Experiential - Places to Go & Things to Do
The Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada CO 80003
The Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities is a multi-use cultural facility operated by the City of Arvada. The Arvada Center is comprised of the Arvada History Museum, three theatres, art galleries, music, dance, and theatre rehearsal rooms, classrooms and a conference center. The Center offers classes in visual and performing arts for people of all ages. The Center also offers a full season of theatrical and musical productions, produced both in-house and by other companies.
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
119 Park Avenue West, Denver CO 80205
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance began as a grass-roots organization in 1970. It is now a 501 (c) (3) multi-cultural performing arts organization in Denver, with a long history of serving the needs of the community. Founded with the belief that the language of dance transcends the boundaries of culture, class and age, this institution is committed to bringing dance into the lives of many diverse people. CPRD is composed of a professional modern dance ensemble, year-round dance school, 300 seat theatre, in-school lecture demonstration series, international summer dance institute and outreach program for at-risk youth. In 1999, CPRD became an affiliate of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Colorado State Parks
1313 Sherman Street, Suite 618, Denver CO 80203
Attracting over 11 million visitors per year, Colorado's 42 State Parks are a vital cornerstone in Colorado's economy and quality of life, offering some of the highest quality outdoor recreation destinations in the state. At Colorado State Parks, we aim to provide a spectrum of safe, quality recreation experiences for our visitors while effectively managing the natural resources under our authority.
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts
1101 13th Street, Denver CO 80204
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is an exhilarating mix of Broadway shows, professional theatre, acting instruction and dazzling venues, annually serving more than 750,000 patrons from the Western region and beyond. As the flagship theatre of the Rocky Mountain region, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts creates and presents exceptional theatre that engages, excites, provokes and inspires both artists and audiences. The DCPA embrace the classics while also striving to create new plays and musicals that advance the American theatre. The DCPA is committed to making The Denver Center a center for lifelong learning and civic engagement.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver CO 80205
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a resource for informal science education in the Rocky Mountain region. A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help museum visitors learn about the natural history of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. The 500,000-square-foot building houses more than one million objects in its collections, including natural history and anthropological materials, as well as archival and library resources. The museum is home to the Gates Planetarium as well as the Phipps IMAX Theatre and holds classes, seminars, and trips for people of all ages.
The Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Parkway, Denver CO 80204
The Denver Art Museum is known for its collection of Native American Indian art as well as its 68,000 pieces of art from across the world. The museum’s Education Department emphasizes three areas: research in making museum visits successful and enjoyable, the creation of innovative installed learning materials (e.g., audio tours, labeling, video and reading areas, response journals, and hands-on and art-making areas), and interactive learning for young people both in school and family groups. Family-friendly programs such as the Just for Fun Family Center, Eye Spy gallery games, the Discovery Library, Kids Corner, and Family Backpacks are both popular and successful. The Family Backpack program has been adopted and adapted by other institutions, ranging from the Victoria and Albert Museum to the Henry Ford Museum.
The Fiske Planetarium
Campus Box 408, University of Colorado, Boulder CO 80309
Located on the beautiful main campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Fiske features a Zeiss Mark VI optic star projector under the largest planetarium dome between Chicago and Los Angeles. Fiske regularly hosts lectures by noted space scientists, live concerts, teacher workshops, and public programs including the live "Colorado Skies" series and Friday night laser shows. K-12 students are also offered a variety of hands-on science labs as well as scouting workshops for merit awards. Fiske outreach efforts bring the stars to communities throughout Colorado with telescopes, sunspotters, meteorites and a portable planetarium (StarLab). New hands-on exhibits help patrons "see" the invisible while exploring the electromagnetic spectrum. "Science on a Sphere" (developed by NOAA) is a permanent installation that shows Earth and other planetary bodies from the viewpoint of orbiting spacecraft.
Jefferson County Open Space Parks & Trails
700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100, Golden CO 80401
Residents of Jefferson County, Colorado, established one of the nation's premier Open Space programs. With the support of Jefferson County residents, Open Space has been able to preserve, protect, and maintain one of Colorado's most valuable assets and develop opportunities for outdoor recreation, education and conservation. The Mission of Jefferson County Open Space is to preserve open space lands, natural and cultural resources, and to provide for quality park and recreational experiences..
The Lookout Mountain Nature Center
910 Colorow Road, Golden CO 80401
The Lookout Mountain Nature Center creates awareness, understanding, and conservation of Jefferson County's open spaces through year-round educational programs and exhibits. Lookout Mountain Nature Center is far more than a building. It is a 110-acre park with trails winding through towering ponderosa pines and montane meadows. It is wildlife habitat, home to Abert's squirrels, deer, songbirds and more. It is a program which encourages discovery of and learning about Jefferson County's natural treasures.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Park
18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison CO 80465
If you think of Red Rocks Park as just a beautiful place to see a concert, think again! Around you are 868 acres of deer, dinosaurs, pines and prairie, geological wonders and spectacular vistas. At 6,450 feet above sea level, Red Rocks Park is a unique transitional zone where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. The diverse environment allows visitors to see plants, birds and animals of both regions. Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a geological phenomenon – the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheatre in the world. From Sting and The Beatles, to opera stars and U2, every artist aspires to play on this magical, spiritual and emotional stage. Red Rocks offers a variety of recreation options from guided tours, hiking, biking, dining, and a summer concert series. Whatever your pleasure, enjoy discovering Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre!