Free Days at Denver Museums

Sponsored by the SCFD

The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District supports cultural institutions in seven counties in Colorado, including more than 100 in Denver. The SCFD sales and tax of less than 1% helps fund free days at Denver museums and attractions. The Denver Art Museum holds free days the first Saturday of every month, while Four Mile Historic Park holds free days the second Friday of every month. Other attractions hold free days throughout the year.  

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    ••• VISIT DENVER

    100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
    Denver, CO 80204
    720-865-5000
    The museum is closed on Mondays.
     

    1. Saturday, January 1, 2016
    2. Saturday, February 6, 2016
    3. Saturday, March 5, 2016
    4. Saturday, April 2, 2016
    5. Saturday, May 7, 2016
    6. Saturday, June 4, 2016
    7. Saturday, July 2, 2016
    8. Saturday, August 6, 2016
    9. Saturday, September 3, 2016
    10. Saturday, October 1, 2016
    11. Saturday, November 5, 2016
    12. Saturday, December 3, 2016
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    Denver Botanic Gardens

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    ••• VISIT DENVER

    1007 York St.
    Denver, CO 80206
    720-865-3500
    Hours are extended in the summer.
    Photos: Spring at the Botanic Gardens
     

    1. Monday, January 18, 2016
    2. Monday, February 15, 2016
    3. Saturday, March 19, 2016
    4. Sunday, April 3, 2016
    5. Thursday, June 23, 2016
    6. Tuesday, July 26, 2016
    7. Wednesday, September 14, 2016
    8. Friday, November 11, 2016
    9. Saturday, November 12, 2016
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    Red barn
    ••• Photo © Nina Snyder

    8500 Deer Creek Canyon Rd.
    Littleton, CO 80128
    303-973-3705
    Chatfield is also home to the Pumpkin Festival every fall.
    Photos: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
     

    1. Tuesday, January 5, 2016
    2. Tuesday, February 2, 2016
    3. Tuesday, March 1, 2016
    4. Tuesday, April 5, 2016
    5. Tuesday, June 7, 2016
    6. Tuesday, July 12, 2016        
    7. Tuesday, August 2, 2016
    8. Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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    Four Mile Historic Park
    ••• Photo © Nina Snyder

    Four Mile Historic Park
    715 S. Forest St.
    Denver, CO 80246
    720-865-0800
    The Four Mile Historic Park hosts a Fourth of July Festival every year.
    Photos: Four Mile Historic Park

    1. Friday, January 8, 2016
    2. Friday, February 12, 2016
    3. Friday, March 11, 2016
    4. Friday, April 8, 2016
    5. Friday, May 13, 2016
    6. Friday, June 10, 2016
    7. Friday, July 8, 2016
    8. Friday, August 12, 2016
    9. Friday, September 9, 2016
    10. Friday, October 14, 2016
    11. Friday, November 11, 2016
    12. Friday, December 9, 2016
    Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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    ••• Photo © Nina Snyder

    2001 Colorado Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80205
    303-370-6000
     

    1. Monday, January 25, 2016
    2. Sunday, February 7, 2016
    3. Monday, March 7, 2016
    4. Sunday, April 10, 2016
    5. Saturday, April 23, 2016 
    6. Monday, May 9, 2016
    7. Sunday, June 5, 2016 
    8. Monday, August 29, 2016
    9. Sunday, September 11, 2016
    10. Monday, October 24, 2016
    11. Sunday, November 13, 2016
    12. Monday, December 12, 2016
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    Denver Zoo

    Feeding giraffe at Denver Zoo
    ••• Giraffe Encounter allows visitors to feed the giraffes at the Denver Zoo. Photo Aron Snyder

    2300 Steele St.
    Denver, CO 80205
    303-376-4800
    Hours are extended in the summer.
    Photos: Denver Zoo
     

    1. Friday, January 8, 2016
    2. Saturday, January 9, 2016
    3. Thursday, January 21, 2016
    4. Sunday, January 31, 2016
    5. Monday, February 1, 2016
    6. Thursday, February 18, 2016
    7. Friday, November 4, 2016
    8. Monday, November 7, 2016
    9. Thursday, November 17, 2016
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    Free Evenings

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    ••• Photo courtesy of Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

    Two Denver museums also offer free evenings during the month, although daytime admission incurs the regular admission fee.

    Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
    2121 Children's Museum Dr.
    Denver, CO 80211
    303-433-7444
    Sponsored by Target, free evenings are the first Tuesday of the month from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
     

    Clyfford Still Museum
    1250 Bannock St.
    Denver, CO 80204
    720-354-4880
    Sponsored by SCFD, free evenings are the last Friday of the month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. from January through October.

    Nina Snyder is the author of "Good Day, Broncos," a children's e-book, and "ABCs of Balls," a children's picture book. Visit her website at ninasnyder.com.