Fall is officially in the air…time for cool breezes, warm orange sunsets and everything pumpkin spice! And October is the perfect time to enjoy autumn with lots of family-friendly adventures for FREE, thanks to the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
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.
Frugal families looking for low-cost adventures in the Mile High City should start with this month’s FREE Days:
For a full review of all the FREE Days in 2019, download our helpful guide — perfect for posting at your workplace, school or community organization.
Tuesday, October 1 – Children’s Museum of Denver at Marisco Campus (4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
Saturday, October 5 – Denver Art Museum
Saturday, October 5 – Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab
Saturday, October 5 – Museum of Contemporary Art Denver — Admission is only 1¢ for CO residents
Thursday, October 10 – Colorado Railroad Museum
Friday, October 11 – Four Mile Historic Park (noon to 4 p.m.)
Monday, October 14 – Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Tuesday, October 15 – Clyfford Still Museum
Friday, October 25 – Colorado Railroad Museum — FREE for Boulder County residents only
Review our events calendar for easy planning.
Plus, don’t forget the Federal Reserve Bank’s The Money Museum (on the 16th Street Mall) is FREE every day — open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Many frugal families are well-versed on FREE Days at museums and attractions across the city. Therefore, rather than posting each date individually, we created a comprehensive list of all the FREE days for easy one-stop planning.
Most of the FREE days are funded, in part, by taxes collected through the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Others are funded by corporate sponsorship. Frugal families are fortunate to live in a city with so many wonderful institutions to enjoy on the cheap.