Who likes free stuff? We like free stuff. And we’ll bet you do too. So how about free admission to some of Colorado’s coolest places? Every year, many of Colorado’s museums will publish a list of days where admission fees are waived. It’s a great excuse to get out of the house to explore some of the states hidden treasures. Make sure to plan accordingly and arrive early… some of these days can get a little busy. Trust us, the trip is totally worth it for each and every one of the places listed below. Here is a solid list of places offering free museum days in Colorado:
Aurora History Museum
15051 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, Colorado
FREE every day (except Monday)
Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum
12 Garden Center, Broomfield, Colorado
FREE every Thursday & Saturday
Children’s Museum of Denver (Marsico Campus)
2121 Children’s Museum Dr, Denver, Colorado
Free Admission days are on the first Tuesday of every month from 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
1310 Maple St., Golden, Colorado
FREE every day!
Colorado Railroad Museum
17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, Colorado
Free Admission Days for 2019: March 7, May 9, October 10
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, Colorado
Free Admission Days for 2019: January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7.
General admission is FREE for kids 18 and younger every day.
Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St, Denver, Colorado
Free Admission Days for 2019: January 21, February 18, March 22, April 14, May 10 & 11, June 4, July 10, September 3, September 28 & 29, November 11.
Don’t forget to check out their special plant sales May 10 & 11 and September 28 & 29!
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, Colorado
Free Admission Days for 2019: January 7 & 27, February 11, April 3 & 28, June 2, July 2, August 26, September 29, October 14, November 17, December 8
Make sure to check out free admission days for their Night at the Museum nights on April 3 and July 2 from 5:00pm -10:00pm
2300 Steele St, Denver, Colorado
Free Admission Days for 2019: January 10, 18 & 19, February 3 & 4, November 4 & 8
Four Mile Historic Park
715 S Forest St, Denver, Colorado
FREE days at the museum are the second Friday of every month (except holidays). Hours are from noon until 4:00pm
Golden History Museum
923 10th St., Golden, Colorado
FREE every day (except Tuesday) from 10:00am – 4:30pm
6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, Colorado
FREE every day! Hours do vary by season so make sure to check directly with Hudson Gardens for hours of operation.
Longmont Museum and Cultural Center
400 Quail Rd., Longmont, Colorado
FREE on the second Saturday of each month
Nederland Mining Museum
200 N. Bridge St., Nederland, Colorado
FREE every day! Open from early June through late October
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
15th and Broadway, Boulder, Colorado
FREE seven days a week. This museum offers a variety of activities for adults and children that are also FREE!
Please note: Even though entry into the museums may be free, there may be special attractions or other add-on activities that cost an additional fee. Please make sure to check with the museum directly for more information!
What are some of your favorite free places to explore in Colorado? Comment below or shoot us a note! We love to hear from our readers. <3