Free Days and Free Nights

Satisfy your science curiosity during our SCFD Free Days and Free Nights. No need to reserve your Free Day or Free Night ticket ahead of time online. Walk up anytime during Free Days or Free Nights and gain access to the Wildlife Halls or our permanent exhibitions. A separate ticket is required if you'd like to visit the planetarium or our brand-new Infinity Theater.

The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District is a voter-approved special district in the seven-county metro area that provides a stable source of supplemental funding to more than 300 scientific and cultural organizations inside the district's boundaries. The SCFD collects a one-tenth of 1 percent sales-and-use tax (or one penny on every $10 spent), providing approximately $40 million each year to area cultural attractions both small and large.

2024 Free Days and Nights

  • Monday, Jan. 8- Free Day 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 28- Free Day 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 25- Free Day 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 28 - Día del Niño 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 4- Free Night 5-9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 19- Juneteenth 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 21- Free Night 5-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 10- Free Night 5-9 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 30- Free Day 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 20- Out! at the Museum 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 2- Denver Arts Week: Night at the Museums
  • Monday, Nov. 18- 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 8- 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Día del Niño

Sunday, Apr. 28

9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Celebrate the Day of the Child with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Mexican Cultural Center on Sunday, Apr. 28! In addition to FREE general admission for all visitors, the celebration will include special performances, music, and activities for the entire family.

Día del Niño guests can also enjoy 50% off admission to the temporary exhibition "Orcas: Our Shared Future" and 50% off admission to Infinity Theater and Gates Planetarium showings throughout the day.

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