Just for Kids

For more Just-for-Kids activities, we suggest you visit  The Colorado Parent’s excellent event calendar.

 Miniature train at Belleview Park Belleview Park
Play by the creek or on the playground; in summer months, pet farm animals and take a train ride.
5001 S. Inca, Englewood.
FREE for park; $1.50 for farm, $1.50 for train ride.
See also Parks.

Butterfly Pavilion
Science education and interactive fun; a rainforest filled with 1,200 free-flying butterflies. Bugs and sea animals.
6252 West 104th Ave., Broomfield.  303-469-5441.
$8.50/adults; $6.50/seniors & Westminster residents; $5.50/children (2-12).

Colorado Railroad Museum
This replica of a 1880s-style depot houses thousands of rare old photographs, artifacts and model trains.
17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. 303-279-4591.
$8.00/adults, $7.00/seniors 60+, $5.00/children 2–16, $18/family (Two adults and children under 16), FREE/children under 2. Special events higher.

Denver Children’s Museum
Children and their grownups can learn through play with fun interactive exhibits, special events, and daily educational programming.
2121 Children’s Museum Dr., Denver. 303-433-7444.
$8.00/ages 2 – 59, $6.00/seniors (60+), $6.00/age 1, FREE/children under 1
Free Play on Target Tuesday Nights: the 1st Tuesday of every month from 4 p.m.-8 p.m.

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
Items ranging from the 16th century to modern times; workshops and education programs.
1880 Gaylord St., Denver. 303-322-1053.
$6/adults, $5/seniors (62+), $4/children (5-16), FREE/children under 5. Fees for workshops.

Denver Puppet Theater
See an amazing marionette show and play with 100+ puppets.
3156 West 38th Avenue, Denver. 303-659-6005.

Dinosaur Ridge
Dinosaur tracks sit atop layers of sand and mudstone, patterns of migration seen in over 300 footprints and 37 trackways.
16831 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 303-697-3466.
FREE to hike. $4 for guided tours. Reservations required for guided tours.

Four-Mile Historic Park
Tour the museum, historic reproduction buildings and barns, Native American Tipi, and Miner & Trapper area, and pan for gold.
715 South Forest Street, Denver. 720-865-0800.
$5.00/adults, $4.00/seniors (65+) & military, $3.00/youth (7-17), FREE/6 & Under.

Library programs
Check your local library for children’s story times and programs.

Find them on your city’s web site.

Plains Conservation Center
A nature center with displays, live animals, historic farm and schoolhouse, and Cheyenne Camp.
21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora. 303-693-3621.
FREE to visit; fees for special programs.

Platte Valley Trolley
Ride an open trolley car along the scenic South Platte Greenway and see such landmarks as the birthplace of Denver, REI, Elitch Gardens, The Children’s Museum, Invesco Field and panoramas of downtown Denver.
Friday-Saturday-Sunday from Friday, April 16 through Halloween.
12:00 PM to 3:30 PM — Riverfront Ride (the round trip ride is about 25 minutes in duration). Departs continuously every ½ hour from
15th St. and Confluence Park. Denver. 303-458-6255.
$4 Adult /$2 Child (age 4-12).

Pools, Recreation Centers
Check your city’s web site.

Skate Parks

–Denver Skate Park 2205 19th St Denver, CO 80202
–Elyria Park Skateboard Park 4809 N Race St Denver, CO 80216
Greenwood Village
Littleton Roxborough
Littleton Clement
South Suburban
Wheat Ridge

Town Hall Arts Center
Fun performances for the whole family.
2450 West Main St., Littleton. 303-794-2787.

See all other categories of Ongoing Activities for other fun places!

And don’t forget to watch the Doing Denver for Less calendar for activities.