This post is sponsored by the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus.
At the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, there is something for everyone! Whether you’re climbing the 3 1/2 story tall climber, making bubbles bigger than your body, constructing with real tools or painting a masterpiece, all ages are in for a fun visit!
What Kids Will Love
The whole family can get active at the museum. The littlest visitors will enjoy places to climb, mirrors to look in and objects to stack. Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy playing firefighter, exploring with bubbles, and imaginary play in Ready Vet Go and My Market. Elementary school kids will stretch their scientist skills with exhibits focused on Kinetics, Water and Energy as well as The Teaching Kitchen and Art Studio. Those ages 4 and older shouldn’t miss the Altitude Climber for 360 views of Denver.
Our favorite exhibit is the impressive Adventure Forest, a 500-foot long adventure course that ends in a 70-ft tall slide! Kids must be aged 5+ and 44 inches tall to participate. Littles can play in the sand, water and other outdoor exhibits at Joy Park.
What Moms Will Love
We love that there truly is something for the whole family. The museum employees are engaged in assisting kids with projects and hands-on learning. We also love the daily programs for more structured play time including story time, cooking classes, art studio time and outdoor exploration.
Who It’s Best For
The museum is designed for newborns to 8 years old. With hands-on exhibits, we found even our pre-teens were engaged in learning. We’re excited for the new garden-themed Bloom area, designed for early learners, ages 1-3, opening October 16.
Location and Parking
Admission & Hours
Daily admission to the The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is $16 for 1 year olds, $18 for ages 2-59, and $16 for ages 60+. Babies under 1 are free. No children are allowed without an adult and no adults are allowed without a child!
The museum is open daily, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Joy Park is open for free from 4:30 – 8 p.m. (or dusk) on select nights May-September. Aside from the restrooms, the inside of the Museum is closed.
Members get the red carpet treatment at the museum! Members enjoy a full year of valuable benefits like free general admission, invites to special members only events, discounts on workshops and venue rentals, free tickets for your friends and so much more. Plus, they have memberships to fit families of all sizes! Check out the different options here.
Family and Grandparent level members get a 50 percent discount at over 120 museums around the country. This is a great way to make your membership fees go even further!
Memberships also make a great experience gift!
Nursing Room Availability
There is a private nursing station with comfy chair and electrical outlet on the second floor, next to the Energy exhibit. Breastfeeding is welcome throughout the museum.
Stroller and Wheelchair Accessibility
The museum is fully accessible. Plan for your visit by accessing the Accessibility Guide.
Benches and sitting areas for adults are available in most exhibit areas.
Food and Beverage Options
The Café has grab n’ go sandwiches, snacks, salads and beverages. We found the options to be affordable and kid friendly. No food is allowed in the exhibits. You can enjoy a picnic lunch outside in the adjacent Gates Crescent Park facilities.
Seasonal workshops are offered in the art studio, Joy Park and the teaching kitchen.
Some of our favorite annual events are hosted here. Next up is the Harvest Hoot, featuring fall activities, carnival games, treats and more. Costumes encouraged!