A mother and child at a table making an art project

Spring into Family Fun at the DAM

What to See & Do March 2019

The seasons may start to change in the month of March, but there’s one thing that remains the same: there’s always a variety of fun family activities at the museum.

Listen in at Art Stories (Cuentos del Arte)

Join us for Free First Saturday on March 2, and listen to our master storyteller at Art Stories (Cuentos del Arte). Let your imagination run wild as you hear a new tale. Story times are 11:30 am and 1 pm

Set sail at Create Playdate

Stop by Create Playdate on Wednesday, March 13 for a nautical art project. Create a ship that sails the paper seas and explore the new exhibition Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection (opens March 2). Meet in A Walk in the Woods on Level 3 to get started.

Team up with the friendly foxes

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

Make together at Create-n-Takes

Bring a loved one and check out the new Create-n-Take, “Animate an Adventure.” Follow a young girl and her fox sidekick on an adventure through the arctic tundra in the video game Never Alone. Get inspired by their journey and bring your own adventure to life in a flipbook.

There are only a handful of weekends left to try out the “Sew Wild” Create-n-Take and stitch your own animal scene. Stop by Level 4 to discover Carol Eckert’s incredibly detailed artwork Beware of Cranes, and discover the stories and symbolism behind familiar creatures.

boy and a girl holding art projects in the Print Studio

Drop by During Spring Break

March 16–31 stop by the museum for Spring Break family fun. The Print Studio, gallery activities, A Walk in the Woods family space, and two Create-n-Takes are open daily.

Mark your calendars for new performances of the immersive play Art Emergency: Sculpture Edition, March 25–29. Join us as we uncover the history and inspiration behind three sculptures in the museum collection, and cast a vote for your favorite. The fast-paced and funny performances begin at 11 am in Sharp Auditorium (Lower Level).

Youth 18 and under enjoy free general admission to the Denver Art Museum every day. Dior: From Paris to the World (through March 17) is a ticketed exhibition, which is not included in general admission.

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.