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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.

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.

At the Museum

We offer games and activities for kids and families to have fun together at the museum, sparking curiosity and conversation during your visit. Available in English and Spanish.

At-Home Activities

Videos of fun activities you can do at home inspired by artwork in the museum's collection. Perfect for kids and kids at heart.

And you can even download games, phone and computer backgrounds, and coloring sheets related to museum artworks and exhibitions.

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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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).