Denver Arts Week kicks off this weekend, and as part of the celebration, 16 museums in Denver will be offering free admission and extended hours on November 2.
Denver Arts Week is an annual event back for its 13th year (spooky!) that celebrates the arts and culture scene in Denver. For nine days, events are spread throughout the city’s many arts venues, galleries, museums, concert halls, and theaters. On Saturday, Free Night at the Museums will take over the town, with 16 different museums opening their doors to the public, free of charge.
The free day runs from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, and is open to all ages. This can be a family-friendly event or an impressive date night. Denver Arts & Venues is offering free shuttle buses with four different shuttle routes. Some locations will be hosting special Día de Los Muertos events, as well.
Find the full list of museums below, and click here for a printable pdf of the shuttle routes.
Free Night at the Museums Locations:
- Black American West Museum – 3901 California Street
- Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers - Evens House Museum – 1310 Bannock Street
- The Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (The Cell) – 99 West 12th Avenue
- Clyfford Still Museum – 1250 Bannock Street
- Denver Art Museum – 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
- Denver Firefighters Museum – 1326 Tremont Place
- Denver Museum of Nature and Science – 2001 Colorado Boulevard
- Forney Museum of Transportation – 4303 Brighton Boulevard
- History Colorado Center – 1200 Broadway
- Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art - 1201 Bannock Street
- Molly Brown House Museum – 1340 Pennsylvania Street
- Museo De Las Americas – 861 Santa Fe Drive
- Dinosaur Ridge – 16831 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465
- Four Mile Historic Park – 715 South Forest Street
- Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) – 1000 Englewood Parkway, Suite 2-230, Englewood, CO 80110
- Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum – 7711 East Academy Boulevard, Hangar 1
Keep in mind that special exhibitions and events will still require tickets, as free admission is for the museum only. The free shuttles do not make stops at all 16 museums, so check out the information above before you head out. This one-day-only event is a perfect opportunity to explore a new museum or might just be the day you have been waiting to visit an old favorite. Regardless of which one you choose, this seems like too good of an opportunity to pass up.
For the full lineup and schedule of Denver Arts Week, check out the website here.
What other Denver Arts Week events will you be checking out? Is there a museum on the list that you have been hoping to visit on Saturday? Sound off in the comments.