The Downtown Aquarium in Denver has wonderful exhibits of different underwater habitats, such as North America, The Rainforest, Under the Sea, Coral Lagoon and more. See delightful fish in a close replica to their natural living space. The aquarium also has tigers and otters who are ready to greet you from their exhibit. Although temporarily cancelled, the Downtown Aquarium had a mermaid show called Mystic Mermaids, where your kids were able to see real-life mermaids swimming along to music in the water.
Lose yourself in the lovely art exhibits in the Denver Art Museum. Right now you can learn about Senga Nengudi, the 19th Century in European and American Art and Paris to Hollywood. Once you're done going through the museum, visit the gift shop to get a cool gadget, trinket or jewelry piece to take home. You can also join an online event like an artmaking class to try your hand at making your own museum-worthy piece.
Buy your online ticket to the Denver Zoo to get a wonderful view of exotic animals like African lions, amur tigers, alligator snapping turtles, bactrian camels, bald eagles and more. Come during an event to get even more out of your visit. If you want an intimate, up close look at some of the animals, you can buy an "up-close look" experience. Teach your kids about animals and nature conservation by attending an online learning class.
Go on a relaxing walk or bike ride through the City Park in Denver. See random statues of commemorative figures in history. The park is clean and well kept, giving you a wonderful view of Denver. You can also rent a paddle boat to greet the geese on Ferril Lake.
Bring your dog and walk through the Wings over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. This aircraft museum helps you and your kids learn about engineering, space and aviation. Look out over all the aircraft from the museum's hanger.
Get inspired for your next poem or photoshoot at the Denver Botanic Gardens. While many of the indoor opportunities are closed due to COVID-19, this botanical garden has lovely living exhibits of succulent, aquatic, amenity, native and tropical plants. You can also check out a book from the Helen Fowler Library to learn more about botany.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has IMAX, a planetarium, exhibitions and arthives to give your family a great learning experience. An all-time favorite by many visitors is the dinosaur exhibit. The museum also has temporary exhibits like Stonehenge, so be sure to check back often to see if there is something new for you to explore. If you're looking to stay home and learn something new, then attend a virtual academy hosted by the museum.