We believe in kid-powered learning!

We work to open doors for our future leaders, innovators, and adventurers to explore, create and learn on their own terms.

Our target ages are newborn through eight years old, but everyone can have a good time at the Museum! Our exhibits are hands-on, interactive and a lot of fun. Last year we served more than 395,000 children and their grown-ups. 

The Children's Museum of Denver is a 501(c)(3), private non-profit organization, and a Tier II SCFD member. 



To create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood.


Since we first opened in a converted school bus in 1973, we have served the metro-Denver community as the learning institution for young children and their caregivers. In no time, our need for a more permanent location was evident and we leased a renovated building on Bannock Street. Within months, the museum was drawing record numbers of visitors, so we began planning for a larger facility. In 1984, we opened our new building in its present location along the west bank of the Platte River.

2015 Expansion

We are coming to the end of a $16.1 million expansion creating a 9-acre campus, doubling our exhibit space. Several exciting new exhibits are part of our expansion, including Altitude, The Art Studio, Energy, Joy Park, The Teaching Kitchen and Water.

Museum Guidelines

Our Museum is a community place where children and their grown-ups can learn through play. Our five guidelines provide a safe environment for learning and fun.

  1. Children and adults must stay together. No adults are allowed in the Museum without a child, and no children without an adult.
  2. Adults are responsible for the supervision of children at all times.
  3. No food or drinks in the exhibits.
  4. Shoes are required in the Museum (except for the Center for the Young Child).
  5. Treat other guests and Museum materials with kindness and respect.

Why children's museums?

The Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is a member of the Association of Children's Museums, a trade organization made up of more than 500 members. Children's museums are one of the fastest-growing segments in United States educational/cultural institutions. Over the last decade, the number of children's museums has grown by 100% annually, reaching 30 million children and their families. Children's museums rank only second to zoos among museum-related attractions in their ability to attract ethnically and culturally diverse audiences, and address the developmental needs of young children.


  • Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9 am - 4 pm
  • Wed: 9 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat, Sun: 10 am - 5 pm

Target First Tuesdays
Free Play 4 - 8 pm

Closed certain holidays.


  • Under Age One: Free
  • Age One: $8
  • Ages 2 - 59: $10
  • Seniors (60+): $8
  • Members: Free
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2121 Children's Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211

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