All Ages baby-friendly

Discover canyons, sand dunes and all the surprises Colorado's wild outdoors has in store. Please note: The water is off for the season.

what's happening

every day
May 17 (Fri)

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’s off in winter, but there’s still lots to discover.

Exhibits-Detail-Row joy park grassy hill

roam the hill

Make tracks with your boots, build a snowman, 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.

cold weather explore the hill Exhibits-Detail-Row

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.


While we're building our 500 ft. long aerial adventure course, certain elements in Joy Park will be closed. Please check back before your visit for construction updates


plan for a great adventure!

Dress for the weather. It may be cold or wet. Bring a warm coat, a change of clothes and extra socks.

Please note: The water in Joy Park is off for the season. Joy Park will close in the event of inclement weather and/or extreme temperature conditions 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.



  • 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.


  • Under Age One: Free
  • Age One: $12
  • Ages 2 - 59: $14
  • Seniors (60+): $12
  • Members: Free
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*Event Day Pricing may apply. 


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Denver, CO 80211

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