Detail of the Stampede gallery game

Zookeepers Wanted! Search for Animals in Stampede 

Kids, families, aspiring zookeepers, and animal lovers are invited to play a new gallery game in the Denver Art Museum exhibition Stampede: Animals in Art.

This scavenger hunt-like game will help kids and families slow down and look closely at the art throughout the exhibition as you try to check off all the items on your list. In this game all the animals have gone missing from the zoo and need to get home! We are looking for enthusiastic zookeepers to help us spot them in the museum galleries. Keep an eye out for animals that belong in each enclosure, including one that is “brightly colored” and another that “makes the loudest noise.” Can you find an animal “you’ve never seen before”?

The game is fun for all ages. As with all of the museum’s hands-on family activities, this gallery game is available in both English and Spanish.

Kids 18 and younger enjoy free general admission to the DAM, which includes Stampede: Animals in Art.

Natalie Ruhe Thomas is coordinator of family and community programs in the department of learning and engagement at the Denver Art Museum. Natalie has been at the DAM since 2012 and her favorite exhibition that has been on view here is Becoming Van Gogh.

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