art-making activities and enjoy live performances in the museum’s forecourt and explore the galleries.

Homeschool Day: Wild Wetlands

Date:
Dec 24, 2018 10am - 4pm
Cost:
$5 members, $8 nonmembers
Phone:
303-469-5441

Enjoy a special day for homeschoolers and the whole family to explore the invertebrate diversity of wetland environments.

Tactile Tables – Stampede: Animals in Art

Date:
Oct 13, 2017 to Oct 14, 2017
Cost:
Phone:

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…

Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives

Date:
Feb 10, 2019
Schedule:
10:30am and 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Take the 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.

A Maasai Through the Decades & Experiences in Uganda

Date:
Mar 10, 2018 1 - 3pm
Cost:
$5 per person includes admission to 5 galleries along with Dr. Olsen’s photographs of East Africa
Phone:
970-221-4600

Hear two experts from Colorado State University explore facets of Kenya and Uganda. James DeMartini, Professor Emeritus, will relate the story of Moses, a Maasai in Kenya. Gregory Vogl, a CSU Middleware Developer, will highlight his experiences in Uganda.

Howl-O-Ween

Date:
Oct 19, 2019 to Oct 20, 2019
Schedule:
Oct. 19-20, 3-7pm
Cost:
$3 age 3 and up
Phone:
970-350-9220

Wear your costume and trick or treat at historic buildings in the 8-acre outdoor museum. Try your hand at Halloween carnival games, check out the not-so-scary haunted house, and participate in the costume contest. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Four Mile Free Day – October

Date:
Oct 13, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
720-865-0800

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.

DMNS Free Day

Date:
Feb 11, 2019 9am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-370-6000

Enjoy museum favorites and special family-friendly activities without paying admission.

Buckaroo Breakfast

Date:
Jan 20, 2018 8am - 10am
Cost:
$25.
Phone:
303-561-0104

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.

Family Overnight: Spring Into Science

Date:
Mar 16, 2018 to Mar 17, 2018
Schedule:
Overnight to 10am
Cost:
$55-$80
Phone:
303-370-6000

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.

Wacky World of Wind

Date:
Mar 26, 2019 10am - noon
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Use the wind tube from the Boulder Public Library’s Makerspace to create and test objects of different shapes and sizes to see where the wind takes them. Work with friends to create objects that float, twirl, and soar.

Lucha Libre at Museo

Date:
Jul 19, 2019 6 - 9pm
Cost:
$20 adults
Phone:
303-571-4401

See a Mexican wrestling performance for all ages at Museo De Las Americas.

Night at the Museum: Children’s Museum

Date:
Nov 03, 2018 5 - 10pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-433-7444

Kick off Denver Arts Week during Night at the Museums with free admission to the Children’s Museum. Swing by The Art Studio from 6-8pm to make your own prints with artist-in-residence alum, screenprinter Jennifer Ghormley.

Walk with a Geologist

Date:
Jul 06, 2019 9am
Cost:
$15 adults, $10 children
Phone:
303-697-3466

Join a professional geologist for a 2½-hour walk and discussion of the geology and changes of the Denver area through time. Age 8 and up. Registration required.

Create-n-Takes

Date:
Aug 01, 2019 to Aug 31, 2019
Schedule:
Sat and Sun, 10:30am-4pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Get inspired and create art in the galleries at special create-n-take stations.

Independence Celebration

Date:
Jul 02, 2018 5 - 10pm
Cost:
Free admission, donation suggested
Phone:
303-499-1999

Celebrate with live music, old-time games, historic demonstrations, and horse-drawn wagon rides. Bring a blanket and stay to watch the Glendale fireworks show. Food trucks and a beer garden will be on-site.

French Chef Series

Date:
Feb 27, 2018
Schedule:
2pm and 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Practice culinary skills with Alliance Française de Denver, making French cuisine like crepes and pastries. Space is limited. Sign up outside The Teaching Kitchen. Please note: The date was accidentally listed in the print calendar as being on February 25. It is really on February 27. We're sorry for the error.

Art Emergency: Sculpture Edition

Date:
Mar 25, 2019 to Mar 29, 2019
Schedule:
March 25–29, 11am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Enjoy an original family-friendly play series while at the museum. These fast-paced and funny plays give insight into some of the most beloved artwork at the DAM.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Jul 13, 2018 Noon - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-499-1999

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the 12-acre grounds, sample a treat from the summer kitchen, and greet farm animals.

Hands on History Family Fun Day

Date:
Oct 13, 2018 11am - 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-447-8679

Explore and create history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities. October's theme is the Denver Broncos.

Create-n-Takes

Date:
Nov 01, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018
Schedule:
Sat-Sun 10:30am-4pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-865-5000

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

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Nov 09, 2018 Noon - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the grounds, and greet farm animals.

Ganesha: The Playful Protector

Date:
Oct 21, 2017 to Oct 28, 2018
Cost:
Included with museum admission; free for kids 18 and under
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Save a Spider Day

Date:
Mar 16, 2019 9am - 5pm
Cost:
$12 adults, $10 seniors and Westminster resident, $9 ages 2–12, free under age 2
Phone:
303-469-5441

Discover the incredible contributions of spiders to our world and learn about what you can do to conserve them.

Create Playdate

Date:
Oct 10, 2018 10am - 1pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Visit the Agricultural Heritage Center

Date:
Apr 05, 2019 to Oct 27, 2019
Schedule:
Fri-Sun, 10am-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-776-8688

Visit the farm, enjoy the rural setting, and learn about the rich agricultural history of Boulder County. Contact Jim Drew at 303-776-8688 or jdrew@bouldercounty.org for more information.

Wacky World of Wind

Date:
Nov 20, 2018 10am
Cost:
Included with museum admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Experience wind using a wind tube from the Boulder Public Library’s Makerspace, test objects of different shapes and sizes to see where the wind takes them, and work with friends to create objects that soar. Age 2 and up.

Pioneering on the Platte

Date:
Nov 03, 2018 11am - 2pm
Cost:
Free but registration required
Phone:
303-743-9720 ext 850

Pan for gold in the South Platte River, listen to Native American stories, make crafts, and take a silly photo at the Western photo booth.

Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival

Date:
Oct 06, 2018 to Oct 07, 2018
Cost:
Visit the website for pricing details
Phone:
719-488-0880

Attend this annual event that includes a pumpkin patch, hayrides, spoooky stores, vendors, and food trucks.

Four Mile Free Day – September

Date:
Sep 08, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
720-865-0800

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.

Dead Sea Scrolls

Date:
Mar 16, 2018 to Sep 03, 2018
Cost:
Special ticket required
Phone:
303-370-6000

See the authentic Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient manuscripts that include the oldest known Biblical documents dating back over 2,000 years. In addition, view more than 500 artifacts from the ancient Middle East including inscriptions and seals, weapons, stone carvings, terra cotta figurines, remains of religious symbols, coins, shoes, textiles, mosaics, ceramics, jewelry, and a three-ton…

Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives

Date:
Nov 12, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
720-865-5000

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.

Parenting Workshop

Date:
Jun 20, 2018 4:30 - 5:30pm
Cost:
Free and includes a ticket to the museum for the day
Phone:
303-433-6200 ext. 12

Receive a program toolkit packed with fun games and activities, picture books, and parenting handbooks. A trained volunteer will introduce and model various activities in the toolkits for parents to try with their kids. Parents and caregivers with children ages birth-3.

French Chef Series

Date:
Jun 25, 2019
Schedule:
2pm and 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Practice culinary skills with Alliance Française de Denver, making French cuisine like crepes and pastries. Cooking class program space is limited. Sign up outside the Teaching Kitchen.

Outdoor Movie Night

Date:
Jun 21, 2019 6pm
Schedule:
Doors open at 6pm, movie begins at sundown
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-469-5441

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with a family-friendly showing of the Bee Movie outside on the front lawn of the invertebrate zoo. There will be arts and crafts, nature walks, giveaways, and a ladybug release prior to the film. Food trucks will also be on site.

Sacred Spaces: Nichos Exhibition Opening

Date:
Oct 05, 2018 6 - 9pm
Cost:
Free admission. $5 to decorate a sugar skull
Phone:
303-571-4401

See an exhibition that features small nichos, an important element of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). These handmade tin boxes constructed and decorated by Denver-area K-12 students tell stories of their cultural heritage and interests and will be on display for all to enjoy. The opening reception coincides with Cultural First Friday.…

Teen Lounge

Date:
Oct 13, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-370-6000

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

Denver Art Museum Free First Saturday

Date:
Oct 05, 2019 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

Check out 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. Free general admission tickets are available on-site starting at 10am.

Free Night at the Museums

Date:
Nov 03, 2018 5 - 10pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:

Visit various museums for free, as part of Denver Arts Week. Free shuttles will be available to take visitors between the museums. Visit the website for participating museums.

Mastering Moves

Date:
Aug 03, 2019 to Aug 25, 2019
Schedule:
Aug. 3 and 25, 11am and 1:30pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Explore body movements through games and activities with physical therapists from Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Sep 14, 2018 Noon - 4pm
Cost:
Admission is free, horse-drawn wagon rides are an additional charge
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the grounds, sample a treat from the summer kitchen, and greet farm animals.

Zoo Snooze Family Overnight

Date:
Jun 28, 2019 to Jun 29, 2019
Schedule:
6pm to 9am the following morning
Cost:
$50 member, $60 nonmember, $40 groups of 5 or more
Phone:
303-469-5441

Experience up-close animal encounters, a nighttime exhibit tour, invertebrate-themed crafts, and games at a family sleepover. Age 5 and up. Reservations required.

Garden Grand Opening Celebration

Date:
Jul 20, 2019 10am - noon
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Get to know the new outdoor courtyard garden with its demonstration garden, outdoor play kitchen, and landscaping elements to climb and explore.

Día del Niño

Date:
Apr 29, 2018 11am - 2pm
Cost:
Included with museum admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Join in the museum's first Día del Niño (Day of the Child) celebration, including special stories, dances, and activities that honor the Mexican origins of the holiday.

Dino Discovery Day: Geocaching!

Date:
Sep 09, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-697-3466 x 107

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

Free First Saturday

Date:
Sep 02, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:

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.

Free First Saturday

Date:
Feb 02, 2019 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

See 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: Animals in Art in Spanish at 1pm.

Create Playdate

Date:
Apr 10, 2018 10am - 1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Feb 09, 2018 12pm - 4pm
Cost:
Free. Horse-drawn wagon rides (if offered) are an additional charge
Phone:
720-865-0800

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.

Da Vinci: The Artist

Date:
Mar 09, 2019 10am - 2pm
Cost:
$40 member, $50 nonmember
Phone:
303-370-6000

Learn all about what made Leonardo da Vinci a master of High Renaissance art. Then visit the exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius, and make your own masterpieces of scientific illustration. Grades 3-6.

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation 3D

Date:
Jan 24, 2019 to Aug 21, 2019
Cost:
$9.95 adults, $7.95 juniors/seniors; member pricing available
Phone:
303-370-6000

Marvel at one of nature’s most breathtaking shows while exploring molten worlds and exploding craters across the globe.

Eyes On: Julie Buffalohead

Date:
Jul 29, 2018 to Apr 21, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

View new work by the Minnesota-based artist, who is a citizen of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. Buffalohead uses metaphors, iconography, and storytelling narratives in her artwork to describe emotional and subversive American Indian cultural experiences.

Dissection Connections

Date:
Jan 12, 2019 10am - 2pm
Cost:
$40-$50 per pair
Phone:
303-370-6000

Let a skilled museum educator be your guide in observing the dissections of a sheep brain, lung, and heart. Then try your hand with a scalpel as you learn about your amazing body systems. For kids in grades 2-9 and an adult.

Joy Park Free Nights

Date:
May 17, 2019 4 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-433-7444

Discover the joy of climbing, digging, zip lining, and splashing in the museum's Joy Park.

Family Day: Modern and Historic Exploration of Antarctica

Date:
Apr 20, 2019 10am - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-6892

Get to know the coldest, windiest place on earth. Meet the CU scientists who venture into some of the harshest climates and learn about what it is like to live there. Step into an actual tent from Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated journey, try on modern expeditionary clothing, and make your own ice core.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
May 11, 2018 noon - 4pm
Cost:
General admission is free. Horse-drawn wagon rides (if offered) are an additional charge
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the 12-acre grounds, and greet farm animals.

Volunteer and Intern Open Interviews

Date:
Sep 18, 2019 4 - 7pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-433-7444

Learn about amazing volunteer opportunities, tour the museum, and interview with the volunteer team. Minimum age is 9. Volunteers ages 9-13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Game Night

Date:
Oct 11, 2018 6 - 9pm
Cost:
$15-$25
Phone:
303-370-6000

Attend an interactive night out for the whole family, enjoy dinner, and explore Mindbender Mansion. After dinner, decipher puzzles, crack codes, and work together to solve a mystery.

Spring Break Camp

Date:
Mar 19, 2018 to Mar 26, 2018
Schedule:
March 19-23 and 26-30
Cost:
$260 member, $290 nonmember (per week)
Phone:
303-370-6000

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

Date:
Feb 03, 2018 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Becoming Butterflies

Date:
Nov 27, 2017 to Aug 31, 2018
Cost:
$8-$12
Phone:
303-315-9446

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

Hay Bales & Tall Tales

Date:
Dec 14, 2018 Noon - 1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-0800

Enjoy Four Mile’s monthly storytime. This month features Animals in Winter by Henrietta Bancroft. After reading the story, the group will then do a Footprints on the Trail activity, exploring the wild animals that live in the area, looking at their tracks, fur, and antlers. Stay for Four Mile Free Day.

Ladies Fishing on the Fly

Date:
Aug 16, 2019 to Aug 17, 2019
Schedule:
Aug. 16, 6-9pm; Aug. 17, 8:30am-1pm
Cost:
$30 in advance and $35 at the door, if not sold out
Phone:
303-791-2500

Learn the art of fly fishing with the Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited along with the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association. There is one classroom session and an outdoor classroom and field trip. Age 16 and up.

Sensory Friendly Playtime

Date:
Jul 15, 2018 8am - 10am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

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.

Germs!

Date:
Feb 19, 2019 10:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Join Gini, director of Early Childhood Education, to explore the world of germs. Learn more in this health and wellness focused activity for children and families.

Parachute Games

Date:
May 09, 2018
Schedule:
11am and 1:30pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Participate in a variety of highly interactive and entertaining activities involving a 30-foot parachute with Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Teen Lounge

Date:
Jan 25, 2019 7 - 10pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-370-6000

Take over the museum at a uniquely teen night with free snacks, entertainment, and activities. For ages 13-18.

Yoga for Kids

Date:
Jan 02, 2019 to Dec 18, 2019
Schedule:
Every Wed
Cost:
Included with museum admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

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.

Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature

Date:
Oct 21, 2019 to Feb 02, 2020
Schedule:
Oct. 21-Feb. 2, 2020
Cost:
$22 and up adult member, $27 and up adult nonmember, $5 ages 6-18, free age 5 and under
Phone:
720-913-0130

See the most comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades. With more than 120 paintings spanning Monet’s entire career, the exhibit focuses on the celebrated French impressionist artist’s enduring relationship with nature. A special dated and timed ticket is required; advance purchase is recommended.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Free Day

Date:
Oct 14, 2019 9am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-370-6000

Enjoy family-friendly activities, free admission to Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits, and discounted admission to The Science Behind Pixar as part of this SCFD free day.

Family Overnight: Spring into Science

Date:
Mar 08, 2019 to Mar 09, 2019
Schedule:
6pm overnight to 10am the next morning
Cost:
$65-$80 adult, $55-$70 junior
Phone:
303-370-6000

Enjoy dinner then go on a dino egg hunt through the Museum, make your own plant to grow at home, and watch a planetarium show. Then sleep among the animals in the wildlife diorama halls. Wake up to breakfast and an IMAX screening. Grades K-8.

Engineering Experience Workshop

Date:
Mar 23, 2019 to Apr 20, 2019
Cost:
$25. The fee includes an annual student membership to Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Students of Wings Aerospace Academy and museum members are free
Phone:
303-360-5360

Find out what you need to start a career as an engineer. The workshop is geared toward educating current middle and high school students about the requirements, principles, and opportunities afforded to engineers and scientists in all types of industries. Visit website for dates, location, and subject matter for each class in the five-part workshop…

Dinner and Da Vinci

Date:
Mar 13, 2019 6 - 9pm
Cost:
$15-$25
Phone:
303-370-6000

Have a dinner worthy of the Renaissance with Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius. Get exclusive access to this new temporary exhibition with family-friendly activities such as catapult competitions, city planning, and robotics.

3-D Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Jan 01, 2018 to Feb 28, 2018
Cost:
Free.
Phone:
720-865-5000

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.

Father’s Day Special

Date:
Jun 16, 2019 10am - 6pm
Cost:
Regular admission applies for the rest of the family
Phone:
303-604-2424

Celebrate Father's Day with free admission for all dads and grandpas.

Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard

Date:
May 28, 2018 to Jul 05, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

See more than 100 works on paper that showcase Jim Howard’s four-decade fashion illustration career, starting with his early advertising campaigns for Neiman Marcus in the late 1950s, and through the ‘70s and ‘80s when the fashion illustration industry was at its height. The exhibition offers a nostalgic look at fashion trends set by top…

Littlest Learners Class

Date:
Feb 27, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Schedule:
Event occurs twice a month; visit website for specific dates
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Join a series of hands-on classes for infants and toddlers and their caregivers to explore fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive experiences. Ages newborn-3.

Create Playdate

Date:
Mar 13, 2019 10am - 1pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Fall Break Camp: Deadly Invertebrates

Date:
Oct 28, 2019
Schedule:
Full day, 9am-4pm; half day, 9am-noon
Cost:
$50-$60 full day, $30-$36 half day
Phone:
303-469-5441

Discover some deadly invertebrates and the weapons they use to catch food and protect themselves.

Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America

Date:
May 05, 2019 to Aug 25, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

See an exhibit that explores how employing playfulness allowed designers to bring fresh ideas to the American home, children’s toys and play spaces, and corporate identities.

Sensory Friendly Playtime

Date:
Mar 10, 2019 8 - 10am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

Come to a low sensory event for children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders. The event is limited to 20 families. Reserve your spot online.

Past the Tangled Present

Date:
Oct 21, 2017 to Oct 28, 2018
Cost:
Included with museum admission; free for kids 18 and under
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Four Mile Free Day – February

Date:
Feb 09, 2018 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
720-865-0800

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.

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Date:
Sep 21, 2019
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-447-8679

Attend museums around the country, including 25 in Colorado such as History Colorado Center and Denver Firefighters Museum, for free. Visit website for list of participating museums and download a branded ticket for free entry.

WWI: Longmont and the Great War

Date:
Feb 02, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 1-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-651-8374

Learn Longmont's role in WWI through an exhibit featuring full infantry uniforms, artifacts relating to medical care, propaganda posters, and more. See website for a variety of special events related to the exhibit.

Children’s Workshops

Date:
Feb 17, 2019 9am - 3pm
Cost:
$60 junior member, $70 child/junior nonmember
Phone:
303-370-6000

Observe and perform dissections to find out how the human body functions. Dissect sheep hearts and lungs, eyes, brains, and frogs. Junior Surgeons is for kids in grades 2-3. Cutting Edge is for grades 4-6.

Tales for Tots

Date:
Sep 05, 2018 11am - noon
Cost:
$9 adult, $6 ages 5-13, $8 student, firefighter, or senior, free age 4 and under
Phone:
303-892-1436

Enjoy a storytime and a firefighting-themed craft for young visitors. Ages 3-7.

Eyes On: Jonathan Saiz

Date:
Aug 28, 2019 to Nov 17, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

See the artist's installation, #WhatisUtopia, which includes a column covered with 10,000 tiny drawings, paintings, and sculptures, and five framed artworks. After the exhibition closes, the 10,000 tiny artworks will be given away by the artist.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Apr 13, 2018 Noon - 4pm
Schedule:
Tours are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm and are first come, first served
Cost:
Free. Horse-drawn wagon rides (if offered) are an additional charge
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the 12-acre grounds, and greet farm animals.

Hallowteen

Date:
Oct 04, 2019 to Oct 20, 2019
Schedule:
Grades 6–8: Oct. 4, 7–9pm; Grades 9–12: Oct. 20, 7-9pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-370-6000

Take over the museum and check out frightening creatures, both dead and alive, fun activities, and freaky food, especially for teens. Costumes are welcome.

Untitled: Homewrecker

Date:
Oct 27, 2017 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:

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.

Untitled Final Friday

Date:
Mar 29, 2019 6 - 10pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Visit the museum after-hours for an evening that highlights the practice of featured artist Suchitra Mattai. Explore building cross-cultural narratives around ideas of home.

Low Sensory Morning

Date:
Aug 18, 2018 8:30 - 10am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0074

Enjoy a quiet, less sensory-stimulating environment before public hours, with tours, hands-on activities, and art-making projects. Loud gallery sounds are turned down and attendance is limited. Reservations are free, but general museum admission rates apply. Reserve your spot in advance starting one month ahead, then purchase general admission at the door on day of event.

Small Settlers

Date:
Jan 02, 2018 to Jan 30, 2018
Schedule:
Tue Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30, 9am-10am.
Cost:
$5 nonmember child, free for members and parents/caregivers.
Phone:
720-865-0800

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.

Create Playdate

Date:
Aug 14, 2019 10am - 2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Create-n-Takes

Date:
Jan 01, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019
Schedule:
Sat and Sun, 10:30am-4pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Get inspired and create art in the galleries at special Create-n-Take stations.

Create Playdate

Date:
Feb 14, 2018 10am - 1pm
Cost:
Included with museum admission; free for kids 18 and younger
Phone:
720-865-5000

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.

Día de los Libros

Date:
Apr 29, 2019 9am - 4pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Join in a celebration of children, families, and culture, all through a love of reading. There will be bilingual storytimes, plus crafts and activities inspired by books and our diverse world.

French Chef Series

Date:
Oct 19, 2019
Schedule:
2pm and 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Make French cuisine like crepes and pastries with friends from Alliance Française de Denver. Cooking class program space is limited, first-come, first-served. Sign up outside the Teaching Kitchen.

Create Playdate

Date:
Jul 11, 2018 10am - 2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Oct 12, 2018 Noon - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the grounds, sample a treat from the summer kitchen, and greet farm animals.

3D Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Aug 01, 2018 to Sep 09, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Explore the expansive and varied realm of 3D art. Use design thinking skills to build an abstract sculpture at the Purely Paper activity, create your own animal at Wound in Wire, and work together with family and friends to contribute to a collaborative sculpture. Visit the website for guest artist lineup and schedule.

Let’s Do Chemistry

Date:
Mar 25, 2019 10am - noon
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Attend a morning of hands-on chemistry experiments from a kit compliments of the NISE Network.

Family Day: Science

Date:
Mar 17, 2018 10am - 3pm
Cost:
$9 adult, $8 military/AAA, $7 seniors/students, $5 child, free for members and children age 3 and under
Phone:
719-488-0880

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

French Storytime

Date:
Jul 01, 2019
Schedule:
July 1 and 15, 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Instructors from Alliance Française de Denver will engage young ones with a French story, song, and activity.

French Chef Series in the Teaching Kitchen

Date:
Sep 24, 2019
Schedule:
2pm and 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Practice culinary skills with Alliance Française de Denver, making French cuisine like crepes and pastries. Cooking class program space is limited and is first come, first served. Sign up outside the Teaching Kitchen.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Oct 11, 2019 noon - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-0800

Travel back to 1859 for free. Enjoy historic demonstrations, a tour of the Four Mile House Museum, and meet farm animals.

Picnic-N-Planes

Date:
May 23, 2018 10am - 1:30pm
Cost:
$5 per carload of people
Phone:
719-488-0880

Get a close up view of the Air Force Thunderbirds as they fly over the museum property. Enjoy the 27 acres and have a picnic or buy food on site.

Junior Firefighters Camp

Date:
Jul 09, 2018 to Jul 20, 2018
Schedule:
First session: July 9-13, 1:30-3:30pm; Second session: July 16-20, 12:30-3:30pm
Cost:
First session: $55/child; Second session: $65/child
Phone:
303-825-0608

Experience the life of real superheroes at this weeklong mini camp. Fire safety lessons included, as well as visits from firefighters and other safety professionals. Registration required. First session: ages 5-7; second session: ages 8-12.

Conquest of the Skies 3D

Date:
Oct 06, 2017 to Feb 01, 2018
Cost:
Phone:

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…

Firefighter Trivia Night

Date:
Jul 27, 2019 6 - 9pm
Cost:
$20
Phone:
303-892-1436

Test your trivia knowledge and win fun prizes in a family-friendly setting at Denver’s Old Station One. Age 8 and up.

Untitled: Detour

Date:
Oct 26, 2018 6 - 10pm
Cost:
Included with admission. Free for DAM members and youth 18 and under; college students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission to Untitled Final Fridays
Phone:
720-913-0130

Join former Creative-in-Residence Thomas Evans, aka Detour, for the final Untitled of the 2018 season. Enjoy workshops, performances, and tours with a twist.

Cockpit Demo Day

Date:
May 11, 2019 10am - 2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-360-5360

Climb aboard select aircraft and get a pilot’s perspective of the instruments and controls. Aircraft include a furious F-111 Aardvark to a late 20th century DC-10.

Discovery Zone

Date:
Jan 01, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-370-6000

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.

Elite Dance Academy Performance

Date:
Feb 04, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

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.

Free First Saturday

Date:
Oct 06, 2018 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

See art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions for free. 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 onsite starting at 10am.

French Storytime

Date:
Sep 16, 2019 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Become engaged in a French story, song, and activity, guided by instructors from Alliance Française de Denver.

Stampede: Animals in Art

Date:
Sep 10, 2017 to May 19, 2019
Schedule:
Through May 19
Cost:
Included with museum admission; free for kids 18 and under
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Joy Park Free Nights

Date:
Aug 16, 2019 4 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-433-7444

Discover the joy of climbing, digging, zip lining, and splashing, for free. These free nights include access to Joy Park only and are weather-permitting. Except for the restrooms, the inside of the museum will be closed.

Celebrate Seuss

Date:
Mar 06, 2019 10:30 - 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Participate in fun activities and games that pay homage to the fascinating world of Dr. Seuss. Come stack hats, make a wocket for your pocket, or balance 10 apples up on top.

Last Fridays

Date:
Aug 25, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-443-2122

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

Dior: From Paris to the World

Date:
Nov 19, 2018 to Mar 03, 2019
Cost:
Special exhibition ticket required: $28 adult, $5 ages 6-18, free age 5 and under
Phone:
720-913-0130

Survey 70 years of the House of Dior’s enduring legacy and its global influence through a selection of more than 170 couture dresses, accessories, costume jewelry, photographs, drawings, runway videos, and other archival material.

Free First Saturday

Date:
Jul 07, 2018 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

See 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. Free general admission tickets are available on-site starting at 10am.

Denver Art Museum SCFD Free Day

Date:
Apr 07, 2018 to Apr 29, 2018
Schedule:
April 7 and 29
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

Visit the museum for free, starting at 10am. Ticketed exhibits are not included.

Tricks and Treats! Family Overnight

Date:
Oct 25, 2019 to Oct 26, 2019
Schedule:
6pm overnight to 10am
Cost:
$55 and up
Phone:
303-370-6000

Spend a memorable night experiencing the magic of the museum. Experience spooky science all around you as you trick or treat your way through the museum and then find your “resting place” in the diorama halls. Enjoy a hot breakfast the next morning. Grades K-8 with adult.

Hay Bales & Tall Tales

Date:
Sep 14, 2018 Noon - 1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-0800

Enjoy Four Mile’s monthly storytime. This month features Young Abe Lincoln by Cheryl Harness. Prairie School activities will follow the tale. Stay for Four Mile Free Day.

Low Sensory Morning

Date:
Feb 24, 2018 8:30am - 10am
Cost:
Included with admission but space is limited
Phone:
720-913-0130

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…

Christmas Vacation Movie and Martini

Date:
Dec 02, 2018 to Dec 16, 2018
Schedule:
Dec. 2, 9, and 16, 5:30-9pm
Cost:
$35 designated driver, $45 general admission
Phone:
303-315-9444

See Chevy Chase and company in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Don that festive sweater or dress up like Cousin Eddie and join this adults-only roller-coaster of a Christmas ride. Admission includes cocktails, wine, or beer, a Griswald Christmas dinner prepared by the in-house culinary team, and gourmet movie popcorn. Age 21 and up.

Cuba 2D IMAX Film

Date:
Oct 26, 2018 to Jan 20, 2019
Cost:
$9.95 adult, $7.95 junior/senior, member pricing available
Phone:
303-370-6000

See Cuba’s vibrant culture, distinctive colonial architecture, and unspoiled ecosystems all provide a vivid window into the past. This film is the perfect complement to the exhibition, ¡CUBA!.

TriceraTOTs

Date:
Jan 03, 2018 10am - 10:45am
Cost:
$5/child nonmember, $3/child member (1 and under free).
Phone:
303-697-3466 x 101

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.

El Infinito: Opening Reception

Date:
Sep 13, 2018 6 - 9pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-571-4401

See the exhibit that features images captured by satellites that Lockheed Martin has launched in the last 20 years in conjunction with cultural tie-ins to the Aztecs interpretation of the universe. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

Tiny Trails

Date:
Oct 01, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019
Schedule:
Tue, 10-10:45am
Cost:
$5 per child, free for parents
Phone:
720-865-0800

Experience history, culture, and nature-centered activities. This event is for toddlers and their caregivers and promotes early learning development.

TriceraTOTs

Date:
Oct 02, 2019 10 - 11am
Cost:
$5 child, $3 member child
Phone:
303-697-3466

Enjoy a few children’s books with a dinosaur theme and do a 15-20 minute craft or activity. RSVP at education@dinoridge.org. Ages 2-5.

Conquest of the Skies 3D

Date:
Nov 28, 2017 to Feb 01, 2018
Cost:
$6 and up.
Phone:
303-370-6000

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.

Girls & Science Day

Date:
Mar 02, 2019 9am - 5pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-370-6000

Meet female scientists and experience the many diverse opportunities a future in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math can bring.

Discovery Days

Date:
Jan 16, 2019 to May 10, 2019
Schedule:
Wed-Fri 9–10:15am, 10:30–11:45am, and 12:30–1:45pm
Cost:
$4 museum member, $4.50 nonmember
Phone:
303-651-8374

Engage in educational, hands-on art activities to develop motor, language, and social skills. Ages 2-6 with caregiver.

Dinner and a Movie: Oceans 3D

Date:
Jan 20, 2019 6 - 9pm
Cost:
$15-$25
Phone:
303-370-6000

Dive into the science of the ocean. After dinner, make your own deep-sea creature and immerse yourself in an after-hours screening of the IMAX film Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D. For kids in grades K-12 with an adult.

Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives

Date:
Mar 10, 2019
Schedule:
10:30 and 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Day Out with Thomas

Date:
Sep 07, 2019 to Sep 22, 2019
Schedule:
Sept 7-8, 14-15, and 21-22, 8am-5pm
Cost:
$23, includes access to museum exhibits
Phone:
866-468-3399

Ride on a train led by Thomas the Tank Engine and have pictures taken with Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of Thomas’ railway. Enjoy model trains, a petting zoo, temporary tattoos, Imagination Station (train table play area), sing-alongs, bean bag toss, and a magic show.

Make It Go! Exhibit Opening

Date:
Sep 27, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-604-2424

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…

4th Sundays at Four Mile

Date:
Oct 27, 2019 10am - 4pm
Cost:
$7 adults, $6 seniors/military, $6 ages 3-17, $5, free age 2 and under
Phone:
720-865-0800

Enjoy storytime and a craft for the youngsters, tours of the Four Mile House, reenactors, and other living history fun.

Sports Medicine in Joy Park

Date:
Sep 12, 2018 to Sep 26, 2018
Schedule:
Sept. 12 and 26
Cost:
Visit website for details
Phone:
303-433-7444

Learn about dynamic warm-up and stretching with the Children's Hospital Colorado athletic trainers. This event can help athletes of all ages prepare their bodies for active play to stay healthy and strong.

Historic Walking Tour: Louisville 101

Date:
Aug 09, 2018 7 - 8pm
Schedule:
Additional tour Aug. 11, 9-10am
Cost:
$5 suggested donation
Phone:
303-335-4850

Enjoy a downtown tour that covers the main themes of Louisville history. The tour is geared toward new residents and visitors. Meet at Main St. and Elm St.

Free First Saturday

Date:
Apr 06, 2019 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

Enjoy art collections and nonticketed exhibitions. Bilingual activities available include the storytelling program, Cuentos del Arte, and a tour of Stampede: Animals in Art in Spanish.

SCFD Community Free Day: Día del Niño

Date:
Apr 29, 2018 9am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-370-6000

Enjoy music and dance performances by local community groups, special crafts, science and nature activities, free admission to Creatures of Light, and discounted admission to Dead Sea Scrolls.

Parenting Workshop

Date:
Jun 06, 2018 10am - 11am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-433-6200 ext. 12

Receive a program toolkit packed with fun games and activities, picture books, and parenting handbooks. A trained volunteer will introduce and model various activities in the toolkits for parents to try with their kids. Free tickets to the museum will be passed out for anyone who stops by. Parents and caregivers with children ages birth-3.

Books and Big Ideas Storytimes

Date:
Aug 08, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019
Schedule:
3-3:30pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Participate in stories, activities, and fun designed to teach children to be curious about the world and practice critical and creative thinking. Ages 3-6 and their caregivers. Visit website for specific dates.

Money Museum Exhibits

Date:
Mar 29, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 9:30am-4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:

Go on a self-guided tour to learn more about money and finances with four permanent exhibits that include learning about money management, designing colorful currency, and seeing historical currency from 1755 to present.

Free First Saturday at Denver Art Museum

Date:
Dec 02, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:

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.

Stay Up with the Stars

Date:
Feb 17, 2019 6 - 8pm
Cost:
$15-$25
Phone:
303-370-6000

Stay up late to explore the Colorado night sky. After a dinner at the museum, watch planetarium shows, see your favorite constellations through high power telescopes (weather permitting), warm up with a hot chocolate bar, and make your own star-studded crafts.

School Break Camps

Date:
Jan 02, 2019 to Jan 04, 2019
Cost:
$160 member, $175 nonmember
Phone:
303-370-6000

Explore the museum's exhibits and see IMAX films and planetarium shows. Available for kids in grades K-6. Limited early morning drop-off and late pickup options available.

Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives

Date:
Apr 08, 2018
Schedule:
10:30 and 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Hands-On History Family Fun Days

Date:
Aug 10, 2019 11am - 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission.
Phone:
303-447-8679

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.

Discovery Days Science Program

Date:
Oct 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-604-2424

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.

An Evening with Astronaut Dr. Kjell Lindgren

Date:
May 23, 2018 7pm - 9pm
Cost:
Free but reservations are required
Phone:

Meet NASA astronaut Dr. Kjell Lindgren who will describe his training and life as an astronaut, as well as his experiences onboard the International Space Station during the Expedition 44/45 mission in 2015. After the program, enjoy a meet-and-greet with Dr. Lindgren.

Longmont Museum Holiday Festival

Date:
Dec 16, 2017 7:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-651-8374

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

Weekend Showcase: WWII

Date:
Aug 31, 2018 to Sep 03, 2018
Schedule:
Hours vary by date
Cost:
$12 adults, $10 seniors and military, $6 ages 4-16. Simulator experiences: $7.50; airport tours: $5
Phone:

Step back in time seeing Warbirds including the Sea Fury, Mustang, and an L-19 alongside WWII vehicles. Meet Colorado’s only living ace, WWII Spitfire, Tomahawk, and Mustang pilot, 99-year-old David Wilhelm.

Aurora Veterans Salute

Date:
Nov 07, 2018 9:30am - 1:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-739-7170

Pay homage to veterans with a special event that starts with a sponsor social at 9:30am, followed by a formal luncheon and program at 11:30am. Age 18 and up.

Night at the Museum: Four Mile Historic Park

Date:
Nov 03, 2018 5 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-0800

Experience the Four Mile House after dark; listen to live music and campfire tales and enjoy special activities and demonstrations. Refreshments and s'more kits will be available for purchase.

School Readiness Program

Date:
Jul 01, 2018 to Aug 01, 2018
Schedule:
Schedule varies depending on age range, visit website for details
Cost:
Visit website for pricing that depends on age and schedule
Phone:
303-433-7444

Attend a series of courses that focus on building the important social-emotional, language, and cognitive skills needed for long term success in school and beyond.

Free Family Tours

Date:
Jul 07, 2018 10:30 - 11:30am
Schedule:
July 7 and 18
Cost:
Free with museum admission, but registration is required
Phone:
720-354-4880

Enjoy a free art adventure designed for children ages 5-10 and their caregivers. Explore art in an interactive way with games and an art project to take home. A professional team of gallery teachers will introduce a different theme–such as color, line, shape, movement, music, or architecture–in every tour.

French Chef Series

Date:
May 29, 2018
Schedule:
2pm and 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Practice culinary skills with Alliance Française de Denver, making French cuisine like crepes and pastries. Cooking class program space is limited. Sign up outside the Teaching Kitchen.

Incredible Predators 3D

Date:
Jun 01, 2019 to Dec 01, 2019
Schedule:
10am, noon, and 2pm
Cost:
$10 adults, $9 seniors, $9 ages 3-12
Phone:
303-315-9444

Learn how major predators use strategies to succeed. See the unique relationship between predators and prey as a fundamental building block of ecology.

Low Sensory Morning at the DAM

Date:
Aug 19, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cost:
Phone:

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…

Parenting Workshop

Date:
Apr 18, 2018 4:30 - 5:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-433-6200 ext. 12

Receive a program toolkit packed with fun games and activities, picture books, and parenting handbooks. A trained volunteer will introduce and model various activities in the toolkits for parents to try with their kids. Free tickets to the museum will be passed out for anyone who stops by. Parents and caregivers with children ages birth-3.

Fall Break at the Denver Art Museum

Date:
Oct 19, 2018 to Oct 23, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Make art at the Create-n-Takes (available every day during Fall Break), and explore the new Print Making studio and galleries.

LEGO Building Workshop: Vampire and Bat

Date:
Oct 27, 2018 9 - 10am
Cost:
$45 nonmember, $40 member. Includes one adult and one child museum admission, LEGO kit, and instructions
Phone:
303-447-8679

Build (and keep) a LEGO vampire and bat set, then take a special guided museum tour based on that creation. Age 7 and up.

3D Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
May 01, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Explore the expansive and varied realm of 3D art. Use your design-thinking skills to build an abstract sculpture at the Purely Paper activity, or draw inspiration from Stampede: Animals in Art to create your own animal at Wound in Wire. May artist demonstrations: May 5-6: Rudi Monterroso, Metal Sculpture; May 12-13 and 19-20: Mason Taylor,…

Low Sensory Mornings

Date:
Apr 21, 2018 8 - 10am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-447-8679

Explore the History Colorado Center in a lower sensory museum environment. Reservations required.

Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker

Date:
Sep 16, 2018 to Jan 06, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Take a close look at Rembrandt’s innovative approach to printmaking. Unforgettable images of biblical, portrait, allegory, still life, landscape, and genre artworks of the time demonstrate the mastery that cemented Rembrandt as one of the greatest artists in history.

Create-n-Takes

Date:
Dec 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
10:30am-4pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Get inspired and create art throughout the galleries at special create-n-take stations.

Free First Saturday

Date:
Jun 02, 2018 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

Enjoy art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions for free. Bilingual activities available include a storytelling program, Cuentos del Arte.

Free First Saturday

Date:
Sep 07, 2019 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

Enjoy the 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. Free general admission tickets are available on site starting at 10am.

Sensory Friendly Playtime

Date:
Nov 12, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-604-2424

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.

Sundays at 4Mile: Juneteenth

Date:
Jun 28, 2019
Cost:
$7 adult, $6 senior/military, $5 ages 3-17, under 2 are free
Phone:
720-865-0800

Learn about history through ongoing activities, crafts, and live demonstrations. Included with admission.

Star Wars After Dark

Date:
May 03, 2019 6 - 10pm
Cost:
$25
Phone:
303-360-5360

Climb into your favorite Star Wars costume and head to the museum for live music by The Fabulous Boogienauts, Bounty Hunter Training Camp, Star Wars trivia, plus themed food and drink. Age 18 and up.

Colorado Educational Theater Program

Date:
Oct 06, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-604-2424

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.

First Friday, Día de los Muertos

Date:
Nov 03, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-571-4401

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.

Free First Saturday

Date:
May 05, 2018 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

Enjoy art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions without spending a dime. Bilingual activities available include a storytelling program, Cuentos del Arte, and a tour of Stampede: Animals in Art in Spanish.

Cockpit Demo Day

Date:
Sep 14, 2019 10am - 2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-360-5360

Climb aboard select aircraft and get a pilot’s perspective of the instruments and controls including a F-111 Aardvark and a late 20th century DC-10.

Artist-in-Residence, Sammy Lee

Date:
Oct 05, 2019 to Dec 27, 2019
Schedule:
Most Fri and Sat, 11am-2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Explore felting and casting techniques with Hanji, a Korean Mulberry paper. Learn to knead, pound, and layer Hanji sheets to transform its fibers into a resilient material that is as tough as leather, while retaining its beautiful, luminous quality.

Artist-in-Residence Open Studio Hours

Date:
Mar 01, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019
Schedule:
Fri and Sat through March, 11am – 2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Meet Julia Rymer, an abstract painter and art educator who encourages enthusiasm, curiosity, and wonder in artistic expression. Join her to explore mixing colors during her open studio hours.

Hands On History Family Fun Day

Date:
Nov 10, 2018 11am - 3pm
Cost:
Free with admission. $12 adults, $10 students and seniors, $8 children 6-12, free under age 5
Phone:
303-447-8679

Explore and create history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities. This month's theme is Modern Homesteading and will include wool dyeing, frontier games, cabin building with pool noodles, doll making, and leather stamping. Age 5 and up.

Tripod Photography – October

Date:
Oct 07, 2017 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Cost:
Phone:
303-469-5441

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

Tripod Photography – November

Date:
Nov 04, 2017 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Cost:
Phone:
303-469-5441

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

Birds! Birds! Birds!

Date:
May 29, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

Join Boulder County Parks and Open Space Volunteer Naturalists as they introduce children and their families to some of our flying neighbors. Using hands-on resources, learn “what is a bird?” and how different birds find the food, water, shelter, and space they need to live. See how you measure-up to life-size silhouettes of a great…

Imagine the Moon

Date:
Aug 24, 2019 to Jan 01, 2020
Cost:
Museum admission plus $4-$5
Phone:
303-370-6000

See beautiful photography and digital visualizations on the giant dome of the Planetarium. See the moon in a whole new light, as you explore humanity’s epic relationship with Earth’s only natural satellite.

Low Sensory Morning

Date:
Feb 10, 2019 8:30 - 10am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-561-4444

Visit the aquarium early when ambient sounds are turned down for a calmer and quieter setting. Aquarium sounds will be turned on for the regular business day at 9:45am. Tickets can be purchased at the box office at regular price that morning.

Fall Break at DAM

Date:
Oct 18, 2019 to Oct 22, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Visit the Denver Art Museum when the kids are out of school for Create-n-Takes, art making in the Paint Studio, and exploration in the galleries.

Low Sensory Morning

Date:
Nov 11, 2018 8:30 - 10am
Cost:
Tickets can be purchased at the box office at regular price that morning
Phone:
303-561-4444

Explore the aquarium in a low-sensory environment. Ambient sounds will be turned down to create a calmer setting.

Trick or Treat Street

Date:
Oct 26, 2018 to Oct 28, 2018
Cost:
$16 ages 2-59, $14 age 1 and seniors age 60 and up
Phone:
303-433-7444

March from one Treat House to the next and collect goodies, play carnival games, and create Halloween crafts.

Hearts for Art 2019

Date:
Feb 11, 2019 to Feb 15, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Show your love for a favorite work of art by placing a paper heart on the floor in front of your artwork crush. Snap a photo and post it to your favorite social media site, tagged with #denverartmuseum and #heartsforart.

Mother’s Day Weekend

Date:
May 11, 2019 to May 12, 2019
Cost:
Free for moms. Regular admission applies to everyone else
Phone:
303-279-4591

Celebrate all the wonderful mothers in our lives this May with free admission for moms all weekend long.

Parenting Workshop

Date:
May 16, 2018 4:30 - 5:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-433-6200 ext 12

Receive a free program toolkit packed with fun games and activities, picture books and parenting handbooks. A trained volunteer will introduce and model various activities in the toolkits for parents to try with their kids. Free tickets to the Children's Museum of Denver will be passed out for anyone who stops by. Parents and caregivers…

Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013

Date:
Sep 25, 2017 to Nov 12, 2017
Cost:
Phone:

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.

Small Settlers

Date:
Jun 04, 2019 to Jun 25, 2019
Schedule:
Tue, 10am
Cost:
$5 nonmember child; free for members and parents
Phone:
720-865-0800

Get a head start in early learning and development for toddlers through history and nature-centered activities designed to engage young minds. Ages 2-5. Call to register.

Zoo Overnight for Boy Scouts

Date:
Feb 09, 2019 to Feb 10, 2019
Cost:
$50 per member, $60 per nonmember, $40 per person (groups of 5 or more)
Phone:
720-974-1877

Spend the night at Butterfly Pavilion and experience scientific discovery and live animals. Age 5 and up.

Insectival

Date:
Jul 13, 2019 9am - 5pm
Schedule:
Last entry is at 4:15pm
Cost:
Included with general admission
Phone:
303-469-5441

Celebrate Rosie the tarantula's 24th birthday with carnival games, giant bounce houses, and kids crafts.

Sensory-Friendly Playtime

Date:
Jan 13, 2019 8 - 10am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

Attend a low sensory event for children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders. Limited to 20 families, lights and sound are turned down. Adaptive equipment is also offered. Registration is required.

Sacred Spaces

Date:
Oct 05, 2018 to Nov 04, 2018
Schedule:
Through Nov. 4
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-571-4401

See the exhibition that features small nichos, an important element of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The handmade tin boxes are constructed and decorated by Denver-area K-12 students to tell a visual story of their cultural heritage and interests.

Denver Art Museum Free First Saturday

Date:
Jan 06, 2018 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-5000

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.

Family Pride Night

Date:
Sep 27, 2019 5:30 - 7:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

Enjoy an inclusive event for all families in the community. Activities include drag queen storytime, refreshments, and DIY face painting station. Registration required.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Dec 14, 2018 Noon - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the grounds, and greet farm animals.

Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection

Date:
Mar 02, 2019 to Jan 05, 2020
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

See the exhibit that showcases more than 60 paintings that present a chronological selection of works ranging from the 1400s through the late 1800s, telling the story of Britain’s rich cultural history.

Curious Connections in Nature

Date:
Aug 16, 2018 to Aug 15, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-315-9444

Delve into these connections through hands-on activities, multi-media displays, and specimens from the museum's collection. The exhibition highlights symbiosis in our bodies, backyards, and beyond.

Artist-in-Residence: Adolfo Romero

Date:
Apr 01, 2019 to Jun 30, 2019
Schedule:
Most Fri and Sat, April through mid-June, 11am–2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Check out Adolfo’s open studio hours to experiment with mosaic and get a lesson in hopscotch, an ancient game played all around the world.

Hay ​Bales & Tall Tales – October

Date:
Oct 13, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
720-865-0800

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.

May the 4th Celebration

Date:
May 04, 2019 Noon - 4pm
Cost:
$16.95 nonmember adult, 9.95 youth, free for members and military/senior discounts apply
Phone:
303-360-5360

Enjoy Star Wars-specific games like Shoot-A-Trooper and Green Screen Adventures. Meet iconic characters like Kylo Ren, Lord Vader, Rey, Jawas, Tusken Raiders, and Cyborg Darth Maul.

Junior Surgeons and Cutting Edge

Date:
Feb 24, 2018 9am - 3pm
Cost:
$60 member, $70 nonmember
Phone:
303-370-6000

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.

Midcentury Design: A Closer Look at the Denver Art Museum

Date:
Jul 13, 2019 2:30 - 4pm
Cost:
$25-$70 for one or three sessions
Phone:
720-913-0130

Attend a three-session summer course for a deeper look at Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America. Learn more about the social, cultural, and political context of midcentury America, ponder the ways in which “fun” informs the design aesthetic of this period, and get playful with an exploration of iconic midcentury chairs.

Hands on History Family Fun Day: Ute

Date:
Dec 08, 2018 11am - 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-447-8679

Participate in activities themed around Ute history, including performances from native dance groups, and a beadwork activity. Learn about the use of bison, travois craft, and paint with a yucca paint brush. Age 5 and up.

Tour a Denver Fire Station

Date:
Jun 10, 2019 1 - 3pm
Cost:
$10. Pre-registration required by May 13th
Phone:
303-892-1436

Tour one of the city's busiest stations. Get an inside look into the day to day life of a firefighter, see the equipment and rigs they use, and hear some insider tales. Age 5 and up.

Free Live Stream: Wild Wetlands

Date:
Jan 31, 2019 11:10 - 11:55am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-469-5441

Be introduced to wetland invertebrates and learn how they survive in their waterlogged habitats through this virtual program. All you need is a computer and high speed internet connection to tune in. For kids in grades K-5.

LEGO Building Workshop

Date:
Aug 18, 2018 9 - 10am
Cost:
$45 (members pay $40) and includes one adult and one child museum admission as well as the LEGOs and instructions in the kit
Phone:
303- 447-8679

Build (and keep) your own Colorado-style LEGO set, then take a special guided museum tour based on your creation. Build the LEGO City Hot Dog Cart and Vendor Kit together. The set will take about 30 minutes to build and is best for ages 5-12. Register online.

Hiwan Home School Day: Pueblos and Plains

Date:
Oct 05, 2018 10am - noon
Schedule:
Arrive at 9:45
Cost:
$2 per participant. Registration is required
Phone:
720-497-7650

Learn about the history and cultures of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Navajo, and Pueblo peoples through hands-on exploration. Make a clay pot to take home. Ages 6-12.

Ride the Rails Days

Date:
May 16, 2019 to Oct 19, 2019
Schedule:
Thu-Sun through Aug., plus Aug. 24 and 31 and Oct 5, 12, and 19
Cost:
$4 adults age 16 and up; $2 children ages 2-15 plus regular museum admission
Phone:
303-279-4591

Catch a ride behind the museum’s unique Rio Grande Southern “Galloping Goose” Motorcars.

Winter Break

Date:
Dec 22, 2017 to Jan 07, 2018
Cost:
Free.
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Joy Park Free Nights

Date:
Jul 19, 2019 4 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-433-7444

Discover the joy of climbing, digging, zip lining, and splashing for free. Please note: Joy Park Free Nights are rain or shine. Except for the restrooms, the inside of the Museum is closed.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Jan 11, 2019 to Apr 12, 2019
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, and greet farm animals.

Preschool Paleontologists

Date:
Aug 11, 2019 1 - 2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-449-3464

Let a real paleontologist be your guide to learning about prehistoric animals that lived in Colorado millions of years ago. Touch real fossils and see tools that paleontologists use every day. Ages 3-4.

$5 Day

Date:
Feb 10, 2018 9am - 5pm
Cost:
$5
Phone:
303-469-5441

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

Eyes On: Shimabuku

Date:
Jul 29, 2018 to Jan 20, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

See a showcase of a video by Japan-based artist Shimabuku titled "Do snow monkeys remember snow mountains?" which illustrates the adaptation of a group of Japanese snow monkeys living in a Texas desert sanctuary.

Foxy & Shmoxy: Art Detectives

Date:
Oct 13, 2019
Schedule:
10:30am and 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Find the mailbox in the Hamilton lobby to get a letter directing you to the mystery in the galleries.

Degas: A Passion for Perfection

Date:
Feb 11, 2018 to May 20, 2018
Cost:
Price varies depending on time and age
Phone:
720-913-0130

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. A special exhibition ticket is required for Degas. Price varies depending on time and age.

Sensory-Friendly Playtime

Date:
Mar 11, 2018 8 - 11am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

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.

Create Playdate

Date:
Jul 10, 2019 10am - 2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Drop in with your little ones for storytime, art making, and other activities. Ages 3-5.

World Spider Day

Date:
Mar 17, 2018 9am - 5pm
Cost:
$12 adult, $10 adult (Westminster resident), $8 seniors/child, free for members and children age 2 and under
Phone:
303-439-2379

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

Shantell Martin: Word and Lines

Date:
Sep 27, 2019 to Jan 31, 2020
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

See an interactive multimedia installation featuring the work of London-born, New York-based contemporary artist Shantell Martin. The exhibition features Martin’s signature black and white drawings, an interactive wall with triangular boxes that rotate, and an animated video projection.

Free First Saturday

Date:
Mar 03, 2018 10am - 5pm
Schedule:
First Sat of the month
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Zoo Snooze Overnight: Boy Scout Insect Merit Badge

Date:
Oct 05, 2019 to Oct 06, 2019
Schedule:
6pm to 8:45am the next day
Cost:
$50-$60, $40 groups of 5 or more
Phone:
303-469-5441

Gain an appreciation for scientific discovery and some of nature's smallest animals. The program features an after-hours hike, animal encounters, and investigations plus a pizza dinner, s'mores by the campfire, and breakfast prepared by Snooze: an A.M. Eatery. Registration required.

NanoDays

Date:
Mar 28, 2018 10am - noon
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Investigate new nano products and materials, make nano crafts to keep, and launch nano particles with an air cannon. Organized by NISE Network, NanoDays is an annual, nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and their impact on society.

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

Date:
Nov 05, 2017 to Jan 19, 2018
Cost:
Admission plus $4-$5.
Phone:
303-370-6000

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.

Teen Lounge: Hallowteen

Date:
Oct 19, 2018 7 - 10pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-370-6000

Take over the museum at this uniquely teen night. Check out frightening creatures, partake in fun activities, and enjoy freaky food. Costumes welcome. Ages 13-19.

Colorado Day

Date:
Aug 01, 2019 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-447-8679

Celebrate Colorado's birthday with free admission to the museum. Make adobe bricks, do make-and-take crafts, see historical reenactments, and enjoy a wildlife education table. Admission is also free to History Colorado's other museums. Visit the website for details and specific activities.

Lego Building Workshop: Turkey, Pug, Koala Bear Kit

Date:
Nov 24, 2018 9 - 10am
Cost:
$40-$45
Phone:
303-447-8679

Build (and keep) your own Colorado-style Lego set, then take a special guided museum tour. The set will take about 30 minutes to build and is best for ages 3-12. Then tour the Mesa Verde portion of the Living West exhibit before it opens to the public.

Trick or Treat Train

Date:
Oct 26, 2019 to Oct 27, 2019
Schedule:
Oct. 26-27
Cost:
$15 adults, $5 children, $10 seniors, free members and children age 2 and under
Phone:
303-279-4591

Go trick-or-treating in Halloween Town and visit the not-so-spooky Haunted Railcar and the Olde Railroaders Silly Graveyard. Enjoy local food, kettle corn, and shaved ice. There will be face painting for kids and a photo op area in front of the pumpkin patch cart, as well as professional fall portraits.

Weekend Showcase: Teacher Flight

Date:
Sep 14, 2018 to Sep 16, 2018
Cost:
$12 adults, $10 seniors and military, $6 ages 4-16. Simulator experiences: $7.50; airport tours: $5
Phone:

Learn about what it means to fly in Wings’ 1936 Boeing Stearman.

Whirlybird Showcase

Date:
Aug 03, 2019 9am - 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-360-5360

Get a close up to a variety of whirlybirds from Flight For Life Colorado, Bell Helicopter, and others while learning how these machines fly through hands-on activities and conversations with pilots.

Free First Saturday

Date:
Nov 03, 2018 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

Enjoy the art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions. Bilingual activities available include the storytelling program, Cuentos del Arte, and a tour of Stampede: Animals in Art in Spanish. Visit website for activity timing.

French Storytime

Date:
Jun 17, 2019 11:30am
Schedule:
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Get engaged in a new language with instructors from Alliance Française de Denver who will provide a French story, song, and activity.

Low Sensory Morning

Date:
Jun 06, 2019 8 - 9:30am
Cost:
$10 nonmember adult, $6 nonmember child, $6 member adult, $4 member child
Phone:
303-469-5441

Experience the Butterfly Pavilion in a unique way with a guided interpretation in each exhibit, optional activity guides, and an interactive storytime program. Good for all ages.

Zoo Snooze

Date:
Apr 28, 2018 to Apr 29, 2018
Cost:
$50 member, $60 nonmember
Phone:
303-469-5441

Grab your tents and sleeping bags and experience up-close animal encounters, a nighttime exhibit tour, crafts and games, and stargazing by the campfire with s’mores. Snooze breakfast included. Age 5 and up. Age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Reservation required.

Bloomapalooza

Date:
May 19, 2018 9am - 5pm
Cost:
Included in general admission: $12 adult, $10 adult (Westminster resident), $10 senior, $8 child, free for age 1 and under
Phone:
303-439-2379

Celebrate Plant Conservation Day with a pollinator plant sale, hands-on gardening activities, and family-friendly entertainment.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Jan 12, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost:
Free. Horse-drawn wagon rides (if offered) are an additional charge.
Phone:
720-865-0800

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.

Teaching Kitchen and Tastings

Date:
Nov 28, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission or fee-based depending on event
Phone:
303-433-7444

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.

Discovery Days Science Program

Date:
Feb 20, 2018 to Feb 21, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

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

’80s/’90s Dance

Date:
Feb 09, 2019 7 - 11pm
Cost:
$25 in advance, $35 at the door
Phone:
303-360-5360

Don your best '80s and '90s costume or gear and enjoy drinks and dancing plus food sample stations from Denver's top caterers (food included with admission). All proceeds benefit Wings Over the Rockies, a nonprofit organization. All ages welcome but valid ID for age 21 and up required for drinks.

Parenting Workshop

Date:
May 02, 2018 10 - 11am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-433-6200 ext 12

Receive a free program toolkit packed with fun games and activities, picture books, and parenting handbooks. A trained volunteer will introduce and model various activities in the toolkits for parents to try with their kids. Free tickets to Denver Museum of Nature and Science will be passed out for anyone who stops by. Parents and…

Lego Building Workshop: City Airshow Jet Kit

Date:
Mar 16, 2019 9 - 10am
Cost:
$30 members, $35 nonmembers which includes one adult and one child museum admission as well as the Legos and instructions in the kit
Phone:
303-447-8679

Build (and keep) a Colorado-style Lego set, then take a special guided museum tour based on the creation. Ages 7-12.

Hay ​Bales & Tall Tales – December

Date:
Dec 08, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
720-865-0800

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.

Free Live Stream: Meet Rosie

Date:
Mar 14, 2019 to Mar 18, 2019
Schedule:
March 14, 11:10 – 11:55am; March 18, 9:10 – 9:55am; March 18, 11:10 – 11:55am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-469-5441

Meet Rosie the Chilean rose hair tarantula on a free live stream facilitated by a Butterfly Pavilion educator, and discover what makes her an arachnid. The event takes place on your own computer in the comfort of your home. K-5th grade.

Mother’s Day Special

Date:
May 13, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

Enjoy free admission for all moms and grandmas in celebration of Mother's Day. Make mom a special suncatcher heart craft in the ArtSpace from 10am-noon. Craft activity is included with Museum admission.

WOW!’s New Year’s Eve Parties

Date:
Dec 31, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-604-2424

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.

Stuffed Animal Slumber Party

Date:
Aug 24, 2019 9 - 10am
Cost:
$12 for 1 adult and 1 child (nonmembers), $10 for 1 adult and 1 child (members)
Phone:
303-604-2424

Send your best stuffed friend for a night at the museum. Drop your stuffed animal off at the museum and come back on Saturday morning to join in on the fun with breakfast, storytime, and to find out what kinds of adventures your stuffed animal had during the night.

Storytime with French Alliance

Date:
Oct 01, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019
Schedule:
Oct. 7 and 21, 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Let instructors from Alliance Française de Denver engage young ones with a French story, song, and activity.

Tripod Photography

Date:
Feb 03, 2018 7:45am - 9am
Cost:
$13.50 members, $15 nonmembers
Phone:
720-974-1877

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

Día del Niño (Day of the Child)

Date:
Apr 29, 2018 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

Celebrate with free general admission, family-friendly programming, live music and dances that celebrates children from around the world, and art-making activities for the whole family. For more information on the celebration, email cricciardi@denverartmuseum.org with DDN 2018 in the subject line, or call 720-913-0072.

Nature Nerds Family Club: Bee Goodies

Date:
Sep 07, 2019 10:30am - noon
Cost:
$4-$14, admission included
Phone:
303-469-5441

Explore bee products by learning how they're made and what they can be used for. Explore a bee hive, scrape real comb, and melt wax to make reusable beeswax wraps.

Stay up with the Stars

Date:
Feb 06, 2018 6pm - 8pm
Cost:
$15-$25
Phone:
303-370-6000

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.

Untitled Final Friday

Date:
Apr 26, 2019 6 - 10pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Focus on the practice of featured artist Esther Hernandez. Chance happenings question the significance of everyday encounters. Enjoy performances, tours, and art-making activities.

Free First Saturday at Denver Art Museum

Date:
Oct 07, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:

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.

Superpower Dogs 3D

Date:
Mar 14, 2019 to Jan 01, 2020
Cost:
$9.95 adults, $7.95 junior/seniors
Phone:
303-370-6000

See the IMAX film about the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs.

Pixar Family Workshop

Date:
Oct 19, 2019
Schedule:
9-11am or 1-3pm
Cost:
$15-$25
Phone:
303-370-6000

Attend a weekend workshop to celebrate the temporary exhibition The Science Behind Pixar. Enjoy family-friendly activities, admission to the exhibition, and an opportunity to make your own Pixar-inspired creation. Children’s ticket must be purchased with and accompanied by adult. Grades 2-5 with adult.

French Storytime

Date:
Aug 01, 2019 to Aug 31, 2019
Schedule:
Aug. 5 and 19, 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Get engaged in a new language with instructors from Alliance Française de Denver who will provide a French story, song, and activity.

Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018

Date:
Sep 08, 2018 to Sep 23, 2018
Schedule:
Sept. 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 8:30am-4:45pm
Cost:
$20 and up for age 2 and up
Phone:
866-468-7630

Take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, star of the popular Thomas & Friends series. Meet Sir Topham Hatt and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including crafts, photo ops, and storytelling.

Storytime with French Alliance

Date:
May 21, 2018 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Enjoy a French story, song, and activity with instructors from Alliance Française de Denver.

Kiwi Practices Empathy

Date:
Feb 12, 2019 10:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Come meet Kiwi, WOW!'s new empathy mascot. Kiwi is working hard on a Lego tower, but it keeps falling over and Kiwi needs your help. Practice empathy together, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Boulder Bach Performance

Date:
Nov 12, 2018 11am
Cost:
Included with museum admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Join friends from Boulder Bach Festival for a fun, educational, and interactive classical music performance for children and families.

Low-Sensory Morning

Date:
Feb 23, 2019 8:30 - 10am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0074

Visit the museum in a sensory-inclusive environment for neuro-diverse adults and children. Explore the museum without the crowd, try your hand at printmaking in the welcoming Print Studio, and take a break in the sensory break room. Visual schedule and sensory tools provided on-site. Reserve a spot online: https://form.jotform.com/81087277680162.

Thanksgiving Break at the DAM

Date:
Nov 19, 2018 to Nov 25, 2018
Schedule:
Closed Thanksgiving Day
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Stop in for art making in the galleries with create-n-takes and hands-on fun in the Print Studio.

Tales for Tots

Date:
May 02, 2018 to Aug 01, 2018
Cost:
Free with general admission. $7 adult, $5 child (2-12), $6 student/active-duty firefighter/senior
Phone:
303-892-1436

Enjoy storytime and a firefighting-themed craft. Ages 3-7.

Colorado Backyard Exhibit Opening Day

Date:
Mar 23, 2019 9am - 5pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-469-5441

Visit the new interactive exhibit that connects guests to the rich and diverse life that surrounds us right here in Colorado. Enjoy indoor play structures, live animals, a virtual reality experience, and a rotating exhibit area.

French Chef Series in the Teaching Kitchen

Date:
Jun 26, 2018
Schedule:
2 and 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Practice culinary skills with Alliance Française de Denver, making French cuisine like crepes and pastries. Cooking class program space is limited, first-come, and first-served. Sign up outside the Teaching Kitchen.

Lego Building Workshop: City Mining Team Kit

Date:
Apr 20, 2019 9 - 10am
Cost:
$35 nonmembers, $30 members. Includes one adult and one child museum admission as well as the Legos and instructions in the kit
Phone:
303-447-8679

Build (and keep) your own Colorado-style Lego set, then take a special guided museum tour based on your creation. Ages 7-12.

Movie & Milk with Santa

Date:
Dec 09, 2018 8am - 1pm
Cost:
$15, free age 1 and under. $20 per group for Santa photos
Phone:
303-315-9444

Enjoy milk, cookies, holiday activities, museum access, and watch the original Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Visit Santa and take a picture during one of four sessions. There will be a Happy Elf cash bar for ages 21 and up.

Free First Saturday

Date:
Mar 02, 2019 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

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: Animals in Art in Spanish at 1pm.

The Friday Tour

Date:
Apr 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Schedule:
Fri, 1-2pm. Tours are subject to change and are based on guide availability
Cost:
$3 plus general admission
Phone:
303-279-4591

Explore a different aspect of Colorado’s railroad history. Each week’s theme is explored using a variety of museum resources to help bring the subject to life with the understanding that guests are welcome to continue their visit on their own after the tour.

Animals of the Wizarding World

Date:
Mar 26, 2018 1pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Attend an educational program with Nature's Educators who will introduce kids to raptors, reptiles, insects, arachnids, and amphibians featured in popular stories. Learn about their role in the stories, as well as their habitat, diet, and natural history.

Shady Grove Picnic Series

Date:
Jul 11, 2018 to Aug 22, 2018
Schedule:
Wed
Cost:
Visit website for details and admission fees
Phone:
720-865-0800

Enjoy the longtime summer tradition of music in the Park presented by Swallow Hill Music.

Noon Year’s Eve

Date:
Dec 31, 2018 9am - 4pm
Cost:
$16 ages 2-59, $14 age 1 and seniors, free under age 1. Members receive half off
Phone:
303-433-7444

Experience the sights, sounds, and excitement of Times Square, all before bedtime. The celebration is filled with ball drops and countdowns on the hour, rainbow confetti, and bubble wrap “fireworks.”

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Aug 10, 2018 Noon - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the grounds, sample a treat from the summer kitchen, and greet farm animals.

Small Settlers

Date:
Apr 03, 2018 to Apr 24, 2018
Cost:
$5 nonmember child, free for member child and parents/caregivers
Phone:
720-865-0800

Get a head start on early learning and development for toddlers through history and nature-centered activities designed to engage young minds. Ages 2-5. Call to register.

Create Playdate

Date:
Apr 10, 2019 10am - 1pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Drop in with your little ones for storytime, art making, and other activities. Ages 3-5.

Girls in Science Night

Date:
Feb 08, 2019 5:30 - 7:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

Learn how to be scientists through various hands-on activities and interactions with professionals throughout the evening. This event is for young girls ages 2-11. Register online.

Apollopalooza

Date:
Jul 13, 2019 to Jul 20, 2019
Schedule:
Visit website for full schedule
Cost:
$12.95 and up
Phone:
303-360-5360

Enjoy a weeklong event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. With support from NASA, there will be a lineup of more than 60 speakers and presentations and high-profile VIPs like Apollo 11 flight director Gene Kranz and Moonwalker Sen. Harrison Schmitt.

A Walk in the Woods

Date:
Dec 03, 2017 to Jan 31, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Take a walk 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 of your favorite animals.

Día de los Muertos

Date:
Nov 01, 2018 3pm
Cost:
Included with museum admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Celebrate and learn about the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos with crafts, games, and storytelling. Presented in partnership with the Museum of Boulder. Age 3 and up.

Lego Building Workshop: Arctic Exploration Kit

Date:
Dec 15, 2018 9 - 10am
Cost:
$40-$45, includes one adult and one child museum admission as well as the Legos and instructions in the kit
Phone:
303-447-8679

Build (and keep) your own Lego set, then take a special guided tour of the Mesa Verde portion of the Living West exhibit before it opens to the public. The kit includes a snowmobile with detachable trailer and three mini figures. The set will take about 30 minutes to build and is best for ages…

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Jun 08, 2018 Noon - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the 12-acre grounds, and greet farm animals.

Turtle Odyssey 3D

Date:
Aug 22, 2019 to Jan 01, 2020
Cost:
$9.95 adults, $7.95 juniors/seniors, member pricing available
Phone:
303-370-6000

Swim alongside an Australian green sea turtle named Bunji as she takes an incredible journey across thousands of miles of open ocean, from hatchling to adulthood.

Box City 2019

Date:
Apr 13, 2019 10am - 3pm
Cost:
$5
Phone:
303-447-8679

Learn about the process of urban development and the principles that make for sound architecture, design, and planning, starting with a building permit and ending with a Certificate of Occupancy with a photo. For children in grades kindergarten-5th. Reservations are required to secure a spot.

Lil’ Time Travelers Storytime

Date:
May 02, 2018 9:30 - 10am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-447-8679

Enjoy storytime in the Destination Colorado exhibit and learn about farms, cowboys, and animals. Listen to stories and then have playtime in the exhibit before the museum opens. Ages 2-5.

French Chef Series

Date:
Jul 30, 2019
Schedule:
2pm and 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Make French cuisine like crepes and pastries with Alliance Française de Denver. Cooking class program space is limited, first-come, first-served. Sign up outside the Teaching Kitchen.

Low Sensory Morning

Date:
Dec 09, 2018 8:30 - 10am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-561-4444

Explore the aquarium early, with ambient sounds turned down so children can enjoy the exhibits in a calm and quiet setting. Aquarium sounds will be turned on for the regular business day at 9:45am. Tickets can be purchased at the box office.

Low Sensory Morning

Date:
Oct 14, 2018 8:30 - 10am
Cost:
Visit website for cost
Phone:
303-561-4450

Join other adults and children with sensory issues and disabilities for a special morning when the Aquarium opens early and turns down the ambient sounds for a calmer and quieter setting. Aquarium sounds will be turned on for the regular business day at 9:45am. Tickets can be purchased at the box office at regular price…

Hay ​Bales & Tall Tales – November

Date:
Nov 10, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
720-865-0800

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.

Family Fun Day

Date:
Oct 12, 2019 11am - 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-866-2394

Explore and create history, art, and culture with your family through hands-on activities and live performances. Age 2 and up.

Movie Night at Vehicle Vault

Date:
Nov 10, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-626-8920

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

Chinese New Year Celebration

Date:
Feb 18, 2019 10am - noon
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

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

Four Mile Free Day – December

Date:
Dec 08, 2017 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
720-865-0800

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.

DMNS Free Day

Date:
Jun 02, 2019 9am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-370-6000

Enjoy space-themed activities, Museum favorites, free admission to Our Senses: Creating Your Reality, and discounted admission to Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius.

Sensory-Friendly Playtime

Date:
Mar 10, 2019 8 - 10am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Visit the museum when sounds and lights will be turned down and adaptive equipment will be offered for children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Untitled: Arthur Williams

Date:
Sep 28, 2018 6 - 10pm
Cost:
Youth age 18 and under are free, and college students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission to Untitled Final Fridays
Phone:
720-913-0130

Join former creative-in-residence and floral designer Arthur Williams for the museum's monthly, late night program featuring workshops, performances, and tours.

Trick or Treat Street

Date:
Oct 25, 2019 to Oct 27, 2019
Schedule:
Oct. 25-27, 9am-6pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

See the museum transformed, over the course of three days, into a spooktacular wonderland of fun, full of pumpkins, straw bales, fall treats, and costumes. March from one Treat House to the next to collect goodies, create Halloween crafts, and play carnival games.

Widespread Crossfit

Date:
Feb 15, 2019 10am - 10:45am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Join in a kid-friendly and fun workout that will help get your kids moving while teaching them how to have fun with their fitness. Following a warm-up, workout, and cooldown, children and families will learn healthy eating tips for the new year.

Hands on History Family Fun Days

Date:
Feb 10, 2018 11am - 3pm
Cost:
$25 for a family pack (4 tickets, discount family meal deal and a backpack with family-friendly ways to explore museum). Otherwise, activities included with admission
Phone:
303-447-8679

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

TriceraTOTs

Date:
Mar 07, 2018 10am
Cost:
$5 child, $3 member child, free under age 2
Phone:
303-697-3466 x101

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

Community Cretaceous Carnival at Dinosaur Ridge

Date:
Apr 27, 2019 11am - 3pm
Cost:
$1 per tickets. Games and rides ranging from 1-5 tickets
Phone:
303-697-3466

Join in for fun, games, and food—dinosaur style. Enjoy rock climbing walls, inflatable slides, bounce houses, and midway games with dinosaur-themed prizes.

Día de los Muertos Bilingual Tours

Date:
Oct 13, 2018
Schedule:
Identical tours Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, 1pm and 2:30pm each day
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-651-8374

Enjoy a tour of the Day of the Dead exhibition with bilingual tour guide Laura Zavala. Learn about ancient Mayan and Aztec origins of the celebration, how it blended with Spanish Catholic traditions, and how it became a part of the local culture in Longmont.

Wee Firefighters

Date:
Aug 18, 2018 to Sep 22, 2018
Schedule:
Sat
Cost:
$40 per child; $20 for each additional sibling. Call or go online to register
Phone:
303-892-1436

Sign up for a six-week firefighting and fire safety series designed for kids ages 3-7. Reservations required.

WOW! Museum Free Day

Date:
May 30, 2019 9am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

Museum admission is free, thanks to community partner and sponsor Children's Hospital Colorado.

Spooktacular Treats

Date:
Oct 22, 2019
Schedule:
10am, 11am, and noon
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Put a spooky spin on snacks. Join Children’s Hospital Colorado to turn oranges into pumpkins and make a witch’s broom or vampire fangs with apple slices.

Creatures of Light

Date:
Feb 23, 2018 to Jun 10, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-370-6000

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…

Ruckus Rodeo: Pop Art & Cowboy Culture

Date:
Jun 14, 2019 to Jan 05, 2020
Schedule:
Through Jan. 5, 2020
Cost:
$8 adults, $5 students/seniors, free age 3 and under
Phone:
303-651-8374

Explore an immersive work of art consisting of painted, two-dimensional surfaces and sculptural, three-dimensional figures that depict the rodeo at the Fort Worth Stock Show, created by renowned pop artist Red Grooms.

Untitled: Play Harder

Date:
May 31, 2019 6 - 10pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

See the work of Kenzie Sitterud, with the theme "Play Harder," inspired by Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America. Throughout the 2019 season, enjoy performances, tours, and art-making activities to spark your creativity.

Survival Exhibit

Date:
Mar 24, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Cost:
Included with admisson
Phone:
303-469-5441

See the Butterfly Pavilion's newest interactive exhibit. The exhibit gives a fascinating, up-close look at the incredible ways some of the world’s smallest animals overcome the challenges of an invertebrate world. Learn about adaptations through interactive displays, technology and live animal encounters.

Broncos en Español

Date:
Sep 28, 2018 5:30 - 8:30pm
Cost:
Free with tickets obtained at Museo
Phone:

Interact with current Broncos players at this annual latino fan fest, and get autographs and photos with Broncos’ cheerleaders, Miles, and the Super Bowl trophies.

Discovery Days Science Program

Date:
Jan 16, 2018 to Jan 17, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission.
Phone:
303-604-2424

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.

Integral Steps Program

Date:
Jun 14, 2019 1 - 1:30pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Join in a high-energy program that allows children to dance and play through a combination of music, movement, biology, and art.

Christmas with Cody

Date:
Dec 03, 2017
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-526-0744

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

The Heart and Soul: The Mariachi

Date:
May 03, 2019 5 - 9pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-571-4401

Celebrate Cultural First Fridays on Santa Fe, a rain or shine event that highlights an authentic flair of Latinidad in Denver.

Weekend Showcase: Learn to Fly

Date:
Sep 07, 2018 to Sep 09, 2018
Cost:
$12 adults, $10 seniors and military, $6 ages 4-16. Simulator experiences: $7.50; airport tours: $5; flight experiences: $179 for 2 hour time-slot plus gallery admission
Phone:

Attend training demos, ride in one of the flight simulators, and listen to presentations by trained instructors.

Know Your Guts

Date:
Oct 16, 2018 10am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Learn how amazing the human body is, with its many different functions that you can’t see, especially in your stomach. Join Gini, director of Early Childhood Education, and explore the way bile breaks down fat in this fun, kid-friendly activity.

Tripod Photography – December

Date:
Dec 02, 2017 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Cost:
Phone:
720-974-1877

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

Cockpit Demo Day

Date:
Mar 09, 2019 10am - 2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-360-5360

Climb aboard select aircraft and get a pilot’s perspective of the instruments and controls. Colorado Parent magazine is proud to be a sponsor of this event.

Mornings at the Museum

Date:
Oct 01, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019
Schedule:
Thu, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 9:30-10:30am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-6892

Examine museum specimens, make crafts, and hear a story. Themes vary weekly. Ages 2-5 with adult.

Summer Camps

Date:
Jun 01, 2018 to Aug 19, 2018
Schedule:
Ongoing June-Aug
Cost:
Cost varies
Phone:
303-651-8374

Discover art, history, science, and technology at a variety of camps at the museum this summer. Half-day and full-day options available. Ages 3-18. Reservations required.

Movies Under the Stars

Date:
Aug 03, 2019 8 - 10pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
970-924-6054

Enjoy family-friendly screenings of movies from the 1970s and 80s on the rink. Complimentary popcorn will be provided, and families are encouraged to bring blankets and a picnic.

Final Joy Park Free Night

Date:
Sep 20, 2019 4 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-433-7444

Discover the joy of climbing, digging, zip-lining, and splashing before Joy Park closes for the season.

Hiwan Home School Day: Colorado History

Date:
Oct 19, 2018 10am - noon
Schedule:
Arrive at 9:45am
Cost:
$2 per participant
Phone:
720-497-7650

Experience Colorado’s pioneer history by packing a prairie schooner, making journey cake, learning in the 1876 Centennial School Room, and shopping in the 1895 Bear Creek Store. Ages 6-12. Registration required.

Take it to the Streets: Santa Fe Mural Crawl

Date:
Jan 12, 2018 6pm - 8pm
Cost:
$5 general admission, $3 for students, Free for members and children under 12.
Phone:
303-571-4401

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.

Sports Prep in Joy Park

Date:
Jul 10, 2019
Schedule:
July 10 and July 26, 11am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Get your body in tip-top shape for sports. Practice dynamic stretching, weave through obstacle courses, and learn how to keep your body healthy and strong with the Children’s Hospital Colorado Athletic Trainers.

Paint Studio & Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Sep 01, 2019 to Sep 30, 2019
Schedule:
Artist Demonstration Schedule: Aug 31-Sept 1: Caleb Hahne, What We Feel: Painting Emotion; Sept 7-8 & 14-15: Carlos Frésquez, Acrylic Gel Transfer; Sept. 21-22 & 28-29: Adri Norris, Women Behaving Badly: A Portrait Series
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Explore how painters use color and light to capture the world around them. Experiment with watercolors, paint a portrait, or create an abstract masterpiece. Demonstrations by local artists are from noon–3pm.

Hearts for Art

Date:
Feb 07, 2018 to Feb 14, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

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…

Grandparents Free Day

Date:
Sep 15, 2018 10am - 4pm
Cost:
Free for seniors and accompanying grandchildren
Phone:
303-892-1436

Explore the museum with the grandkids for free.

Free First Saturday

Date:
Jul 06, 2019 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

Enjoy art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions for free. 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.

Family Day: Learning from Nature

Date:
Jan 27, 2018 10am - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-1666

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.

Burn Awareness Free Day

Date:
Feb 03, 2018 10am - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-892-1436

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

Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze

Date:
Feb 26, 2019 to Aug 18, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

See nearly 30 paintings by Denver-born artist Jordan Casteel. This presentation represents Casteel’s first major museum exhibition, and provides audiences with a first look at new work by one of the most acclaimed emerging artists working today.

Wild Dreams Overnight

Date:
Jul 05, 2019 to Jul 06, 2019
Schedule:
7pm overnight to 9am
Cost:
$65
Phone:
303-561-4444

Spend an exciting night at the Downtown Aquarium. Explore the exhibits, learn about the animals, and make crafts. Ages 5-12 and parent chaperones. Registration required.

Forest of Light Exhibit Opening

Date:
Jun 30, 2018
Cost:
Included with museum admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Experience a new inclusive exhibit that encourages play between children of all abilities. Children will be able to use their senses of sight and touch to explore a forest-like environment.

Drop-In Discovery

Date:
Jan 04, 2018 to Sep 30, 2019
Schedule:
First and third Tue, 10am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-898-7405

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

Healthy Food Program with Chef Ann Cooper

Date:
Jul 24, 2018 10am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Make healthy treats with special guest Chef Ann Cooper, the Renegade Lunch Lady. Chef Ann has been a constant champion of school food reform as an important avenue through which to improve childhood nutrition. Chef Ann will teach visitors about making healthy food choices while making healthy snacks.

Just For Fun Center

Date:
Sep 25, 2017 to Nov 19, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
720-865-5000

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…

Cool Bites in The Teaching Kitchen

Date:
Jun 18, 2019
Schedule:
10am, 11am, noon
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Beat the summer heat with refreshing snacks like fruit pizza, banana sushi, and apple donuts with Children’s Hospital Colorado. Sign up outside the Teaching Kitchen.

Create Playdate

Date:
Dec 12, 2018 10am - 1pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Littlest Learners Class

Date:
Jan 08, 2019 to Jan 16, 2019
Schedule:
Jan. 8, 9am; Jan. 16, 4pm Cost: Included with Museum admission
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Explore fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive experiences. Ages newborn-3 and their caregivers.

Jennifer Ghormley Closing Reception

Date:
Apr 04, 2018 6 - 7pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Celebrate the closing of the winter/spring artist-in-residence, Jennifer Ghormley. Light refreshments will be provided. At 6:30, journey to the unveiling of Ghormley’s art installation, designed exclusively for the Museum.

Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives

Date:
Jan 14, 2018
Schedule:
10:30am and 11:30am.
Cost:
Free.
Phone:
720-865-5000

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.

Museum Alive 3D

Date:
Jul 27, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Schedule:
11am, 1pm, and 3pm
Cost:
$10 adults $9 seniors, $8 ages 3-12
Phone:
303-315-9444

Follow one lucky visitor who stays in the museum after dark, when the most fascinating extinct prehistoric creatures rise again. Dinosaurs, dolphin-like swimmers, and giant birds escape their display cases, shake off the dust, and explore the museum.

Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer

Date:
May 13, 2018 to Aug 12, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

See the exhibit that chronicles a pivotal moment in Gibson’s career when his contemporary artistic practice converged with his Native American heritage. About 65 objects created from 2011 to the present will be featured including figurative works, text-based wall hangings, a significant selection of beaded punching bags, painted works on rawhide and canvas, and video.

Denver Art Museum Free Day

Date:
Feb 03, 2018 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Grandparents Day Celebration

Date:
Apr 21, 2018 8 - 10am
Cost:
See website
Phone:
303-604-2424

Enjoy a morning for grandparents and their grandchildren including breakfast, crafts, songs, playtime in the museum, and an opportunity to take a commemorative portrait. Reservations required.

Spring Break at the DAM

Date:
Mar 16, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

Step into spring with the Print Studio, Create-n-Takes, gallery games, and activities.

Untitled: The Flobots

Date:
Aug 31, 2018 6 - 10pm
Cost:
Age 18 and under are free
Phone:
720-913-0130

Explore music, dance, and community. Produced with local creatives, Untitled Final Fridays is the museum's monthly late night program featuring workshops, performances and tours with a twist.

Make It Go! Exhibit

Date:
Sep 27, 2017 to Sep 30, 2018
Cost:
Included with museum admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

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.

French Chef Series in the Teaching Kitchen

Date:
Aug 28, 2018
Schedule:
2pm and 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Practice culinary skills with Alliance Française de Denver, making French cuisine like crepes and pastries. Cooking class program space is limited, first-come, first-served. Sign up outside the Teaching Kitchen.

Littlest Learners Classes

Date:
Dec 11, 2018 9am
Schedule:
Also held Dec. 19, 4pm
Cost:
Included with museum admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Join a series of hands-on classes for infants and toddlers and their caregivers to explore fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive experiences, with occasional special guests from the community. Classes are offered monthly with a different theme each month. Ages 0-3.

Discovery Days

Date:
Aug 15, 2017 to Aug 16, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-604-2424

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.

Untitled: Cyber Future with Michael Sperandeo

Date:
Jul 26, 2019 6 - 10pm
Cost:
Included with admission. Students with ID get two-for-one admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Experience the them "Cyber Future" with the art of Michael Sperandeo, inspired by The Light Show. Enjoy performances, tours, and art making activities.

Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives

Date:
May 12, 2019
Schedule:
10:30am and 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Help Foxy and Shmoxy sniff out clues and unseen treasures in the museum. To find the foxes, pick up a letter from the Fox Box on level 1 and follow the riddles into the galleries.

Eyes on Xiaoze Xie

Date:
Mar 25, 2018 to Jul 08, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

See still-life paintings of books, videos, and installations that the artist based on banned and forbidden books in China. Xiaoze Xie has a lifelong passion for books. In his worldview, books are conveyers of prestige and signifiers of collective cultural knowledge: repositories of historical meaning, cultural conflict, and political strife.

Apollo 11: First Steps

Date:
May 16, 2019 to Jan 01, 2020
Cost:
$9.95 adults, $7.95 juniors/seniors, member pricing available
Phone:
303-370-6000

See the experience of NASA’s historic Apollo 11 mission. With the assistance of NASA, National Archives, and a global team of researchers, the filmmakers have unearthed a treasure trove of never-before-seen footage and audio recordings to reconstruct the mission in astonishing detail.

3D Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Jun 01, 2018 to Jul 01, 2018
Schedule:
June 2-3: Claudia Ibarra, Wire Sculpture; June 9-10 and 16-17: Becky Wareing Steele, Small Sculpture; June 23-24 and June 30-July 1: Libby Barbee, Cut Paper Topographies
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Explore the expansive and varied realm of 3D art. Use your design thinking skills to build an abstract sculpture, create your own wire animal, and work together with family and friends to contribute to a collaborative sculpture.

Bug-A-Boo

Date:
Oct 26, 2019 to Oct 27, 2019
Schedule:
Oct. 26-27, 9am-5pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-469-5441

Dress in costume for this safe indoor trick-or-treating event featuring candy, prizes, and crafts throughout the exhibits.

Colorado Educational Theater Program

Date:
May 04, 2018 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Hear tales of animals, both foolish and wise, aimed at early learners. Children will participate in bringing stories to life through creative movement, mime, and songs.

Opening Weekend: Exploration of Flight

Date:
Jul 21, 2018 to Jul 22, 2018
Cost:
Visit website for opening weekend admission fees
Phone:

Attend the opening of the 19,000 square foot facility that looks at the world of aviation. Open three days/week, guests can access interactive and educational exhibits. Try flight simulators and interact with the latest industry technology.

Low Sensory Morning

Date:
Feb 23, 2019 8:30 - 10am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0074

Visit the museum in a quiet, low sensory environment before it opens to the general public. Take a tour of the museum and enjoy hands-on activities and art-making projects. Space is limited. Reserve your spot in advance, then purchase general admission at the door on day of event. Contact access@denverartmuseum.org with questions.

Denver Art Museum Free First Saturday

Date:
Jun 01, 2019 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

Enjoy the 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. Free general admission tickets are available on-site starting at 10am.

Visit the Agricultural Heritage Center

Date:
Sep 01, 2019 to Sep 30, 2019
Schedule:
Fri-Sun, 10am-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-776-8688

Enjoy the rural setting, and learn about the rich agricultural history of Boulder County. The farm features two barns with interactive exhibits, a milk house, blacksmith shop, and a furnished 1909 farmhouse.

Phantom Canyon: A Digital Circuit

Date:
Aug 25, 2019 to Oct 16, 2019
Cost:
Included with admisson
Phone:
720-913-0130

Journey along the circuit of balconies, landings, and stairs within the atrium of the Denver Art Museum’s Hamilton Building to discover the 15 digital artworks that make up Phantom Canyon: A Digital Circuit. A moving image is made up of a series of still images, shown in rapid succession, to produce the illusion of motion.

First Light Family Space

Date:
Jun 01, 2019 to Sep 30, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Step into the shining world of hands-on activities inspired by the exhibition, The Light Show. Activities include making a mirror, playing with patterns, and creating a colorful city.

Untitled Final Friday

Date:
Oct 25, 2019 6 - 10pm
Cost:
Included in general admission. Students with ID receive two-for-one admission during Untitled
Phone:
720-913-0130

See the museum at night during an unconventional experience developed in collaboration with local creatives and community members. October's Untitled event highlights the creative practice of BioArtist Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, with the theme "in/visible," inspired by The Light Show and Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature.

Día del Niño

Date:
Apr 28, 2018 11am - 5pm
Cost:
$1
Phone:
303-443-2122

Participate in a family-friendly day of traditional Latino festivities, including art-making, live dance, and musical performances.

Wonder-Filled Wednesday

Date:
Nov 28, 2018 9:30 - 10:30am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-6892

Visit the Discovery Corner for a hands-on introduction to the world of science and nature. Examine museum specimens, make crafts, and hear a story.

Hay ​Bales & Tall Tales

Date:
Jun 08, 2018 Noon - 1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-0800

Enjoy Four Mile’s monthly storytime. This month features Covered Wagons, Bumpy Trails by Verla Kay. Gold panning activities will follow the tale. Stay for Four Mile Free Day.

French Chef Series in the Teaching Kitchen

Date:
Jul 31, 2018
Schedule:
2pm and 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Practice culinary skills with Alliance Française de Denver, making French cuisine like crepes and pastries. Cooking class program space is limited, first-come, first-served. Sign up outside the Teaching Kitchen.

Longmont Museum Holiday Festival

Date:
Dec 17, 2017 3:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-651-8374

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.

Winter Break at the DAM

Date:
Dec 22, 2018 to Jan 06, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Visit the Print Studio, Create-n-Takes, Gallery Games, A Walk in the Woods, and other areas and activities that are open every day. See special performances of the family-friendly play, Art Emergency, at 11am weekdays during winter break. Note: The exhibition Dior: From Paris to the World requires a separate ticket. Advance purchase is highly recommended.

Free First Saturday

Date:
Apr 07, 2018 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

Enjoy the 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: Animals in Art in Spanish at 1pm.

303 Colorado Day

Date:
Mar 03, 2018 10am - 3pm
Cost:
$3.03
Phone:
303-315-9444

See a 3D film and get museum admission thrown in for $3.03 for one day only, in honor of 303 Colorado Day.

Rainforest Yoga

Date:
Feb 10, 2018 to Feb 24, 2018
Schedule:
Feb. 10, 17, 21, and 24. Times vary by date
Cost:
$8 members, $10 nonmembers
Phone:
720-974-1877

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

Food Truck Rodeo

Date:
Jul 20, 2018 11am - 2pm
Cost:
Free entry; costs vary for food and drink items
Phone:
303-739-7182

Take your taste buds on a wild ride at the city of Aurora’s Food Truck Rodeo. Several different food trucks will be serving up tasty food and drink.

Paint Studio & Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Oct 01, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019
Schedule:
Studio is open daily during museum hours. Artist demonstrations held Sat and Sun, noon-3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Experiment with watercolors, paint a portrait, or create your own abstract masterpiece. Artist Demonstration Schedule: Oct. 5-6 and 12-13: Las Adelitas: Natalie Pacheco and Shantel Lucero, Acrylic Painting; Oct. 19-20 and 26-27: Kaitlyn Tucek, The Expressive Figure: Painting as Narrative.

The Science Behind Pixar

Date:
Oct 11, 2019 to Apr 05, 2020
Cost:
$29.95 adult, $24.95 senior, $22.95 ages 3-18. Tickets include general admission
Phone:
303-370-6000

Explore the STEAM concepts used at Pixar Animation Studios every day to bring their films and characters to life. Each section in the exhibition focuses on a step in the filmmaking process, giving guests an unparalleled view of the production pipeline and concepts used by the artists and computer scientists.

Joy Park Free Nights

Date:
Jun 15, 2018 4 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-433-7444

Discover the joy of climbing, digging, zip lining, and splashing, for free.

America’s Musical Journey

Date:
Feb 16, 2018 to Mar 31, 2018
Cost:
Visit website for pricing
Phone:
303-370-6000

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.

Hop, Skip, and a Jump Start

Date:
Sep 15, 2019 7:30am
Cost:
$13-$38
Phone:
303-433-7444

Wind your way along the South Platte River Trail in a stroller-friendly 5K, or watch kids maneuver the Kid Course, Toddler Trot, or Infant Crawl. There's an expo afterward. Participants are encouraged to wear 80s garb, in keeping with this year's theme. There will be prizes for best 80s look.

Print Studio & Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Mar 01, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019
Schedule:
March demonstration schedule: March 2–3: Virginia Diaz Saiki, Neighborhoods Carved; March 9–10 & 16–17: Taiko Chandler, Monoprints with Stencils; March 23–24 & 30–31: Emily Moyer, Lithography
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Design your own printing plate, or experiment with color and layering in the Print Studio. On weekends, watch artist demonstrations.

Yuletide Tea

Date:
Dec 01, 2018 to Dec 16, 2018
Schedule:
Dates and times vary
Cost:
$30
Phone:
303-832-4092

Learn about the Unsinkable Margaret Brown's love for Christmas. Tour the holiday decorations and enjoy delicious yuletide-themed treats. Age 6 and up.

McTeggart Irish Dancers

Date:
Mar 17, 2019 11 - 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a performance from this Colorado Irish dance troupe.

VR Arcade

Date:
Mar 24, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Schedule:
10am-5pm
Cost:
$6-$8
Phone:
303-370-6000

Experience virtual reality (VR) technology, with six bays for individuals and a four-person Virtual Reality Transporter ride. Some age and height restrictions apply.

Open Studio Hours with Artist Frankie Toan

Date:
Jul 20, 2018 to Sep 09, 2018
Schedule:
Most Fri and Sat, July 20 through Sept. 29, 11am-2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

See Frankie create wild and whimsical fiber sculptures with fabrics, felts, and other materials. Guests will help Frankie create an ever-changing textile collage using a variety of different fibers and recycled fabrics.

Jerusalem

Date:
Feb 16, 2018 to Mar 31, 2018
Cost:
Visit website for pricing
Phone:
303-370-6000

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.

Amazon Adventure 3D

Date:
Jun 02, 2018 to Nov 30, 2018
Schedule:
Wed-Sun, 11am, 1pm, and 3pm
Cost:
$8-$17
Phone:
303-315-9444

Learn about the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates' fascinating 11-year journey through the Amazon rain forest.

Free First Saturday

Date:
Aug 04, 2018 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

Enjoy the art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions without spending a dime. Bilingual activities available include the storytelling program, Cuentos del Arte, and a tour of Stampede: Animals in Art in Spanish.

Joy Park Free Nights

Date:
Jul 20, 2018 4 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-433-7444

Discover the joy of climbing, digging, zip lining, and splashing, for free. Joy Park Free Nights include access to Joy Park only and are weather-permitting. Except for the restrooms, the inside of the museum will be closed.

Create Playdate

Date:
Oct 09, 2019 10am - 2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Drop in with your little ones for storytime, art making, and other activities. Ages 3-5.

Free First Saturday

Date:
Aug 03, 2019 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-913-0130

Enjoy art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions without spending a dime.

Print Studio & Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Feb 01, 2019 to Feb 28, 2019
Schedule:
Visit website for artist and medium schedule
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Channel Rembrandt’s eye for detail to design your own printing plate, or experiment with color and layering in the Print Studio. On weekends, watch artist demonstrations.

Fall Show and Sale

Date:
Sep 04, 2019 to Sep 08, 2019
Schedule:
Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 11am-4pm
Cost:
$8 adults, $7 seniors, $4 ages 3-16. Some workshops require an additional fee
Phone:
303-779-6161

Attend a Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys event with sales, exhibits, and workshops. Shop for items to build, furnish, or accessorize a dollhouse or other scale miniature scenes. Workshops for adults including how to make flowers and a fairy castle. Children's workshops include making seasonal scenes. Register for workshops in advance.

Little Wings

Date:
May 21, 2019 9 - 10am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-360-5360

Join Wings Over the Rockies’ education team as they present a themed early learner program. Each Little Wings session will include a reading of an aerospace children’s book and a hands-on STEAM activity. Ages 2-4 with parent or guardian.

Star Wars at the Hangar

Date:
May 05, 2018 noon - 4pm
Cost:
$8-$25
Phone:
303-360-5360

Be in attendance as Rebels and Imperials alike descend on Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum for a day of family-friendly activities.

Robonology

Date:
May 01, 2018 to Sep 09, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-360-5360

Explore the reality of robotic technology as it applies to space, ocean, and planetary exploration and industrial applications. Robonology showcases real technological devices that are fully interactive and usable by the public.

Teen Lounge

Date:
Apr 13, 2018 7 - 10pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-370-6000

Venture through museum exhibits, get hands-on with entertaining activities, and win giveaways. Chill with friends and eat free snacks after hours. Ages 13–18.

Pets ‘N Popsicles

Date:
Aug 03, 2018 to Aug 12, 2018
Schedule:
10am-3pm
Cost:
$3 per person age 3 and up; includes a popsicle for each paid admission
Phone:
970-350-9220

Experience animals up close and get your questions answered. Afterward, stroll along the museum’s paths and try out the call phone audio and visual tour.

Sensory Friendly Playtime

Date:
May 19, 2019 8 - 10am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

Attend a low sensory event for children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders. WOW! will limit admission to 20 families, turn down sounds and lights, and provide adaptive equipment to offer a safe and fun experience for all. Reservations are required.

Spring Break at WOW

Date:
Mar 25, 2019 to Mar 29, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Participate in hands-on activities and programs for children and families every day during Spring Break week. Themed activities will vary by day.

Family Overnight: Halloween at the Museum

Date:
Oct 26, 2018 to Oct 27, 2018
Schedule:
Overnight Oct. 26 6pm-Oct. 27 10am
Cost:
$55-$80
Phone:
303-370-6000

Enjoy a night of ooey-gooey activities, spooky fun, and trick-or-treat trivia. See an IMAX film and sleep in the diorama halls. Includes pizza dinner, evening snack, hot breakfast, and candy. For kids in grades K-8.

Drones Workshop

Date:
Oct 20, 2018 10am - 2pm
Cost:
$60 member, $70 nonmember
Phone:
303-370-6000

Learn about drones, then build and fly your own. Send budding engineers to this interactive workshop and get a good introduction to the world of robotic flight. For kids in grades 3-6.

Groundhog Day Critter Celebration

Date:
Feb 02, 2019 10am - 2pm
Cost:
$15-$20
Phone:
303-370-6000

Join DMNS scientist John Demboski as he debunks the myths and unburrows the mysteries of the groundhog. Afterward, head to the Denver Zoo to see even more animals. For kids in grades K-8 with an adult.

Joy Park Free Nights

Date:
Jun 21, 2019 4 - 8pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-433-7444

Discover the joy of climbing, digging, zip lining, and splashing. Please note: Joy Park Free Nights include access to Joy Park only and are rain or shine. Except for the restrooms, the inside of the museum will be closed.

Getting Chilly with It

Date:
Dec 08, 2018 10am - noon
Cost:
$8-$15
Phone:
303-370-6000

Learn about the subzero science of super cold substances like liquid nitrogen, liquid oxygen, and dry ice. See amazing science demonstrations from educator extraordinaire Brian Hostetler followed by hands-on activities in the atrium.

Widespread Crossfit

Date:
Jan 04, 2019 10am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Participate in a kid-friendly and fun workout that will keep them moving and having fun with fitness. Then learn about what food items have too much sugar, healthy snack options, and how to stay healthy. Age 3 and up.

Crafts and Trades of Olden Days

Date:
Sep 15, 2019 10am - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-776-8688

Learn about old-fashioned jobs and the traditional arts and crafts that went into making what was needed for life down on the farm. Enjoy games and demonstrations including blacksmithing, candle-dipping, and working with a drop spindle. Several “make and take” activities are offered.

Small Settlers

Date:
Feb 06, 2018 to Mar 27, 2018
Schedule:
Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, and 27
Cost:
$5 nonmember child, free for member child and parents/caregiver
Phone:
720-865-0814

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.

Spring Break at the DAM

Date:
Mar 17, 2018 to Apr 01, 2018
Cost:
Included with general admission, which is free for youth 18 and under
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Mar 09, 2018 Noon - 4pm
Cost:
Free, horse-drawn wagon rides (if offered) are an additional charge
Phone:
720-865-0800

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.

WOW! Garden Play Space

Date:
Jun 24, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Schedule:
Open during regular Museum hours
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Explore the museum's new, enclosed outdoor garden play space with learning zones focused on sensory experiences, horticulture exploration, a demonstration garden, outdoor play kitchen, and landscaping elements to climb and explore.

Family Day: Nature Never Sleeps

Date:
Dec 08, 2018 10am - 4pm
Schedule:
Drop in anytime during available hours
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-6892

Explore the dark side of nature, look at the stars, listen for the sounds of nocturnal animals, and learn about the exciting things that happen when the sun goes down.

Linking Asia: Art, Trade, and Devotion

Date:
Jan 29, 2018 to Apr 01, 2018
Cost:
Included with museum admission; free for kids 18 and under
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Watch Out for Sugar Bugs

Date:
Jan 02, 2019 10am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Experiment with different popular beverages and see what these drinks can do to your teeth. Age 2 and up.

Widespread Crossfit

Date:
Mar 29, 2019 10 - 10:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Join in a kid-friendly and fun workout that will help get your kids moving while teaching them how to have fun with their fitness. Following a warm-up, workout, and cooldown, children and families will learn healthy eating tips for the new year.

Swedish Summer Fare

Date:
May 09, 2018
Schedule:
11am-4pm
Cost:
Included with museum admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Learn to make a traditional Swedish summertime recipe with IKEA Centennial. Cooking class program space is limited. Sign up outside the Teaching Kitchen.

Small Settlers

Date:
May 01, 2018 to Sep 25, 2018
Schedule:
Tue
Cost:
$5 nonmember child, free for members and parents/caregivers
Phone:
720-865-0800

Get a head start in early learning and development for toddlers through history and nature-centered activities designed to engage young minds. Ages 2-5. Call to register.

Bikes and Big Wheels

Date:
Jul 21, 2018 11am - 3pm
Cost:
Free admission for kids (17 and under) with a bike helmet
Phone:
303-447-8679

Speed through the big wheel racetrack, and saddle up for a bicycle rodeo to learn the skills to ride a bike safely.

Exhibition Opening Reception

Date:
Feb 08, 2018 6pm - 9pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-571-4401

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.

Wild Wednesday

Date:
Sep 25, 2019 10:30 - 11:30am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Join Gini, Director of Early Childhood Education, to explore the new Children’s Discovery Garden by having fun in the mud kitchen. Make a mess with water, mud, flowers, and other natural materials.

Miners’ Pumpkin Patch

Date:
Oct 06, 2018 to Oct 27, 2018
Schedule:
Oct. 6, 7, 13, 20, and 27
Cost:
$10, free age 3 and under. Includes one pumpkin per person. Museum admission additional
Phone:
719-488-0880

Celebrate fall with hayrides, gem panning, yard games, and an apple cider press.

Sensory Friendly Playtime

Date:
Oct 13, 2019 8 - 10am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

Visit the museum during a low sensory event for children with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders. Sounds and lights will be turned down and adaptive equipment will be provided to offer a safe and fun experience for all. Limited to 20 families. Advance registration is required.

Be the Astronaut

Date:
Oct 01, 2017 to Mar 31, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-360-5360

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.

Littlest Learners Class

Date:
Oct 17, 2018 4pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Attend a class for infants and toddlers who will explore the world using their senses. Young children will have the opportunity to explore their touch, smell, visual, and auditory senses through carefully thought-out and planned sensory stations. For children birth to age 3.

Robbery at the Railroad

Date:
Jul 13, 2019 to Jul 14, 2019
Cost:
$55
Phone:
303-279-4591

Be part of an interactive, outdoor theater experience of the old west. Ride a real steam train complete with robbing, gunfights, outlaws, clues, and mystery. Age 16 and up.

Untitled Final Friday: A(me)ricana with Kate Speer

Date:
Aug 30, 2019 6 - 10pm
Cost:
Included in general admission; free for DAM members and youth 18 and younger. Students with ID receive two-for-one admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Attend an event that highlights the creative practice of performance and dance artist Kate Speer, with the theme "A(me)ricana," inspired by The Light Show. Watch for an interactive baseball performance, a pie-eating contest, and line dances.

Little Time Travelers Storytime

Date:
Apr 04, 2018 9:30 - 10am
Cost:
Free with admission. $12 adults, $10 students and seniors, $8 children 6-12, free under age 5
Phone:
303-447-8679

Enjoy storytime in the Destination Colorado exhibit. Read stories and then have playtime in the exhibit before the museum opens. Ages 2-5.

The Light Show

Date:
Jun 02, 2019 to Jun 30, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

See the exhibit that focuses on the quest by humanity and artists to understand physical light in the natural world as well as metaphorical, spiritual, and divine representations of light.

Mindful Looking at the Denver Art Museum

Date:
Jul 16, 2019 1 - 1:45pm
Cost:
$8-$13 adults, free for kids
Phone:
720-865-5000

Immerse yourself in an installation of 10,005 tiny paintings, drawings and sculptures in Eyes On: Jonathan Saiz. With DAM interpretive specialist Danielle St. Peter, explore the many elements of Saiz's central work, #WhatisUtopia, and contemplate the thought-provoking effect of these parts as a whole.

Yoga for Kids

Date:
Jan 10, 2018 to Jan 31, 2018
Schedule:
Wed at 4pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

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…

Pancake Breakfast Fly In or Drive In

Date:
Aug 24, 2019 8:30 - 9:30am
Cost:
$10 per person, includes access to the Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery
Phone:
303-360-5360

Join Wings Over the Rockies for a pancake breakfast to help raise funds for a student-built RV-12 aircraft. This aircraft is under construction by 6th-12th graders and will be finished in calendar year 2019.

Mindbender Mansion

Date:
Jul 20, 2018 to Jan 06, 2019
Schedule:
Through Jan. 6, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-370-6000

Gather hidden clues and secret passwords scattered throughout thematic rooms and revealed as you identify patterns, think ahead, use logical reasoning, and look at the problems from different perspectives. Manipulate a tilt table, keep up with a conveyer belt, and try out disco hopscotch spelling.

Hollywood Favorites: Harry Potter

Date:
May 04, 2018 to May 25, 2019
Cost:
$7.95-$9.95
Phone:
303-370-6000

May 4: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; May 11: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; May 18: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1; May 25: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Watch Hollywood favorites at the Phipps IMAX Theater. DMNS is adding previously-released cinematic features to the IMAX…

Longmont Museum Discovery Days

Date:
Jan 08, 2018 to May 18, 2018
Schedule:
Mon, Thu, and Fri, 9-10:15am, 10:30-11:45am, 12:30-2pm
Cost:
$4 member, $4.50 nonmember per child
Phone:
303-651-8374

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.

Early Learners Storytime

Date:
Jan 03, 2018 9:30am
Cost:
Free with admission.
Phone:
303-447-8679

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

The Incubation Effect

Date:
Nov 04, 2018 to May 31, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

See the playful, larger-than-life insect nursery made from sewn inflatable sculptures and assembled forms by Denver artist Nicole Banowetz. Visitors can contribute to the life cycle of the exhibit by designing their own creatures.

Flashlight Tours

Date:
Oct 26, 2018 to Oct 27, 2018
Schedule:
5:30pm, 6pm, and 6:30pm
Cost:
$12 member adults, $5 member children, $15 nonmember adults, $9 nonmember children
Phone:
303-469-5441

Discover how invertebrates adapt to the nighttime environment with these special tours throughout the exhibits, followed by s'mores by the campfire.

Party for Our Planet

Date:
Apr 20, 2019 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Celebrate our big, beautiful planet with Earth-themed storytimes, meet and greets with creatures from Nature’s Educators, music with energiLAB (powered by you), tastings in the Teaching Kitchen, and special crafts.

Artist-in-Residence: Sara Schalliol-Hodge

Date:
Jul 01, 2019 to Sep 30, 2019
Schedule:
Most Fri and Sat through Sept
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

See Sara Schalliol-Hodge, a mixed-media artist who explores the way things are made through her whimsical and surreal prints. Check out her open studio hours to experiment with pre-carved linoleum block print making, collaging, and drawing techniques to create your own one-of-a-kind prints.

CU Museum Family Day: Timeless Trees, Rooted in Evolution

Date:
Feb 09, 2019 to Mar 09, 2019
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-6892

Enjoy a fun-filled day that is all about trees. From real trees to trees of life to metaphorical trees, explore them all. The roots, the trunk, the bark, the branches, and leaves all have fascinating stories to tell of their 370 million years on planet Earth. Cake will be served in honor of Charles Darwin’s…

Create Playdate

Date:
Jun 13, 2018 10am - 2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Hay Bales & Tall Tales

Date:
Jul 13, 2018 Noon - 1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-499-1999

Attend a monthly storytime featuring Old Crump by Laurie Lawlor, followed by butter making activities. Reservations not required.

Zoo Snooze

Date:
Feb 24, 2018 to Feb 25, 2018
Cost:
$50 members, $60 nonmembers
Phone:
720-974-1877

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.

Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives

Date:
Dec 09, 2018
Schedule:
10:30 and 11:30am
Cost:
Included with general admission, which is free for youth 18 and under
Phone:
720-913-0130

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.

Ultimate Family Dino Fun

Date:
Nov 30, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:

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

Date:
Sep 02, 2017 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Cost:
Phone:
720-974-1877

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

Dead Sea Scrolls for Families

Date:
Aug 25, 2018 9 - 11am
Cost:
$8-$12
Phone:
303-370-6000

See the exhibition together and learn more about daily life in the ancient Middle East in this interactive program. Registration required.

Family Tour

Date:
Feb 11, 2018 10:30 - 11:30am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-354-4880

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.

Empty Bowls Project

Date:
Nov 13, 2018 to Nov 15, 2018
Cost:
Fees vary depending on bowl size
Phone:
303-433-7444

Visit the art studio to make your own clay bowl, or purchase a bowl created by expert clay staff. All proceeds from Empty Bowls support Food for Thought, a Denver nonprofit fighting childhood hunger.

QuestBotics Coding

Date:
Apr 11, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Learn how easy it is for kids as young as 3 to learn how to code. Using the patterns that your QuestBots need to move around, make decisions, and follow logic. Everyone will get a chance to learn how to use the debug tools to fix their code. Parents are encouraged to participate with their…

Above and Beyond

Date:
Sep 29, 2018 to Jan 13, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-360-5360

Attend an interactive exhibition that explores flight. This traveling exhibition features immersive simulations, interactive design challenges, iconic historical touchstones, visionary concepts for the future, and inspiring stories from game-changing innovators, past and present.

Low Sensory Morning

Date:
Sep 05, 2019 8 - 10am
Cost:
$4-$10
Phone:
303-469-5441

Experience exhibits with natural lighting, quiet tones, and limited admission to provide a low-key experience. Each Low Sensory Morning offers guided interpretation in each exhibit, optional activity guides, and an interactive storytime program.

Glow Party for Families

Date:
Mar 08, 2018 6 - 8pm
Cost:
$15-$25
Phone:
303-370-6000

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.

School Prep Series

Date:
Jun 03, 2019 to Jun 24, 2019
Schedule:
June 3, 10, 17 and 24, 10-11:30am
Cost:
Child/adult pair: $80 members, $100 nonmembers for all four weeks and include a portfolio of your child’s work
Phone:
303-433-7444

Engage in activities focused on STEM, the arts, and literacy to help build the skills children need for success in this four-week series. For preschool or kindergarten.

Dinosaur Express Train

Date:
Jul 14, 2018 10am - 4pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-279-4591

Enjoy a day of dino-themed activities including a ride behind a historic Denver & Rio Grande Western Steam Locomotive following dinosaur tracks around the museum’s 15-acre railyard.

Sensory-Friendly Playtime

Date:
Nov 11, 2018 8 - 10am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

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.

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