70+ of Denver’s best field trips!
posted by: Mile High Mamas
While the kids might be at home learning online, it doesn’t mean you can’t get out for a stimulating field trip. Denver takes education to a higher level with endless outdoor adventures, interactive games and world-class cultural attractions. Where else can you track dinosaurs, check out Egyptian mummies, see vivid street art, hike around sandstone monoliths and take a treetop zip-line tour? The city also has plenty ofVisit Denver has compiled this amazing resource!
NATURE AND SCIENCE
Denver is surrounded by natural wonders and diverse ecosystems, providing the perfect classroom for budding scientists.
Run wild at theand find everything from dinosaurs to Egyptian mummies, now featuring two new exhibitions: famous artworks made out of LEGO® bricks, and an interactive look into what dogs are thinking; go on a safari at featuring the latest exhibition, with giant plant and animal sculptures; swim with sharks and pet stingrays at the learn about Colorado’s ecosystems at go on an inspiring including the see rescued lions, tigers, bears and wolves roaming freely at the look for rare at track dinosaurs at see if you can spot bison at explore the vast world of invertebrates in a rain forest setting at and don’t forget the dog thanks to these hotels and parks.
Denver’s year-round outdoor playground needs no introduction. But here’s a cheat sheet on how to get some fresh air and pick up valuable skills.
Go for an easy bike ride along the beautifulthat runs through downtown by renting a bike through or take a tour with (ages 11 and up and accompanied by an adult); check out the in the city that are exactly 5,280 feet above sea level; hang out in the like with its two lakes, gardens and mountain views; go for a hike among the stunning sandstone monoliths at learn to climb (all ages) on real Rocky Mountain cliffs only minutes from town with and take an inspiring to check out and historical sites. If adrenaline-fueled activities are your thing, lets you soar on 1.5 miles of zip line at speeds of up to 50 mph, take a treetop zip-line tour 65 feet above Clear Creek with or do it all at where you can zip line, traverse granite cliffs (thanks to Colorado’s only private via ferrata), roll down the mountain inside a giant ball and finish your adventures by rafting on Clear Creek. You can also spend a night in either cabins or yurts and do it again the following day. Note: The adventure parks have minimum age and weight requirements.
The city has a colorful past. These museums and cultural attractions provide exciting ways to get your hands on history.
See what it’s like to be a firefighter at thego back in time at Denver’s oldest house at learn about the of Titanic survivor Margaret Tobin Brown at the take an inspiring watch history come alive at with cutting-edge activities like a virtual ski jump; hear the stories behind some of the state’s most prominent women at the see classic and unique cars, airplanes and trains at the take an unforgettable or check out the go on a self-guided history adventure via the and take a train ride at the
FINE ART & STREET ART
Seeing famous artwork up close and creating your own through workshops is essential for developing the right side of the brain. Here’s how to bring out your best.
Get free admission toknown for its Indigenous art collection, every day for those under 18 and enjoy various activities and programs for kids; check out the the premier Latin American art museum in the Rocky Mountain region; see large-scale works of one of the most important American artists of the 20th century at the (free admission for children under 17; the museum is temporarily closed until Sept. 18); see inspiring and challenging contemporary art at (free admission for children under 18) with special programs for teens; take on all kinds of DIY projects from leatherworking to jewelry making at (recommended for ages 9 and up; minors must be accompanied by an adult); express yourself through various arts-based classes and workshops for all ages at and see why Denver is becoming a mecca for with mind-blowing murals all over town. For more about the “Love This City” mural above, read the about local artist Pat Milbery of So-Gnar Creative Division.
MUSIC, FILM & LITERATURE
Take a break from textbooks by diving into literature from locally owned shops or seeing a movie on the big screen. Here’s how to expand your world.
Enjoy ain the great outdoors; buy books at or take stunning images at these popular take a comedy class for kids and teens at and get a glimpse of many of the big stars who’ve performed at via the Colorado Music Hall of Fame (temporarily closed) located not far from the stage.
FUN & GAMES
Now it’s time for recess. You deserve some playtime!
Choose from five themed escape rooms for an unforgettable experience atgo bowling and play arcade games at play various golf games and try the delicious food at or play a round of mini-golf at release some energy (and rage) by breaking various things at (must be at least 13); play board games at the go on a scavenger hunt with spot at the shoot at each other with foam-tipped arrows at (recommended for ages 10 and up; youth hours on weekend for those 7-12); throw axes, yes axes, at (recommended for ages 10 and up); assemble a team and choose a mission in live-action escape rooms at and create, discover and explore with unique exhibits and activities on nine acres at the (newborns through age 8).
Download this PDF for your kids to record where they went and what they learned. Send a picture of your completed form to [email protected] so they can see where you went and tag your social posts with #fieldtripDenver.
Please check with local businesses and attractions individually before you venture out for the latest COVID-19-related policy updates and hours of operation.