FREE ATTRACTIONS AND TOURS
SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL FACILITIES DISTRICT (SCFD) FREE DAYS
Colorado residents can enjoy the following cultural attractions for free on select days throughout the summer: The Denver Art Museum (March 4, April 1 and May 6, 2017 — free to all, not just Colorado residents); Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street (March 22 and April 2, 2017); Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield (March 7 and April 4, 2017); Denver Museum of Nature & Science (March 13, April 10 and April 30, 2017). Check the website for even more free days.
CHILDREN'S MUSEUM FREE TARGET TUESDAYS
Every first Tuesday of the month (March 7, April 4 and May 2, 2017)
With several themed worlds of wonder for kiddos to explore, the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is free every first Tuesday of the month from 4-8 p.m.
U.S. MINT TOUR
Learn how to make money! The U.S. Mint can produce more than 50 million coins a day, each one stamped with a little "D" for Denver. Free guided tours show every step in the process of turning a dull, blank, metal slug into shiny pocket change.
GARDEN OF THE GODS
Located 60 miles from Denver, the awe-inspiring Garden of the Gods features gigantic 500-foot high red sandstone rock monuments at the base of Pikes Peak.
The expansive Denver Skate Park — one of the most renowned skate parks in the country — is filled with bowls for all levels of skating skill. Admission is free. Helmets are required.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH
See a hailstone the size of a softball, watch as a miniature tornado is whipped up in front of your eyes, and get an up close look at how lightning is created at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE & PARK
Carved from towering red rock monuments, Red Rocks Amphitheatre & Park is one of the world's most renowned concert venues. When there's no concert, the free Visitor Center has a museum Performers' Hall of Fame, while the surrounding park has hiking trails that weave in, around and over the colorful red rocks.
COLORADO STATE CAPITOL TOUR
Tour magnificent, gold-domed Colorado Capitol Building. Stand at exactly a mile high on the steps, see Allen True's beautiful murals, listen in on the Colorado General Assembly, and check out the gorgeous Rose Onyx wainscoting. Free tours are available 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
DENVER STORY TREK
Ever wonder about the stories of the places you pass? On Denver Story Trek you'll explore the stories behind Denver's historic landscapes and landmarks on an interactive, self-guided tour of the city. It's simple to use and free!
Travel back in time at the Littleton Museum and get a glimpse into Colorado's pioneer past. Located on 39 acres, the museum consists of two living history farms (one from the 1860s and one from the 1890s), with a working farm, a blacksmith shop and more than 40,000 historically Colorado artifacts.
See some dinos — or what's left of them anyway. Dinosaur Ridge, in Morrison, features famous Jurassic dinosaur bones, such as Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus, discovered in 1877, and Cretaceous dinosaur footprints. A guidebook is available for use on self-guided tours.
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF KANSAS CITY – DENVER BRANCH'S MONEY MUSEUM
The Money Museum offers an opportunity to learn about the Federal Reserve Bank. Walk-ins are welcome and groups can make advance reservations. Photo ID required for visitors 18 and older. On your way out, don't forget to get your bag of shredded money.