Kid-Friendly Attractions in Denver, Colorado

Denver is beloved for its wealth of recreational opportunities, both indoors and out! Visit one of these thought-provoking museums, which will inspire the next generation of little ones.

Children's Museum of Denver
Kids will love the Children's Museum of Denver for its engaging activities that allow young imaginations to soar free. Paint yourself silly in The Art Studio, frolic in the Bubbles exhibit, and learn the ropes of animal care at Ready Vet Go! The museum accommodates children of all ages, even the littlest ones, at its Center for the Young Child. Experience learning like never before, and be sure to check the calendar for a list of upcoming classes and events that offer a more hands-on approach to learning.

Downtown Aquarium
Discover the fascinating world of underwater creatures alongside your children at the Downtown Aquarium. Soak in the sites of the colorful Coral Lagoon exhibit before heading to the murky waters of Shipwreck, where you'll see how an underwater ecosystem might adapt to a sunken ship in its seabed. Catch the Mystic Mermaids show, an interactive performance where you'll see these mythical maids swimming to the beat alongside some of the aquarium's finest sea creatures. After you work up an appetite, spend the rest of the afternoon over a family-friendly lunch at one of the many restaurants in the complex.

Explore More Than 5,000 Works of Art at the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art

Intriguing paintings, prints, sculptures, enamels, textiles, functional ceramics, and furniture are housed at the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art in Denver. The permanent collection includes more than 5,000 works of art by 500-plus Colorado artists, giving national significance to the importance of the history of Colorado artwork.

Most visitors are in awe of the retrospective of Vance Kirkland’s work especially, the Dot Collection. Then, lose yourself in one of the largest collections of modernist international decorative art that spans Modern and Pop Art, Glasgow Style, Bauhaus, Wiener Werkstätte, De Stijl, and Art Deco. Before you leave, visit the museum shop to browse fashion accessories, books, documentaries, posters, and ceramics.

The Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. General admission is $8.

Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art
1311 Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-8576
www.kirklandmuseum.org
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Father’s Day Ideas!

Still struggling to come up with something fun to do with your Dad this Sunday–June 21st? Click this LINK for a list of fun things to do with your Father around Denver! Whether you're going to brunch, Rockies Game, a round of golf etc…enjoy the day with your Father!

Film On The Rocks!

What better way to enjoy a movie than being at Red Rocks?! For $12.00 enjoy movies each week at one of Colorado's most breathtaking venues. Click here to view the line-up for the rest of the summer!

Centennial Center Park: Splash and Play in the Sunshine

When the summer sun comes out, Centennial families show up in droves at Centennial Center Park. That's because it boasts a free water playground (and dry playground) befitting a much larger park. At a mere 11 acres, Centennial Center Park packs a lot of splashy fun into its relatively modest space.

Kids can wade in the water pools and cool off underneath spritzing flowers. Meanwhile, parents can watch from the comfortable shade at a nearby picnic table (given that they don't want to join in on the splashing). Even if it's a cool day, youngsters can still run around the wood-chipped playground. Twisty rope structures invite them to climb near a winding slide.

Even if you don't have the kids along, you can still enjoy a picnic on the lawn or a concert in the fresh air at the park's amphitheater. The park also shows family movies on its lawn throughout the summer.

Centennial Center Park
13050 E. Peakview Avenue
Centennial, CO 80112
(303) 325-8000
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Celebrity Lanes: Bowl a Strike in Style

If you’re looking for a fun group activity for your family or a few of your friends, bowling at Celebrity Lanes is a dependable choice. This state-of-the-art bowling facility is more upscale than the usual dim, dark alleys from years past, and it's large enough to accommodate just about any size group. Celebrity Lanes isn't just a bowling alley, either: it's a full-service entertainment facility that also hosts a casual restaurant, a bar for of-age guests, and a small arcade where you can test your skills even after the bowling game is over.

If you want to book a more private area for a birthday party or other occasion, the VIP Avalanche Suite is a good option. It features swank leather couches and your very own bowling lanes, all in a private room away from the crowds.

Celebrity Lanes
15755 E. Arapahoe Road
Centennial, CO 80016
(303) 779-0155
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The Book a Near: Find Used Books near Windsor at Meadow Hills

Don’t pay full price for a good book when you can find a good read at The Book a Near for half the price! Located just a short trip from Windsor at Meadow Hills in Centennial, Colorado, The Book a Near specializes in “gently used” books. You could also call them “previously enjoyed,” because you know when you buy something here, somebody else really liked it, too.

Stop by and browse – book stores were built for browsing, and the Book a Near is no different. It’s not a big store, but you can still get lost in all of the titles that await you. You will find classic books, previous best sellers, children’s books, hard cover and paperback titles.

The Book a Near
18525 East Smoky Hill Road
Centennial, CO 80015
(720) 886-0432
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Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Who's ready for the Colorado Rockies home opener?! The Rockies will be playing the Chicago Cubs on April 10th at 2:10pm to start the season. What a fun way to spend your Friday afternoon, setting the tone for the rest of the season. Click here for more information on the game and to get tickets!

Happy SPRING!

Happy first day of SPRING everyone! We are loving the warmer weather and watching the flowers bloom. What is your favorite part about this time of year? Click HERE for a list of 50 things to do around Denver in the spring time!

Donahue Paper Emporium: Invitations and Stationery With Style

If you want to send something special, come to Donahue Paper Emporium. Located in the shops on Yosemite Street, Donahue Paper Emporium is a locally-owned stationery store that can help you will all your needs. It’s really the place to go if you’re planning a wedding or special event. Come in and talk to one of the representatives, who will be glad to help you with your paper choice. There’s a lot of cool choices here, including Marsupial paper, handmade paper from around the world, and even metallic selections. You’ll also find accessories like pouch envelopes, gift bags, journals, and note cards. And when you need new stationery, here’s the place to go!

Donahue Paper Emporium is open Monday through Saturday.

Donahue Paper Emporium
7286 S. Yosemite Street
Centennial, CO 80112
(303) 741-3984
http://www.donahuepaper.com/
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