If you’re bored, there’s no better place than the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) to ignite your wonder and curiosity. There’s always so much to see, experience and learn. Currently, the exhibit “Extreme Sports” is in its final weeks, closing on April 12. The exhibit goes inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes to explore the psychology of their motivations and the science behind some of the riskier sports, such as wingsuit flying, ice and rock climbing, parkour, free diving and much more. (Entry is included with general admission.) [Read more…] about Denver Museum of Nature & Science Offers Admission Discount
In honor of Black History Month, Harkins Theatres is offering FREE screenings of Selma, from Friday, February 21 to Thursday, February 27. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. [Read more…] about Harkins Theatres Offers Free Screenings of ‘Selma’
Movie Tavern (18605 E. Hampden Ave.) in Aurora is making the movies a little more affordable, thanks to its Kids Dream Family Film Series. The theater offers premium-quality food and beverages, all enjoyed while sitting in the chain’s comfortable DreamLounger recliners. The chef-driven menu features creative entrées, garden picks, pizzas, sandwiches, smash burgers, desserts and more — all delivered right to your seat. [Read more…] about Movie Tavern Hosts Kids Dream Family Film Series — $3 Tickets
Denver FamilyFest is all about fun. After all, every vendor has some sort of family-fun kid’s activity in their booth from temporary tattoos and coloring books to carnival games and face painting. Plus, there’s live entertainment, fun stage presentation and giveaways. While the kiddos will have a great time, parents will find a huge variety of family-oriented products and services.
This year’s event is Saturday, February 22 at the National Western Complex from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids get in and can enjoy activities for FREE. Bring as many children as you like as long as there is one adult along for the fun. [Read more…] about Absolutely Free Tickets To FamilyFest Indoor Festival
Ding! Bang! Swoosh! Pinball wizards (and those with a love of nostalgia) will love this new, fun museum. The Pinball Museum (9625 W. Colfax Ave.) recently lit up in Lakewood and is ready for play. A walk-through museum of vintage pinball machines, see some of the rarest and unique games (antique pinball machines and vintage amusement equipment) usually only found in private collections. [Read more…] about The Pinball Museum Lights Up in Lakewood — Admission Just $2
Go green! The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) is an inspiring and energizing event, featuring world-class environmental films with representatives from local and national organizations, topical forums and educational films.
CEFF is a celebration of the power of film to inspire, educate, and motivate audiences. Plus, it’s just lots of green fun with parties, exhibits and more. The family-friendly Festival runs Thursday, February 20 to Sunday, February 23 at the American Mountaineering Center (710 10th St.) in Golden.
Highlights of the 2020 CEFF include: [Read more…] about Colorado Environmental Film Festival Hosts Free Community Night & Eco-Expo
In case you find yourself trapped with some rowdy young ‘uns, you may need some fun places for the kiddos to play. This list of indoor play areas around Denver should come in handy.
I’ve included all sorts of activities, some free and some with an admission fee. For some of the pricier attractions, I noted if there’s a Groupon available (and you should always check Groupon yourself for those not marked, as new Groupons pop up from time to time).
This list is by no means comprehensive as there are a gazillion spots across the metro area. Know of something that should be in the list? Just email email@example.com. [Read more…] about Indoor Play Areas For Kids Around Denver
Love is in the air! And February is the perfect time to leap (get it?) into lots of family-friendly adventures for FREE, thanks to the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and community donors.
As always, there’s so much to explore and experience in Denver on the cheap, thanks to our city’s generous FREE Days at museums and attractions. Because of their popularity, be prepared for large crowds and allow extra time to find parking. Consider carpooling or taking public transportation. [Read more…] about Free Days at Museums & More in February
Start your week off in song every Monday in February. All month long, Harkins Theatres is bringing a different classic musical back to the big screen. It’s the perfect score for grandparents (and parents) to share the iconic films with the young ones in their lives. Plus, musical theater lovers will be humming along happily, as many haven’t been seen on the big screen in years. [Read more…] about $5 Musical Mondays Plays at Harkins Theatres in February
Once again, thanks to this family-friendly offer, Elitch Gardens will be a major destination for frugal families this summer. For the third year, the amusement park is bringing back its popular Pre-K Pass. Kids (ages 3 to 5) get FREE unlimited visits to the theme and water park for the entire 2020 season. (FYI – Children 2 and under always get in for FREE.) [Read more…] about Elitch Gardens Offers Free Kid’s Pass For 2020 Season
Sometimes, we forget about the treasures right in our own backyard. If you’ve ever wondered how to make money or have visitors in town, Denver has one of the best experiences right in its back pocket. Established in 1863, the U.S. Mint of Denver produces 50 million coins a day, each one stamped with a little “D.” FREE tours show every step in the process of turning dull, blank metal slugs into shiny pocket change. [Read more…] about Money-Maker: Free Tours of the U.S. Mint of Denver
Harkins Theatres is showing a classic film every week at a classic price with its Tuesday Night Classics film series. Relive your favorite films the way they were meant to be seen — on the big screen! The series can make for a fun, inexpensive night out with your spouse or partner. It’s just like being on a first date again for some couples, given many of the titles are from the 80s. [Read more…] about Harkins Theatres: $5 Tuesday Night Classics Film Series
Denver and Boulder are paradise for families. No matter the season, there’s always something to do with your kids in Denver for free or on the cheap. We won’t even go into the outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking, biking, skiing or whitewater rafting. You know about all that stuff.
But how about holding a live tarantula in the palm of your hand? Stepping into the tracks of a Stegosaurus? Sitting in the cockpit of a Star Wars X-Wing Fighter? Watching as millions of pennies, nickles and dimes are produced? Seeing a tornado form right in front of you? We have it all. Here are 14 top free or cheap things to do with the family in Denver, Boulder and beyond. [Read more…] about Cheap Fun With Kids in Denver and Boulder
The Denver Zoo is the best place in town for a wild day of family fun and adventure. With so many wonderful exhibits and creatures, there is much to do, see and learn for all ages. However, the popular attraction is not known for offering many discounts.
As a result, it can be an expensive journey for many. For a family of four, the cost can be as high as $80 for daytime admission, during the summer months. Our cheap “safari guides” tracked down a few wild ways to save money at the ticket booth. [Read more…] about 7 Wild Ways to Save On Denver Zoo Admission
Hammond’s Candies has been making delicious candies since 1920 and they still do it the old-fashioned way in small batches. FREE factory tours run Monday through Saturday every half-hour and are a great way to entertain the entire family. The tour shows the candymakers hand-pulling and hand-twisting oversize candy canes, as well as ribbon candy, lollipops and chocolate. And everyone gets a free candy sample. Sweet!! [Read more…] about Sweet Deal: Take Hammond’s Candy Factory Tour For Free