Taking children to an art museum can be asking for trouble, but the Denver Art Museum is a real kid friendly place!
The Denver Art Museum is a destination for the whole family. Adults will enjoy the world famous Western Art Collection, Native American Gallery, and classical art. The museum has several programs for children of all ages – parents should first get the brochure Free Things for Kids to do Today at the admission desk. Kids have the opportunity to create, play, or just blow off steam.
In the Just for Fun Family Center, little ones can draw, crawl on a giant tortoise, play games, and touch real sculptures – a no-no in the rest of the museum. There are activities for very active children and the center is a good mid-tour spot for children who are beginning to get restless.
The Museum also offers Family Backpacks and Art Tubes to occupy children as the family tours the galleries. The backpack is stuffed with art projects to make, puzzles to occupy little fingers, and games to play. If you are pressed for time, the Art Tubes are smaller versions that offer the same creative opportunities.
Remember to take a break at the Museum’s restaurant to keep hunger inspired behavior problems at bay. Snacks and full meals are available – and delicious.
Hotspots are sites throughout the museum that allow kids to plunge into hands-on art activities. The Hotspots are available every weekend.
Kids Spots are available everyday and allow children to create art projects to take home, a reminder of a fun family visit.
Introducing even very young children to the wonders in a museum can be fun and stress free. The Denver Art Museum welcomes a visit from the entire family.