The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District is a voter-approved special district in the seven-county metro area that provides a stable source of supplemental funding to more than 300 scientific and cultural organizations inside the district’s boundaries. The SCFD collects a one-tenth of 1 percent sales-and-use tax (or one penny on every $10 spent), providing approximately $40 million each year to area cultural attractions both small and large.
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A fee still applies to IMAX films, Planetarium shows, and temporary exhibitions. Reservations and amenities (lunchroom, coat and lunch storage, bus drop off, etc.) for school groups are not available on SCFD Community Free Days.
I have lived in Colorado for 10 years and I can tell you from personal experience that there are many Denver Colorado attractions and LOTS of things to do. Denver is Colorado’s capital and most populated city so there are are COUNTLESS activities here.
If you are in Denver and cannot find things to do, then you just have not looked! There are amusement parks, sporting events, concerts, museums, parks, resorts and world class restaurants. If you like clubs, then you will love the night life in Denver!
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TheDenver Museum of Nature and Science is my favorite place to take my kids. The price is reasonable for an amazing learning journey for the whole family. It’s 15USD for non-members and 12USD for members of the museum.
There is a planetarium, a great dinosaur exhibit and lots about the species of North America and the world. There is an incredible exhibit that explores the human body.
Elitch Gardens Theme and Waterpark is a decent amusement park in Denver. This place
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alone has LOTS and LOTS to do. There are constant concerts, shows and special events hosted at Elitch Gardens. The prices vary based on your age: Adults – 34.99, Children – 31.99, Seniors (62+) – 29.99 (children under age 3 – FREE). Parking will cost you 15USD. So, all this stuff adds up but its worth doing at least once or twice.
During hot Denver summer’s check out the Elitch Garden’s Water park. Definitely check the schedule of Elitch Garden because sometimes they are closed or have huge special events that you may not want to miss.
If you have children under 10 you may want to take them to the Children’s Museum. Kids LOVE this place. And the smaller they are the MORE they will enjoy it. People don’t talk about it much, but its one of those hidden gems that kids really get a kick out of. The children’s Art museum is great if you have small kids
Dave and Busters is like an adult version of Chucky Cheese, its like a play ground for adults. With sports bars, birthday party areas, restaurants, video games for all ages.
At night Denver comes alive. On the weekends there are so many clubs and people of all ages going out to dance and drink that its VERY hard to find parking. If you can, it’s best to just get a hotel and walk or get a taxi around town. It’s not impossible to find parking, but it’s going to cost you anywhere from 6-15USD for only a few hours. You can park from night until day there for 6USD though.
Skiing is a BIG deal in Denver! I must admit I have never been. These days when I tell people I live in Colorado, they either asking me about the legalized marijuana or skiing and I don’t have any experience with either one.. seriously.. I did not inhale..
If you love to ski then you must look into checking it out if you are in the city: