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Denver Art Museum, Zoo, and Botanical Garden Free Days in 2022

The annual free days offered by the Science and Cultural Facilities District cover the largest nonprofit institutions in the metro area, from the Denver Art Museum and Denver Botanical Gardens to the Denver Zoo, and they’re always on. family successes.

The aforementioned organizations are considered Tier 1 organizations in SCFD’s sales tax-enabled funding, and with a surprisingly large raise this year – $62.2 million, an 18% increase since the start of the year. year versus 2021 – they’re set to come back strong for 2022.

Here are the highlights for Tier 1 organizations. Some organizations are free every day, such as the Broomfield Veterans Museum, Foothills Art Center and Aurora History Museum, according to the SCFD.

To verify scfd.org/find-culture/free-days soon for a full, updated list and printable bookmark for the institutions below. Most require online reservations, and all events are subject to change or cancellation due to changing COVID-19 mandates. Visit denvergov.org/government/covid-19-information for the last in town.

Denver Art Museum

  • January 11 and 22
  • February 28
  • 8 March

Note: General admission to the museum is free for children 18 and under every day. 720-865-5000 or denverartmuseum.org

denver zoo

Due to demand, the Denver Zoo has set up an online lottery system that will randomly select winners. Potential participants must register online for a five-day open lottery period for a chance to get up to five vouchers for the corresponding free day. The first free day will take place on Friday January 7, with the lottery period open until Thursday December 30. No tickets will be available at the door. Other free days: February 6, April 10, October 8 and November 1. 720-337-1400 or denverzoo.org

Denver Botanical Gardens at York Street

  • January 17
  • February 17
  • March 16
  • April 21th
  • June 7
  • July 6
  • August 16
  • November 25.

Call 720-865-3500 or visit botanicgardens.org/events/free-days for this and the two locations listed below.

Denver Botanical Gardens at Chatfield Farms

  • January 17
  • February 17
  • March 16
  • April 21th
  • June 7
  • July 6,
  • August 6
  • November 25.

Denver Botanical Gardens at Plains Conservation Center

  • January 20
  • February 17
  • March 19
  • June 16
  • July 23
  • August 23
  • November 19
  • December 15

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

$10 DCPAccess tickets on sale for Jan. 25’s “Rattlesnake Kate”; “In the Upper Room” from January 25; “Choir Boy” from April 12; and “Quixote Nuevo” from May 3. 303-893-4100 or denvercenter.org

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

  • Jan. 3, 23 and 29*
  • February 7 and 27
  • May 1 and 23
  • August 17*
  • Sep 7*
  • September 19
  • October 9
  • December 5

*Free only from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 303-370-6000 or dmns.org

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