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.

Apr
27
Fri
Clyfford Still Museum (FREE Day) @ Clyfford Still Museum
Apr 27 @ 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!

Homeschoolers Unite! @ Anythink York Street
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Calling all homeschooling families! Help us support your family’s educational and social goals. Parents will network with each other, and work with the York Street youth services guide to plan future homeschool meetups, activities, and classes tailored to your needs. This month, homeschool kids will get to touch, play, and experiment with York Street’s collection of tech-toys. Appropriate for homeschooling caregivers and their children.

Space is limited; registration is required.

Apr
29
Sun
Family Day: Día del Niño @ Clyfford Still Museum
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Family Day: Día del Niño @ Clyfford Still Museum

Join us to celebrate children around the world during Día del Niño (Day of the Child), in partnership with the Denver Art Museum and other cultural organizations in the Civic Center Cultural Complex. Participate in art-making activities and enjoy live performances in the Museum’s forecourt and explore the Museum’s galleries. All ages welcome.

Clyfford Still Museum
Free
 | Registration Not Required

May
1
Tue
Molly Brown House Museum (FREE Day) @ Molly Brown House
May 1 @ 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.

May
5
Sat
Denver Art Museum (FREE Day) @ Denver Art Museum
May 5 @ 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.

May
11
Fri
Four Mile Historic Park (FREE Day) @ Four Mile Historic Park
May 11 @ 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.

May
12
Sat
Longmont Museum (FREE Day) @ Longmont Museum
May 12 @ 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.

CU Wizards Class – Power, Grace, Wisdom & Wonder: The Physics of Wonder Woman! @ University of Colorado, Boulder Campus
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
CU Wizards Class – Power, Grace, Wisdom & Wonder: The Physics of Wonder Woman! @ University of Colorado, Boulder Campus

The shows are geared toward students in grades 1-9 and their families, but all are welcome!

Located in the Duane Physics Building, Room G1B30.

I recommend arriving a little early because seating fills up quickly!

May
25
Fri
Clyfford Still Museum (FREE Day) @ Clyfford Still Museum
May 25 @ 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!

Jun
2
Sat
CU Wizards Class – Rocks from Outer Space! @ University of Colorado Boulder
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
CU Wizards Class – Rocks from Outer Space! @ University of Colorado Boulder

For over three decades, the CU Wizards has entertained and informed children about the wonders of science. Once each month, from September though June, CU Wizards presents a Saturday morning interactive show. The CU Wizards shows, hosted by renowned University of Colorado professors, are FREE and open to the public and provide a perfect start to a fun-filled weekend. The shows are geared toward students in grades 1-9 and their families, but all are welcome!

Room/Building is still TBA, so check https://www.colorado.edu/cuwizards/ or https://www.facebook.com/cu.wizards for more information.

Denver Art Museum (FREE Day) @ Denver Art Museum
Jun 2 @ 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.

Jun
5
Tue
Botanic Gardens (FREE Day) @ Botanic Gardens at York Street
Jun 5 @ 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.

Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (FREE Day) @ Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (FREE Day) @ Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is a 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County.

https://www.botanicgardens.org/chatfield-farms/our-gardens

Jun
8
Fri
Four Mile Historic Park (FREE Day) @ Four Mile Historic Park
Jun 8 @ 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.

Jun
9
Sat
Longmont Museum (FREE Day) @ Longmont Museum
Jun 9 @ 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.

Jun
13
Wed
Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center

This Aurora-based center helps students and adults grow their knowledge and appreciation of the prairie ecosystem and the cultural history of Colorado through a variety of educational programs managed by Denver Botanic Gardens.

Jun
16
Sat
CU Wizards Class – Blackholes! @ CU Planetarium
Jun 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
CU Wizards Class – Blackholes! @ CU Planetarium

For over three decades, the CU Wizards has entertained and informed children about the wonders of science. Once each month, from September though June, CU Wizards presents a Saturday morning interactive show. The CU Wizards shows, hosted by renowned University of Colorado professors, are FREE and open to the public and provide a perfect start to a fun-filled weekend. The shows are geared toward students in grades 1-9 and their families, but all are welcome! More information: https://www.colorado.edu/cuwizards/ or https://www.facebook.com/cu.wizards

Jun
29
Fri
Clyfford Still Museum (FREE Day) @ Clyfford Still Museum
Jun 29 @ 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!

Jul
3
Tue
Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (FREE Day) @ Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (FREE Day) @ Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is a 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County.

https://www.botanicgardens.org/chatfield-farms/our-gardens

Jul
7
Sat
Denver Art Museum (FREE Day) @ Denver Art Museum
Jul 7 @ 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.

Jul
13
Fri
Four Mile Historic Park (FREE Day) @ Four Mile Historic Park
Jul 13 @ 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.

Jul
14
Sat
Longmont Museum (FREE Day) @ Longmont Museum
Jul 14 @ 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.

Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center

This Aurora-based center helps students and adults grow their knowledge and appreciation of the prairie ecosystem and the cultural history of Colorado through a variety of educational programs managed by Denver Botanic Gardens.

Jul
19
Thu
Botanic Gardens (FREE Day) @ Botanic Gardens at York Street
Jul 19 @ 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.

Jul
27
Fri
Clyfford Still Museum (FREE Day) @ Clyfford Still Museum
Jul 27 @ 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!