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, October 27, 2013–April 13, 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 April 13, 2014 families can experiment with assorted drawing techniques in the Drawing Studio. Stop in and get creative on Level 1 in the Hamilton Building.
Nick Cave: Second Skin
Contemporary artist Nick Cave has transformed Precourt Discovery Hall (2nd level, Hamilton Building) into a whimsical, interactive environment for family visitors. Come play and watch as Cave’s “Soundsuits” spring to life through movement and dance. Then decorate the figures in the installation with colorful felt shapes and animals to complete the artist’s imaginative creations.
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 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.
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 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.
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, 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.
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.
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. 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.
Visit the FAQ page to learn answers to common questions that families have about how to make the most fun out of a visit.