Museum Day: 31 Colorado museums open their doors for free this Saturday, Sept. 22

Posted at 5:01 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2019-01-08 10:34:31-05

DENVER – Art lovers, history buffs, true crime inquisitors and everyone else in between: This Saturday you’ll have to chance to get in to 31 Colorado museums for free as part of the 14th annual celebration of Museum Day.

Hosted by Smithsonian Magazine, Museum Day is a celebration of “boundless curiosity” that allows participating museums the chance to provide free admission to anyone that presents a Museum Day ticket.

This year’s theme is “Women Making History," recognizing female trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation & culture, Smithsonian Magazine states on its website

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Around 1,500 museums nationwide will be participating this year, but these are the museums you’ll be able to visit for free in Colorado. Click on any museum link for more information about the place.

American Mountaineering Museum – Golden, Colo.

Animas Museum – Durango, Colo.

Aspen Art Museum – Aspen, Colo.

Aurora History Museum and History Site – Aurora, Colo.

Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave – Golden, Colo.

Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House Museum – Denver

Colorado Snowsports Museum and Hall of Fame - Vail, Colo.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College – Colorado Springs, Colo.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum – Colorado Springs, Colo.

Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) – Denver

Denver Firefighters Museum – Denver

Dinosaur Journey/Museums of Western Colorado – Fruita, Colo.

El Pueblo History Museum – Pueblo, Colo.

Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center – Fort Garland, Colo.

Golden History Museum & Park – Golden, Colo.

Healy House Museum & Dexter Cabin – Leadville, Colo.

History Colorado Center – Denver

Holden Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum – Aspen, Colo.

Hotel de Paris Museum – Georgetown, Colo.

Kauffman House Museum – Grand Lake, Colo.

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art – Denver

Lakewood Heritage Center – Lakewood, Colo.

Loveland Museum – Loveland, Colo.

Montrose County Historical Museum – Montrose, Colo.

Museum of Colorado Prisons – Canon City, Colo.

Museum of the West/Museums of Western Colorado – Grand Junction, Colo.

National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum – Leadville, Colo.

ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy – Colorado Springs, Colo.

Victor Lowell Thomas Museum – Victor, Colo.

Western Museum of Mining & Industry – Colorado Springs, Colo.

Wheeler/Stallard Museum – Aspen, Colo.

Please note: The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people, and those wanting to participate can only download one ticket per email address. The Museum Day ticket does not cover special exhibits, parking, IMAX film screening or any other offer, and it is only valid for the day of the event. For more FAQs, click here


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