Día del Niño

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.

Special thanks to the Mexican Cultural Center for their partnership.

Día del Niño celebrates all children

Día del Niño celebrates all children.

Countries around the world have honored kids with a special day for nearly 100 years. The United Nations established the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990. This document declares that kids have a right to health, well-being, and happiness, and that they should be protected from physical or emotional harm. More than 190 countries have signed the treaty, defending children’s rights all over the world.

In many parts of the United States, Día del Niño is observed on April 30th to coincide with Mexico’s celebration.


No need to reserve a Museum general admission 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!

Purchase Infinity Theater or Gates Planetarium tickets ahead of time here.

You can also purchase additional Museum experiences onsite at the ticketing desk at the North Entrance, or any ticketing kiosk throughout the Museum.

Purchase Additional Experiences

Plan Your Day

Things you need to know

  • Alternative transportation is highly encouraged since parking is limited. Please carpool, rideshare, or take public transportation.
  • Please do not park in the neighborhood across from the park. The Museum strives to be a good neighbor and we wish to reduce impact to those we share space with.

Infinity Theater Schedule (50% Off)

10:30 a.m. "Blue Whales 3D"

11:30 a.m. "City of the Future 3D"

12:45 p.m. "Blue Whales 3D"

1:45 p.m. "City of the Future 3D"

3 p.m. "Blue Whales 3D en Español"

4 p.m. "City of the Future 3D"

5 p.m. "Blue Whales 3D en Español"

Purchase Infinity Theater Tickets

Gates Planetarium Schedule (50% Off)

10 a.m. One World One Sky

10:30 a.m. Destination Solar System

11:15 a.m. Cosmic Journey

11:45 a.m. Black Holes

12:15 p.m. Cosmic Journey

1 p.m. Cosmic Journey

1:30 p.m. Black Holes en Español

2 p.m. Destination Solar System

2:45 p.m. Dynamic Earth en Español

3:15 p.m. Cosmic Journey

3:45 p.m. Black Holes

Purchase Planetarium Tickets

Performance Schedule (Subject to Change)

Located in the South East Atrium

9 a.m. Opening Remarks

10 a.m. María Paula Morera Núñez–Costa Rican Performance Art

11 a.m. Bboy Factory–Breakin & Streat Dance

12 p.m. Kalpulli Color Aztlán Quetzalcoatl–Traditional Aztec Dance Demonstration

1 p.m. Denver Museum of Nature & Science–Liquid Nitrogen Demonstration

2 p.m. Qhaswa Peru USA–Peruvian Dance

3 p.m. Sangre De Mexico–Ballet Folklorico

4 p.m. ArtistiCO–Chipas, Sinaloa, Jalisco, Veracruz, & Oaxaca Dances

Active Media Site Disclosure

Please be aware that Día del Niño at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is an active media day and site. Photographers and media crews may be present taking photos and recording footage. If you do not feel comfortable having your photograph taken, please inform the photographer directly. By entering the Museum premises, you consent to potentially being photographed or recorded for communications, promotional and media purposes.

Thank You to the Sponsors of the Mexican Cultural Center

Denver Public Schools


Museo De Las Americas

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

City & County of Denver

Donor Alliance

Risas Dental

Girl Scouts


US Bank

British Petroleum


Quantum Fiber

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