Every day, 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 totally one-of-a-kind. Last year we served more than 568,000 children and their grown-ups.
The Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus 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.
We first opened in a converted school bus in 1973. 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. In 2015, we went through a $16.1 million expansion, creating a 9-acre campus and doubling our exhibit space.
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.
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.