Kid’s Activities

Events and Daily Programming at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

January and February highlights: Buckaroo Breakfast and Museum Sleepover Fundraiser Buckaroo Breakfast Saturday, January 23 8-10 am Mark your calendar for a rootin’ tootin’ grandparent and grandkiddo playdate! Enjoy private play throughout our new exhibits and familiar favorites, a full cowboy breakfast and wild west-inspired activities – all while supporting the Children’s Museum of Denver […]

Expanded Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus to open this November

~ Grand Reopening brings expanded facility and multiple new kid-powered learning exhibits ~ Denver, CO – It’s the moment Colorado children have been waiting for. After five years of planning and a year and a half of construction, the date is set for the Grand Reopening of the expanded Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico […]

Octopi or Octopuses?

Westminster, Colo. – Even after logging hundreds of dives, it is pretty rare to get an up-close look at an octopus mother and her eggs. Right now at Butterfly Pavilion, you can see a Caribbean Reef Octopus with her eggs. We have named her Big Mama. She came to Butterfly Pavilion from the Caribbean at […]

Children’s Museum of Denver partners with Alliance Française de Denver offering monthly language classes for children

~ French language and culture lessons are specifically designed for early learners ~ Denver, CO – February 23 at 11:30 a.m. kicks-off the beginning of a four-part series of French language classes at the Children’s Museum of Denver. Titled as a StoryTime with Alliance Française de Denver, instructors from the Alliance will engage children with […]

GrandPlay – Jan. 2015, Children’s Museum of Denver

~ By Sarah Brenkert, M.S.Ed, Director of Education ~ A Winter Garden Even in sunny Colorado, we get our share of gray, blustery winter days, and with them, long hours spent inside. We start to yearn for the warmth and light and new life of spring – making this month the perfect time to nudge […]

Grand Play – The Children’s Museum of Denver

Snow Play! Winter brings us shorter days, slippery sidewalks and the drudgery of scraping our frost-bitten windshields. What makes it all worthwhile? SNOW! And especially, the combination of children and snow. There is nothing so magical as seeing your little one jump, tumble and frolic in the piles of powdery white stuff – their joy […]

Childrens’ Museum – Aug./Sept. 2014

Ukulele Sing & Strum-a-Longs Wednesday evenings 5-5:30 p.m. Strum, tap, sing and dance along with Swallow Hill Music as they teach families how to play the ukulele. They’ll have the whole family playing a song in just 30 minutes! Activities included with Museum admission and instruments are provided. Members-only Morning Saturday, August 2 9 – […]

Major Expansion at Children’s Museum of Denver

Denver, Colo. — The Children’s Museum of Denver broke ground on a major Museum expansion, announcing the plans, timeline and a naming gift for the $15.8 million campaign. Museum president and CEO, Mike Yankovich, cited the “critical role” the Museum plays in early childhood education, and its 74% attendance growth since 2003 as the need […]

Morrison Nature Center Winter Programs

Full Moon Hike at Star K Ranch Fri., Feb. 14, 5:30 p.m., What could be more lovely than a full moon hike on Valentine’s Day? Join us for a walk with the one(s) you love to see who’s out at night. All ages. FREE. Registration required. To register call 303-326-8650 or go online to auroragov.org/recreation. […]

Grand Play – “An Apple a Day”

Apples might just be the official fruit of autumn, and now they are at their peak, ripe for kids and grown-ups alike to enjoy. Here are a few ideas to help make the most of this fall favorite with the toddlers and preschoolers in your life! ~ Homemade Applesauce ~ Take an afternoon and go […]

7th Annual Hop, Skip and Jump Start at the Children’s Museum of Denver

~Children and their grown-ups will lace up and get moving at this family-centered event~ Denver, CO – On Sunday, September 22, hundreds of tiny runners, wobbling toddlers, determined crawlers and their grown-ups will descend upon the Children’s Museum of Denver for a one-of-a-kind family fitness event.

Cool Science brings interactive fun to the Children’s Museum of Denver

~ Demonstrations and activities make science accessible by drawing real world connections through experimentation and observation ~ Denver, CO – Will water freeze instantly? Can a paper plate be waterproof? Why won’t a water balloon pop when held above a flame? Cool Science, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making science engaging and easy for children […]

Clouds!

July’s bright blue skies and puffy clouds make this the perfect month to spread out an old blanket, lie on your backs, and do some sky-gazing with your little ones! Cloud gazing in your backyard is a fun and easy outdoor activities that can bring you and your grandchildren closer to nature – and to […]

The Children’s Museum of Denver’s outdoor summer experience, Just Add Water, opens June 15

~ Now in its second year, the exhibit returns with new and established elements, designed to teach children about the properties of water ~ Denver, CO — It’s a sprawling exhibit filled to the brim with glistening water, fun contraptions and splish-splashing activities, perfect for engaging curious little minds with play-based summer learning. Just Add Water, […]

Top Programs and Events at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, June – July

~ Summer of IMAX ~ Friday, May 31 through Monday, September 2, Buy Three IMAX Films, Get One Free Phipps IMAX Theater reaches its 30th anniversary this summer, so we invite you to create your own film festival as you select from some new films and some returning favorites picked by the public.