All Ages baby-friendly

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

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

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become an explorer

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


roam the hill

Build a snowman or roll down the hill!

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.

Joy Park - Build Your Own Fort

build your own fort

Explore ruins and build your own structures using large swaths of fabric and stacking blocks.

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.

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.

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plan for a great adventure!

It may be cold outside, and it's definitely going to get messy! Bring coats, mittens, boots, a change of clothes and extra socks.

Please note: The water in Joy Park is off for the season. Joy Park closes in the event of inclement weather and/or extreme temperature conditions. Joy Park may also be closed for safety reasons at the discretion of Museum staff.


Made possible by:

Children's Hospital Colorado

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. 



  • Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9 am - 4 pm
  • Wed: 9 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat, Sun: 10 am - 5 pm

Target First Tuesdays
Free Play 4 - 8 pm

Closed certain holidays.


  • Under Age One: Free
  • Age One: $11
  • Ages 2 - 59: $13
  • Seniors (60+): $11
  • Members: Free

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*Event Day Pricing may apply. 


2121 Children's Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211

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