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Arts / Entertainment

Scientific & Cultural Facilities District offers free cultural experiences

Updated February 4, 2009

"Free Days" at Denver museums, gardens, and other cultural facilities allow Colorado residents to sample the best of our state's arts and culture for free.

The SCFD provides for the enlightenment and entertainment of the public through the production, presentation, exhibition, advancement or preservation of art, music, theater, dance, zoology, botany, natural history or cultural history.

Free Days are held throughout the year for Colorado residents, by the:

  • Denver Art Museum
  • Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Denver Center for the Performing Arts
  • Denver Zoo

Hosted by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, the program supports the SCFD’s core belief that culture should be available to all people.

2009 Free Days schedule

Denver Art Museum
100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver
(720)-865-5000

  1. Saturday, February 7, 2009
  2. Saturday, March 7, 2009
  3. Saturday, April 4, 2009
  4. Saturday, May 2, 2009
  5. Saturday, June 6, 2009
  6. Saturday, August 1, 2009
  7. Saturday, September 5, 2009
  8. Saturday, October 3, 2009
  9. Saturday, November 7, 2009
  10. Saturday, December 5, 2009

Denver Botanic Gardens
1005 York St., Denver
(720) 865-3500

  1. Monday, February 16, 2009 (Presidents' Day)
  2. Monday, March 16, 2009
  3. Saturday, April 25, 2009
  4. Monday, July 20, 2009
  5. Saturday, September 19, 2009
  6. Friday, October 23, 2009

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
8500 Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton
(303) 973-3705

  1. Friday, February 6, 2009
  2. Friday, March 6, 2009
  3. Friday, April 3, 2009
  4. Friday, May 1, 2009
  5. Friday, June 5, 2009
  6. Friday, August 7, 2009
  7. Friday, November 6, 2009
  8. Friday, December 4, 2009

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
(303) 322-7009

  1. Monday, February 2, 2009
  2. Wednesday, March 18, 2009
  3. Sunday, April 19, 2009
  4. Sunday, May 31, 2009
  5. Wednesday, June 10, 2009
  6. Monday, July 13, 2009
  7. Wednesday, August 12, 2009
  8. Sunday, September 13, 2009
  9. Sunday, October 4, 2009
  10. Monday, November 2, 2009
  11. Sunday, November 22, 2009

Denver Zoo
2300 Steele St., Denver
(303) 376-4800

  1. Saturday, February 14, 2009
  2. Tuesday, February 24, 2009
  3. Wednesday, October 7, 2009
  4. Sunday, October 25, 2009
  5. Sunday, November 8, 2009
  6. Wednesday, November 11, 2009 (Veterans Day)