Family Guide

A floor-by-floor guide for fun activities to do and places to explore on your family's next visit to the museum! Youth 18 and under enjoy free general admission year-round.

Fun Questions for Families

  • If you could choose an artwork from the museum to have in your room at home, which one would you choose? Where would you put it?
  • If you could give an artwork gift of anything in the museum to someone, who would you give it to and what would it be?
  • If you could jump into an artwork and walk around in it, which artwork would it be?
  • What is your favorite artwork you’ve seen so far today? What is your least favorite?
  • If you could meet someone you've seen in an artwork, who would it be and why?

Hamilton Building, Level 1

Visit the Storytelling Studio to get a deeper understanding of the power of text and image.

Hamilton Building, Level 2

Visit The 19th Century in European and American Art gallery and go on Rip’s Adventure! Piece together clues—marked with a paw print—to follow the trail of friendly dog Rip, and ensure he is back where he belongs.

In the Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France ticketed exhibition, journey through the show with a young time traveler, interact with the art and artists, and learn their stories. The youth audio guide is available at the visitor services desk or online on your phone (with headphones).

Martin Building, Lower Level

View Youth Artists on the Spectrum: A Celebration of Neurodiversity at the Denver Art Museum, a creative showcase by young people and community members in the Wonderscape.

Martin Building, Level 1

Try activities in the Creative Hub to tap into your own creativity.

In the ReVisión: Art in Americas exhibition, look for a family game to play to explore artist inspiration.

Martin Building, Level 2

Drop in to Family Central for hands-on activities! Act out stories in colorful costumes, build sculptures with wooden blocks, and create artworks to fit in a miniature museum.

In the Design Studio, dive into the design process and make a button.

Martin Building, Level 3

Check out and contribute to a project about Denver in the Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Studio.

Martin Building, Level 4

Create a textile together. Get inspired by Andean textiles and add a design that represents you.

In the Latin American Art galleries, a family game will have you hunt for extraordinary Latin American artworks!

Martin Building, Level 5

Seek and find storybooks and read along to see artworks come to life.

In the Korean lacquer activity, design your own box to take home.

Explore a Storyteller’s Box and discover incredible stories!

Martin Building, Level 6

Seek out special labels for more gallery fun.

Visit the Discovery Library to dive into the world of artists and their materials.

Explore textiles and customize the details of a jacket in the Thread Studio.

Martin Building, Level 7

Spark your imagination with special family labels.

In the Western Studio, create your own jewelry designs and read a story about a rabbit that goes West.

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The Free for Kids program at the Denver Art Museum is made possible by Scott Reiman and presented by Bellco Credit Union.

Kids and Family 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 Tuchman Family Foundation, The Virginia W. Hill Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, Margulf Foundation, Riverfront Park Community Foundation, Sidney E. Frank Foundation – Colorado Fund, Aegon Transamerica Foundation, Lorraine and Harley Higbie, an anonymous donor, and the residents who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).