photo of children using a light table in the First light Family Space

Fun Things for Families to Do in March

Stories, Games, Art Activities & More

Look ahead to all the happenings at the Denver Art Museum and plan a March visit. There is always something fun for families to see and do. Remember, youth 18 and under enjoy free general admission.

Check out Foxy & Shmoxy-March 8

Whether you’ve followed the foxes for years or are looking for a new kind of family experience, check out the program Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives on Sunday, March 8. Pick up a letter from the Fox Box, find the fox detectives in the galleries at 10:30 am or 11:30 am.

Doodle at Create Playdate-March 11

On March 11, we look to Shantell Martin’s wiggling lines and wandering words to inspire our own line-inspired creations! A children’s librarian from Denver Public Library will lead fun and interactive story times. Drop by between 10 am and 1 pm to join in on the fun. Create Playdate is best for 3–5 year olds, but older and younger siblings are also welcome!

Explore a brand new exhibition (and family game)-Opens March 15

Make sure to visit Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington. Pick up a fishing-themed family game to use as you explore artworks by two acclaimed American artists.

Drop by Spring Break-March 21–April 5

Stop by the museum for break week family fun. The Paint Studio and Create-n-Takes are open daily, and make sure to head into the galleries to try out family-friendly activities. Enjoy a dazzling array of artworks in The Light Show (watch the video below) before heading into the First Light Family Space for hands-on fun. Capture nature’s shadows, experiment with transparency and color on overhead projectors, mix patterns to cast bold shadows, and design a wearable mirror.

Get creative in the galleries-Weekends

On weekends, check out two Create-n-Takes, in-gallery art projects led by museum staff. At Shady Characters, in The Light Show exhibition on Level 3, tell a story with light and shadow by creating your very own shadow puppet. Pop up to Level 4 for another Create-n-Take, “The Shape of Feelings,” inspired by artist Marie Watt’s colorful artwork. Challenge yourself to capture your feelings with only colors and shapes in this fun, take-home project.

Paint a true original-Daily

Drop by the Paint Studio on Level 1 seven days a week during regular museum hours. Set aside some time to play with paint as you experiment with watercolor techniques, explore the idea of painting en plein air, or use paper marbling to create an abstract painted masterpiece. Catch demonstrations by local artists every weekend from noon to 3 pm.

Register for summer camps for kids age 4-11

Spots are filling up quickly! Sign up your child for one of the fun, art-themed summer camps at the DAM this summer.

Photo at top by Raine Chism.

the words showing Summer Camps are Back! next to an image of children making art
Photo by Matt Howshar

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.