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
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
Color, try on, and climb in Kids Corner on level one of the North building.
Pick up a "Fun things for families to do today" brochure to find activities on every floor. Keep your eyes peeled for Seymour!
Open daily, this space invites everyone in the family to try different artistic processes. Watch artists create, and learn more about specific art types. The theme of this space changes. It is the Paint Studio through April 14, 2013. Stop in and get creative on level one in the Hamilton Building.
Tromp through he 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-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.
On the third Sunday of the month, 1–4 pm, bring toda la familia to celebrate you creativity and cultura. Download our CelebrARTE 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.
El tercer domingo del mes, de 1–4 pm, trae toda la familia a celebrar su creatividad y cultura.
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.
Calling all families with toddlers! Join is for Totspot Sunday, where you are invited to participate in special programming on the second Sunday of every month beginning February 10, 2013.
Featured artists in the 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 artist-in-residence Walt Pourier on the calendar.
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 at the Denver Art Museum means fun for the whole family! Each year we have two weeks where we have artist demonstrations, art-making 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 2012 is Winter Break: Just Add Color. Join in Vincent van Gogh-inspired activities.
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. Get ready for Spring Break: What's in Your Backyard in 2013. Join in Georgia O'Keeffe-inspired activities.
Hang out with us during the summer! Our Family Activity Cart and Create-n-Takes are open on weekdays.
For kids ages 4-15 to explore the galleries and engage in hands-on learning and artmaking. The 2013 summer camp and class schedules are posted. Registration is open now. See below for availability, and visit the Kids Camps and Kids Classes pages on the ticketing website or the Calendar page to find class and camp information.
Here is the space available in this summer's classes and camps as of May 14, 2013:
- Two sessions: Adventures of White Heron Castle, Japan, Ages 6-8, August 6-9, 9 am–5 pm—1 seat available; August 13-16, 9 am–5 pm—SOLD OUT
- Architects Wanted!—SOLD OUT
- From Painting to Performance, Ages 12-15, June 25-28, 9 am–5 pm—12 seats available
- Modern Design, Ages 12-15, July 23-26, 9 am–5 pm—6 seats available
- The Empress of China and the Three Mice—SOLD OUT (both sessions)
- American Indian Artists at Work—SOLD OUT
- Crazy about Horses, Ages 6-8 July 30 - August 2, 10 am–noon—SOLD OUT
- Easy Stop Motion Animation—SOLD OUT
- Facetime in the Museum, Ages 9-11, June 18-21, 10 am–noon—11 seats available
- From Ordinary to Extraordinary, Ages 6-8, July 9-12, 1–3 pm—SOLD OUT
- Gold, Dragons, and Mysteries, Ages 6-8, July 30- August 2, 10 am–noon—SOLD OUT
- Is my Art 2-D or 3-D? Ages 9-11, June 18-21, 1–3 pm—8 seats available
- Leaps off the Page! Ages 6-8, July 30- August 2, 1–3 pm—5 seats available
- Mark Your Words, Ages 9-11, August 6-9, 1–3 pm—3 seats available
- Mixed Media Mania—SOLD OUT
- One Big Happy Family, Ages 4-5, June 25-28, 10 am–noon—9 seats available
- Out of this World, Ages 4-5, July 16-19, 1–3 pm—10 seats available
- Safari of the Senses! Ages 6-8, July 9-12, 10 am–noon—SOLD OUT
- Secrets from the Artists, Ages 9-11, June 18-21, 1–3 pm—13 seats available
- Seymour and Friends, Ages 4-5, July 16-19, 10 am–noon—11 seats available
- Snow in July? Ages 4-5, July 9-12, 10 am–noon—SOLD OUT
- Spin Me a Story, Ages 4-5, August 13-16, 1–3 pm—7 seats available
- Squiggle, Smudge, and Splat!—SOLD OUT
- Swoop, Dive & Soar, Ages 4-5, August 13-16, 10 am–noon—5 seats available
- The Way Back Home, Ages 4-5, July 9-12, 1–3 pm—9 seats available
- Wild Things, Ages 4-5, June 25-28, 1–3 pm—10 seats available
- Worlds of Watercolor, Ages 9-11, June 18-21, 10 am–noon—10 seats available
A few times a year we host student and community art showcases. Bring the family and see what local students are creating.
Visit the FAQ page to learn answers to common questions that families have about how to make the most fun out of a visit.