20 FREE Events in & Around Denver This January

There’s lots of amazing fun & FREE events taking place in & around Denver this January! Take a look at our top 25 favorites below:

Where: Whole Month
When: The Shops at Foothills | 215 East Foothills Parkway, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Gather, Celebrate and have fun at The Pond this winter!

Bring the whole family to The Shops at Foothills for a day of shopping and ice skating. Admission is free, and skates can be rented for a small fee!

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science | 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205
When: Monday, January 6th & Sunday, January 26th | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

20 FREE Events in & Around Denver This January

January is the host of two free days at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science!

Take advantage of these rare occasions by bringing the whole family for a day of education and fun.

Where: Tuesday, January 7th | 8 AM – 5 PM
When: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield | 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Rd, Littleton 80128

Thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, you and the family can enjoy the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield for free!

Don’t miss out on strolling these beautiful grounds and taking in all of the plant species they have to offer.

Where: Tuesday’s | 4 PM – 5 PM
When: Bookbar | 4280 Tennyson St, Denver 80212

20 FREE Events in & Around Denver This January

Every Tuesday you can stop by Bookbar in Denver for Happier Hour Music Storytime!

Here musical artists will tell stories and sing songs with the little ones while you can enjoy ½ drinks at the bar.

Where: All Over!
When: Anytime!

If the weather is nice, consider a trip to one of the Denver areas many amazing playgrounds!

There is so much for kids to play on near Denver, check out our blog on the 20 Best Parks & Playgrounds In Denver!

Where: Children’s Museum of Denver | 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, Denver 80211
When: Tuesday, January 7th | 4 PM – 8 PM

The first Tuesday of every month marks a free day at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marisco Campus!

Your kids will surely love exploring one of the countries best kids museums, and you will love to see them having so much fun.

Where: Oblio’s Pizzeria | 6115 E 22nd Ave, Denver 80207
When: Tuesday’s | 5 PM – 9 PM

20 FREE Events in & Around Denver This January

Every Tuesday night is Kids Night at Oblio’s Pizzeria!

Here kids can eat for free as well as get free face painting, balloon animals and even make you own sundaes! Adult meal purchases are required.

Where: Bookbar | 4280 Tennyson St, Denver 80212
When: Wednesday’s | 10 AM – 11 AM

20 FREE Events in & Around Denver This January

Bring your little ones for an educational storytime experience in which they can sharpen their reading, writing, and fine motor skills!

Adults can enjoy ½ off all cafe drinks starting at 10 AM!

Where: Denver Zoo | 2300 Steele St, Denver 80205-4899
When: Friday, January 10th | 9 AM – 4 PM

20 FREE Events in & Around Denver This January

Enjoy a day of lions, tigers, bears and so much more at the Denver Zoo!

Bring the whole family on this rare Free Day occasion and experience the Zoo without spending a dime on entry!

Where: All Over!
When: Anytime It Snows!

20 FREE Events in & Around Denver This January

Next time snow blankets the front range, consider a trip to a local sledding hill!

You may be surprised to know that there are plenty of awesome places to go sledding in & around Denver, check out our blog to find the best spots near you!

Where: Four Mile Historic Park | 715 S Forest St, Denver 80246
When: Friday, January 10th | 10 AM – 4 PM

Take a journey to 1859 and experience life in Colorado from the past.

Here you can stroll the grounds and check out the historic buildings, tour the museum, and even pan for gold! Take a visit on Friday for their Free Day and save some cash!

Where: Longmont Museum | 400 Quail Rd, Longmont 80501
When: Friday, January 10th | 9 AM – 5 PM

20 FREE Events in & Around Denver This January

The Longmont Museum offers a variety of both permanent and revolving exhibits that feature art, history and science that are as informative as they are engaging.

Check them out on Saturday during their Free Day!

Where: Denver Zoo | 2300 Steele St, Denver 80205-4899
When: Saturday, January 11th | 9 AM – 12 PM

20 FREE Events in & Around Denver This January

Take a trip to the Denver Zoo for the 8th annual preschool showcase, in which a number of preschools will be set up at booths so you can find the perfect place for your little one.

Free for families!

Where: Plains Conservation Center | 21901 E Hampden Ave, Aurora 80013
When: Thursday, January 16th | 10 AM – 2 PM

20 FREE Events in & Around Denver This January

Check out the Plains Conservation Center to learn all about the cultural history of Colorado and our awesome ecosystem.

Admission is free from 10 AM – 2 PM on Thursday, January 16th!

Where: Bookbar | 4280 Tennyson St, Denver 80212
When: Thursday, January 16th | 4 PM – 5 PM

20 FREE Events in & Around Denver This January

The third Thursday of every month marks a Bilingual Storytime at Bookbar in Denver!

Here kids can experience a story in both English and Spanish while adults can enjoy ½ off all drinks starting at 4 PM!

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens | 1007 York St, Denver 80206
When: Monday, January 20th | 9 AM – 5 PM

Thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, you and the family can enjoy the Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street for free!

Don’t miss out on strolling these beautiful grounds and taking in all of the plant species they have to offer.

Where: Eugene Field Branch Library | 810 S University blvd, Denver 80209
When: Tuesday, January 14th | 10:30 AM – 11 AM

Bring the little ones to the Eugene Field Branch Library in Denver for a special storytime that will be as fun and involved for kiddos!

No registration required and a special craft time will take place right after the storytime.

Where: Downtown Breckenridge | Main St, Breckenridge 80424
When: Friday, January 24th – Wednesday, January 29th

20 FREE Events in & Around Denver This January

Take a trip to beautiful Downtown Breckenridge to view the amazing snow sculptures built by master artists from around the world!

You can view the sculptures for free anytime between January 24th to January 29th!

Where: Space Foundation Discovery Center | 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs 80907
When: Wednesday, January 29th | 6 PM – 8 PM

20 FREE Events in & Around Denver This January

Enjoy a fun night under the stars at the Space Foundation Discovery Center with the entire family!

Here you will learn about astronomy and see awesome constellations in the night sky, all for free!

Where: Clyfford Still Museum | 1250 Bannock St, Denver CO 80204
When: Thursday, January 23rd | 10 AM – 5 PM

20 FREE Events in & Around Denver This January

Clyfford Still was a unique artist in the color field and abstract expressionism fields, and a huge collection of his work is located right here in Denver.

You and your family can explore the museum for free on Thursday, January 23rd!