Museums in Lakeside

Full-Day Admission for Four with Optional Take-Home Fire Helmets at Denver Firefighters Museum (Up to 50% Off)

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

Admission for Two, Four, or Eight to CELL Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (Up to 53% Off)

CELL Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab

Golden Triangle

$16 $8

Developed by counterterrorism experts, the interactive exhibit educates visitors about global terrorism's history, tools, and media coverage

Visit for 2, 4, or 6 or Single, Senior Couple, or Family Membership to Four Mile Historic Park (Up to 50% Off)

Four Mile Historic Park

Cherry Creek

$10 $5

Memberships to Denver’s oldest house and 12-acre pioneer-era park includes discounts on special events and free wagon rides

$26 for a One-Year Family Membership to Dinosaur Ridge ($60 Value)

Dinosaur Ridge

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

Admission for Two or Four at Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum (50% Off)

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

Flight Simulation and Museum Day for One, Two, or Four from Aviation Xtreme at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Aviation Xtreme at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

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

Visit or Membership to Morrison Natural History Museum (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Morrison Natural History Museum

Morrison

$16 $8

Visit or join a paleontology museum whose exhibits include remains from the first stegosaurus ever found and a T. rex skull you can touch

Admission for 2 or a Family of 4 to Colorado Model Railroad Museum at Greeley Freight Station (Up to 50% Off)

Greeley Freight Station Museum

Greeley

$16 $8

Take a look at a tremendous and detailed model railroad, set kids free to play museum games, and get a peek at history

Admission for Two or Four to Western Museum of Mining and Industry (50% Off)

Western Museum of Mining and Industry

Colorado Springs-Monument

$16 $8

Museum offers more than 4,000 artifacts and a 5,000-volume research library of the stories and items that fueled the industrial revolution

Admission Package for Two or Four at Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy (Up to 50% Off)

Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy

Colorado Springs

$16 $9

Rodeo history comes alive through Western artifacts including equipment, awards, clothing, and trophies of famous champions and rodeo clowns

Adult and Child Admissions to Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Bee Family Centennial Farm Museum

Timnath-Wellington

$20 $10

10-acre museum on historic 160-acre farm showcases original equipment such as tractors; hands-on activities include milking a wooden cow

Museum of Colorado Prisons Visit for Two, Four, or Six (50% Off)

Museum of Colorado Prisons

Cañon City

$14 $7

Visitors can browse through exhibits covering more than 140 years of Colorado's incarceration history

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Celebrating their grand opening, Pinot's Palette combines wine and beer with art to create a unique and enjoyable night out with friends, a date, or for a special occasion. Each painting party brings out adults' inner artists whether they have any painting experience or not. This results in light-hearted conversation, fun, and new friends while painting and enjoying drinks from the bar. Every session features a different painting in a variety of styles, ranging from classic masterpieces to whimsical creations. Under the guidance of an experienced artist, guests follow step-by-step instructions and take their painting home at the end of the night.

3420 West 32nd Avenue
Denver,
CO
US

Children’s Museum of Denver was originally founded in a converted school bus in 1973. Since then, its surroundings have changed, but its mission has remained the same: to engage visitors in learning through play. Its collection of 13 hands-on playscapes is designed to stimulate the minds of children from birth to age 8, earning Children's Museum of Denver a spot on Forbes's 2012 list of the 12 Best Children's Museums in the US.

Amid the museum's two stories, visitors learn about fire safety in Fire Station No. 1, shop for healthy foods in the market, and unleash their creative sides with paint and stage costumes at Arts a la Carte. Dedicated to nurturing a love of math and science, the museum also features a recyclable-material assembly plant, a bubble experimentation lab, and a newly opened kinetics exhibit with a gigantic marble run.

2121 Childrens Museum Dr
Denver,
CO
US

More than 70 U.S. government officials, including the current speaker of the house, have visited CELL Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab since its 2008 opening. Their appearances are a testament to the nonpartisan museum's comprehensive overview of domestic and international terrorism, all developed by prominent counterterrorism experts. The exhibit delves into topics ranging from terrorism's history and media coverage to terrorists' methods, and is home to artifacts including a piece of wreckage from the World Trade Center that stands above a memorial to 9/11. They also engage museum-goers' noodles throughout with interactive stations that quiz them on their new findings. Beyond being informative, the exhibits are also aesthetically alluring, having been designed by Academy- and Emmy-award-winning artists.

The self-guided exhibit isn't the only way CELL strives to educate the public about terrorism and the ways it can be prevented. CELL's events include quarterly symposiums in which experts and government officials gather to discuss security and counterterrorism issues. Part of its Community Awareness Program, CELL's free classes inform citizens about the constitutional methods they can employ to help prevent terrorist activities.

1345 Champa St.
Denver,
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

Since their founding in 1991, the Museo de las Americas has hewn true to a mission of celebrating the diversity of Latino Americano art. A permanent collection of more than 4,000 artifacts ranging from pre-Columbian times to the colonial era to contemporary creators provides a strikingly clear delineation of the history of Latin American culture. Temporary exhibits have explored the art of the Huichol people, whose culture remains uniquely intact even after centuries of colonial influence, and the surrealist work of Daniel Luna, which recalls Salvador Dali.

861 Santa Fe Dr
Denver,
CO
US

In 1909, when Denver's Engine Co. No. 1 moved into its new two-story station, firefighters still relied on horse-drawn trucks to race to the scene of a fire. Those trucks now stand beside motorized vehicles in displays at the Denver Firefighters Museum, which has occupied the station since 1980. The nonprofit museum showcases more than 150 year's worth of firefighting history, featuring everything from tools such as helmets and bunking gear to the station's preserved officer's quarters and locker room.

Winding along the gallery floors, firefighter boot prints lead to educational stations with hands-on activities geared toward younger guests. Children can ride miniature fire trucks and poles, try on firefighting gear, and handle actual firefighting tools. To impart additional fire safety skills, the museum's experts teach programs both at the museum and inside local preschool and kindergarten classrooms. The museum also houses a unique gift shop with a melange of interesting, firemen-related items.

1326 Tremont Pl
Denver,
CO
US