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Location & Hours

Downtown Aquarium

700 Water St.
Denver, Co. 80211

Sun-Thu: 10am-9pm
Fri-Sat: 10am-9:30pm

(303) 561-4450
downtownaquarium.com

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205

Daily, 9am-5pm

Closed Christmas Day.
Some temporary exhibits may have extended viewing hours; check website for details.

(303) 370.6000
dmns.org

Denver Zoo

2300 Steele Street
Denver CO 80205

Mar 1-Oct 31, 9am-4pm daily
Nov 1-Feb 28, 10am-4pm daily

(720) 337-1400
denverzoo.org

Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

2121 Children’s Museum Drive
Denver, Colorado 80211

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9am-4pm
Wed: 9am-7pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm
The Museum is closed on some holidays and for annual maintenance. Please confirm hours before your visit.

(303) 433-7444
mychildsmuseum.org

Denver Botanic Gardens

1007 York St.
Denver, CO 80206

Winter: 9am-5pm daily
Summer: 9am-8pm daily
Hours vary seasonally; see website for current hours.

(720) 865-3500
botanicgardens.org

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

7711 E. Academy Blvd.
Denver, CO 80230

Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm
Sun, 12-5pm
Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Closed for select private events. Click here for up-to-date closure information.

(303) 360-5360
wingsmuseum.org

Denver Art Museum

100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

Sat-Thu: 10am-5pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Open until 10pm on the last Friday of the month January through October for Untitled Final Fridays (included with CityPASS admission).
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Other holiday hours may vary; check website to confirm.

(720) 865-5000
denverartmuseum.org

History Colorado Center

1200 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203

Daily, 10am-5pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

(303) 447-8679
historycolorado.org

CityPASS Admission

Downtown Aquarium

Aquarium Adventure Exhibit

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

General admission

Denver Zoo

Daytime admission

Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

General admission

Denver Botanic Gardens

General admission to York Street gardens

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

General admission and traveling exhibits

Denver Art Museum

General admission

History Colorado Center

General Admission

Highlights

Downtown Aquarium

  • Watch mermaids swim amongst their sea life friends choreographed to music, all while teaching about the importance of taking care of our environment, in the Under the Sea Exhibit.
  • Learn about the variety of interesting marine habitats on the North American continent, as well as the wonderful creatures that live in them.
  • See how animals in a wharf habitat have adapted to survive tides, crashing waves, and tough environments.
  • See a sunken temple, a shipwreck, and a coral lagoon, and explore how those features influence the habitat and the animals around them.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

  • Visit the Red Planet in Space Odyssey as you step up to a detailed diorama of a remote canyon on Mars and maybe even get to talk to an “astronaut.”
  • Travel 3.5 billion years through the history of life on Earth as you encounter dinosaur fossils of all sizes and other amazing creatures in Prehistoric Journey.
  • Hover near an African watering hole, stand just feet away from polar bears, and try out hands-on activities in the wildlife diorama halls.
  • Let the little kids "excavate" fossils, experiment with water in action, test building methods and materials, and create art projects in the Discovery Zone.
  • Take a “hike” on Colorado’s Mount Evans as you actively put your body to the test in Expedition Health.
  • See thousands of authentic objects, including mummies, dinosaur fossils, animals, Native American artifacts, and spectacular gems and minerals from around the world.

Denver Zoo

  • Explore the crown jewel of Denver Zoo, the Toyota Elephant Passage, one of the largest and most complex elephant habitats in North America. You'll see Asian elephants, greater one-horned rhinos and Malayan tapirs living among six unique, abundant habitats.
  • Come closer than ever before to Amur tigers in Denver Zoo's newest exhibit, The Edge, featuring multiple yards and connecting bridges that allow tigers to stride 12 fee over guests' heads, and a viewing area with a perforated wall that brings visitors mere inches from these magnificent creatures.
  • Find yourself in Africa when you enter Predator Ridge, an award-winning exhibit where guests can meander through rock outcroppings and native brush to experience lions, hyenas and African wild dogs.
  • Immerse yourself in the seven-acre habitat for Denver Zoo’s apes and monkeys. Tree-dwelling monkeys delight in the open-air wire mesh tents that soar four stories high and cover more than an acre of ground. The gorillas and orangutans roam freely in their separate one-acre exhibits, climbing ropes and taking afternoon hammock naps in one of the most expansive great ape habitats in the world.
  • Don't miss all there is to learn and see at the Denver Zoo, including aquatic life such as sea lions, river otters and polar bears, grizzly bears, big cats, hyenas, hippos, birds, fish, reptiles and much more.

Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

  • The exhibits at Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus are one-of-a-kind and super fun. Get ready for ALL-IN play!
  • Explore: Trek up a mountain path to an amazing view; shrink to the size of a woodland creature; climb over boulders and leap through a waterfall; and go on your own action-packed adventure, complete with zip lining and spelunking.
  • Imagine: Get your firefighter gear on and save the day; run your own vet clinic; dress up like the tooth fairy; shop at a local farmers market; and spend time in The Book Nook dreaming up ideas for your next adventure.
  • Investigate: Unlock the secret science of bubbles; control the forces of motion and gravity; power amazing things with wind, solar energy, and your own body strength; and splash and experiment with H2O.
  • Create: Master your use of texture, space and color in The Art Studio; assemble your own creations from recycled materials; design and construct your own unique buildings; and prepare delicious food alongside a seasoned chef.

Denver Botanic Gardens

  • Learn about Colorado's native flora in the 17 Gardens of the West, showcasing plants that thrive in the arid climate.
  • See gardens inspired by Japan, China, South Africa and the Tropics, including plants from other regions that are similar to Denver in climate and soils.
  • Enjoy the color of roses, day lilies, irises and more in the Ornamental Gardens, and take a relaxing break in the Shady Gardens, an especially nice place to linger on warm days.
  • Don't miss Mordecai Children's Garden, where your budding horticulturalists can explore plants and the natural world through hands-on experiences and play.
  • Enhance your visit with seasonal art exhibitions, including an outdoor sculpture exhibition every spring and summer.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

  • Dive into one of the premier aerospace attractions in the Rocky Mountain region, home to more than 50 aircraft and space vehicles; world-class traveling exhibits are included with admission.
  • Browse a rare collection of iconic aircraft including a B-1A Lancer, F-14 Tomcat, B-52 Bomber and replica X-Wing Starfighter.
  • Learn about astronauts with Colorado connections who have helped transform our understanding of space.
  • See a Wright Model K Propeller that was signed by Orville Wright at his home in Dayton, Ohio, in 1944.
  • Explore a unique collection of uniforms, gear and more, featuring dozens of items not found anywhere else in the world including specially designed arctic flight suits and original Lowry Air Force Base photography equipment.

Denver Art Museum

  • Discover something new in the museum's current exhibitions, featuring artistic works from their collections in areas such as photography, western American art, fashion and textiles, conservation, Asian art, African Art, American Indian art, and more.
  • Connect with Denver's creative community at artist demonstrations. Every weekend is a new chance to see an artist at work on three-dimensional art in the 3-D Studio.
  • Roll up your sleeves and get creative! Visit the galleries on weekdays during the summer (and on weekends during the school year) to make your own art project. Discover new Create-n-Takes every season.

History Colorado Center

  • Explore 100 powerful artifacts that illustrate how Colorado became Colorado in Zoom In: The Centennial State in 100 Objects. Culled from the vast collections of History Colorado, every object on view had a role in shaping our state--from the age of the Paleoindians to Jack Swigert's Apollo 13 flight suit and beyond.
  • See treasured memorabilia and iconic photographs that bring the past to life in Play Ball! A Celebration of America's Game. Open through the 2018 baseball season, Play Ball! showcases the Marshall Fogel Collection, one of the greatest sets of baseball artifacts ever assembled outside the Hall of Fame.
  • Find inspiration with a look at the artistic side of snowboard design. Colorado artisans including Never Summer, Donek, Weston, Meier, and High Society will fill the History Colorado Center atrium with 26 Colorado-themed snowboards in The Art of the Board. Drop into a half-pipe photo op with the interactive "cyc wall" by artist Chris Carlson. Short for “cyclorama,” the wall forms a curved background that suggests unlimited space—have someone take your photo, then marvel at the 3-D effect. Open through March 31, 2019.
  • Hear the story of Colorado’s longest continuous residents, told in their own voices in Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History. Take a journey to iconic Colorado places the Ute people call home. You’ll see traditional arts, gorgeous photography, and contemporary video showing how Ute people have adapted and persevered through the centuries. Witness the tragic loss of Ute homelands and see efforts to keep Ute culture and language alive today.

CityPASS Entry

Downtown Aquarium

Present your tickets at the main entrance.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Present your tickets at the main entrance.

Denver Zoo

Present your CityPASS tickets at the Boettcher Welcome Center at Denver Zoo's main gate.

Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

Present your tickets at the front desk.

Denver Botanic Gardens

Enter at the main entrance and present your CityPASS tickets at the ticket counter.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Present your CityPASS tickets at the front entrance.

Denver Art Museum

Enter through the Hamilton Building main entrance and present your tickets at the welcome desk.

History Colorado Center

Present your tickets at the main entrance, located on the east side of Broadway at the corner of 12th Avenue.

Offers/Upgrades

Downtown Aquarium

Aquarium Exhibit Value Ticket: Includes one 4-D experience and your choice of two: Face Painting, Coconut Tree Climb, Stingray Fish Food. Cost: $7.

Aquarium Plus Pass: Includes one 4-D experience. Cost: $5.

Animal Encounters: Have a one-on-one encounter with an aquarium animal. Depending on the animal, you may be able to feed, touch, train, and/or get your picture taken with the animal. You can meet our porcupine, sloth, serval, binturong, snakes, tortoises, or parrots. Cost: $15/person for first animal; $10/person for each additional animal; $150 for a private encounter, $100 for each additional animal.

SCUBA & Snorkel Adventures: At Downtown Aquarium you can snorkel or scuba dive with the fish! Swim with the Fish & Dive with the Sharks are two of the most popular and exciting programs at the aquarium. To reserve your dive, please visit www.a1scuba.com or call 303-789-2450.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

IMAX and Planetarium Films: Tickets for IMAX and Planetarium may be purchased at dmns.org, at the main ticketing desk, or at kiosks inside the museum.

Temporary Exhibits: Some temporary exhibit tickets require an additional purchase.

Denver Zoo

Up-close Animal Encounter Behind-the-Scenes Tours: Denver Zoo offers daily up-close animal encounter behind-the-scenes tours that are available for an additional fee ranging from $50-$100.

Attractions, Rides and Special Events: Denver Zoo offers a number of attractions, rides and special events that are not included in CityPASS. Cost vary; see website for details.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Simulator Experiences: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum offers a simulator experience not included in general admission. Flip, turn and twirl in the full-motion MaxFlight simulator, dogfight in Aviation Xtreme or grab your kids and jump on Doron.
All simulator pricing is per person.
Simulator Experience (MaxFlight & Aviation Xtreme only): $13.50
MaxFlight Simulator only: $7.50
Aviation Xtreme Simulator only: $7.50
Doron Simulator only: $5.00

Guided Group Tours: If you are interested in a guided-tour for your group of 10 or more, please contact Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum at 303.360.5360 ext 115, at least two weeks ahead of your visit; additional fees apply.

Above & Beyond Exhibition: Above and Beyond celebrates the power of innovation to make dreams take flight. This Smithsonian-caliber traveling aerospace exhibition features immersive simulations, interactive design challenges, iconic historical touchstones, visionary concepts for the future, and inspiring stories from game-changing innovators, past and present. Included with CityPASS admission. On display October 3, 2018-January 13, 2019.

Theater: Wings’ Harrison Ford Welcome Theater offers a selection of multimedia programming included in CityPASS admission.

Denver Art Museum

Ticketed Exhibitions: Ticketed exhibitions are not included in CityPASS admission and require a separate purchase.

Group Tours: Group tours are offered Monday-Friday and must be booked a minimum of one week in advance. Please inquire with the museum for reservations and pricing.

Advice for Visitors

Downtown Aquarium

Amenities:
  • Dining: Aquarium Restaurant
  • Gift Shops: Treasure Chest Gift Shop

Directions: Click here for directions.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Amenities:
  • Dining: T-Rex Cafe, T-Rex Grab & Go, Coffee Cart
  • Gift Shops: Museum Shop

Best Time to Visit: Weekday afternoons are usually a less-crowded time to visit the museum.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for parking and transportation information.

Accessibility: Click here for accessibility information.

Denver Zoo

Tips:
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Denver Zoo has a wide variety of restaurants and snack carts offering park favorites, like ice cream, pretzels, popcorn, hamburger and hot dogs, to international fare and some of Denver's best bar-b-que.
  • Gift Shops: A wide variety of global gifts, animal-themed clothing and household items can be found in the zoo's retail shops.

Best Time to Visit: Animals are most active in the morning just after the zoo opens. Arrive right at 9am to find the best free parking spot and enjoy animals as they are the most active.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for directions and transportation options. Parking at the zoo is free.

Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

Tips:
  • The Children’s Museum is designed for ages newborn through age 8 and their grown-ups, but kids of all ages can have fun at the museum.
  • A typical visit is 1-3 hours. Give yourself plenty of time to explore.
  • Come dressed for active play at this very busy, very FUN museum.
  • For a better visit, please consider leaving your stroller in your car.
  • Get some fresh air at the outdoor park, open year-round, where kids can get messy. (Bring a change of clothes.)
  • The Café has limited seating, but there is plenty of outdoor seating and picnic space in the park, and outside food is allowed.
  • Children and adults must stay together. No adults are allowed in the museum without a child, and no children without an adult.
  • Bring a few bucks and hop on the Denver Trolley for an open trolley car ride along the South Platte River. Runs Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  • Special events are not included; event pricing varies.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Museum Café
  • Gift Shops: Museum Gift Shop

Best Time to Visit: Mondays and Wednesday evenings have no school groups and fewer visitors.

Accessibility: Click here for accessibility information.

Parking: Click here for parking information.

Denver Botanic Gardens

Tips:
  • Most of the Gardens is not shaded, so dress appropriately in the warm months. The Gardens are open all year; there are beautiful indoor gardens during the winter, but the outdoor gardens will be dormant.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Offshoots Cafe, Hive Garden Bistro
  • Gift Shops: Shop at the Gardens

Parking/Transporation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Accessibility: Click here for information on accessibility.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Tips:
  • Within walking distance of the museum, you'll find a fantastic selection of dining options. A top notch beer garden and Rocket Ice Cream can be found right next door, and just down the block you'll find wood-fired bagels and Baja California-inspired fare.
  • The museum hosts events throughout the year such as a Star Wars™ weekend and Hops in the Hangar beer festival. Tickets to those events are sold separately. Check WingsMuseum.org for up to date information.
Amenities:
  • Gift Shops: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum Gift Shop

Accessibility: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is a handicap accessible attraction. Wheelchairs are available upon request.

Directions: Click here for directions.

Denver Art Museum

Tips:
  • Free First Saturday: Please note that general admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of the month.
Amenities:
  • Gift Shops: The Shop at the Denver Art Museum

Groups: Groups of 10 or more: Please contact the group services team in advance of your arrival at 720-913-0088 (Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm), or email groupsales@denverartmuseum.org.

Accessibility: Click here for information on accessibility.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

History Colorado Center

Tips:
  • Be sure to check the center's website for upcoming deals, lectures or programs that may be included with the price of admission.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Café Rendezvous
  • Gift Shops: Gift Shop

Best Time to Visit: Afternoons are typically quieter than mornings.

Accessibility: Wheelchairs are available for checkout at the front desk.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for parking and transportation information.

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