July 13, 2009
Today we found out that the Denver Museum of Science and Nature was having a free day, so we took off that afternoon. The place was packed and there was no parking in the lot. We had to park several blocks off of Colorado Boulevard. We wandered through Science displays on the first floor before exploring the nature and history of both North and South America. It was a good way to spend the afternoon and very educational. We got home just in time to make dinner and relax the rest of the day.
July 20, 2009
Free day at the Denver Botanical Gardens! We headed out to downtown Denver. Once we got close, traffic came to a stop nearly. It was tough to find a parking spot. We didn’t want to pay, so we circled the neighborhood for a place close enough to walk. Once we found a spot, we strolled several blocks to the beautiful gardens. After walking through the large bio-dome like greenhouse, we passed on through the Asian gardens and through the rose gardens. We’d made it through most of the garden before the kids got tired and bored. It was a very nice afternoon though. I took lots of pictures!
October 4, 2009
Saturday we went to the DAM or Denver Art Museum, which we’d passed a dozen times or more on the way to the Central Library. We paid $4 for all day parking instead of feeding the meter monster, which we usually do when we go to the library. Admission to the Museum was free since it was the first Saturday of the month!
We saw Modern Art and Western American Art in the big building shaped like ship. The kids played with hands-on displays, including a saddle and hats as well as postcards. Then we ventured across the walkway to the building that looked like a fortress and was six or seven stories tall. We browsed the Native American and Asian floors before we left for the Denver Public Library. We could have spent all day there, but the kids were getting bored and we were getting tired. Can’t wait to go back again some time soon!
October 28, 2008
Sunday we got up early and got ready. We bundled up and headed out to the Denver Zoo for their free day. The temperature was dropping all morning. It was snowing by the time we got there at 9:30am. Despite the winter weather, we walked around a bit and enjoyed ourselves. We saw lions, gorillas, emus and other creatures before calling it a day. In just under and hour the kids grew cold and cranky. We hope to go back next year. Maybe it will be warmer then!
When we lived in Ohio the closest zoos were in Columbus and Cleveland, both an hour away from our home in Mansfield. And they never had free days!