Kids & Families

Families are welcome at the Denver Art Museum! We have something to offer all ages every day, and activities are free with general admission. Explore the Family FAQs, the Fun Things for Families to do brochure (PDF) in English or Spanish, and the links below to plan your visit.

When you arrive, don't forget to look for Seymour. He will show you the way to family friendly places and fun activities throughout the museum.

All Day Every Day

Just For Fun Center   |   Kids Corner    |   Gallery Games & Artmaking   |   Studio

Weekends

Backpacks & Art Tubes   |   Create-n-Take

Monthly Programs

CelebrARTE   |   Create Playdate   |   Totspot Sunday

Special Programs

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence   |   School Breaks

Summer Camps & Classes   |   Student Art Shows   |   

All Day Every Day

Just For Fun Center

Color, build, and imagine in the Just for Fun Center. Try on costumes, play with our DAM dollhouse, and make a transformation hat to become an eagle. Snacks allowed here! In the Duncan Pavilion on level two of the North Building

Kids Corner

Color, try on, and climb in Kids Corner on level one of the North building.

Gallery Games & Artmaking

Pick up a "Fun things for families to do today" brochure to find activities on every floor. Keep your eyes peeled for Seymour!

Sculpture Studio

Open daily, May 11–September 21, 2014

This space invites everyone in the family to try different artistic processes. Watch artists create, and learn more about specific artmaking materials and approaches. The theme of this space changes twice a year. Now through September 21, 2014 families can experiment with assorted sculpture techniques in the Sculpture Studio. Stop in and get creative on Level 1 in the Hamilton Building.

V3H1CL3 Jason Rogenes

This summer, Jason Rogenes transforms the Precourt Discovery Hall into an immersive sculptural environment where families can play with custom cast “asteroids” to create otherworldly soundscapes. 

Weekends

Backpacks & Art Tubes

Tromp through the galleries with a Family Backpack full with artmaking, games, and puzzles. Short on time? Grab an art tube instead. Available on weekends and every day during school breaks. Check out the digital signage on sight to find the Family Activity Cart.

Create-n-Take

Create-n-Takes are facilitated in-gallery activities that inspire visitors to discuss, roll up their sleeves, and get creative. Open on weekends and over school breaks during the school year and on weekdays during summer. Look for the Create-n-Take sign or ask for locations at the welcome center. Discover new Create-n-Takes every season.

Monthly Programs

CelebrARTE

On the third Sunday of the month, 1–4 pm, bring toda la familia to celebrate your creativity and cultura. Find information about the next one in the Related Exhibitions & Events section on the upper right side of this page. See this brochure (PDF) to learn more about CelebrARTE and bilingual programs at the DAM.

El tercer domingo del mes, de 1–4 pm, trae toda la familia a celebrar su creatividad y cultura.

Create Playdate

Drop in on the second Wednesday of the month, 10 am–1 pm, with your little ones, ages 3-5. Download our Create Playdate rack card (PDF) for more details or find the next one in the Related Exhibitions & Events section on the upper right side of this page.

Totspot Sunday

Calling all families with toddlers! Join us for Totspot Sunday, where you are invited to participate in special programming on the second Sunday of every month beginning February 10, 2013.

Special Programs

Native Arts Artist-in-Residence

Featured artists in the Native Arts Artist-in-Residence program work on-site in an in-gallery studio in the level three American Indian art galleries that is visible and accessible for visitors. Through demonstrations, workshops and conversations with the artists, guests may choose to experience or participate in the creative process. Find details about and schedules for Native Arts Artist-in-Residence on the calendar.

Thanksgiving Break

Come down on the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday after turkey day to check out a backpack or art tube. The Family Activity Cart is open 10 am–4 pm.  You can also play your favorite gallery games or hang out in the Just for Fun Family Center.

Winter Break

Winter Break at the Denver Art Museum means fun for the whole family! Each year we have two weeks where we have artist demonstrations, artmaking stations, and other surprises throughout the break. The Studio, Family Activity Cart, and Just for Fun Centers are open every day, all day. Kids 18 and younger receive free general admission. The theme for 2013 is Bienvenue! Join in French-inspired activities.

Spring Break

Each spring we have a themed break that allows the whole gang to make art in the galleries, work alongside artists, and check out Family Backpacks from the Family Activity Cart. Kids 18 and younger receive free general admission.

Summer Break

Hang out with us during the summer! Our Family Activity Cart and Create-n-Takes are open on weekdays.

Summer Camps & Classes

For kids ages 4-15 to explore the galleries and engage in hands-on learning and artmaking. Check out this list of camps and classes (PDF) or visit the Kids Camps and Kids Classes pages on the ticketing website or on the Calendar page to find class and camp information. Members can register beginning February 10 and nonmembers can register beginning February 17.

A limited number of scholarships are available for those families who need them. Fill out our online scholarship application form to apply for a class or camp scholarship for your child.

Student Art Shows

A few times a year we host student and community art showcases. Bring the family and see what local students are creating.

Family FAQs

Visit the FAQ page to learn answers to common questions that families have about how to make the most fun out of a visit.

 

 

Family and kids programs are supported by the William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education Programs, Nancy Benson Education Endowment Fund, CenturyLink Endowment, and Jim Kelley and Amie Knox Education Endowment Fund. Funding is also provided by TeleTech, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Harry L. Willett Foundation, Lorraine and Harley Higbie, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

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