Our wonderful Denver Museum of Nature & Science offers families so much to see, do and explore. A visit can easily fill the entire day with wonder, knowledge and lots of fun. And, thanks to our city’s Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, you can expand your mind, not your wallet on the institution’s annual FREE Days. Though the museum had to cancel many of these free admission days in 2020, they are now back starting Sunday, January 24. [Read more…] about Free Day at Denver Museum of Nature & Science This Sunday. Get Your Tickets Now.
Lights! Camera! Action! It’s just not quite the same watching a summer blockbuster on the small screen in your living room. Film fanatics have struggled to fully enjoy their favorite pastime over the last several months. There’s just something special about watching the action on the big screen in a darkened theater. (Plus, it’s nearly impossible to replicate movie theater popcorn at home, right? It has something to do with that “buttery topping’!) [Read more…] about Updated! Now Showing: Which Movie Theaters Are Open (Again) in Denver?
No contracts, monthly fees or password necessary! Redbox may be known for its little red disc-rental kiosks at grocery and convenience stores. However, they offer more entertainment options than just movie and game rentals. The entertainment company also offers FREE Live TV with dozens of family-friendly channels. [Read more…] about Redbox: Free Movies & TV With No Subscription Or Sign-In Required
Can you smell the popcorn? It’s showtime again, film fanatics! After being closed for nearly two months because of state restrictions, Cinemark is popping popcorn again at all nine of its Colorado locations, starting on Friday, January 8. Going to the movies will definitely still feel different because, under the current guidelines, indoor theaters can only operate at 25% capacity — with a 50-person limit and 6-foot distancing between parties. [Read more…] about Cinemark Reopens All Nine Colorado Locations On Friday
Lights! Camera! Action! It’s showtime again, film fanatics! After being closed for months, Harkins Theatres is popping popcorn again at both of its Colorado locations, starting on Friday, January 8. Going to the movies will definitely still feel different because, under the current guidelines, indoor theaters can only operate at 25% capacity — with a 50-person limit and 6-foot distancing between parties. [Read more…] about Harkins Theatres Reopens Both Colorado Locations On Friday
Hammond’s Candies has been making delicious candies in Denver since 1920 and they still do it the old-fashioned way…in small batches. The local candy company offers FREE 30-minute factory tours from Monday through Friday. The sugar-filled experience is a great way to entertain the entire family. The tour shows the candy makers mixing, pouring and hand-pulling a variety of sweets, including oversize candy canes, ribbon candy, lollipops and more. And, of course, everyone gets a FREE sweet treat at the conclusion of the tour. Sweet! [Read more…] about Sweet Deal: Take Hammond’s Candy Factory Tour For Free
Corn mazes and pumpkin patches are abundant in September and October. Here’s a list of what we know is happening, along with any coupons or discounts. We’ve also included a handy map below , which should help you easily locate the attractions. Just click on the corn icon for more details. All attractions are open through October 31, unless otherwise noted. [Read more…] about Last Weekend! Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches That Are Open In 2020
After what feels like a very long two years, the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys is finally ready to welcome back the young and young-at-heart. The museum’s collection includes more than 20,000 objects and changes up major exhibits at least four times a year. Regardless of when you visit, you’ll find giant teddy bears, Madame Alexander dolls, board games, fully furnished miniature houses, miniature trains, planes & cars, a miniature circus and much more dating from as far back as the 1700s. [Read more…] about Denver Museum of Miniatures Dolls & Toys Welcomes The Young And Young-at-Heart
This pass is back! Douglas County Libraries offers FREE Adventure Passes good for admission to the Butterfly Pavilion, Clyfford Still Museum, Colorado Symphony, Denver Firefighters Museum, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, History Colorado Center, Molly Brown House and Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum. Passes are available in limited quantities each day and allow different numbers of people to enter the attraction at no cost. [Read more…] about Free Attraction Passes Thru Douglas County Libraries
The Carousel of Happiness is Nederland’s magical menagerie featuring 56 whimsical, hand-carved animals on a restored 1910 Looff carousel, turning to the music of a 1913 Wurlitzer ban organ. Rides are only $2. Visitors to the Carousel can also enjoy picnicking at Barker Reservoir, hiking the trails of the Mud Lake and Caribou Ranch open space areas and the Indian Peak Wilderness Area. [Read more…] about Carousel of Happiness Rides Cost $2; The Happiness is Free
(Update: The first set of dates are for a drive-in format with just food trucks and no other activities.) Food & Flick Fridays in Firestone has become a favorite summertime event. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, friends and family for a fun Friday night. Attendees are welcome to start the evening by enjoying scrumptious fare from a variety of full-fledged mobile restaurants set up from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. [Read more…] about Food & Flicks Fridays in Firestone
Roam free, history buffs! History Colorado now offers a FREE year-long membership to all fourth grade students in the state. Benefits will include FREE admission to all eight of its museums for students and their families* (once museums open), one FREE child ticket to the Georgetown Loop Railroad (with the purchase of an adult ticket), discounts on programs, and a subscription to their monthly eNews. You can sign up here. [Read more…] about History Colorado Offers Free Membership To Fourth Grade Students & Their Families
The Colorado Railroad Museum is now back on track and open to the public. Regular Admission prices once again apply, and train rides are available for an additional fee on selected days. There are some new procedures and operating hours. Here’s what you need to know. [Read more…] about Colorado Railroad Museum Opens. What You Need To Know.
With zero chance of Denver’s recreation centers, pools, libraries or attractions opening anytime soon, the summer forecast for fun is a bit bleak. Still, the city hopes to help locals thrive, yet stay safe with an array of less traditional summer activities. There are options for youth and families to enjoy the summertime despite recreation centers, camps, park playgrounds and city swimming pools being closed through at least June 30. Below are some of the virtual programs everyone can participate in. [Read more…] about City Of Denver Tries To Provide Alternative Summer Activities For Kids
If you’ve followed Mile High On The Cheap for any amount of time, you know we love the movies! And, with every movie theater closing, many film fanatics (including us!) miss the darkened theater, the smell of fresh popcorn in the air and watching the latest flick on the big screen. There’s nothing like laughing, screaming and crying with fellow movie-goers. It’s definitely a communal experience. With summer blockbusters on the horizon, cinephiles everywhere are wondering, “When will movie theaters reopen and how?” [Read more…] about When Will Movie Theaters Reopen? Sneak Previews?