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Children's Museum of Denver Rated in 10Best by USA Today

Museum also announces expanded hours and reopening of Adventure Forest

June 5, 2021

For the second year in a row, the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus has been awarded USA Today’s 10Best Readers' Choice travel award. To start the competition, a panel of experts narrowed down the field of North American children’s museums to 20 nominees. After that, it was up to the voters - who turned out in droves – once again landing the Museum in the top 10.

Like many other cultural institutions, the Museum experienced a difficult year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They braved two closures and rose to countless challenges to safely reopen, allowing families to experience wonder and joy in a year where it was in woefully short supply.

Now more than ever, the support from our community means so much,” said Museum President, Mike Yankovich, “We strive every day to be a place where families can learn and play together, and we are so excited to continue to safely expand our hours and offerings to better serve our members and guests.”



The Museum just kicked off their Summer of Joy campaign, announcing expanded hours of operation and the long-awaited return of Adventure Forest, which reopened to the public on June 2. This 500 ft long outdoor aerial adventure course and immersive art installation received some upgrades during its closure. Guests will find new artwork and interactive experiences throughout, so those who have already had the chance to scramble, climb and soar through this incredible structure are sure to be delightfully surprised by the additions. Adventure Forest climbers must be 5 years old or 44” tall. 

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About the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus

The mission of the Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is to create extraordinary experiences that champion the wonder and joy of childhood. They believe in kid-powered learning and every day, their expertly designed exhibits and programs open doors for Colorado's curious young minds to express what they know and to discover, create and explore more - on their own terms.

Since 1973, the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus has served the Denver metro community as a learning institute dedicated to the education and growth of young children and their caregivers. The Museum provides rich play experiences and a dynamic learning environment for children to joyously learn through innovative and interactive hands-on exhibits, engaging daily programming and year-round special events.

 The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is a 501(c)(3), private non-profit organization, and a Tier II SCFD member.