Denver Arts Week


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.

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. Swing by The Art Studio from 6 - 8 pm to make your own prints with artist-in-residence alum, Jennifer Ghormley. Or head to The Teaching Kitchen from 6 - 7:30 pm to make rainbow pasta with our guest chef from Sarto's Italian Eatery.

For more info on shuttles, please click here. 

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.

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. 

Think 360 Arts Presents: Queenz of Hip-Hop

Friday, November 9, 12:30 pm

Think 360 Arts is proud to present Queenz of Hip-Hop, a community-based organization that uses 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.


Following Colorado's Safer at Home Level Red guidelines, the Museum is temporarily closed in support of city and state efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Learn more here.


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

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