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.
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.
The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is a community gathering place. We welcome all children and their adults, regardless of ability, age, color, creed, ethnicity, gender expression, gender identity, immigration status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status, and invite everyone to learn and explore together.
We celebrate diversity in all aspects of our organization. Through inclusive programming, exhibits, communal spaces and hiring practices, we commit to creating an environment that reflects and respects our community.
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.
The Exhibits Team consults on projects all over the world, creating places that encourage playful exploration and poetic discovery for adults and children. Learn more.