Museums in Westminster

$7 for Two Tickets to the Mizel Museum

Washington Virginia Vale

$14 $7

Interactive exhibits explore Jewish art, music, literature, and 4,000 years of history

50% Off at History Colorado Center

Golden Triangle Museum District

$24 $12

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Exhibits include a Living West exhibit, two "time machines," and a topographical floor map of Colorado from 400 miles above Earth

Up to 54% Off Air Museum and Flight Simulation

Lowry Neighborhood

$46 $24

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Learn how the pros pilot a fighter jet during simulated flights; explore a former Air Force hangar with more than four dozen airplanes

50% Off Museo de las Americas

Santa Fe Arts District

$10 $5

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Collection of more than 4,000 artifacts ranging from pre-Columbian to contemporary creators provides a history of Latin American culture

Up to 50% Off Visits to Denver Firefighters Museum

Central Business District

$24 $12

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Bunking gear, horse-drawn fire trucks, and hands-on fire safety activities exhibited inside a 1909-built former fire station

Dinosaur Ridge – 57% Off Family Membership

Denver

$60 $26

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Year membership grants dino buffs access to bus tours and exhibits at outdoor museum rife with prehistoric fossils, tracks, and artifacts

Half Off at Colorado Railroad Museum

Golden

$20 $10

Families enjoy more than 100 steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, cabooses, and G-scale trains on a 15-acre railyard

50% Off at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

Golden Proper

$12 $6

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xhibits full of family heirlooms and historically significant artifacts including quilts from the 1800s and contemporary art

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Combining science education with interactive entertainment, the Butterfly Pavilion houses five exhibits, 1,600 free-flying tropical butterflies, and a multitude of creepy, crawly creatures. Begin your day with a Tropical Odyssey, a bilingual adventure complete with larger-than-life caterpillars and butterflies and a zip line that allows children to sprout wings and soar like a penguin. Crab-walk to the Crawl-A-See-Em exhibit where brave souls can hold Rosie, a Chilean tarantula, and discover leaf insects, scorpions, beetles, and giant millipedes, and head to the Water's Edge to touch sea stars and more. Furthermore, levitate to the Wings of the Tropics exhibit to admire butterflies from around the world as they rest on your eyelashes. End your safari with a hike on the Butterfly Pavilion's half-mile natural trail teeming with prairie dogs, rabbits, ogres, herons, hawks, and eagles.

6252 W 104th Ave
Westminster,
CO
US

Buried deep within the walls of the infamous Nightmare Factory is a hidden passage that descends two levels into Gordon Cottingham's Hospital for the Mentally Insane. Recently discovered, and deeper and darker than the previous levels, the damp and musty corridors are infested with spiders, rats, snakes, and other vermin. The eerie atmosphere is amplified by the endless screams of the tortured and damned souls that met their demise within the walls of the hospital. From the creators of the 13th Floor haunted house and Nightmare Factory, the Asylum features new frights for in-your-face terror.

11425 Community Center Dr
Northglenn,
CO
US

The Denver Boat Show has served as an annual port of call for modern-day boaters of all types. The latest incarnation is bound for the Denver Convention Center, where spectators and interested buyers can kick the rudders of vessels from dealers through the Colorado area. In addition to rows of boats and boating accessories, the convention center’s halls will also ring with happy laughter elicited by family-friendly activities, including an educational program brought to you by the Colorado Gator Farm and an exciting gator wrangling segment.

700 14th St
Denver,
CO
US

Named one of Denver's Best Smaller-Scale Museums in 2011, the Molly Brown House Museum cultivates curiosity with restored 20th-century architecture and a glimpse into the life of American activist Margaret Tobin Brown. Step into the house-shaped time machine and explore an authentic Capitol Hill mansion decorated with Victorian-era accouterments and carefully preserved steam-powered girdles. Through historic paint analysis, architectural study, and photographic research of the original 14-room residence, the museum reflects the lavish glamour of turn-of-the-century wealth. Throughout the day, guides lead 45-minute tours through rococo rooms, including a gilt foyer illuminated by stained-glass windows, parlors sporting polished tea sets, and a library lined with James Patterson novels stuffed inside first-edition Sherlock Holmes covers.

1340 Pennsylvania St
Denver,
CO
US

With nearly 4,000 works scattered throughout three impressive collections, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art exhibits the innovation and expansion of art and design movements throughout the 20th century.

1311 Pearl St
Denver,
CO
US

In 1979, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a mammoth Clyfford Still survey. Little did museum-goers realize that it would be their last opportunity to see Still's work for more than 30 years. When he died in 1980, Still stipulated that his work be kept from the public eye until an American city created a museum dedicated solely to his art. His wife, Patricia, selected Denver in 2005; by November 2011, the two-story, 28,500-square-foot museum finally opened its doors.

Inside, nine galleries showcase rotating pieces from nearly 94% of Still's entire output, which includes approximately 825 paintings and 1,575 works on paper. Taken together, these pieces trace Still's evolution from representational painting to abstract expressionism, a shift he made earlier than contemporaries such as Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock. Besides Still's artwork, the museum houses the artist's personal belongings, ranging from sketchbooks to recordings of the many prank calls he pulled on Pablo Picasso. In addition to preserving Still's legacy, the museum plays host to events such as liquor tastings, artist lectures, and film screenings.

201 W Colfax Ave
Denver,
CO
US