Joy Park Free Night - Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

2121 Children’s Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211
United States

Tue., September 05, 2017


Joy Park Free Nights
Friday, September 15
pm –dusk

Discover the joy of climbing, digging, zip-lining, splashing, messy, all-in play for free during our Joy Park Free Nights! We're keeping the exhibit open after hours from 4 - 8 pm (or dusk) on the third Friday of the month, May – September, thanks to a collaboration with Denver Parks and Recreation.

Please note: These free nights include access to Joy Park only and are weather-permitting. Except for the restrooms, the inside of the Museum will be closed.

 September Daily Programing:

Artist-in-Residence: Betony Coons

Open studio hours through October, check website for details

Raised in Kansas on an apple orchard, Betony's parents encouraged curiosity and abundant play, and those values stayed with Betony through adulthood. As a mother of three, Betony is constantly moved by the beauty and wonder of childhood, all reflected in her wild and whimsical paintings and murals. Swing by during her open studio hours to pick her brain, collaborate on a piece and explore art in a whole new way!


Teaching Kitchen Cooking Classes, Demos & Tastings

Cooking Classes: Monday – Saturday, times vary

Food for Thought: Sundays, 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm
September Ingredient of the Month: Apples

This month is all about the apple! All recipes, demos and tastings during September will include this tart and sweet fruit. Every day in The Teaching Kitchen is different - look online to see what's cooking for your visit! Please note, cooking class program space is limited, first-come, first-served. Sign up outside The Teaching Kitchen. Food for Thought is drop-in style, no sign up required. Programming subject to change.

Clay Studio

Stop by to glaze, take in a wheel demonstration or participate in a hand-building class. For a small fee, you can even glaze and fire your piece in one of our kilns! Check our website for open studio hours, glazing times and demonstrations.


Daily, weekdays at 9:30 am and 11:30 am, weekends at 11:30 am

Imaginations run wild with stories of far-off lands, wacky characters, friendships and fairytales. Each one has a theme with exciting stories and a fun activity, craft or song. Join us every Thursday for Delta Dental Healthy Smiles StoryTimes for fun dental health adventures and activities.

Early Learners' StoryTime

Daily at 10:30 am

Join us for an Early Learners' StoryTime filled with books, songs and finger rhymes. Early Learners' StoryTimes are designed specifically for children 3 and under.


"Who's Ready for Fall" Workshops

Compete in a Halloween-themed cooking challenge, sculpt creepy crawly clay critters or learn how to make a delicious homemade pie! Our September and October workshops are sure to make the most of the season! Tickets start at just $10/member, $20/non-member and include Museum admission unless otherwise noted. Sign up for workshops at


Museum Hours:

  • mon, tue, thu, fri: 9 am - 4 pm
  • wed: 9 am - 7:30 pm
  • sat, sun: 10 am - 5 pm
Museum Admission
  • Under Age One:Free
  • Age One:$11
  • Ages 2 - 59:$13
  • Seniors (60+):$11
  • Members:Free


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