Here are three ways to blow your mind during spring break in Denver. Bring along the whole family for the adventure.

1. LEONARDO DA VINCI: 500 YEARS OF GENIUS

How do you put the life and work of Leonardo Da Vinci into perspective? He was an inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor and philosopher. And now the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has put together the most comprehensive exhibition about Da Vinci ever presented. Plunge into his world with dynamic interactive exhibits, life-size replicas of his inventions and the only 360-degree replica of the iconic “Mona Lisa.”

2. AMTRAK WINTER PARK EXPRESS SKI TRAIN

 

One of the most iconic Colorado travel experiences is riding the Amtrak Winter Park Express ski train from Denver Union Station to the base of Winter Park Resort, home to some of the state’s best skiing and riding, as well as tubing, ice skating and scenic snowcat tours. And then there’s the train ride itself through Colorado’s backcountry landscapes. No other ski resort in the United States has slopeside train service!

3. DENVER ZOO

 

Set aside several hours for exploration at the Denver Zoo, an eye-opening experience for all ages. The zoo's latest habitat, The Edge, brings guests closer than ever to magnificent Amur tigers. Catwalks and bridges spanning just over visitors’ heads demonstrate the cats’ playfulness and allow the animals to get exercise. The exhibit features large pools and is set on the edge of a pine forest, hence the name, to simulate the animals’ natural habitat in Russia. The Toyota Elephant Passage, meanwhile, will give you an up-close-and-personal experience with massive Asian elephants. Predator Ridge has a pride of lions, while polar bears frolic in nearby Northern Shores — check them out above ground or underwater thanks to a specially designed viewing window. You'll also love Primate Panorama, where fun-loving orangutans make their home.

Looking for a place to stay? Check out these family-friendly hotels. Or if you’re looking for more things to do, see our Kid-Friendly Denver page and Denver 365 event calendar.