Saturday Night At The Museums
Saturday, November 2, 2013
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 near museums listed below, beginning at 5 p.m. from the Denver Art Museum (parking available in the Cultural Complex Garage) and also from shuttle stop between the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Denver Zoo. View the map of shuttle routes.
Denver Art Museum – Iconic artist Toulouse-Lautrec and a few of his friends elaborately dressed as Marie Antoinette will stop by the museum to mix and mingle from 5 to 9 p.m. The Bistro Bus and the Crepe Cart food trucks will also be on the plaza. Free general admission. A $3 discount off full price adult tickets to Passport to Paris when you enter the code DAW.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science – Extended hours and discounted admission to MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition. (Advance tickets required.) Free access to the permanent galleries including Expedition Health, Space Odyssey, Prehistoric Journey and Egyptian Mummies!
Black American West Museum – Experience history through re-enactors and video presentations.
Byers-Evans House Museum – Explore one of the city’s most historic landmarks with free tours by expert guides sharing stories of life in the early 1900s.
The Cell – See this interactive museum that is dedicated to preventing terrorism through education, empowerment and engagement.
Children's Museum of Denver – Explore the museum dedicated to helping children learn through play! (Adults must be accompanied by children at all Children’s Museum events.)
Clyfford Still Museum – View the special exhibition, Drawing/Painting/ Process, that delves into the relationship between Still’s works on paper and his paintings.
Denver Botanic Gardens – Special tours of Catalyst: Colorado Sculpture and special programming to highlight Mexican culture, including a performance by Danza Guadalupana.
Forney Museum of Transportation – Explore the museum specializing in antique cars, locomotives, buggies, bicycles, motorcycles and more. Featured exhibition: Vintage Ford F Series Pickups.
History Colorado Center – Spend your Night at the Museum at the History Colorado Center, where you can experience all of our unique exhibits after hours, and catch a special sneak-peak of our coming exhibition, Living West.
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art – Explore this treasure chest filled with 4,000 fine and decorative art objects. Take the 10th Anniversary challenge and win prizes. (Children under 13 years of age not admitted.)
Molly Brown House Museum – Commemorate the faithfully departed, Irish-style, with an All Souls Day Victorian Wake.
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver – Exhibition Celebration! See the newest exhibition, Pattern: Follow the Rules, and play in the Bubble Garden.
Chance To Dance at the McNichols Building - Before Night at the Museums, Denver Arts & Venues celebrates dance in all its forms on Nov. 2, 11 a.m.-6p.m. at the McNichols Building. Enjoy performances by some of Denver's premier dance organizations, dance lessons, children's activities and get your very own chance to dance. FREE!
Night at the Museums in Golden*
Astor House: Costumed guides will give tours and test your wits with Victorian parlor games
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum: Due to the recent floods, the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum will not be able to participate in Night at the Museums. Learn more about this great attraction.
Golden History Center: Special hands-on tour through the new exhibit, Made in Golden.
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum: Enjoy the creativity of Color Journey, a sightlines exhibit.
More Metro Area Museums Open for Night at the Museums
- Dinosaur Ridge* – Explore the Age of Dinosaurs with free hands-on activities, and, weather permitting, flashlight tours of the famous tracksite for $3 per person.
- Four Mile Historic Park* – Special activities for a fun evening at Four Mile Historic Park.
- Littleton Museum* – Experience this Living History Farm of the 1860s costumed historical interpreters.
- Longmont Museum* – Day of the Dead Family Celebration.
- Mizel Museum* – See 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks, an exhibition celebrating Jewish history and culture.
- Museum of Outdoor Arts* – Urban Abstract Sneak Peek, unique exhibition of encaustic and ceramic works at the Museum of Outdoor Art. (Opening reception, Nov. 9)
*Free transportation shuttles are not available to the Golden Museums, Dinosaur Ridge, Littleton Museum, Longmont Museum, Four Mile Historic Park, the Mizel Museum or the Museum of Outdoor Art.
Free shuttle buses carry people from one museum to another throughout the night, making it easy to "museum-hop" around Denver's museums. Click here to view the map of the shuttle routes.
Saturday Night at the Museums
Denver's best museums are open late and admission is free!
11/02/13 at 5:00 p.m. Ends:
11/02/13 10:00 p.m.
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