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Say Hello to the Buffaloes!

Bison overlooking lobby

Some four-legged fiberglass friends have just been moved to their permanent home in The Art Studio.  Meet the big bison and baby bison, who now stand triumphantly overlooking the new lobby.

But these beautiful bovines aren’t just for looking pretty — come November, guests young and old can work together to collaboratively decorate and paint these two for a hands-on, creative learning experience with the arts.

Artist's Rendering of The Art Studio

As you can tell from the above artist rendering, the bison aren’t the only cool parts to this exhibit. Come explore all art opportunities at the Children Museum’s grand opening, November 20!

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How MUCH Bigger?

This expansion is big—but how big? It’s the culmination of hundreds of people’s ideas and hard work, and years of planning; all rolled into one fabulously large-scale project. We’re going to more than double our size, and now you can see just how much more we’re growing in our exhibit focus areas with the below infographic “How MUCH Bigger?”

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Going UP: The Gondola Has Arrived!

A one-of-a-kind piece just made it’s construction debut in our new space – a full-sized, mountain gondola for the Altitude exhibit!

This item used to be a gondola from Keystone that was painted specifically for our “climbing through Colorado” theme. Check out the before and after to see what it used to look like.

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But the hard work didn’t end with it’s paint job! Through many workers, steel cables and a LOT of elbow grease, this gondola was raised over 3 stories to dangle from it’s permanent position in the in-progress Altitude exhibit. Video of the installation can be seen below.

This gondola is just one of the many amazing and well thought out elements going into our expansion exhibits. Come to the new Children’s Museum of Denver, arriving later this year, to experience them all!

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Sparkle, Shine and Design

Construction is an art form—it’s all about the details.

Our designers have spared no inch of space from displaying beautiful and functional design to create the best museum experience possible. 

Much like the delicious recipes you’ll get to make with your family in this interactive exhibit, each of these design “ingredients” will help create the perfect blend of exploration, learning and food oriented fun for this culinary masterpiece debuting late 2015. Check out some of the awesome details currently being mixed together for The Teaching Kitchen in the gallery below!

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From Paper to Playscape

Even the greatest ideas come from small beginnings. Interactive exhibits “Water” and “Energy” are set to become reality late 2015, but did you ever wonder what they looked like as rough drafts?

Director of Exhibits Jonathan Goldstein and his team of designers have been working for over 3 years to create the wonderful expansion exhibits that are set to debut this fall. Explore the gallery below to view their preliminary sketches and catch a glimpse of how these awesome playscapes were first envisioned!

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Give so we can GROW!

We’re in the final stages of our $16.1 million expansion campaign and are turning to the public for YOUR support. To explain why your contribution is so crucial to developing the NEW Children’s Museum of Denver, we recruited the help of some adorable Colorado kids to tell you all about it in this video!

Give so we can grow

Visit our donation page to learn more or contribute to our expansion campaign!