Do you and your family enjoy hands-on learning, exploring the history and beauty of Colorado, or love to express your artistic side?
Adventures await thanks to the Scientific Cultural and Facilities District, which is offering free experiences at organizations around the Denver Metro just in time for spring break and summer vacation. Your family will have the opportunity to learn about everything from dinosaurs to the wild west roots of Colorado at the following organizations:
- Every Friday through May 19: The Art Garage. Gather your canvas and paints and join an open studio session to hone your artistic skills. Work at your own pace on a project of your choosing. Get feedback and inspiration as you work alongside other artists.
- Wednesday, March 15, and Saturday, April 22: Denver Botanic Gardens. Immerse yourselves in flora from every corner of the globe as your family enjoys acres of natural beauty. Please register in advance.
- Tuesday, March 14, and Tuesday, April 11: Denver Art Museum. Take in masterpieces from every corner of the globe while learning about art throughout the history of modern civilization.
- Friday, March 17, and Monday, April 17: Friends of Dinosaur Ridge. Have a roaring good time as you go back in time at the No. 1 Dinosaur track site in the nation, which also happens to be the home of the world’s first Stegosaurus discovery.
Other organizations participating in 2023 Free Days include: the Clyfford Still Museum, Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Denver Zoo. See all the dates and learn more about the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District by visiting the SCFD website.
Denver Metro area voters created the seven-county SCFD in 1988 to ensure public access to the arts and sciences through public financial support for scientific and cultural organizations. It was most recently renewed by voters in 2016. Each year, SCFD helps fund nearly 300 area organizations via the collection of a 0.1% voter-approved retail sales and use tax. The district-wide tax equates to one cent collected on every $10 spent.