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.

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.

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navigate the canyon

Balance, hop and climb the red rocks. The water is off for the season, but there is still plenty to discover!

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

The truck is getting a tune-up. It'll be back soon!

Relax on the Grassy Hill

explore the hill

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

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daily joy

You might find us flying kites or making snowmen...join us each day at 12 pm!

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plan for a great adventure!

Dress for the weather with coats and boots. It may be cold or wet. Bring a change of clothes and extra socks. For safety reasons, please do not bring your own sled.

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 (temperatures under 20° and over 100°). Joy Park 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

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. 

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hours

  • 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.

admission*

  • 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. 

location

2121 Children's Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211

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