Denver Area Events

The Denver area has a lot of amazing field trips and educational programs and opportunities, as well as the occasional free day for the entire family.

Do you know of a Denver-metro area event that should be listed here? Please Contact Me and give me the details.

NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change, so be sure to check the website of an organization for more details when making plans to attend one of these events.

Aug
23
Thu
DIY Lab @ Golden Library
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tinker, re-imagine and invent! Drop in and use our DIY Lab space to get creative. Try a variety of tools including sewing machines, a serger, Dremel™, Silhouette Cameo™, button maker, soldering irons, hand tools for fiber crafts, LEGO™ Mindstorms (and other robotics), and Arduino™. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult as it is a mostly self-directed program.

Suitable for: Adults, School Age, Teens, Tweens

Aug
29
Wed
Botanic Gardens (FREE Day) @ Botanic Gardens at York Street
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Botanic Gardens (FREE Day) @ Botanic Gardens at York Street

Free Days occur throughout the year, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.

Aug
30
Thu
DIY Lab @ Golden Library
Aug 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tinker, re-imagine and invent! Drop in and use our DIY Lab space to get creative. Try a variety of tools including sewing machines, a serger, Dremel™, Silhouette Cameo™, button maker, soldering irons, hand tools for fiber crafts, LEGO™ Mindstorms (and other robotics), and Arduino™. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult as it is a mostly self-directed program.

Suitable for: Adults, School Age, Teens, Tweens

Aug
31
Fri
Clyfford Still Museum (FREE Day) @ Clyfford Still Museum
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Complimentary guided tours of the galleries take place at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 3 pm, and 6:30 pm on these dates. Tours last about 45 minutes and are limited to 30 people. First come, first served!

Sep
1
Sat
Denver Art Museum (FREE Day) @ Denver Art Museum
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Denver Art Museum (FREE Day) @ Denver Art Museum

General admission is free on the first Saturday of the month thanks to Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

Explore fun things for families (including bilingual programs for the whole family), visit exhibitions throughout the museum, hear storytelling, and more!

General admission does not include special ticketed exhibitions.

Sep
2
Sun
Game Crazers @ Belmar Library
Sep 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Game Crazers @ Belmar Library

Game time! From word games, to card games, to board games, you’ll find a new game craze to love or recharge your enthusiasm for strategy and play. Drop in for a few minutes or a few hours and get your game on. Bring your own games to share or come and play some of the library’s favorites.

Suitable for: Adults and Teens

Sep
6
Thu
Molly Brown House Museum (FREE Day) @ Molly Brown House
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Molly Brown House Museum (FREE Day) @ Molly Brown House

Free admission for the residents of: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties – must show ID.  May 1,  August 1 (Colorado Day–Free for everyone!), September 6, and November 9 (Veteran’s Day). On free day, please consider making a donation according to your ability. The Museum is much busier on free days, so also consider visiting on a regular admission day instead. If you have a large group or a group with special needs, we can book a tour any other day by offering free or reduced admission.

DIY Lab @ Golden Library
Sep 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tinker, re-imagine and invent! Drop in and use our DIY Lab space to get creative. Try a variety of tools including sewing machines, a serger, Dremel™, Silhouette Cameo™, button maker, soldering irons, hand tools for fiber crafts, LEGO™ Mindstorms (and other robotics), and Arduino™. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult as it is a mostly self-directed program.

Suitable for: Adults, School Age, Teens, Tweens

Sep
8
Sat
Longmont Museum (FREE Day) @ Longmont Museum
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Longmont Museum (FREE Day) @ Longmont Museum

The Longmont Museum, housed in a distinctive contemporary building, features changing exhibits in history, art, and science, as well as the award-winning Front Range Rising, a long-term exhibit on the history and culture of this region. The Museum recently opened an expansion, featuring the 250-seat Stewart Auditorium and Cone-Shortall stage, the Swan Atrium, and the Kaiser Permanente Education Center.

The Museum also has hands-on education programs for all ages, indoor and outdoor concerts and performances, film series, lectures and a gift shop featuring local history books, souvenirs and exhibit-related materials.

Dinosaur Discovery Day – Gem & Mineral Day @ Dinosaur Ridge
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dinosaur Discovery Day - Gem & Mineral Day @ Dinosaur Ridge

Dinosaur Discovery Days are free outdoor events hosted by Dinosaur Ridge at the Main Visitor Center Complex and along the Ridge Trail on the second Saturday of the month between May and October. Volunteers are stationed along the Dinosaur Ridge Trail at significant interpretive sites, while many others staff booths and activities at the Main Visitor Center Complex for kids of all ages. Visitors can hike at their own pace or take the shuttle bus at $4 per person on these special days (ages three and under ride free).

Sep
12
Wed
Teen Trivia Night: Books vs. Movies @ Standley Lake Library
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Teens! We know you’re pretty hip. Test your trivia knowledge and challenge your friends for prizes and bragging rights at Teen Trivia Night. Good fun and lively competition for everyone.

Suitable for: Teens and Tweens

Sep
14
Fri
Four Mile Historic Park (FREE Day) @ Four Mile Historic Park
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Four Mile Historic Park (FREE Day) @ Four Mile Historic Park

Every Second Friday of the Month | 12-4 pm

Travel back to 1859… for free! Enjoy historic demonstrations, a tour of the Four Mile House Museum—a Denver landmark!—and meeting our many farm animals. Our Hay Bales & Tall Tales story and activity time will also be offered from 12-1 pm.

Free general admission is courtesy of the support provided by your Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. Four Mile House Museum Tour times are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm. Tours can accommodate up to 10 guests and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sep
20
Thu
DIY Lab @ Golden Library
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tinker, re-imagine and invent! Drop in and use our DIY Lab space to get creative. Try a variety of tools including sewing machines, a serger, Dremel™, Silhouette Cameo™, button maker, soldering irons, hand tools for fiber crafts, LEGO™ Mindstorms (and other robotics), and Arduino™. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult as it is a mostly self-directed program.

Suitable for: Adults, School Age, Teens, Tweens

Sep
22
Sat
National Parks (FREE Day)
Sep 22 all-day
National Parks (FREE Day)

Come experience the national parks! On four days in 2018, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2018:

Sep
27
Thu
DIY Lab @ Golden Library
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tinker, re-imagine and invent! Drop in and use our DIY Lab space to get creative. Try a variety of tools including sewing machines, a serger, Dremel™, Silhouette Cameo™, button maker, soldering irons, hand tools for fiber crafts, LEGO™ Mindstorms (and other robotics), and Arduino™. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult as it is a mostly self-directed program.

Suitable for: Adults, School Age, Teens, Tweens

Sep
28
Fri
Clyfford Still Museum (FREE Day) @ Clyfford Still Museum
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Complimentary guided tours of the galleries take place at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 3 pm, and 6:30 pm on these dates. Tours last about 45 minutes and are limited to 30 people. First come, first served!

Oct
4
Thu
DIY Lab @ Golden Library
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tinker, re-imagine and invent! Drop in and use our DIY Lab space to get creative. Try a variety of tools including sewing machines, a serger, Dremel™, Silhouette Cameo™, button maker, soldering irons, hand tools for fiber crafts, LEGO™ Mindstorms (and other robotics), and Arduino™. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult as it is a mostly self-directed program.

Suitable for: Adults, School Age, Teens, Tweens

Oct
6
Sat
Denver Art Museum (FREE Day) @ Denver Art Museum
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Denver Art Museum (FREE Day) @ Denver Art Museum

General admission is free on the first Saturday of the month thanks to Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

Explore fun things for families (including bilingual programs for the whole family), visit exhibitions throughout the museum, hear storytelling, and more!

General admission does not include special ticketed exhibitions.

Oct
7
Sun
Game Crazers @ Belmar Library
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Game Crazers @ Belmar Library

Game time! From word games, to card games, to board games, you’ll find a new game craze to love or recharge your enthusiasm for strategy and play. Drop in for a few minutes or a few hours and get your game on. Bring your own games to share or come and play some of the library’s favorites.

Suitable for: Adults and Teens

Oct
10
Wed
Teen Trivia Night: Scary but True @ Standley Lake Library
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Teens! We know you’re pretty hip. Test your trivia knowledge and challenge your friends for prizes and bragging rights at Teen Trivia Night. Good fun and lively competition for everyone.

Suitable for: Teens and Tweens

Oct
11
Thu
Butterfly Pavilion (Homeschool Day) @ Butterfly Pavilion
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Butterfly Pavilion (Homeschool Day) @ Butterfly Pavilion

Homeschoolers and your families, Homeschool Days are reserved especially for you! Take advantage of these exciting opportunities to explore our engaging exhibits and interact with thousands of invertebrates, all without the crowds! Each Homeschool Day incorporates exciting themed activities great for all ages. These include various invertebrate investigations, talks with real scientists, fun crafts, and more!

Tickets (per person): $5 members, $8 non-members. Registration required.

DIY Lab @ Golden Library
Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tinker, re-imagine and invent! Drop in and use our DIY Lab space to get creative. Try a variety of tools including sewing machines, a serger, Dremel™, Silhouette Cameo™, button maker, soldering irons, hand tools for fiber crafts, LEGO™ Mindstorms (and other robotics), and Arduino™. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult as it is a mostly self-directed program.

Suitable for: Adults, School Age, Teens, Tweens

Oct
12
Fri
Four Mile Historic Park (FREE Day) @ Four Mile Historic Park
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Four Mile Historic Park (FREE Day) @ Four Mile Historic Park

Every Second Friday of the Month | 12-4 pm

Travel back to 1859… for free! Enjoy historic demonstrations, a tour of the Four Mile House Museum—a Denver landmark!—and meeting our many farm animals. Our Hay Bales & Tall Tales story and activity time will also be offered from 12-1 pm.

Free general admission is courtesy of the support provided by your Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. Four Mile House Museum Tour times are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm. Tours can accommodate up to 10 guests and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Oct
13
Sat
Longmont Museum (FREE Day) @ Longmont Museum
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Longmont Museum (FREE Day) @ Longmont Museum

The Longmont Museum, housed in a distinctive contemporary building, features changing exhibits in history, art, and science, as well as the award-winning Front Range Rising, a long-term exhibit on the history and culture of this region. The Museum recently opened an expansion, featuring the 250-seat Stewart Auditorium and Cone-Shortall stage, the Swan Atrium, and the Kaiser Permanente Education Center.

The Museum also has hands-on education programs for all ages, indoor and outdoor concerts and performances, film series, lectures and a gift shop featuring local history books, souvenirs and exhibit-related materials.

Dinosaur Discovery Day – Girl Scout Day @ Dinosaur Ridge
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dinosaur Discovery Day - Girl Scout Day @ Dinosaur Ridge

Dinosaur Discovery Days are free outdoor events hosted by Dinosaur Ridge at the Main Visitor Center Complex and along the Ridge Trail on the second Saturday of the month between May and October. Volunteers are stationed along the Dinosaur Ridge Trail at significant interpretive sites, while many others staff booths and activities at the Main Visitor Center Complex for kids of all ages. Visitors can hike at their own pace or take the shuttle bus at $4 per person on these special days (ages three and under ride free).