30+ Places to Entertain Teens and Tweens This Winter in Denver


Denver has a so much to do that often centering around the abundance of outdoor activities. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, however, it can be difficult entertaining children, especially the hard to please teens and tweens in your house. To help, we have curated list of 30+ places where teens and their friends can have a blast indoors in the Mile High City. You might even score “cool mom” points for taking them.

30+ Places to Entertain Teens and Tweens in Denver This Winter

Learn Something

Who says the aquarium is just for little ones? Gather a small group and let them feel some independence exploring the Downtown Aquarium, perhaps even watching the Mystic Mermaids Exhibit! Also, the touch tank is entertaining for any age.

Ignite the imagination with aviation and space-themed exhibits, including historic aircraft at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.

History and nature are cool! Add a Planetarium, a cool IMAX movie, and you have a full day of entertainment at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Immerse yourself in an intriguing visual, sensory, and educational experience at the Museum of Illusions. 

Foster creativity and appreciation for art through diverse exhibits and interactive installations at the Denver Art Museum or the Museum of Contemporary Art. Denver art museum

Register for a class and learn the technical skill of archery at No Limits Archery. 

Take an interdimensional journey at Meow Wolf. 

Feel like you are in the rainforest rather than battling with the winter weather at the Butterfly Pavilion. Take advantage of their changing exhibits and note the striking similarities between the teenage years and the metamorphosis of the bugs right before your eyes. 

Explore vintage cars, trains, and bicycles, appealing to both history and vehicle enthusiasts at the Forney Museum of Transportation.

Head to the Denver Public Library to dive into a good book or participate in programs designed specifically for teens and tweens. Maker labs and video game nights might be what it takes to make the library exciting again for them. 

Challenge their problem-solving skills with an escape room adventure at EscapeWorks Denver Rabbit Hole Recreation Services or HD Escape Rooms.   

Open skate or take a skills class at South Suburban Parks and Rec Center at their indoor rink. 

Comic book enthusiasts will love exploring the vast collection of comics and graphic novels at Mile High Comics.

Enjoy Some Friendly Competition

The American Paintball Coliseum is a dream come true for guys and gals who love paintball, laser tag and air soft shooting. The 26,000 square feet of indoor playing space will give them the room they need to exercise, have fun and enjoy their friends. 

Over Flyte Denver provides a state-of-the-art golf simulator, ping pong tables and axe throwing simulators for teens to enjoy with adult supervision. They can also grab lunch or dinner while they are there! 

Putt Shack Denver has tech-infused mini golf, perfect for family outings and friendly banter. There’s live DJs on the weekends and Instagrammable aesthetics all week long!

Monster Mini Golf pairs the classic game of mini golf with black lights, music, disco balls, a DJ and locally inspired, hand-painted glow in the dark art. 

Immersive Gamebox is an interactive cinema adventure that’ll tick everyone’s boxes. The games are user-friendly and specially designed for players of all ages. Not a tech whizz? Don’t worry! No experience required, just good times.

Sometimes called “Archery Dodgeball”, two teams battle it out with bows and foam-tipped arrows from opposite sides of the arena at Archery Games Denver. Teens can also take part in Nerf wars at Dart Arena. Grab a group and enjoy a day full of competition. 

Go for the Thrills

Slick City in Lakewood is a tweens paradise. It has high flying indoor slides (with no water) and a sports court park designed for adrenaline junkies. 

Those who have a need for speed should check out Podium Karting. Kids 14+ can take part in adult racing, and those 6-13 can enjoy the junior track. They use high quality carts with safety gear for the drivers, accurate timing and real-time positioning. K1 Speed is a similar set up for those who love a race!.

Experience the thrill of skydiving without jumping out of an airplane in the vertical wind tunnel at IFLY Indoor Skydiving Denver.

Denver Bouldering Club has three gyms to choose from in the area, and provides great exercise and excitement for those who love a challenge. 

MHOR R/C Raceway is the premier spot for those who own a RC car and want to take advantage of some cool tracks. Trucks and cars are available to use in their hobby shop as well, which is staffed by experienced and knowledgeable racers. A 7,000 sq. ft. indoor racing facility with 3,000 sq. ft. of blue grooved high traction dirt surface will keep racers busy and entertained. 

Take part in a unique dining and entertainment experience with cliff divers and live performances at Casa Bonita.

Catch an exhilarating roller derby match and witness the athleticism of skilled skaters at Denver Roller Derby.

Skate City has several locations around the city, and provides retro fun for the entire family. 

Relax and Recharge

Combine creativity and fun with DIY crafting and cocktail sipping (for the adults only!) in a trendy setting. Two locations of Upstairs Circus in Denver will help you relax and connect! 

Landmark’s Greenwood Village is a comfortable and stylish setting to watch the latest movies. 

Catch a Denver Nuggets game or Colorado Avalanche match at Ball Arena. 

The Denver area offers a diverse range of indoor activities for tweens and teens, ensuring that even on rainy or chilly days, there’s something fun! From museums and recreation centers to unique indoor skydiving and escape rooms, the Mile High City has it all for the in-between crowd.


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