Denver Arts Week

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The 12th annual Denver Arts Week, November 2 - 10, 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 in The Teaching Kitchen to make beautiful mosaic granola, head to The Art Studio to paint with bubbles, make natural art sculptures in Joy Park, or express yourself through dance with the Queenz of Hip-Hop and Colorado Ballet.

Each day is different. Check out the full schedule below!

International Youth Ballet Presents: Alice in Wonderland

Friday, November 2, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

The International Youth Ballet presents excerpts from Alice in Wonderland with your favorite characters - the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, March Hare, Dormouse, Flamingos and of course, Alice!

Night at the Museums Open House

Saturday, November 3, 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: Printmaking with Jennifer Ghormley

Swing by The Art Studio during Night at the Museums from 6 - 8 pm to make your own prints with artist-in-residence alum, Jennifer Ghormley.

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. Joy Park will not be open during Night at the Museums. 

Mosaic Granola in The Teaching Kitchen 

Monday - Saturday, times vary 

Join us in The Teaching Kitchen to make delicious, rainbow-colored granola.

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

Land Sculpture Hike in Joy Park

Daily, 11 am

Learn about land artist, Andy Goldsworthy, and then join us to explore Joy Park and gather materials to make our own natural art.

Ephemeral Creations in Joy Park

Daily, 1:30 pm

Explore the variety of colors, textures and shapes in the natural world. Then we'll make fleeting art pieces designed to change with the weather and surrounding environment.

Art Exploration in The Art Studio

Sunday - Thursday, 2 pm

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

Programs vary daily.

Special Art Studio Program: Express Yourself with The Conflict Center

Tuesday, November 6, 2 - 3 pm

Our friends from The Conflict Center will use art to help children learn about peace building, conflict and feelings. Make a sensory jar, contribute to a mixed-media "feelings" collage or explore emotions through emojis.  

Movement StoryTime with Colorado Ballet

Thursday, November 8, 12:30 pm

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

Queenz of Hip-Hop

Friday, November 9, 12:30 pm

Queenz of Hip-Hop is a community-based organization using elements of hip-hop to empower the next generation. Join them for a special workshop and learn a few moves at the same time!

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

hours

  • 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.

admission*

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

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*Event Day Pricing may apply. 

location

2121 Children's Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211

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