A visit to the Mile High City promises a blend of urban activities and outdoor adventures that the entire family can enjoy. If you’re traveling with little ones, we’ve highlighted 10 of the best activities for kids in Denver to help make planning your getaway a breeze.

Children’s Museum of Denver: Best suited for children eight and younger, kids will learn while having fun at this hands-on museum.

Morrison Natural History Museum: Take a quick 25-minute ride west of downtown Denver to this paleontology museum. Children will learn about dinosaurs, fossils, research and more. It’s a great complement to a visit to Dinosaur Ridge areas.

Denver Zoo: Explore this 80-acre facility, the most visited paid attraction in Denver. From Wolf Pack Woods to Bear Mountain, you’ll find a variety of things to do in Denver just by visiting the zoo.


Butterfly Pavilion: Walk through interactive exhibits, including a rain forest with 1,600 butterflies. Your kids will be dazzled seeing the bright colors of the butterflies as they fly all around them.

Downtown Aquarium: With 500 species living in more than 1,000,000 gallons of fresh and salt water, the aquarium is a favorite among activities for kids in Denver.

Family Friendly Comedy Improv: A free comedy show geared toward family appropriate humor, these shows are held on the first and third Saturday of each month at the Denver Puppet Theater. An added bonus? Admission is free.


Water World: A water park located just 10 miles north of downtown, guests can enjoy a lazy river, raft rides, water slides and a water-themed fun house.

Lollipop Park Indoor Children’s Amusement Park: With tea cup rides, a horse carousel, fun mirrors, an air bounce play center and more, kids will love the thrills offered at this children’s amusement park.

Tiny Town Railroad: Spend the day with your family riding the train and exploring our kid-sized buildings and replicas. Enjoy fresh air and treats all located a short drive west of Denver.

Get ready for family fun
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