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Free Night at the Museums
Free Night at the Museums
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FREE Night at the Museums

Saturday November 5, 2016

Denver's best museums are open late and admission is FREE between 5 and 10 p.m. FREE shuttles make it easy to explore all evening!*

Shuttle buses will stop at (or nearby) 12 museums listed below, beginning at 5 p.m. from the Denver Art Museum (parking available in the Cultural Complex Garage) and also from the shuttle stop between the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Denver Zoo. See the map of shuttle routes below, or click here for a printable map.

Black American West Museum

African-American history comes alive through re-enactments, videos and the stories told throughout this museum in Historic Five Points.

Byers-Evans House Museum

Experience this historic landmark where expert tour guides will share the stories of this home and its residents in the 1900s.


Explore the interactive Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab to learn more about the issues of terrorism and public safety.

Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

Visit the museum dedicated to helping children learn through play! (Adults must be accompanied by children at all Children’s Museum events.)

Clyfford Still Museum

Experience Clyfford Still: The Works on Paper which explores Still's life-long creative process, in addition to the permanent installations by this Abstract Expressionist artist.

Denver Art Museum

Check out the Denver Art Museum's exhibits for free, including Glory of Venice: Masterworks of the Renaissance and Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design, 1980s-90s.

Denver Botanic Gardens

See a special outdoor Days of the Dead exhibition, Remember, Honor, Celebrate, featuring elaborate ofrendas created by members of the Denver community to honor their ancestors.

Denver Firefighters Museum

Visit one of the "hottest," family-friendly places in town and learn about the history of firefighting.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Discover things you never knew before in two new exhibits: Check out Extreme Mammals and Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs, as well as the permanent exhibits. *Special ticket purchase is required for Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs.

Forney Museum of Transportation

Stroll through this one-of-a-kind collection that includes a Union Pacific ‘Big Boy' Steam Locomotive and enjoy favorites like Amelia Earhart's 1923 Goldbug Kissel.

History Colorado Center

Don't miss the perfectly imperfect traveling exhibit Awkward Family Photos, and a special performance by Central City Opera.

Molly Brown House Museum

Tour the home of Denver's unsinkable Margaret "Molly" Brown, who was a world-renowned activist, performer and traveler. You may even see Mrs. Brown herself!

Night at the Museums in Golden*

  • Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum: View moon rocks, fossils, meteorites and gemstones.
  • Foothills Art Center: Experience the festive lighting of the Center for the holiday season and try your hand at a sculpture garden scavenger hunt.
  • Dinosaur Ridge: Enjoy free hands-on activities include dinosaur track painting, and for $3 charge per person, get a flashlight tour of a dinosaur tracksite.
  • Golden History Center: See Epic Events, an exciting multimedia timeline of major events and discoveries that shaped Golden.

*Free transportation shuttles are not available to the Golden Museums.

More Museums Open for Night at the Museums*

  • Four Mile Historic Park: Wander the Park by the light o' the moon! Tour the Four Mile House, campfire tales and more.

*Free transportation shuttles are not available to Four Mile Historic Park.



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