Kids & Families

General admission to the Denver Art Museum is FREE to all youth ages 18 and under every day, granting more kids access to art than ever before.

Free for Kids at the Denver Art Museum is made possible by Scott Reiman and Kaiser Permanente Colorado.

All Day Every Day

Families are welcome at the Denver Art Museum! We have something to offer all ages every day, and activities are free with general admission.

Just For Fun Center & Kids Corner

Color, build, and imagine in the Just for Fun Center (North Building, level 2, Duncan Pavilion) and Kids Corner (North Building, level 1).

Gallery Games & Artmaking

Explore the Fun Things for Families to do brochure (PDF) in English or Spanish to find activities on every floor.

Weekends

Backpacks & Art Tubes

Tromp through the galleries with a Family Backpack full with artmaking, games, and puzzles. Short on time? Grab an art tube instead. Available on weekends and every day during school breaks. Check out the digital signage on site to find the Family Activity Cart.

Create-n-Takes

Create-n-Takes are facilitated in-gallery activities that inspire visitors to discuss, roll up their sleeves, and get creative. Open on weekends and over school breaks during the school year and on weekdays during summer. Look for the Create-n-Take sign or ask for locations at the welcome center. Discover new Create-n-Takes every season.

Monthly Programs

CelebrARTE on Free First Saturday

Celebrate your creativity and cultura every first Saturday of the month with bilingual activities for toda la familia. General admission is free.

  • ¡Nuevo! Drop in and listen to the stories behind the objects with master cuentistas during Cuentos del Arte. Listen to cuentistas tell the tales of artworks through music, movement and art during our new storytelling program. Stories para todos—for everyone—happen at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm.
  • Check out a Family Backpack and play in Spanish or English
  • Make art in-gallery, inspired by the collection and led by bilingual facilitators at the Create-n-Takes
  • Try your hand at new techniques in the Studio and catch demos from local Latino artists
  • Catch a 2 pm tour of collection highlights en español

Create Playdate

Drop in on the second Wednesday of the month, 10 am–1 pm, with your little ones, ages 3-5. Download our Create Playdate rack card (PDF) for more details or view our calendar.

Fox Tale Sunday

On the second Sunday of each month, meet us in the Hamilton Building atrium. Join Foxy and Shmoxy—two smart, witty, and hilarious foxes inspired by the Fox Games artwork for a performance that both kids and their grown-ups will enjoy. There are two chances to see Foxy and Shmoxy: 10:30 am and 11:30 am. To find the foxes, visit the Family Activity Cart, pick up a letter from the Fox Box, and then follow the clues.

Family Play: Miro, Magic, and the Night

Special Programs

Joan Miró Family Hour and Family Play: Miró, Magic & the Night

Explore Miró’s artistic journey through an engaging, family-friendly play in Sharp Auditorium with performances by Buntport Theater Company. Kids and their adults also can try a hands-on project in the Studio and explore the exhibition together.

Family Hours will be offered March 28, April 25, and May 30 (9-10 am for members, 10-11 am for everyone). Get tickets for the performance online in advance.

Día del Niño Celebration

Enjoy free admission and family-friendly programming that celebrates children from around the world at this annual event. Learn more about the 2015 festival on Sunday, April 26.

Summer Classes

For kids ages 4-11 to explore the galleries and engage in hands-on learning and artmaking. Check out this list of summer classes (PDF) for 2015 and register today.

Scholarships are available.

Get Your Hands on the DAM’s First-Ever Kids Project Book!

Art projects for you and your kids are everywhere in the museum—in the galleries, in backpacks, at programs like Create Playdate, and at our kids summer classes. Now you can engage in some of that creativity at home. We’ve put 15 original projects designed by DAM educators into a book with step-by-step instructions, plus photos of the completed projects and the artworks that inspired them. Make a drum, a mini chandelier, a magnetic horse, or a finger puppet while gaining insight into the artist’s process.

Let’s Make Something! is available at The Shop in the North Building and our online shop. Check denverartmuseum.org/15artprojects, which features one of the related projects.

Family FAQs

Visit the FAQ page to learn answers to common questions that families have about how to make the most fun out of a visit. Call 720-913-0130 with questions.

Family and kids programs are supported by the William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, and Jim Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund. Funding is also provided by TeleTech, Connie Burwell White & William W. White Foundation, Harry L. Willett Foundation, Lorraine and Harley Higbie, The Eugene C. Armstrong Family Foundation, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).