Colorado Family Adventures

Colorado is the home to millions and it’s full of adventure. The state prides itself on having something for everyone. Whether you’re visiting or you live here, or you’re a family, single or a couple, you can find something that fuels your need for fun.

For starters, if you are looking to save money a majority of the larger institutions offer free days throughout the year. Be warned the attendance of customers looking to save a buck or two is massive, and you will need to pack a heavy bag of patience to weed through the crowds on these days.

Free or Discount days in Denver

Denver Zoo

2300 Steele Street. 720.337.1400

Jan. 11, 19 and 20. Feb. 4-5, Nov. 9 and 12.

Denver Art Museum

100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, 720.865.5000

Feb. 3, March 4, April 7, April 29, May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sep. 1,

Sep. 8, Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1.

Note:  General museum admission is free for kids 18 and younger every day.

 

 

Denver Botanic Gardens

1007 York Street, 720.865.3501

York Street: Jan. 15, Feb. 19, March 22, April 8, June 5, July 19, Aug. 29 Nov. 3.

Chatfield Farms: Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7, Nov. 6, Dec. 14

Plains Conservation Center: Feb. 18, March 19, June 13, July 14, Aug. 7, Nov. 8.

Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

2121 Children’s Museum Drive, 303.433.7444

Free Nights 4-8 p.m. include March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7

Sep. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4.

 

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2001 Colorado Blvd. 303.370.6000

Jan.28, Feb. 12, April 9, April 29, June 3, July 5, Aug. 13, Sep. 12, Sep. 30,

Oct. 14, Dec. 9.

 

Museo de las Americas

861 Santa Fe Drive, 303.571.4401

First Fridays free from 5-9 p.m. on Feb. 2, March 2, May 4, May 6 (general free day), June 1, July 4, (general), July 6, Aug. 3, Sep. 7, Sep 15 (teen day), Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Nov. 10 (general), Dec. 7.

 

Molly Brown House Museum

1340 Pennsylvania Street, 303.832.4092

Jan. 27, May 1, Aug. 1, Nov. 9.

 

Colorado Railroad Museum

17155 West 44th Avenue, Golden. 303.279.4591

March 8, April 12, Oct. 11.

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

1101 13th Street, 303.893.4100

Discounts: $10 tickets to all locally produced Theatre Company productions on select dates, plus occasional discounts to Broadway and Cabaret Shows. Visit denvercenter.org/dcpaccess for details.

 

The possibility of adventure doesn’t end there. If you have an appetite for something less traveled then check this out:

Bishop Castle  

12705 State Highway 165, Rye 719.564.4366

This castle was handcrafted by Jim Bishop, and it’s a stunning perseverance of Colorado. It’s a non-profit organization that operates on donations. It’s placed in the Wet Mountains in Southcentral Colorado of Rye.

Island Lake 

Near Silverton Colorado

This lake is one of four brilliantly beautiful bodies of glacier water that is located in Upper Ice Lake Basin near Silverton. Here you will find amazing hiking trails, gorgeous wildlife, and a tranquil experience.

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