Denver Living - Places - Museums - Denver, Colorado, USA

Displays of objects; includes planned educational activities related to art, history, culture, or science
  • Art Arvada: Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities; galleries of contemporary, folk, art, design and crafts
  • Art DAM: Denver Art Museum; major art museum; noted American Indian, pre-Columbian, and Spanish Colonial collections; founded 1893; noted 2006 expansion designed by architect Daniel Libeskind
  • Art DIA: Denver International Airport Art Displays; permanent collection of 26 site-specific works created by 39 artists including sculptures, murals and installations; exhibition program
  • Art MCART: Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Art Kirkland: Vance Kirkland Museum; 20th-century decorative arts; strong focus on first 3/4 of 20th century; paintings of the Colorado artist, Vance Kirkland (1904-1981); work of other 20th Century American artists
  • Art Outdoor: Museum of Outdoor Arts; art, architecture and landscape design integrated into the community and business environment; outdoor sculptures in Greenwood Plaza; indoor galleries, studios and offices in the Englewood Civic Center
  • Aviation: Wings Over The Rockies Air and Space Museum; exhibits include technology, avionics, spacecraft, and aircraft; Boeing B-52B, Rockwell B-1A Lancer, Grumman F-14, Cessna U-3A, and Beech UC-45
  • Children's: The Children's Museum of Denver; hands-on experience for children newborn to age eight and their grown-ups
  • CO Hist: Colorado Historical Society; History Museum in Denver, part of Civic Center Cultural complex
  • Firefighters: Denver Firefighters Museum; history of firefighting in Denver as well as public education about fire prevention; located in historic Denver Fire Station number 1, constructed in 1909 and on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Miniatures: Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys; workshops and outreach programs; in the Pearce-McAllister Cottage, a property owned by the Colorado Historical Society near City Park
  • Mizel Ctr: Singer Gallery; modern and contemporary art exhibitions; part of Mizel Center for Arts and Culture
  • Molly Brown: Historic Denver’s Molly Brown House Museum; the story of Margaret Tobin Brown (1867-1932) who became known as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" after her death; museum is in her former house in the Capitol Hill neighborhood
  • Museo: Museo de las Americas; art and culture of the people of Latin America, from ancient times to the present
  • Nature & Science: Denver Museum of Nature & Science; informal science education in the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe; located in City Park
  • Tiny Town RR: One-sixth-sized town; steam train ride; at the site of the Denver-Leadville stagecoach stop southwest of Denver; originally built in 1915
  • Transportation: Forney Transportation Museum; exhibits of historical transportation vehicles of all kinds: antique cars, trains, railcars, buggies, carriages, wagons, fire engines, aircraft, cable car, trolleys, tractor, motorcycles, bicycles, tricycles, and related costumes
  • Wildlife: The Wildlife Experience; wildlife and habitats; Parker
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