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Each year the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District lists free and discounted days for families to bring their children to experience Denver museums and historical sites throughout Denver! Here is a list of the latest deals courtesy of

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The Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum has a mission to enrich the lives of all people through the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works of art. This museum is one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast, with a collection of more than 70,000 works of art divided between 10 permanent collections, including African, American Indian, Asian, European and American, modern and contemporary, pre-Columbian, photography, Spanish Colonial, textile, and western American art. Their holdings reflect Denver and the region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures worldwide.

The museum has Free admission days throughout the year. Please check the calendar.

The Clyfford Still Museum

The Clyfford Still Museum opened in 2011 and is the newest addition to Denver’s burgeoning Cultural Arts District, located adjacent to the Denver Art Museum in the city’s Civic Center Cultural Complex. The Clyfford Still Museum is home to one of the world’s most intact public collections of any significant artist. In addition to the art exhibits, you are invited to explore historical photos, objects, and letters from Clyfford Still archives. Experience interactive features, outdoor settings, a hands-on art creation studio, and more.

Always free for ages 17 and under. College students and teachers are discounted. Additionally, SCFD offers free admission once a month; please check the calendar

The Denver Firefighter Museum

The Denver Firefighter Museum offers outstanding exhibits on the history of firefighting in Denver, focusing on the Denver Fire Department. The museum provides innovative and exciting hands-on activities that allow visitors to interact with the traditional exhibits. From groundbreaking state-of-the-art gallery space to engaging programs and special events, there is always something new to explore. Visit often – you never know what you might find!

Free admission days are offered for seniors every Saturday, plus Free admission to all every second Saturday of the month. See the museum’s calendar for more information about events and Free dates.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Visit the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and ignite your passion for nature and science. Their vision is to empower the community to love, understand, and protect our natural world. 

Free days and Free nights are scheduled regularly throughout the year. See their calendar for details. During these Free admission times, guests can enjoy admission to the museum, but there is a fee for the Infinity Theater and the planetarium.

The Children's Museum of Denver

The Children's Museum of Denver The museum believes in kid-powered learning. The museum's focus is to open doors for our future leaders, innovators, and adventurers to explore, create and learn - on their terms. 

Joy Park Free Nights - this park is open for free on select dates and times throughout the summer/fall season. They offer special discounts; please see offersadmission details, and visitation hours.

Four Mile Historical Park

Four Mile Historical Park The Four Mile House Museum was constructed in 1859 during America's westward expansion. The Four Mile Historical Park is a jewel of history, preservation, and education located between Glendale and Denver on the banks of Cherry Creek. One of the original “Mile” houses, and the last stop before making a grand entrance into Denver, it has served many purposes over the years, from a stop on Cherokee Trail to farming, ranching, dairy production, and currently as home to the oldest standing residential structure in the metropolitan area (built 1859). Four Mile has remained mostly intact while the rest of the world changed and evolved around it.

General admission is Free on the 4th Friday of each month. Please see complete details about general admission, other programs, groups, educational programs, and more. 

Denver is Rich with History 

If you are planning a visit to Denver, spend some time in the Cultural Arts District. It's one of the best cultural experiences in the United States. Immerse yourself in Western history, learn about the amazing natural surroundings of Colorado, and experience Colorado art collections and exhibits. Denver offers a breath of fresh air when it comes to big-city culture. Use our free itinerary tool to help organize all the amazing places to visit while in Denver.

by Kathleen Fitzsimmons

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