With soaring prices in every category of our daily lives, it can be challenging by the end of the summer to keep the pedal to the metal with activities to keep the family busy and engaged. We are here to help and remind you of another reason being a Colorado resident is the coolest? Colorado Residents can enjoy free days at some of our most popular destinations through the funding of SCFD and other corporate sponsorships. Cheers to playing tourist in your own town and doing it for free.
Location: Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
Additional Information: 2121 Children's Museum Dr., Denver | (303) 433-7444
Friday August 19th
The Children's Museum believes in kid-powered learning. Every day, they work to open doors for our future leaders, innovators, and adventurers to explore, create and learn - on their own terms. The exhibits are hands-on, interactive and totally one-of-a-kind. Joy Park Free Night begins at 4:00 PM until dusk. The interior of the Museum is closed except for the restrooms.
Location: Denver Art Museum
Additional Information: 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver | (720) 913-0130
Tuesday, August 9
Don’t forget even if adults are still paying on non-free days, children 18 years and younger are free EVERY day of the year! The Free for Kids program, which offers free general admission to visitors 18 and under every day, is made possible by Scott Reiman and presented by Bellco Credit Union.
Location: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms
Additional Information: 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton | (720) 865-4346
Chatfield Farms is a 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County. Advanced online registration is required; tickets will be released on the 15th of the current month for the following month.
Location: Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street
Additional Information: 1007 York St., Denver | (720) 865-3500
Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street, in cooperation with the City and County of Denver, presents a wide range of gardens and collections on 24 acres. The gardens reflect an ever-widening diversity of plants from all corners of the world. Advanced online registration is required; tickets will be released on the 15th of the current month for the following month.
Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Additional Information: 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver | (303) 370-6000
Wednesday, August 17 (5:00-9:00 PM only)
Black holes. Dinosaur fossils. Sparkling gems. Let your imagination run wild in with the museums unforgettable exhibitions.
Location: Four Mile Historic Park
Additional Information: 715 S. Forest St., Denver | (720) 865-0800
Four Mile Historic Park is a portal to Denver’s Western heritage, with historically accurate replicas, a working farm with horses, goats, chickens and pigs, and the site of Denver’s oldest standing structure, the Four Mile House Museum. Today, the Park offers a variety of education programs, tours of the historic Four Mile House, and signature events.
Location: History Colorado Center
Additional Information: 1200 Broadway, Denver | (303) 447-8679
August 1st (Colorado Day)
Artifacts, stories, and art intermingle to tell the tale of Colorado and the American West. The museum is designed for multi-generational audiences and consists of over fifteen exhibits spanning four floors, capturing the spirit of Colorado.
Location: Museo de las Americas
Additional Information: 861 Santa Fe Dr., Denver | (303) 571-4401
Museo de las Americas is a cultural treasure! This museum is the premier Latin American Art Museum in the Rocky Mountain region, and has been celebrating the artistic and cultural achievements of the communities for three decades, from ancient to folk to contemporary art. Celebrate First Fridays with special activities and free admission from 5:00-9:00 PM. Remember, children 13 years and younger are free all day EVERY day of the year!
Location: Plains Conservation Center
Additional Information: 21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora | (303) 326-8380
The Plains Conservation Center is a nature preserve and educational center with replicas of a homestead village and tipi camp that showcase pioneer and plains Native Americans life in the late 1800's. It encompasses over 1,100 acres of short grass prairie with breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains,
Location: Always Free Venues
The Aurora History Museum, opened its doors in 1979 in a historic building with two small galleries and an office. In 1990, the museum moved to its present location and re-opened in 1991. The museum collects and exhibits artifacts and documents pertaining to the history of Aurora and Colorado.
Littleton Museum and Living History Farms, offers visitors a unique link between Littleton's past and present. Located on 40 acres adjacent to Ketring Lake, it encompasses three exhibition galleries, a children's interactive gallery, research center, lecture hall, and two 19th-century living history farm sites.
Hudson Gardens, and Museum of Outdoor Arts, is a nonprofit organization encompassing thirty acres of garden exhibits, trails, open spaces, and event venues only minutes from downtown Littleton.