2016 Free Days Announced

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There is such thing as a free lunch! Yup, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District funds free days throughout the year at all sorts of awesome family-friendly places such as:

  • Denver Zoo
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Denver Art Museum [this one is FREE every day for kids under 18!]
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Longmont History Museum
  • Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum

Check out their listing of Free Days at SCFD.

These days can be so welcome for families with small children – especially in the winter. Take them to the Denver Botanic Gardens and let them run around and explore nature indoors and outdoors. Take them to the Denver Zoo and bundle up for a fun escapade to see these unique animals. Take them to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and you can stay all day checking out the interactive exhibits and even catch an IMAX movie [not free].

 

2015 Free Days: Get In On The Family Fun & Adventures!

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Free Days – Explore somewhere new with your family!  Don’t spend a fortune and get all the benefits of the great cultural things the Denver/Boulder Metro Area has to offer! 

There was recently a question about finding Free Days. Free Days are great! They are specific days when some of the best museums around town are free. This means you can stay as long as you like without feeling like you just dumped down a lot of money. It increases the fun!

Upcoming Free Days:

  • Denver Zoo – February 6, 2015
  • Denver Art Museum – February 7, 2015
  • Longmont Museum – February 14, 2015
  • Denver Botanic Gardens – February 16, 2015

There are lots of Free Days throughout the year. Let them inspire you to explore somewhere new or a new corner of someplace you already know. Consider planning a picnic lunch if it’s a nice day. Or stop by Downtown Denver and take a ride on the 16th Street Mall Shuttle just for the fun of it!

SCFD Free Days include awesome locations such as:

Want to plan a trip or just see what Free Days are coming up? Check out the SCFD Free Days Calendar for all the 2015 Free Days.

#getoutside #freedays #free #Denver #Boulder

Free Days: Get In On The Fun!

Screen Shot 2014-03-03 at 10.51.18 AMThere was recently a question about finding Free Days. Free Days are great! They are specific days when some of the best museums around town are free. This means you can stay as long as you like without feeling like you just dumped down a lot of money. It increases the fun!

 

A lot of these Free Days are in and around Denver. Consider planning a picnic lunch if it’s a nice day. Or stop by Downtown Denver and take a ride on the 16th Street Mall Shuttle just for the fun of it!

SCFD Free Days include awesome locations such as:

  • Denver Art Museum
  • Denver Museum of Natural Science
  • Boulder History Museum
  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Denver Botanic Garden
  • Colorado Railroad Museum
  • Denver Zoo

November Free Days

 

December Free Days

Want to plan a trip or just see what Free Days are coming up? Check out the SCFD Free Days Calendar 

#getoutside #freedays #free

What To Do With The Kids When It’s Cold Outside: Ideas and Inspirations!

BRCThe winter can seem long and cold. When you have got young ones it is always a good idea to have some indoor activities in your bag of tricks. Here are some ideas to help you get the kids moving and engaged.

Swimming Pools

Rock Clubs

Gymnastics/Activities

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Tours

Libraries

Parenting Support Groups

Kids, Museums, and Trying Something New

Exploring all around the Smithsonian Museums

Okay, I am not a big museum fan. Usually I head in, spend the requisite hour or so and then I am out again. Not these past few days! My kids and I have been in Washington, DC and we have hit the Smithsonian Museums hard. I am impressed with how much resilience they have [they are 8 & 10]. We have hit the Air and Space Museum, American Indian Museum [lunch], Natural History Museum, and the American History Museum all in ONE day. Then today we went to the museum where they have the Discovery space shuttle and so much about aviation history including every type of plane imaginable and flight simulators [my kids did them twice and would have stayed on forever!] It was magical! I cannot believe how amped up we ALL feel planning for, during, and after exploring something new!So in Boulder we don’t have the Smithsonian, but here are some ideas of a few places to go to stretch your kiddo’s [and our] minds:

Don’t forget to watch for FREE DAYS at the Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the Denver Children’s Museum. I list them each week as they arise. Also, a great hint for keeping the kids engaged during  a visit to an art museum is to stop by the gift shop FIRST & let your kids each pick out a postcard of a piece of art that they like. Then engage them in finding that piece of art. Could work for other types of museums too. Go. Explore. Don’t worry how far you have to drive. Get out there. Have fun!