Safer Play

Visiting the Museum looks a little different in these unprecedented times. Read on to learn about our available exhibits and safety policies and procedures.

Ready for wonder and joy? Reservations are required to visit the Museum. Click here to visit our reservations page.


EXCITING NEWS: We are now open Wednesday - Saturday for four, 90 minute play sessions each day! 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!

Click here for a list of our FAQs.


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 Go, The Teaching Kitchen (no cooking classes), Joy 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 for each exhibit are thoroughly sanitized before every play session. Disinfectant wipes are located throughout the Museum for families to use during their play session, and there are clearly marked bins for any toys that have been placed in the mouth, sneezed or coughed on, etc.
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 Wednesday - Saturday. 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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