family making funny faces with big red dinosaur sculpture called Made in China

Have Fun with Creative Tricks & Treats at the Denver Art Museum

What to See & Do in October

Dare to hear an Art Story

Free First Saturday is on October 6, and there’s a story that’ll be quite a treat at Cuentos del Arte. Listen to the stories behind the objects at this bilingual storytelling program. Stories are at 11:30 am and 1 pm. Bring the whole family – it’s free for all!

Add an Eerie Spin to the Create-n-Take

Love to make art? The Create-n-Take, “Home on the Range,” explores a painting called Motherwell’s Angus by Theodore Waddell. Learn about how Waddell used his personal experience as a rancher in Montana to uniquely capture the landscape. Explore the painting and create your own creepy Halloween-inspired landscape to take home.

Bump into Friends

Create Playdate returns in October with hands-on activities for kids ages 3-5 and their adults. Join us on October 12, 10 am─1 pm, as we decorate cats and dogs with spots and polka dots, like the “Princess of Polka Dots,” artist Yayoi Kusama. Her spotted dog CAN-CAN is on view in Stampede: Animals in Art.

Do Some Spooky Sketching

Step into the world of the legendary Dutch artist with the exhibition, Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker. Adults and kids alike can pick up an LCD drawing board and try their hand at completing some of Rembrandt’s prints. Fill in the blanks and compare your creations to Rembrandt’s masterworks.

Solve Mysteries with the Foxes

Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives are back at it solving strange art mysteries. On October 14, bring the whole family and catch these fox super-sleuths in action. There are two chances to see the foxes: 10:30 am and 11:30 am. To find the foxes, visit level 1, pick up a letter from the Fox Box, and then follow the riddles into the galleries.

Treat Yourself During Fall Break

Schools out, we're in! Come over to the DAM and make art at the Create-n-Takes (available Oct. 19-23 including weekdays). Explore the new Print Studio and galleries too. Fall Break activities are included in general admission, which is always free for youth 18 and younger.

Lindsay Genshaft is manager of family and community programs at the Denver Art Museum.