You may not have heard of WOW! Children’s Museum (World of Wonder), but the Lafayette-based museum provides kids with an interactive experience that sparks imagination and inspired learning through play. Typically, adults pay $5, while children ages 1 to 11 pay $10. In honor of Boulder Pridefest, WOW! hosts Family Pride Night on Friday, September 27. Tickets are just $1. [Read more…] about $1 Entry – Family Pride Night at WOW! Children’s Museum
Put your imagination in gear and go. Kids can climb on and explore more than 20 vehicles for FREE at “Touch-A-Truck” on Saturday, September 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Suburban Ice Arena in Centennial. The parking lot will be filled with more than 20 vehicles including a fire engine, Zamboni, dump truck, tractors, ambulance, bucket truck, electric car and more. [Read more…] about Kid-Tastic! Free Touch-A-Truck Event in Centennial
Explore 30,000 square feet of outdoor adventure space for FREE at the Children Museum’s Joy Park (which now includes Adventure Forest) at its Denver Marsico Campus (2121 Children’s Museum Dr.) They’re keeping the exhibit open after hours from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 16 and Friday, September 20, thanks to a collaboration with Denver Parks & Recreation. [Read more…] about Free Night of Outdoor Adventure at Children Museum’s Joy Park
Story by Chris Sekirnjak. The Denver metro area is home to more than 700 public playgrounds, small and large, old and new, mundane and exciting. Finding the very best required visiting each play area, a project I completed in 2018. Here are 10 of my favorite ones that stand out from the rest. Chances are you have never heard of these parks, but all are all well worth a visit even if you live a few miles away. [Read more…] about 10 Best Public Playgrounds Around Denver
Game on! Families looking for lots of fun-packed action should head to Dave & Buster’s. The entertainment complex has it all — sports bar, restaurant and arcade. Now, this is not your typical arcade. For those old enough, it’s not Pac-Man, Centipede or Frogger anymore. Now, everything is much more high-tech and interactive.
The destination offers some of the most cutting-edge video games, many based on hit movies. On the flip side, they also offer many “carnival” arcade games for those who prefer their gaming a little more traditional, but still lots of fun. (On the arcade games, players earn tokens for high scores, which can be redeemed for some really cool prizes.) [Read more…] about Game On! Deals & Discounts at Dave & Buster’s
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
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
Timbuk Toys brings Denver the world’s best toys for learning, laughter and fun. However, they offer families more than just toys. In all of its stores, they have interactive play stations where kids can have fun with its toys and parents can see how its curated selection of toys enrich the play experience.
Plus, they offer a weekly Story Play Time for toddlers and pre-schoolers, an interactive hour of entertainment and engagement by the beloved Mr. Paul. [Read more…] about Timbuk Toys’ Weekly Story Play Time, $10 Discount For Birthday Boys & Girls
Have you ever wondered what $30 million looks like? Well, you can take a peek at Denver’s very own Money Museum. No, this is not part of the U.S. Mint on West Colfax Avenue. However, it is part of the Federal Reserve of Kansas City – Denver Branch’s community outreach efforts.
The museum is located at 1020 16th St. (across from Rock Bottom Brewery on the 16th Street Mall.) The Denver Money Museum offers a “wealth of opportunities” to explore the nation’s financial system and the functions of the Federal Reserve. [Read more…] about Denver’s in the Money! Visit The Money Museum For Free
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. [Read more…] about Free Day at Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Tee up for this deal. South Suburban Park and Recreation District is waving green fees for youth 17 years and younger who golf during weekends this summer at four of its courses. FREE golf is valid after 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Littleton Golf Course (Bowles & Federal, 303-794-5838), Family Sports Golf Course (Arapahoe & Peoria in Centennial, 303-649-1115) and Lone Tree Golf Course (Lincoln & Lone Tree Pkwy., 303-799-9940), and after 6 p.m. at South Suburban Golf Course (Colorado Blvd. & Dry Creek Rd., 303-770-5500). [Read more…] about Kids Play For Free at South Suburban Golf Courses
Thursday, May 9 is the second FREE Day for 2019 at the Colorado Railroad Museum (17155 W. 44th Ave.) in Golden from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., thanks to the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (or, as it’s better known, our tax dollars.)
Admission is regularly $10 for adults (16 to 59), $8 for seniors (60+) and $5 for children (2 to 15.) [Read more…] about All Aboard! Free Days at Colorado Railroad Museum — May 9
A masked bandit roams Colorado. Actually, a number of them. See these desperados for yourself up-close and personal once a month at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge. This FREE event from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. is open to all.
Join a naturalist and meet the Refuge’s black-footed ferrets. Discover how this fragile species was brought back from the brink of extinction and why black-footed ferrets were released into the wild at the Refuge. You’ll also get a chance to see the ferrets have their mid-morning snack. Reservations are required. [Read more…] about See Live Black-Footed Ferrets at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge
Monkey around with the family at the Denver Zoo for FREE in 2019. The Zoo always provides a wild time for families because there’s so much to do and see. Kids could watch the monkeys all day, right?
Explore Predator Ridge populated with lions and other carnivores, the indoor rainforest Tropical Discovery, the Toyota Elephant Passage, Bear Mountain, Primate Panorama and more. [Read more…] about 2019 Free Days at Denver Zoo
Every Tuesday, the Lakewood Library offers a different after-school activity including the LEGO challenge, games, STEAM activities and more. On the fourth “Terrific Tuesday” of each month from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., school age kids (elementary to tweens) can come to the library to watch a FREE movie (of course, there’s FREE popcorn and snacks). 10200 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood. [Read more…] about Lakewood Library Shows Free Movies For Kids