Kids working on arts and crafts in the Creative Hub

Family Programs

Fun things for families to do at the museum and online.

Visit Tips

All families are welcome at the museum! We hope these tips on how to talk about and observe art help your family have a safe and enjoyable visit.

Ask questions! What is the first thing you see in the painting? Does this artwork remind you of any place you have been?

Have fun! Pose like the people, shapes, or lines you see. Make up a story. Imagine what you would hear, smell, or feel if you were in the art.

Create memories! Let your children choose what interests them. Take time exploring. You don’t have to see the entire museum in one visit! It’s ok if you don’t know much about art.

For more tips, browse our floor-by-floor family guide for fun activities to do and places to explore to get the most out of your next visit.

Free for Kids

General admission is free to all youth age 18 and under every day, granting more kids access to art than ever before. The Free for Kids program funds general admission for all children annually and enables the museum to offer $5 youth pricing for ticketed exhibitions.

Summer Camps

Summer Camps return in person this June! Browse through the camp descriptions and choose your favorite today. Registration is now open. Please be aware limited spaces are available.

Family Central

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.

Sensory Garden

Located on level 1 next to the Creative Hub, the Sensory Garden is a brand new space to enjoy in the renovated Martin Building. Engage your senses and explore the link between creativity and nature in a natural space that's fun for adults and families alike.

At-Home Activities

Can't visit the museum? Explore videos, art activities, downloadable coloring sheets and backgrounds, and much more from the comfort of your own home.

Creativity Resource

Find artistic inspiration at Creativity Resource, our online home for classroom teachers, home-school educators, and families with children.

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Thanks to our Sponsor

Bellco believes the arts are fundamental to a healthy community and should be accessible to all. That’s why since 2016, Bellco has been a sponsor of the Denver Art Museum's "Free for Kids" program, ensuring that more children can experience the transformative power of art.

To celebrate our sponsorship of the Free for Kids program, Bellco and the Denver Art Museum commissioned an outdoor wall mural, by renowned Denver muralists Jaime Molina and Pedro Barrios.

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).