Children’s Museum of Denver

Children's Museum of Denver
A museum visitor opens a knothole on a tree and finds a mirror inside. | Photo by Anna Warren / flickr

Staff writer

The Children’s Museum of Denver promotes learning through play for children from newborns to age 8. It serves nearly 300,000 kids, parents and caregivers each year.

The museum offers hands-on exhibits, daily programs and special events. Programs include exploring the arts, learning about plants and animals, performing plays, conducting science experiments and listening to story readings.

The exhibits offer instruction with a magnetic alphabet wall, an assembly plant, soap bubbles, a model train, a fire station, medical and equipment, a bird’s nest, ant hill and tree house and colored chalk.

The museum got its start in 1973 in a converted school bus that toured the Denver area. It moved into a rented building on Bannock Street in 1975 and finally into the current building on the Platte River in 1984. A museum expansion is to be completed in late 2015. New facilities will include a water lab, climbing tower, a teaching kitchen and an outdoor experience.

Children’s Museum of Denver
2121 Children’s Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211
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(303) 433-7444