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Kids don’t just show interest in something, they dig in deep. No matter what your child loves, there is a place around town to feed their obsession.

My Kid is Obsessed With…

Dinosaurs

Where to Go: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Dinosaur Ridge, or the Morrison Natural History Museum

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What You’ll Find: Fossils, tracks, and hands-on learning about Colorado’s prehistoric inhabitants.

My Kid is Obsessed With…

Trains

Where to Go: Colorado Railroad Museum or Georgetown Loop Railroad

What You’ll Find: Historic rail cars, train rides, and annual train-related events, including Day Out With Thomas visits and Polar Express at the railroad museum and Santa North Pole Adventure rides at Georgetown Loop.

My Kid is Obsessed With…

Hands-On Experiments & Activities

Where to Go: Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus or WOW! Children’s Museum

What You’ll Find: The children’s museums pack in interactive exhibits exploring science, art, nature, cooking, and imagination. Children’s Museum of Denver’s Joy Park also engages kids with outdoor activities.

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My Kid is Obsessed With…

Bugs

Where to Go: Butterfly Pavilion

What You’ll Find: In addition to exhibits filled with all things creepy and crawly, visitors can step into a tropical rainforest setting filled with hundreds of fluttering butterflies. For a real thrill, kids can hold Rosie, the resident tarantula.

My Kid is Obsessed With…

Lions, Tigers, and Bears

Where to Go: Denver Zoo or Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

What You’ll Find: Fascinating habitats full of species from around the world, plus up-close animal encounters, keeper talks, and beautiful, expansive grounds for walking, playing, and picnicking.

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