All Ages baby-friendly

Discover canyons, sand dunes and all the surprises Colorado's wild outdoors has in store.

on this adventure

Prepare for a great experience in our one-of-a-kind outdoor space! See our seasonal tips at the bottom of this page.

Ride the Dueling Zip Line

ride the dueling zip line

Fly through the air and get a new perspective on your surroundings as they whoosh past.

navigate the canyon

Balance, hop and climb red rocks. The water is off in the winter, but there's still lots to discover. 

Exhibits-Detail-Row joy park grassy hill

explore the grassy (sometimes snowy!) hill

Make tracks with your boots, build a snow fort, or just run as fast as you can. 

Joy Park - Dig in the Sand

dig in the sand

Use shovels and dump trucks to move sand, dig holes, make piles and create sand sculptures.

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become an explorer

Discover our state's outdoor phenomena, like canyons, ruins and sand dunes.

Pick apples in the orchard!

stroll through the apple orchard

Hop in the back of our 1953 green Chevy or find your way through the straw bale maze.


plan for a great adventure!

Dress for the weather. It may be cold or wet. Warm coats and boots will keep you cozy as you play outside. Bring a change of clothes and extra socks. 

Joy Park closes in the event of inclement weather and/or extreme temperature conditions (temperatures under 25° and over 100°). Joy Park (or any of it's components) may also be closed for safety reasons at the discretion of Museum staff.

Major support provided by

The Colorado Health Foundation
El Pomar Foundation
Harmes C. Fishback Foundation/Jenna and Walker Stapleton
SM Energy
Wagner Equipment Co.
Melvin & Elaine Wolf Foundation

Programs sponsored by

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Additional support provided by

Denver Parks and Recreation

We wanted to help other non-profit organizations craft world-class learning experiences, so we created The Exhibits Team. Our exhibit experts can provide advice on the many decisions involved with designing, fabricating, installing and maintaining museum exhibits.



During the phased reopening beginning July 16, the Museum will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for four, 90-minute play sessions each day. Reservations required for all guests. Learn More


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

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*Reservations required. Learn more here.


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