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Denver Free Days 2015


Families can explore the galleries with a Family Backpack. Courtesy Denver Art Museum.

By Vicki Little

Family fun is even better when it is free, and thanks to SCFD funding and corporate sponsorship there are many free days at Denver area attractions! Mark your calendars now! This list was created by visiting the various websites and information from the SCFD. Please verify days and times before you go!

Denver Botanic Gardens,  1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206

Sunday, March 22
Wednesday, April 22
Tuesday, July 21
Monday, August 31
Wednesday, September 9
Friday, November 13 (Holiday Sale)
Saturday, November 14 (Holiday Sale)

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield,  8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road Littleton, CO 80128

Tuesday, Mar. 3
Tuesday, Apr. 7
Tuesday, June 2
Tuesday, July 7
Tuesday, Aug. 4
Tuesday, Nov. 3

Children’s Museum of Denver, 2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver

The museum is free from 4-8pm on the following days:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Tuesday November 3, 2015
Tuesday November 1, 2015

Clyfford Still Museum,  1250 Bannock St.

Every Friday from 5-8pm
All Day on:
March 27th
April 24th
May 29th
June 26th
July 31th
August 28th
September 25th
October 30th

Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave.

March 7th
May 2nd

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver

March 7
April 4
April 26-Dia Del Nino
May 2
June 6
July 11 (museum will be closed July 4)
August 1
September 5
September 12-Friendship Powow
October 3
November 7
December 5

Denver Firefighters Museum, 1326 Tremont Pl., Denver

August 2 (Fun at the Firehouse)
September 5 (Grandparents Day)
October 10 (Fire Safety Week)

Seniors 65+ are free the second Saturday of every month

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys, $1/person from 1pm-4pm 1880 Gaylord St., Denver

Sunday, March 1
Sunday, April 5
Sunday, May 3
Sunday, June 7
Sunday, July 5
Sunday, August 2
Sunday, September 6
Sunday, October 4
Sunday, November 1
Sunday, December 6

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver

Monday, March 2
Sunday, April 12 (Earth Day)
Saturday, April 25 (Día del Niño)
Sunday, May 31
Monday, June 29
Sunday, July 26
Monday, August 17
Sunday, September 27
Monday, October 19
Monday, November 9

Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver

November 2nd
November 13th
November 19th

Molly Brown Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania St.
Free museum admission for the residents of: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties

April 15
September 1
November 11

The 2015 National Parks Free Entrance Days are:

April 18-19: Opening weekend of National Park Week
August 25: National Park Service Birthday
September 26: National Public Lands Day
November 11: Veterans Day

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service – Of the 464 public national wildlife refuges, only 35 normally charge a fee. They will be free on September 26, October 11, and November 11

Bureau of Land Management – The BLM will waive fees for visitors to the National System of Public Lands on September 26, and November 11.

U.S. Forest Service – Fees are waived at most of its day-use recreation sites on June 13, September 26, and November 11.

Vicki Little is a work-at-home mom with two young kids. A Colorado native, she is the Publisher and Editor of Macaroni Kid Aurora and Downtown Denver. When she isn’t writing or trying to keep up with her kids she can be found volunteering, reading, or enjoying a bottle of wine with friends.

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