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New Year's Eve Fireworks in Downtown
New Year's Eve Fireworks in Downtown
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New Year's Eve Weekend

Get ready for a great New Year's Eve in The Mile High City with fireworks, family friendly events and more. Denver was named one of Travel + Leisure's top cities to spend New Year's Eve. 

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New Year's Eve Fireworks in Denver

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2016 (9 p.m. and midnight)
WHERE: Downtown Denver
The sky will once again sparkle over the 16th Street Mall at the close of 2016 with the New Year's Eve Fireworks Downtown. The two spectacular fireworks shows will occur at 9 p.m. and midnight. For the best viewpoints, stand along the 16th Street Mall. Costumed entertainers will interact with crowds between shows, including magicians, mascots, balloon artists, stilt walkers, comedians and more.

Please note, between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m., RTD Light Rail trains will not cross the 16th Street Mall and mall ride shuttles will stop temporarily during the two fireworks shows.

Noon Year's Eve at Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2016 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
WHERE: Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
Children can experience the excitement, thrills and festive fun of New Year's Eve in Times Square right here in Denver - all before bedtime! The Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus will be celebrating with glittery ball drops, rainbows of confetti and huge sheets of bubble wrap (the museum's version of fireworks) for kids to stomp on. After the ball drops, the celebration keeps going with sparkling art projects and heaps of activities on the plaza. 

New Year's Eve Countdown Party at Union Station

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2016  
WHERE: Union Station
Join Denver Union Station for a holiday celebration. More details to follow. 

Zoo Year's Eve

WHEN: Dec. 31, 2016
Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St.
Enjoy a perfect New Year's Eve celebration for the entire family at the Denver Zoo. With a special New Year's Eve countdown at 9 p.m. your little ones will be able to enjoy the holiday, but still get home for bed. Activities are included with Zoo Lights admission.


Extreme Mammals

WHEN: Sept. 23, 2016–Jan. 8, 2017 
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Fill some of your family time Thanksgiving weekend with a trip to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's Extreme Mammals exhibit, where you'll meet some of the largest, smallest and most extreme mammals Mother Nature has ever dreamed up. 

Washed Ashore, Art to Save the Sea

WHEN: Sept. 24-Jan. 16, 2017
Denver Zoo
See 15 giant sculptures of sea life made almost entirely from debris collected from beaches. Developed by the non-profit group The Washed Ashore Project, the exhibit is meant to create awareness about marine debris and plastic pollution though art. Washed Ashore, Art to Save the Sea will be open for the public to enjoy daily, weather pending and will be free with regular admission to the zoo.

Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs

WHEN: Oct. 14, 2016-Feb. 5, 2017
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Ancient Egyptian and Peruvian mummies, many of which have never been on public display, come to light at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science come to light for Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs. More than 20 mummies reveal secrets about the burial rites of their respective cultures, plus details about their lives and the societies they lived in. Visitors will enjoying seeing elaborately decorated coffins, sarcophaguses, mummification tools and animal mummies. Plus gain insight into how the latest technologies make it possible to delve further into the distant past.

Star WarsTM and the Power of Costume

WHEN: Nov. 13, 2016–Apr. 2, 2017 
Denver Art Museum
Have a sci-fi or fantasy fan in your family? Then they won't want to miss the Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibit at Denver Art Museum, featuring original costumes from the films. 

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