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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..

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Colorado Day

Date:
Aug 01, 2018 10am - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-447-8679

Celebrate Colorado's 142nd birthday with free admission to the museum. Make adobe bricks, do make-and-take crafts, see historical reenactments, and watch dog tricks and performing pigs. Admission is also free to History Colorado's other museums. Visit the website for details and specific activities.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

French Chef Series in the Teaching Kitchen

Date:
Nov 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. Cooking class program space is limited, first-come, first-served. Sign up outside The Teaching Kitchen.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Trick or Treat Train

Date:
Oct 27, 2018 to Oct 28, 2018
Cost:
Members and children under age 2 are free, $15 adults, $5 children, $10 seniors
Phone:
303-279-4591

Visit all of the special stops to fill your treat bags including the “not so spooky” Haunted Railcar and the Olde Railroaders Silly Graveyard. Admission includes unlimited rides on the Steam Engine.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 – 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.

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.

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.

Create-n-Takes

Date:
May 01, 2019 to May 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hiwan Halloween

Date:
Oct 30, 2018 4 - 7pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-497-7650

Enjoy crafts, treats, and spooky books inside of the museum, and a scavenger hunt in Heritage Grove.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Trick or Treat at the Firehouse

Date:
Oct 27, 2018 5 - 8pm
Cost:
$10 adult, $9 seniors and firefighters, $7 child (3-12)
Phone:
303-892-1436

Enjoy kid-friendly activities throughout the Denver Firefighters Museum. Including trick or treat stations, Halloween-themed crafts, and a scavenger hunt.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

VR Arcade

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

Jump on board the pop-up experience that uses virtual reality (VR) technology, with six bays for individuals and a four-person Virtual Reality Transporter ride. Some age and height restrictions apply.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bug-A-Boo

Date:
Oct 20, 2018 to Oct 21, 2018
Cost:
Included with general admission
Phone:
303-469-5441

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

Superpower Dogs 3D

Date:
Mar 14, 2019 to Jan 20, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Foxy & Shmoxy: Art Detectives

Date:
Apr 14, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

’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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

Cockpit Demo Day

Date:
Apr 14, 2018 10am - 2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-360-5360

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

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.

Storytime with French Alliance

Date:
Jul 02, 2018 to Jul 16, 2018
Schedule:
July 2 and 16
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Date:
Sep 22, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-892-1436

Attend museums around the country, including History Colorado Center and Denver Firefighters Museum, locally, for free. Visit the website and download a branded ticket for free entry. The theme of this year’s Museum Day is “Women Making History,” honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation and culture, and emboldening others…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Create Playdate

Date:
May 09, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rainforest Yoga

Date:
Mar 07, 2018 to Jul 31, 2019
Schedule:
Wed, 5:30pm; Sat, 8am
Cost:
$8-$12
Phone:
720-974-1877

Practice nature-centric yoga to rejuvenate your mind and body, surrounded with exotic plants and beautiful butterflies. All levels welcome. Preregistration recommended. Email mcpocan@butterflies.org with questions.

Free First Saturday

Date:
May 04, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

French Storytime

Date:
Jun 03, 2019 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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

Joy Park Free Nights

Date:
May 18, 2018 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

$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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Apollo 11: First Steps

Date:
May 16, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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,…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Howl-O-Ween

Date:
Oct 20, 2018 to Oct 21, 2018
Cost:
$2 per child, $3 per adult 18 and older
Phone:
970-350-9220

Wear your spookiest (or silliest) costume for tricks and treats stopping 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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 – 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Create Playdate

Date:
May 08, 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.

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.

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.

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.

TriceraTOTs

Date:
May 01, 2019 10am
Cost:
$5 child, $3 member child
Phone:
303-697-3466

Enjoy 2-4 children’s books with a dinosaur theme and do a 15-20 minute craft or activity. RSVP at education@dinoridge.org. Ages 2-5.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Create-n-Takes

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Insectival

Date:
Jul 14, 2018 9am - 5pm
Schedule:
Concert goes from 6-8pm
Cost:
Free-$17; Concert (sold separately): Free-$15
Phone:
303-469-5441

Celebrate Rosie the tarantula's 23rd birthday with carnival games, giant bounce houses, and concert.

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.

Littlest Learners Class

Date:
Feb 27, 2019 to May 31, 2019
Schedule:
Event occurs twice a month at 4pm. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Create Playdate

Date:
Jun 12, 2019 10am - 1pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Drop in with your little ones for storytime and artmaking. Ages 3-5.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

Mornings at the Museum

Date:
Feb 01, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019
Schedule:
Mon and Wed, 9:30-10:30am. Themes vary by month
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-6892

Bring your favorite preschooler to the Discovery Corner for a hands-on introduction to the world of science, literacy, and nature. Examine museum specimens, make crafts, and hear a story. Ages 2-5 with caregiver.

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.

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.

Drop in Discovery

Date:
Jan 04, 2018 to Jan 15, 2018
Schedule:
10am on the First Thu and Third Mon of each month
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-898-7405

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hands-On History Family Fun Days

Date:
Jan 13, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
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.

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.

French Chef Series

Date:
Apr 30, 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:
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.

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.

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.”

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…

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.

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