Denver Public Schools are on Spring Break from Monday, March 25 through Friday, March 29 (and, of course, through the weekend). Many other area school systems including Boulder and Jeffco follow suit. Here are a few free and cheap things to do with kids to keep them busy and happy. Make sure to follow each link to get the necessary details on times and locations. You can keep track of free and cheap things to do in the Denver area by subscribing to the free email list and following us on Facebook and Twitter.
See A Movie at Jefferson County Libraries
Jeffco is programming a number of fun movies as part of Spring Break. No registration required and all showing are FREE. Here’s the lineup:
Monday, March 25 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dumbo at Arvada Library (7525 W. 57th Ave.)
Tuesday, March 26 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Fun and Fancy Free at Arvada Library
Tuesday, March 26 — 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Black Panther at Lakewood Library (10200 W. 20th Ave.)
Wednesday, March 27 — 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ralph Wrecks the Internet at Belmar Library (555 S. Alison Pkwy.)
Thursday, March 28 — 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Avengers: Infinity Wars at Edgewater Library (1800 Harlan St.)
Friday, March 29 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Lady and the Tramp at Arvada Library
Saturday, March 30 — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The House With a Clock in its Walls at Evegreen Library (5000 Co Rd 73)
Spring Break @ WOW
Enjoy a variety of hands-on activities and programs for children and families every day during Spring Break week at WOW! Children’s Museum in Lafayette. All programs included with Museum admission (children ages 1 – 11 are $10, adults are $5)
Monday, March 25 — Let’s Do Chemistry from 10 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, March 26 — Wacky World of Wind from 10 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, March 27 — Boulder Bach Festival Program at 11 a.m.
Thursday, March 28 — Animal Classification with Nature’s Educators at noon
Friday, March 29 — Widespread Crossfit at 10 a.m.
Denver Art Museum Creative Fun
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.
Also, see special performances of the family-friendly play, Art Emergency: Sculpture Edition at 11 a.m. every weekday. After the show, all visitors receive cards to go find the featured artworks in the galleries!
Make-and-Take a Craft at Ikea
Join IKEA Centennial for Spring Break make-and-take craft workshops.
Friday March 22
9:30 a.m. to noon in the Restaurant — Bracelet making
Monday March 25
9:30 a.m. to noon in the Restaurant — Spin art
Friday March 29
9:30 a.m. to noon in the Restaurant — Plant a seed
Due to limited space pre-registration is encouraged. You must be an IKEA FAMILY member to register, If you aren’t a member, joining is FREE. Plus, there will also be daily IKEA FAMILY giveaways (while supplies last).
Colorado Railroad Museum
Explore all things model railroads all week long. Hands-on activities, model railroad demonstrations, stories as well as fun make & takes. All included with admission: $10 Adults, $5 Children (2-15), $8 Seniors (60+). Museum Members and Children under 2 are free.
- Ask the Expert by Caboose
- Denver HO Model Railroad Club & Scavenger Hunt
- Denver Garden Railway Society
- Operation Lifesaver
- Story time at 11 am in the library
- Historic model railcars from the permanent collection in the library
Enjoy a different Guest Modeler/theme each day:
- Monday – Thomas
- Tuesday – Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys
- Wednesday – Colorado Model Railroad Museum
- Thursday – Denver HO Model Railroad Club demonstration/Pop Up Museum
- Friday – Lego Trains Demonstration
Enjoy a different craft each day:
- Monday – make a Thomas, Percy, Spencer
- Tuesday – make a Matchbox train
- Wednesday – create a Cookie Train Landscape
- Thursday – create a Wooden Locomotive
- Friday – build a Lego locomotive