Looking to learn more about the wonderful museums that Denver has to offer? There are plenty to choose from! Denver has a great selection of kid-friendly attractions that will please both parents and kids. Listed below are some tried and true favorites, along with special information about each museum.
1. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science has tons of interactive exhibits that both adults and children will enjoy. Little ones will love hands-on exploring at the Discovery Zone, featuring activities and programs that focus on science process skills. Dig in the Dinosaur Gulch, get wet at Water Way play area, or make something in the Science Kitchen. Other permanent exhibits include Egyptian Mummies, Expedition Health, Gems and Minerals, Prehistoric Journey, and more! Also, check out the IMAX and the Planetarium while you are there. Check the website for SCFD Community Free Days! Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 303.370.6000.
2. Children’s Museum of Denver
Let your child explore and play- hands on! The Children’s Museum of Denver features an Art Studio where kiddos can paint and create their own masterpieces, daily storytime, an assembly plant featuring recycled materials, a fire station, a market where kids can buy groceries and make food, and a dental clinic. Free days are the 1st Tuesday of every month, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., (Wednesday, open until 7:30 p.m.), Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 303.433.7444.
3. Denver Firefighter’s Museum
Have a child that loves to learn about firefighters? The Denver Firefighter’s Museum offers outstanding exhibits on the history of firefighting in Denver focusing on the Denver Fire Department. There are exciting and innovative hands on experiences for all ages. Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 303.892.1436.
Featuring world class art exhibits, daily tours, lectures, and special events, the Denver Art Museum is a hidden gem for children. Create Playdate is a fun time set aside for little ones, ages 3-5, where they can create art, read stories, and play art games in the gallery! General admission to the Denver Art Museum is FREE to all youth ages 18 and under every day. Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday – Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 720.865.5000.
5. Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
Housed in their historic 150,000 sq. ft., 1930s-era, former Air Force hangar, Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum maintains a collection of over four dozen aircraft and space vehicles. Kid activities include learning to build and fly a Goddard Rocket, assemble a balsa airplane, or build a candy airplane from bubble gum, Sweet Tarts, and Lifesavers. Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 303.360.5360.
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