The Children's Museum provides play experiences and a learning environment for children to discover, explore and enjoy. There are interactive Playscapes (hands-on exhibits), daily programming and year-round special events.
We visited the Children's Museum of Denver right after our daughter turned two. The firetruck was a huge hit...the kids get to climb all over the firetruck, dress up as firefighters, and pretend play. The area on the first floor for young children was definitely our favorite place to be. There were so many perfect little play rooms designed to help kids use their imaginations and play. Our daughter loved that area, especially the little fishing boats complete with magnetic fishing rods!
The upstairs area of this museum was definitely better suited for older kids. Our daughter was run over and pushed around by a lot of the bigger kids, so we didn't stay up there for long, even though she really would have loved playing in the huge tree for a lot longer.
The painting area upstairs was amazing. There are a bunch of easels and all of the painting supplies you could ask for, and even places to leave your painting to dry while you play in the museum. I would encourage you to do this first so that your painting will dry completely before you are ready to leave.
You can leave the museum and return later in the day, which works great if you are trying to fit in lunch/snacks/naps. We took a break for lunch and then came back for a bit more fun. There are also some outdoor play toys, swings, climbing structures for the kids to enjoy.
We visited just a few weeks before the new bubble exhibit opened...I would love to go back and see what that exhibit is all about!
Overall, I would definitely recommend this as a place to visit when you are in the Denver area.
When I think of the Children's Museum, I picture hoards of overexcited kiddos, running and echo-ing through an enclosed space...not my idea of a good time! The Children's Museum is all that...but its also a great way to spend a day exploring a child's world. My almost four year old daughter and I spent the afternoon at the Children's Museum for a classmates birthday party and had quite a bit of fun. Her favorites were the dress up/dance area and when "Under My Feet & Over My Head" exhibit. We'll definitely be back with her sisters someday! The only negative I found was a lack of paper towels in the bathrooms and bubble area -- probably something that they need to keep a closer eye on.
We had a good time at the Denver Children's Museum. The kids really enjoyed the firetruck, painting, and the little grocery store area. We have been to several children's museums, and this one is good, but not great. Keep in mind that you always have to pay for everybody - children and adults, so it can get pretty spendy. We'll likely visit again, but it's not one I'd buy a membership to.
We had a fantastic visit to the Children's Museum of Denver! First stop was the excellent Firetruck just inside the doors! Our kids dressed as firefighters (jackets, helmets, boots...) then lifted the gigantic hose to "fight the fire"! They could climb on and in the truck too! What made the trip the best for us were 2 exhibits: #1 a workshop to make items out of recycled items! My kids LOVE to upcycle everything at home, so this was PERFECT! You pick a project in the blueprint section, gather materials, and use real tools to complete your creation! My daughters made a princess crown out of a plastic container and a mini purse out of a milk carton! This exhibit got our wheels turning on more things to create at home as well! #2 was the bubble exhibit! This was so much fun! You get to suit up with googles and oversized shirts to protect your clothing - then go on in to start exploring. Make giant bubbles, play with bubbles, put your hand thru a bubble, you can even put yourself inside a bubble!!!
last sunday we have been to museum with our kids...i thought it must be the same everywhere but to my surprise it was actually great...you love the atmosphere there and can forget that your a mother too ...and my kids enjoyed a lot there and there were so many kids enjoying too...so denver moms if you have never been to museum yet its worth to give it a try...who knows you may become a kid too...so its a nice environment there and there are so many WOW things to see and enjoy
This place was AMAZING!! We lived in Denver for the summer and went over and over. The price is amazing! Kids 2 and under...FREE!! It was the perfect place to go when it was so hot outside. They had an amazing bubble room. You got to make bubbles!! It was nice because they had rooms to fit all ages. It seriously was amazing!
This is a GREAT Children's Museum! There are many exhibits to explore, all very hands-on like a museum for kiddos should be. The neat thing about this museum is that much of the first floor is dedicated to younger children, with activities geared for them. The rest of the building has everything from a grocery store for shopping, to a firetruck to a newstation. I grew up in Denver but have since left, and I always smile while we pass it driving through downtown on I-25 :)
This museum really does have something for kids of all ages. There are even spots specifically designed for infants and toddlers.
The exhibits change frequently, so there is always something new for your little ones to enjoy.
In almost every exhibit, there was the opportunity for the kids to dress up and really get into the role they were involved in. This made the kids really feel like they were a part of something and not just a passive observer.
Worth the cost of admission!!
There are so many great things about the children's museum in Denver. Right when you walk in their is a real firetruck the kids can play on, pretend to drive, and even dress up like a fire fighter. They also have a great new bubbles area, which is really fun! There is a separate area for kids under five years of age that helps when you have little ones too.
I took my son to the Children's museum in November and we had a blast! I went with some family members we were visiting. We had my twin nieces who were 9 months at the time and my son who was 19 months. I was very impressed with how much there was for the kids in this age range to do! They have a great setup and it would be a easy place for a parent with a few kids to take them all to have fun.
The only downside is the admission price. There is a charge for both the kids and parents, so it can get expensive. However, if you lived in the area a yearly pass can be purchased to make it more economical.
This is one of the best childrens museums we've been too and I really enjoy going, however, I hate paying for my kids and myself to get in. I mean I don't play on the stuff, I supervise my kids. It's wonderful for the kids though there is something for every age group and my kids really enjoy playing there.
This museum has a lot of variety of activities for kids ages 0-12. The infant/toddler area is FANTASTIC and very relaxing for parents while the kids can go crazy with fun. A couple rooms alternate new activities throughout the year so there is always something new to explore. The staff all seem to genuinely LOVE kids and are there to help. The outdoor (FREE!) playground area is awesome. This museum can be an entire day of fun and you'll leave with your kids asking when you get to come back.
When my children were younger we had a membership and really enjoyed going several times a month. The exhibit rooms have been around for a while and have some wear and tear but I believe the first Tuesday of each month is free after 4 pm. Call for details. ( Target Tuesday)
My kids absolutely adore this place. It's interactive, fun and full of learning opportunities. There are so many different areas that it's easy to revisit multiple times. I personally love the area that is for smaller children which includes even an area for babies to play. This is definitely on my top 10 list of things to do in the Denver area with kids.
While visiting family in Denver, I took my son and 3 nieces to the children s museum. It was a blast! There was endless activities for them, from painting, to dress up, puppet shows, fire trucks and shopping! it was so much fun for the little ones. My son was only one at the time, and he had a blast!
We were a little disappointed in this Children's Museum. We were just expecting a LOT more activities and better exhibits than what we found. It was okay but there are definitely better ways to spend your time and money in the Denver area. The exhibits were really more for little ones than our 4 and 6 yr. olds and they were not very exciting. There was a grocery store, animal (dressup) play area, a "vet's" interactive area and a few other things, but nothing spectacular. We won't be going back the next time we are in CO.
What a wonderful 'hands on' museum for kids. I have been bringing my children to the Denver Children's Museum for years. My youngest still loves to go play at all the activity stations, crawl through the ant hills, and all the other very fun activities while learning in a playful and effortless way. I would highly recommend this destination for parents with young children, and kids with special needs.
This was the first time bringing our 16 month twin girls to the museum and were a little apprehensive due to their age and were worried there would not be a lot for them to do. Boy were we surprised!!
Even though it is a little pricey, $27 for four of us, it is well worth the money.(They do have every first Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm free to the public.) We went on a Saturday at 11 in the morning, about the time that every other family goes out to do activities! Astonishingly, there was plenty of room for everyone. Which means to us that our girls won't get run over and knocked down everywhere they go.
Almost the entire first floor is dedicated to kids under the age of 5. There is an entire old timey town with trees, a store, garden, house, and above all a slide! I think that our girls would have moved right in there if they could. They also have a story time a couple times a day which is kind of quiet room if the kids get a little overwhelmed with so much fun. For the boys and girls, who will want to be one or marry one, there is a real fire truck that kids can climb in to and push all the buttons and wear firemen gear.
The second floor is for the older tots that don't put everything in their mouths immediately. They have a wonderful area for building the next big invention with screws, wood and metal. We avoided this area like the plague due to little screws everywhere. For the scenic route there is a train station where kids and adults can build trains. As for the shopper in all of us there is a Whole Foods Market to buy and cook food. Also, there is a vet office with x-rays of dogs and cats and the all important lab coat. The coolest part for our girls was the worm hole that you climb to the top of a huge hill to go down in to. This takes a little engineering for us big kids to climb up and down, but well worth it!!
There is a cafe which is very, very small and a little overpriced, which I guess all attractions are. There is outdoors seating and a microwave if you are prepared enough to bring your own food.
Overall, our experience was unbelievable and our girls have packed their bags and are ready to move in!
The Children's Museum of Denver's website says it's for children up to age 8, but I think it's best for little tykes. Even babies like crawling around a playspace just for them. When I took my then-preschooler daughter, we had a ball playing in the pretend store, while my then-toddler son wouldn't get off the *real* fire truck. I likely wouldn't bring my kids now, since they are 7 and 9.
I used to visit this museum when I was little, in fact, I went on the first day it opened but on three recent visits to Colorado I took my 1 and 3 year old and was so disappointed. The experience itself is still terrific, everything from the firetruck in the lobby to the pretend store just waiting for "new employees", to the mini-full sized basketball court. The part that is so disappointing is the lack of employees advising on the proper use of the activities / equipment and the overwhelming number of improperly supervised daycare and school groups. I would not recommend the museum to families because of the effort required to "defend" your children's space and the constant tears because the big kids took the toys away or pushed your kids out of the way. A fun day at a museum should not be this upsetting.