Safer Play

Visiting the Museum looks a little different in these unprecedented times. Read on to learn about our available exhibits, safety policies and procedures, and how to make a reservation to visit. Click here for a list of our FAQs.


On January 7, the Museum reopened for the community we love. Guests can explore sudsy science secrets in Bubbles, take care of the neighborhood pets in Ready Vet Go, learn about the Laws of Motion in Kinetics, launch a rocket in 3, 2, 1... Blast Off, and save the town in Fire Station No. 1 and so much more!

reservation opportunities

Reservation opportunities through January are sold out, but check back often in case of cancellations.

Reservation opportunities for February 4 - 6 and February 11 - 13 will become available on our website on Wednesday, January 27 at 10 am.

Click here to visit our reservation page.

If you have a reservation you are no longer able to use, let us know by emailing

Please note: To ensure the safety of your family and our staff, we are closely following all of Colorado's current Safer at Home guidelines, including the mask requirement for those aged 3 and over, in addition to our own Safer Play policies and protocols, details below.


For your family's safety and ours, we developed the below Safer Play policies. Read on to learn more about what to expect on your visit, and thank you for your continued support!

Please note: Failure to comply with any of our Safer Play policies may result in your party being asked to leave the Museum.

Operating Hours
  • Members and under age 1: Free
  • Ages 1 and 60+: $12
  • Ages 2 - 59: $14
  • Explorer Pass: $1

The Museum is not currently accepting CityPASS. Please visit this page for CityPASS customer care.

  • Capacity is limited, so all guests - including members, children under the age of 1, and those utilizing community access programs (Explorer Pass/SNAP, Five by Five etc.) - must make a reservation to visit.
  • Please book no more than two play sessions per two week reservation period. Many are eager to visit. 
  • Payment for general admission guests will be accepted when you enter the Museum.
Guest Responsibilities
  • As mandated by the City and County of Denver, all guests ages three (3) and over are required to wear a mask or face covering, even if they have already received the vaccine or had COVID-19. Masks/face coverings must be cloth or disposable medical masks, fully cover the nose and mouth, and worn at all times unless seated at a designated table. Medical exemptions, face shields and mesh masks are not accepted.
  • Please follow directional arrows, posted space capacities, and remain 6 feet from other guests, staff and volunteers.
  • If you or a family member are feeling sick and/or have symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus, please stay home. We look forward to welcoming you when you feel better.

Museum Experience
  • Check in for your play session closes 30 minutes after it begins. No late admittance allowed. Sorry, no exceptions.
  • The Art Studio, Fire Station No. 1, Bubbles, 3, 2, 1... Blast Off, Kinetics, Ready Vet GoJoy Park (excluding water features) and WATER (indoor) are open for play with some modifications for safety. All other exhibits, including Adventure Forest, are closed at this time.
  • Toys and props are available to check out for personal use and are sanitized after each use. Just look for the specially marked pick up and drop off stations in each exhibit.
Gift Shop

The Gift Shop is open and will welcome one household group at a time. Thanks for supporting the Museum!


The Café offers grab n' go style sandwiches, salads, snacks and beverages. There is limited seating inside the Café, and guests are welcome to picnic in Joy Park. All tables are sanitized after each use. Outside food and beverages, aside from bottled water, are discouraged. 

Employee Safety Procedures
  • All employees have their temperature checked prior to starting work.
  • All employees are required to wear a mask at work.
  • All employees are required to follow social distancing guidelines and remain 6 feet from guests and other staff.
Museum Cleaning Procedures & FAQs


The Museum is open by reservation only on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Learn more and make a reservation here.


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

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