Denver is a thriving hub of arts and culture. While there is no shortage of places to visit, we have compiled a list of must-see spots. All located within 10 minutes of downtown Denver.
1. Denver Art Museum
We start off our list with The Denver Art Museum. The Denver Art Museum is one of the largest museums between Chicago and the West Coast. This educational non-profit host a vast collection of more than 70,000 unique works for art. That highlights various communities and cultures, spanning from gothic Europe and Ancient American civilizations to modern and contemporary art. The galleries can be explored online through virtual tours through the Denver Art Museum From Home.
2. Denver Museum of Nature and Science
If you are more scientifically inclined, then The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is the perfect spot for you. The museum hosts a wide variety of exhibits that are suitable for all ages. Bring your kids to the Discovery Zone and experiment with building methods and materials. Interested in artifacts? Then check out exhibits that highlight Ancient Egypt, North American Indian cultures, gems, minerals, and more. The museum also offers a variety of online activities to interact with the exhibits from the safety of your home.
3. Molly Brown House Museum
The Molly Brown House Museum tells the story of Margaret “Molly” Brown’s activism through exhibits and educational programs. This historic landmark has been home to people from all walks of life. Homing governors and ultimately becoming a boarding house. Explore the unique history of the home through its Victorian architecture, paintings, and photographs.
4. Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
Finding a fun place for kids of multiple ages can be a challenge. The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is here to solve that problem. They offer activities and exhibits for children as young as the age of one. Their exhibits are broken out into four categories. Explore, imagine, investigate, and create and they offer activities that range from adventure courses, science experiments, and art studios. All designed to keep your tiny tots entertained for hours.
5. Forney Museum of Transportation
If you are a car fan the Forney Museum of Transportation is just the place for you. With over 600 artifacts that dictate transportation throughout time you will find yourself engulfed in vehicles, aircraft’s, trains, and carriages that span back to 60 years ago. The exhibit also offers virtual tours through Visit Denver.