Sometimes is hard to just break the routine of staying warm and cozy at home, go out and explore the city during Winter. The good news is that there are wonderful activities Denver has to offer for kids and the whole family during the cold winter.
There are many benefits to spending time outside of the home with the family, is not just about blowing off steam. You can actually get inspired, learn new things, connect with your kiddos and see them enjoy new challenges. Here is a friendly list to inspire you to put on the boots, hats and coats and go out and enjoy the winter.
Denver Art Museum
Get inspired at the Denver Art Museum and experience their drop in programs for kids. Storytelling, games, art activities, and more (kids 18 and under enjoy free general admission).
Denver Children’s Museum
Explore and learn at the Denver Children’s Museum: from a bubbles lab to a forest, cooking classes at a real professional kitchen and an art studio with colors, clay and glazing. This is a hands-on museum for the kiddies and the adults. There is also a toddler room for younger kids that is great with lots of things to stimulate the little ones.This is definitely one of the best Children’s Museums in the country. You can easily spend 2-3 hours in here and not even seen it all.They even have a real full size fire truck. How cool is that!. Fun for every age. If you plan to go more than one time, they have annual memberships, that are worth considering.Does you kid love puppets? Check out Denver Puppet Theater to see an amazing marionette show, play with over one hundred puppets and even decorate your very own souvenir puppet ticket. They also have a lovely outdoor courtyard and free parking.
The Art Garage
For art lovers in the family don’t miss The Art Garage: High-quality art classes taught by local artists. The Art Garage provides a community art education program and gathering space that gives access to the rich world of creative expression while supporting cultural, social, and educational diversity.
The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum Exploration Station
Check out The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum Exploration Station, to explore and learn aerodynamics principles in more than 182,000 square feet of hangar space full of iconic aircraft, space vehicles, artifacts and even experience thrilling flight simulators.
Ocean lover in your house? Stop by the Downtown Aquarium where you can feed the stingrays, enjoy a mermaid show, learn about sharks and more oceanic life with their Family Programs you can SCUBA & Snorkel, have a Shark Cage Experience, be a marine biologist or zoologist for a day and more animal encounters.
Experience wonderful music classes at Altitunes, with musical space travel themes, animals and music of the world. They have awesome music teachers inspiring kids with songs, dance and while playing live musical instruments. They provide the opportunity to learn about circle time and waiting for your turn and even clean up. Parachute travel, spaceballs, animal balls, bouncing on bulls and bubbles are some of the kids favorites.
Imagine, create and play at Lalu Art. They offer programming in creative play and self-exploration through yoga, dance, music, and creative therapy to ignite curiosity in children and adults of all ages.
For a great story time you can go to your closest Denver Public Library, Second Star to the Right, BookBar, Tattered Cover Book Store, thebookies.
If your kids are missing playing out in the sandbox Kids Dig could save the day. They will enjoy an indoor 825 sq. ft. sandbox that has over 40 tons of sand, which is themed on a quarry environment with pictures and large photo murals of earth moving equipment that gives kids a feeling of being inside their own quarry. Kids Dig also has a designated sand area (with over 5 tons of sand) for kids that are not potty-trained; and offers a Sand-Free carpeted area for infants/babies not wanting to get sandy. Adults, at no charge, may be permitted to join in their kid’s Sand Play activity, depending on the availability of space. Check out their special here.