MUSEUMS and ZOOS in Denver, Colorado
We've compiled a listing of children's museums, zoos, planetariums and other attractions of interest in twenty major cities across the country. Also included are the quirky and unusual, like the La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles, the Dog Museum in St. Louis, and the Nashville Toy Museum! Be sure and call to confirm hours and exhibits before you go--these things change frequently, particularly at smaller museums. And go in the morning to avoid the crowds. But most of all, enjoy an enlightening experience with your kids! Here's the rundown for Denver:
Credit cards listed are: MC (Mastercard), VI (VISA), AE (American Express), DI (Diners Club), DS (Discover), CB (Carte Blanch)
Children's Museum of Denver, off I-25 just east of Mile High Stadium as 2121 Children's Museum Drive. Tuesday-Sunday 10-5 (also Friday 5:30-8). Admission $, Free to all Friday 5:30-8. MC, VI. Phone (303) 433-7444.
Denver Museum of Natural History, Allow 2 hours minimum. Daily 9-5; Closed December 25. Admission $, AE, MC, VI, Phone (303) 322-7009, 370-6487 (Lazershow) or 370-8257(TDD).
Denver Zoo, Allow 1 hour minimum. Daily 9-6. Admission $$ MC, VI, Phone (303) 331-4110.
Denver Art Museum, is at the south end of the Civic Center at 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway. Tuesday-Saturday 10-5, Sunday noon-5; Closed Major holidays. Admission $, Free to all Saturday. Phone (303) 640-2793.
Colorado History Museum, 13th and Broadway next to the Civic Center, Allow 1 hour 30 minutes minimum. Monday-Saturday 10-4:30, Sunday noon-4:30; Closed January 1, Thanksgiving and December 25 Library open Tuesday-Saturday 10-4:30, Admission $, Phone (303) 866-3682.
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York Street, Allow 1 hour minimum. Daily 9-4:45 (also Saturday-Tuesday 4:45-8, May-September); closed January 1 and December 25. Admission $, Phone (303) 331-4000.
Museum of Western Art, 1727 Tremont Place, is in the Old Navarre building, Allow 1 hour minimum. Tuesday-Saturday 10-4:30; Closed January 1, Thanksgiving and December 25. Admission $, Phone (303) 296-1880.
Pearce-McAllister Cottage/Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, 1880 Gaylord, Tuesday,-Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4; Closed major holidays. Admission $, Phone (303) 322-3704.
U.S. Mint, 320 West Colfax Avenue, Allow 30 minutes minimum. Tours are offered Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday 8-3, Wednesday 9-3; Closed holidays. Admission Free, Phone (303) 964-2500.|
Bed and Breakfast Inns