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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…


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


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

My Kid is Obsessed With…


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.


My Kid is Obsessed With…


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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