Attractions

Molly Brown House Museum

The Molly Brown House Museum

In 1970 local citizens joined forces to preserve the long-time home of Titanic's most famous survivor. They organized as Historic Denver, Inc . and began a long-legacy of preserving Denver's historic places. Today, you can visit the Brown's opulent 1889 home, designed by architect William Lang. You'll also hear the fascinating tales of Molly Brown's incredible life, from instant mining-town wealth, to labor reform and the stages of New York. The Molly Brown House Museum participates in Historic Denver's new program, Denver Story Trek , an interactive, self-guided exploration through Denver. Customize your trek through Denver's past and learn about the city's historic landscapes and landmarks.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday- Saturday:
Open at 10:00am
Last Tour starts at 3:30pm

Sunday: Open at 12:00pm
Last Tour starts at 3:30pm

Guided tours generally start
every 30 minutes

Molly Brown House Museum
1340 Pennsylvania Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone - 303.832-4092
Fax - 303.832-2340

The Children's Museum Denver

The Children's Museum of Denver is all about children and their grownups learning through play. With interactive exhibits , year-round special events , and daily educational programming , there is always something fun and exciting to do.

Hours

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Wednesday – Open until 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Target Tuesday Nights
Free Play the 1st Tuesday of every month from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

We are closed for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Easter. We also have a 3-day annual maintenance closure every September. 2011 dates: September 13th, 14th and 15th.

Admission

Children under 1: Free
Age 1: $6.00
Ages 2 – 59: $8.00
Seniors (60+): $6.00
Members are always free

Denver Art Museum

With more great art in amazing spaces, the new Denver Art Museum will change the way you see art and architecture

Hours

Monday

Closed

Tuesday–Thursday

10 am–5 pm

Friday

10 am–8 pm*

Saturday–Sunday

10 am–5 pm**

*On final Fridays, we're open until 10 pm for Untitled mixed-media events .

**The museum offers free General Admission on the first Saturday of the month, courtesy of Target and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Those 2011 dates are: Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3.

Holiday Hours

The museum is closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Location

We're part of the Civic Center Cultural Complex, located on 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock in downtown Denver.

Paramount Theatre

1621 Glenarm Place,Denver, CO.

History

Built by Temple Buell for Publix Theatres in 1930, the Paramount Theatre instantly surpassed the standards of the dozens of theatres that lined the streets of Denver and has remained the only local theatre of its time to maintain its original dignity and glamour. It is significant not only as an excellent illustration of Art Deco design and craftsmanship and a tribute to an architect who made considerable contributions to the Denver region, but as a unique reflection of a broad social and cultural phenomenon that prevailed in the early decades of the 20 th century in Denver and the entire nation.

By the mid 1920's, the movie house had become America's primary social gathering place and amusement center. The "theatres for the common man" entertained millions in the 20's as much by their own fantastic splendor as by the fantasy presented on their stages and screens. The Paramount Theatre was no exception. On August 29, 1930, an estimated crowd of 20,000 gathered in the streets of Denver to celebrate the Grand Opening showing of "Let's Go Native", rivaling the attendance and excitement previously generated only by Hollywood premiers. The rave reviews and wide-spread public awe immediately established the Paramount Theatre as the foremost movie house in Denver.

The glamorous atmosphere was and is heightened by the original architectural and design elements. The architect, Temple Buell, built several important buildings in the region and is credited for founding the "western style" of architecture. Despite his many successes, Buell was known to claim the Paramount as the finest example of his work. The Theatre is an unrivaled testament to Art Deco design and the craftsmanship of the era. The façade, with pre-cast concrete blocks enhanced by glazed terra cotta moldings, offers a striking contrast to the rusticated stone of surrounding buildings. It also reflects a popular design device of the period: terra cotta decorative elements create the illusion of extra height for the three-story building. The ornate details above the windows and on the sills showcase a recurrent interior motif of rosettes, leaves, feathers and fiddle-head ferns. Green-tinged black marble at the street level and above each window give contrast and more drama to the exterior elements.

The interior represents an excellent example of "Zig Zag Art Deco" design, the fanciful and ornamental architectural expression popularized in the Jazz Age. The building was also equipped with luxuries consistent with the golden age of film, such as a splendidly ornamented lobby, indirect lighting, a vaulted sunburst ceiling, cut glass chandeliers, Egyptian lights, Italian marble, and a neon marquee. Exotic and flamboyant decoration - Aztec figures, fern, floral, and leaf motifs, sun rays and the ziggurat form - are consistent inside and outside the building, and are repeated in many minute details including stair railings and radiator grilles.

The colorful and dramatic false gold leafing and copper and bronzing in the auditorium frame silk murals created by renowned artist Vincent Mondo. The murals beautifully depict classic Commedia Dell'arte figures such as Herlequin, Pierrot, Columbine and Pierrette, among others, and were heralded by the Rocky Mountain News as the first silk murals in the Denver area. Similar Commedia Dell'arte murals by Mondo were later repeated in various Publix Theatres across the nation, as the Paramount's interior served as a model for at least three other theaters.

Originally designed for the silent movies of the time, the Paramount houses a one of a kind Wurlitzer twin-console organ designed to produce varied sound effects in accompaniment with the picture show. More than 1600 pipes generate sounds of orchestral and percussion instruments as well as special effects such as train whistles, horses' hooves and pounding surf. Despite the fact that the introduction of sound pictures quickly eliminated the need for musical accompaniment, the organ remains as one of the largest to have ever been installed in the Rocky Mountain area and is joined by its sister in New York City's Radio City Music Hall as one of only two remaining in the United States.

The Paramount Theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 and was declared an historic landmark by the City of Denver in 1988. Today, The Historic Paramount Theatre remains a vibrant, multi-event facility where Denver Metro residents enjoy a wide variety of entertainment options each year. From rock concerts to dance performances, comedy to lectures and movies to Wurlitzer organ performances, the Historic Paramount Theatre remains a top choice in Denver's entertainment scene.

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Explore backstage at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the world’s largest performance facility under one roof. This four-block, 12-acre site hosts Broadway blockbusters, Tony Award-winning theatre, ballet, opera and symphony. Managed by The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, guided tours showcase rarely seen areas including:

Actor’s Alley, where door-size, hand-painted replicas of Broadway show posters adorn the walls and feature cast autographs
Theatre design and construction facilities where props, costumes, lighting and scenery are created
Stages, dressing rooms and rehearsal studios
These 90-minute tours begin in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex at Speer and Arapahoe. Due to performance related activities, theatre access changes daily and access may not be available for all spaces.

Tour options include:
Regularly-scheduled tours Mon and Sat at 10am; advance reservations are encouraged (excludes major holidays). $8 per person
Customized group tours: available with two-weeks’ advance reservations. Submit a Tour request Form.
Looking for a special holiday treat? Special Holiday Tours are also available Saturdays Nov 21-Dec 28 at 10am and 11am. Holiday tours are $10 per person and include a gift bag.
Call 303.893.4100 for information.

Byers Evans House

The Byers-Evans House was home to two prominent Denver families and is one of the city's most historic landmarks. Built in 1883, it has been beautifully restored to the period between 1912 and 1924. Polished wood finishes, brightly patterned wallpapers, ornate mantles, and period draperies form a backdrop for a rich variety of Evans family furnishings.

The gallery showcases changing displays focusing on Denver, Colorado, and the Rocky Mountain West. Find out what's on display now

Pepsi Center

Pepsi Center
1000 Chopper Circle
Denver, CO 80204
Main line: 303.405.1100

Pepsi Center is located in Denver's Central Platte Valley. There are two main entrances: 7th Street and Auraria Parkway, and Speer Boulevard and Chopper Circle.

Directions:
From I-25 North take the Speer Boulevard South exit, 212 A. At the second stop light, turn right onto Chopper Circle.

From I-25 South take the Auraria Parkway exit, 210 C. Turn left on 7th Street to enter the grounds of Pepsi Center.

From downtown Denver, take Speer Boulevard to Auraria Parkway. Go west on Auraria Parkway and turn right on 7th Street.

Guest Relations
Pepsi Center guest feedback form allows guests to enter a suggestion, submit a complaint or get general information regarding the arena. The Guest Relations Staff will respond to your form within 48 hours of submission. Before submitting a form, please make sure to check the Fan's A-Z guide for more information regarding your question or comment as it may be answered there.

Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park

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 Only $79.99 per person

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2011 Daily Tickets

Adults 48″ and Over: $42.99. Save $5- buy online today! Just $37.99.

Children Under 48″ and Seniors over age 62: $29.99. Save $2- buy online today! Just $27.99.

Directions

Elitch Gardens is conveniently located in downtown Denver. From I-25, go south on Speer Boulevard (Exit Speer South) then turn right onto Elitch Circle. Guests may also arrive via RTD bus or Light Rail. Both options have stops at Elitch Gardens.

Click here for RTD's Web site for more information regarding bus and/or Light Rail schedules.

For more information, feel free to call us at 303.595.4386

Denver Zoo

Welcome to Denver Zoo!
For further information, please call 303-376-4800. Don't miss one of our most popular Zoo events - feeding time!

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a person 16 years or older.

Hours

Open every day of the year

Summer Hours (March 1-October 31)
Admissions Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grounds close at 6 p.m.

Winter Hours (November 1-February 28)
Admissions open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grounds close at 5 p.m.

Admission

Mar 1- Oct 31 Nov 1- Feb 28
Ages 12-64 $13 $10
Ages 65+ $10 $8
Ages 3-11 $8 $6
2 and under FREE FREE


Plan a group trip to the Zoo and save!

General Admission Group Tickets

We are pleased that your group is planning a visit to Denver Zoo! A discount on admission is available for groups of 10 or more paid admissions. Non-profit organizations also receive special group pricing with proof of non-profit status. Accredited school groups can take advantage of school group rates through Education .
Group rate tickets can be purchased in advance, by reservation, online ( for groups 10-49 ) or at the box office on the day of your visit.

  • If you know the date of your visit and the size of the group that will be visiting; please mail or fax in the Group Sales Form . Group tickets are nonrefundable.
  • If you know the date of your visit, but are unsure of the size of your group; please mail or fax in the Group Reservation Form .
  • Group rates are also available at the Box Office on the day of your visit during normal operating hours.

SUMMER SEASON: March 1-November 1

Regular admission Groups of
10-49
Groups of
50-99
Groups of
100+ or
non-profits*
Adults
(ages 12-64)
$13 $11.00 $10.50 $9
Seniors
(ages 65+ )
$10 $8.50 $8 $7
Children
(ages 3-11)
$8 $6.75 $6.50 $5.50
2 and under FREE FREE FREE FREE

WINTER SEASON: November 2-February 28

Regular admission Groups of
10-49
Groups of
50-99
Groups of
100+ or
non-profits*
Adults
(ages 12-64)
$10 $8.50 $8 $7
Seniors
(ages 65+ )
$8 $6.75 $6.50 $5.50
Children
(ages 3-11)
$6 $5 $4.75 $4.25
2 and under FREE FREE FREE FREE

Group tickets are nonrefundable , but are good for the season in which they were purchased (winter, summer). Tickets may be used for a group event or individually


DENVER ZOO CONSIGNMENT PROGRAM

Denver Zoo would like to offer your employees and visitors the opportunity to visit Denver Zoo 365 days a year at a highly discounted rate in 2011. By joining Denver Zoo's consignment program you can provide your employees with the benefit of enjoying Denver's most popular attraction at incredible admission rates.

Denver Zoo consignment tickets can be purchased and managed easily online. When you purchase consignment tickets online with Denver Zoo it's as simple as selecting a day to visit, making a payment with a credit card and printing the ticket. Tickets will be printed with a specific date on them but are valid for daytime admission any day of the year! No more collecting money and mailing tickets back to Denver Zoo. All purchases are non-refundable.

The prices for Consignment tickets during the year are as follows:

Summer Season
March 1-October 31
Adult (12-64) - $9.50 (Regular rate $13- Savings of $3.50)
Child (3-11) - $5.50 (Regular rate of $8- Savings of $2.50)
Senior (65+) - $7.00 (Regular rate of $10- Savings of $3.00)

Winter Season
November 1-February 28
Adult (12-64) - $7 (Regular rate $10- Savings of $3)
Child (3-11) - $4.25 (Regular rate $6- Savings of $1.75)
Senior (65+) - $ 5.50 (Regular rate $8- Savings of $2.50)

Zoo Lights Season
Dates TBA December 2011 - January 2012
Adult (12-64) - $8 (Regular rate $9- Savings of $1)
Child (3-11) - $4 (Regular rate $5- Savings of $1)
Senior (65+) - $6 (Regular rate $7- Savings of $1)

After you have completed the attached contract a Denver Zoo representative will contact you to answer any questions and provide you with a unique account code and password that will allow you to purchase highly discounted Denver Zoo admission tickets online.

As an incentive to introduce your employees to the wonders of Denver Zoo we have created a rewards program. At the end of the year, Denver Zoo will award prizes to the three individuals who sell the most Denver Zoo tickets in 2011. The company contact that sells the most tickets will receive an exclusive behind the scenes tour for up to four individuals, second place will receive a family membership and third place will receive four Denver Zoo daytime admission passes and four Zoo Lights passes.

To start the process please fill out the accompanying form and mail or fax it back.
Click here to print faxable Consignment ordering form (24k PDF)

Click here to print faxable Zoo Lights Consignment ordering form (24k PDF)

Tourism Sales Ordering Policies:

  • Tickets may not be sold for more than the consignment ticket prices listed above.
  • Tickets are valid January 1–December 31, 2011 daytime admission only.
  • Passes may not be used for evening events or special priced events.
  • For your security please do not distribute your access code to outside sources
  • In order to qualify for 2012 consignment ticket pricing your company must sell more than 100 tickets in 2011.
  • Summer season is from March 1-October 31 and winter season is November 1-February 28.

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about Denver Zoo's consignment program. Please feel free to contact Felise Buckheart at 303-376-4873 or fbuckheart@denverzoo.org or Louise Amador at 303-376-6729 or lamador@denverzoo.org


Q: How old do children have to be to come to the Zoo by themselves?
A : Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a person 16 years or older.

Q: Where are your restrooms located?
A: We have restrooms at the Main Gate, Gates Education Center, Congo Basin, Bird World, Tropical Discovery, Giraffes, and in the Feline buildings. Full-service restroom facilities that accommodate the physically challenged are available in Tropical Discovery , Primate Panorama and the Gates Center . Baby changing stations are available at all locations.

Q: Do you have any family restrooms or a place for nursing?
A: Yes, family restrooms are available at the Main Gate and are private for nursing. We also have a family baby changing area at the restrooms located in Primate Panorama.

Q: Can I smoke anywhere in the Zoo?
A: No, but if you exit the Main Gate and get your hand stamped you may smoke in the designated smoking area and re-enter the Zoo.

Q: Can we bring our own picnic to the Zoo?
A: Yes, you may bring in picnics for small family gatherings and there are picnic areas in Giraffe Meadows and the Sycamore Grove across from the Okapi exhibit. We just ask that you do not bring straws, alcohol or glass containers. Why no straws? For the safety of our animals we do not allow straws on Zoo grounds.

If you have a larger group to accommodate, we ask that you please contact our Rentals Department for more information at 303-376-4873 . In this case we do provide catering and all events must use our in-house catering department.

Q: Where do I park and is there a fee?
A: You may park in any of the parking lots adjacent to the zoo or our 4-level parking garage. All of our parking is free.

Q: Are there any places to buy a meal?
A: Yes, Samburu Grille, Northern Shores and Brown Bear offer a variety of food items.

Q: Do you have any free days?
A: We have eight free days annually. They are listed at the top right hand side of this page .

Q: Do you have another gate?
A: No, the Main Entrance is now the only gate in operation.

Q: Do you have lockers to rent out?
A: We have baskets for storage that can be rented for $3 each.

Q: Do you have wheelchairs and wagons for rent?
A: Yes, we have push wheelchairs for $4(members $3)/day and electric scooters for $25/day (must be 18 years of age to operate; no reservations can be made, it is first come first served). Wagons are $5(members $4)/day and jeeps $8/(members $7).

Q: Do you allow heely shoes and skateboards?
A: No, for safety, self-propelled or motorized riding conveyances i.e. skates (wheels must be removed from heelies), skateboards, roller blades, scooters, cycles, big wheels, electric powered toys/riding toys, etc) are not allowed.

Q: Do you allow pets?
A: No, for safety, pets of any kind are not allowed on Zoo grounds. Assistance animals are allowed with some restrictions. Please check in with security at the main gate if you plan on bringing a service animal to the Zoo.

Q: Are there other items that are not allowed in the Zoo?
A: Yes, for the safety of the animal collection, items such as balloons, confetti, flags, straws, boom boxes, loud toys, horns, laser pens, flashlights, stilts, etc., are not allowed. The Zoo reserves the right to refuse any other items that animal staff advises may cause distress to the collection.

Q: Can we feed the animals?
A: No, visitors may not feed, tease, throw objects at or attempt to contact any of the animal collection including the free roaming animals; violation is subject to removal from zoo grounds and/or prosecution.

Q: Do you have an ATM?
A: An ATM is located in the Kibongi Market at the Main Entrance.

Q: Where would I find an item I lost at the Zoo?
A: Located at the Welcome Center in the Main Entrance.

Q: Where can I find first aid?

A: We take care of "owies," and, if needed, paramedic service is available. Please ask any security officer or employee to assist you.

Q: Does the Zoo donate tickets?
A: Denver Zoo donates a set amount of Family Four pack tickets each year to charity partners and non-profit organizations to be used for fund-raising opportunities. To request a donation click here: http://denverzoo.requestitem.com/ If you are looking for a opportunity to visit Denver Zoo for free, check out our website for a list of our Free Days.


 

 


 



 

 


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