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Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

2121 Children's Museum Drive

The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus believes in kid-powered learning. Every day, our expertly designed exhibits and programs open doors for Colorado's curious young minds to express what they know and to discover, create and explore more - on their own terms.

Since 1973, the Children’s Museum of Denver has served the metro-Denver community as a learning institute dedicated to the education and growth of young children and their caregivers. The Museum provides rich play experiences and a dynamic learning environment for children to joyously learn through innovative and interactive Playscapes (hands-on exhibits), engaging daily programming and year-round special events. Last year, the Museum served more than 359,000 children and their grown-ups.

The Museum is currently under construction on a $16.1 million expansion to create a 9-acre campus and new experiences; doubling the size of the current facility. New exhibits include: The Art Studio, Altitude (a 3 ½ story climber), Water, Energy, The Teaching Kitchen, and Joy Park: An Outdoor Adventure. The expansion is slated for completion in late 2015.

The Children’s Museum of Denver is a 501(c)(3), private non-profit organization, and a Tier II SCFD member.


Jacob & Stacey Dvorak

Thursday, May 31, 2018
This museum is top of the pack with things for kids to learn and see, the layout is easy to navigate and the exhibits are well maintained and updated. Remember to bring snacks because the food court is on the bottom floor and away from the action. Also plan on the most popular exhibits being busy and needing to wait in line but early morning visits are the best time. Staff is extremely helpful and friendly making the visit that more enjoyable.


Saturday, March 17, 2018
"Lee Young Jun PEN ART" Pen Art(General Remarks) Infinity of lines and dots have symbolism.  Such symbolism is ever changing according to the spirit’s depth.  All works are kaleidoscopic; they are usually composed of indescribable expressions.  Therefore, art’s depth also can be said to be unlimited.  Is pen art’s depth also infinite?  In other words, do the lines and dots flowing from the nib of a pen have an artistic qualification?  In this respect, it is worth thinking deeply.  Pen art begins from an essence of nature’s fundamental values.  From the standpoint of value, or color, a harmony of black and white is essential in nature.  As it is impossible to see any color in darkness, distinguishing color is an essential role of light.  That is why the soul is drawn to light.  Whiteness, or light is a spiritual reflection of the soul while blackness, or darkness is a reality of life on earth.  As the color green is an essential color of vegetation, burnt charcoal is an earthy color that will stay near black.  Blackness is heterogeneous and may be hostile to life.  If blackness belongs to the essence of nature, it also may be said to represent the image of death.  A combination of black and white constitutes degrees of lightness and darkness.  When painting black on a white background, the soul is transported to the white background.  Whiteness comes to life when contrasted with black line and black space.  In this case, soul also may be expressed through the blackness.  Soul may be transported to the black or a combination of white and black, which shed a mysterious merit to the soul or spirit.  Pen arts starts and ends from an essence of nature’s fundamental contrasts.  The primary essence is infinite and eternal while the artistic harmony of black and white can take one’s breath away.  But, this is not possible until a metamorphosis has been realized over many years and spiritual transcendence has occurred.  The transfer of spirit  occurs when one’s life experiences are projected onto the white canvas in harmony with blackness.  That is the true ‘pen art.’                Artist Lee Young Jun I am a Korean. I pioneered the " Lee Young Jun Pen Art " and Perfected the genre. I am Artist Lee Young Jun. Pen Art is the only genre is an important work In the world. The works are extremely valuable. And no one is able to work not dare to imitate. The hope my work can be sympathy to many people. Thank you.

Caysha's Journey

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Absolutely love this Museum! My 3 year old had a blast and even us adults loved it! Our favorite was the Teaching kitchen. You do need to sign up at the door as they only have room for 16 including adults, but they do have the class going on throughout the day. Recommend checking for coupons prior as they are pricey!

Rachel Mattson

Monday, March 5, 2018
My kiddos love this museum! It’s great for all ages. They have an exhibit just for little ones (0-3 years old) which is wonderful! It includes a park-themed area with soft things to climb & toy animals and it also has a dentist exhibit in this area. They have another exhibit that is an actual firetruck that has been converted into a playplace. My 2 yo could spend hours playing there! The water play area is super fun too. They do provide waterproof jackets which help, but I recommend bringing a change of clothes if your little one plays in this area. Overall a great children’s museum! Oh, and another perk - parking is FREE!

Natalie Harper

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
We use to love coming here until I recently witnessed one of the museum's supervisors berating and insulting some poor employee right IN FRONT OF me and my children. The employee was clearly trying not to cry and visibly humiliated. It was uncomfortable and sickening to watch.

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