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Free Denver fun: Touch-a-Truck and art gallery

Arapahoe library art gallery

It’s not just about books at the library: Arapahoe Libraries recently announced two free kid-friendly events. 


When: Wednesday, May 22, 9-11 am
Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S. Biscay Cir., Centennial
all ages

Honk the horn and turn the wheel at ‘Touch-a-Truck’! Construction trucks and other cool vehicles are taking over the parking lot at Smoky Hill Library on Wednesday, May 22, from 9-11 am. Kids can climb on and explore these awesome trucks in person. The event is free and open to all ages.

Art Gallery Opening

When: Thursday, May 2, 6-7:30 pm
Where: Koelbel Library, 5955 S. Holly St., Centennial
Who: ages 11+

Arapahoe Libraries will host a reception honoring 2024 Featured Artist Latasha Greene. Greene will give a short presentation followed by a viewing of the art gallery. The event is family-friendly and recommended for ages 11 and up. Light refreshments will be provided.

Greene is a Denver-based painter and illustrator who loves the outdoors. She aims to share that passion to help show that the outdoors is for everyone!

Don’t miss

Some more local ones are free every day including Aurora History Museum; Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum; Golden History Musuem (free on Wednesday and Saturday); Hudson Gardens; Longmont Museum and Cultural Center (2nd Saturday each month); the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History (free but, donations appreciated).

Denver Free Days 2024

FREE Library Adventure Pass. Use your Jefferson County, Douglas County, Denver County or Arapahoe County library card to reserve a FREE Adventure Pass to one of our local participating cultural institutions. Reserve free passes up to 14 days in advance. Participating cultural institutions include the Butterfly Pavilion, the Denver Trolley, Denver Zoo, History Colorado Center, the Colorado Railroad Museum, DMNS and more. 

Other Denver Museums and Attractions

Denver CurlingDenver’s best museums for kids.

‘Snow Days’ debuts at the Denver Children’s Museum: 8 must-see attractions.

Check out a sewing machine, Colorado State Park pass, Go-Pro and more for FREE from the Denver Public Library.

Denver’s best new playgrounds and this guide to Denver Playgrounds & Parks. 

15 Quirky Roadside Attractions in Colorado and Secret Denver: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure.

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