It’s the most creative spring break ever at the Denver Art Museum. Saturday, March 16 through Sunday, March 31, kids 18 and younger receive FREE general admission (actually they get that every day at DAM). The Print Studio, Create-n-Takes, gallery games and much more are open every day. [Read more…] about Spring Break at DAM Means Free Fun for Kids/Teens
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
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
The weather is going to get mighty nippy over the holiday weekend. Yes, Monday is President’s Day and that means no school for most kids. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. [Read more…] about Indoor Play Areas For Kids Around Denver
We were not informed that you had to reserve tickets online for the FREE Days. We knew tickets were timed and limited, but it was never specifically noted to us that they were required to be reserved online and not available at the door. We apologize for any confusion on our part. The two remaining SCFD FREE Days on March 5 and April 2 are both sold out.
The Museum of Outdoor Arts (1000 Englewood Pkwy.) in Englewood is really taking its new art exhibit to the next level. Like stepping into a painting, “Natura Obscura” is an immersive art experience where you can hear, smell, touch and explore everything around you. It’s a complete sensory overload, but in the best way possible. The wit and whimsy of it all is a welcome break from the real world. [Read more…] about Experience MOA’s “Natura Obscura” Exhibit For $10
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 This Sunday & Monday — Free Days at Denver Zoo
Thanks to this returning deal, Elitch Gardens will be a major destination for frugal families this spring and summer. The amusement park just introduce its new Pre-K Pass. Kids (ages 3 to 5) get FREE unlimited visits to the theme and water park for the entire 2018 season. (Children 2 and under always get in for FREE.) The park opens Saturday, April 20. [Read more…] about Elitch Gardens Offers Free Kid’s Pass For 2019 Season
Think you have the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs in your family? Consider taking them to a computer coding class designed especially for kids. CoderDojo Denver hosts FREE classes for ages 7 to 18 most every Saturday of the month through May 18 at the Turing School of Software & Design Guaranty Bank Building from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. [Read more…] about Free Computer Coding Class For Kids Every Saturday
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 This Sunday – Free Days at Denver Museum of Nature & Science
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
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
Ya gotta love a place whose address is on Sleepytime Drive. So no surprise Celestial Seasonings offers FREE tours of its Boulder-based tea production plant. After a 13-minute video intro to the history of tea and close-up view of tea processing, you’ll get to walk through the largest, most modern tea factory in the United States. The highlight: a whiff of the Mint Room — guaranteed to clear the sinuses or your money back… oh wait, you didn’t have to pay for this tour! [Read more…] about Celestial Seasonings’ Free Tea Factory Tour
Does your child love all things having to do with airplanes? Now they can become junior birdmen on a FREE flight designed just for kids. For the past 25 years the EAA Young Eagles program has been giving children ages 8 to 17 the chance to fly for FREE. According to the website, “It’s the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation.” This nationwide program has given more than two million children the chance to fly. [Read more…] about Free Young Eagles Flights For Kids In The Denver Area
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
Pro hockey and basketball season are winding down and baseball season is in high gear, but it’s never too early to think football. Enroll youngsters for the Broncos Bunch Kids Club, which includes a Broncos Bunch T-shirt, NFL trading cards and entry to such special events as movie night, junior training camp and next fall, a trick-or-treat party.
It’s worth signing up now, in time for a special Summer Kickoff party in June where kids can play on the field, meet players, alumni and more. Also, members receive a ticket for a FREE kids’ admission to the Downtown Aquarium and a small DQ ice cream cone. [Read more…] about Broncos Bunch Extras for Young Fans