Denver Arts Week at the Children's Museum


The 11th annual Denver Arts Week, November 3 - 11, is a celebration of all things art in the Mile High City! The Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is proud to offer an array of activities during the week to encourage your little one to experience art in new ways. Join us to get creative with food, express ourselves through dance, make art with items found in nature and much more!

Night at the Museums Open House
November 4 from 5 – 10 pm

Kick off Denver Arts Week during Night at the Museums! Admission is FREE and the Children's Museum is one of the stops on the complimentary shuttle, provided by Visit Denver. For more info on shuttles, please click here.

Special Program: Artmando is back!

Swing by The Art Studio during Night at the Museums from 6 - 8 pm to see beloved artist-in-residence alum, Artmando Silva, and take in a dazzling action painting performance!

Please note: Night at the Museums Open House is for everyone, no matter your age! Adults are free to come in and check out the Museum with or without children. The Teaching Kitchen and Joy Park will not be open during Night at the Museums. 

Mosaic Granola in The Teaching Kitchen 
Daily, times vary 

Join us in The Teaching Kitchen to make homemade, delicious and rainbow-colored granola to take home!

Space in our cooking classes is limited, first-come, first served. Sign up outside The Teaching Kitchen.

Nature Creations in Joy Park
Daily at 12 pm

You don't need a bunch of fancy supplies to make art - the natural world can supply all the tools you need! Join us in our outdoor exhibit, Joy Park, to make rubbings, sculpture and more – all using items found in nature.

In the case of inclement weather, these activities will take place inside the Museum. 

Art Exploration in The Art Studio
Sunday - Thursday, 1 pm

Try your hand at bubble painting, learn to make a Washi tape doll, bust a move during our dance party and more!

Programs vary daily.

Kalama Polynesian Dancers
Sunday, November 5, 12:30 & 1:30 pm

Kalama Polynesian Dancers specialize in authentic dances from the islands of Tahiti, Hawaii, Samoa and New Zealand. Prepare to be mesmerized as they tell the stories of the islands through dance. 

Movement StoryTime with Colorado Ballet
Friday, November 10, 12:30 & 1:30 pm

Join dancers from Colorado Ballet for a very special StoryTime. We will move our bodies to create art in motion to tell stories and express ourselves through dance. 

Davis Dance Next Generation
Saturday, November 11, 12:30 & 1:30 pm

Davis Dance Next Generation is the pre-professional company training with Davis Contemporary Dance Company. Next Generation will perform two contemporary pieces and a sassy jazz piece, then end the program with a fun game of group freeze dance! 

Fee-based Workshop: Ceremonial Wabi-Sabi Tea Bowls
Wednesday, November 8 from 5:30 – 7 pm

Learn about the traditional Japanese tea ceremony and "Wabi-Sabi," the appreciation of beauty in natural imperfections. Families will work as a team to throw a tea bowl on the pottery wheel, then enjoy samples of tea while practicing the art of pouring. Our expert clay staff will finish your tea bowl in either oasis blue or emerald green house-glaze, and your pottery will be ready to take home two weeks from the workshop. Get your tickets!

Please note: All Denver Arts Week programming is subject to change.


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

Free First Tuesday Nights
Free Play 4 - 8 pm

Closed certain holidays.


  • Under Age One: Free
  • Age One: $12
  • Ages 2 - 59: $14
  • Seniors (60+): $12
  • Members: Free
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