Get ready to fill up the calendar with loads of free and cheap things to do with your family this January! We’ve got tons of fun, family-friendly events around Denver like places to learn about nature, crafting activities and museum free days. Scroll through and pick your faves!

Family Day: Curious Connections in Nature

In the natural world, everything is connected, even creatures that may first appear like they have nothing in common. Join us this Family Day to discover the fascinating symbiotic relationships between organisms that occur in the wild, our backyards and even in our own bodies! Jan. 25. Event details


photo: Stan Obert/Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau

Celebrate Mile High Holidays

Create a new family tradition and join in the free nightly festivities at Denver’s newest holiday attraction, including a dazzling lights and music show every 30 minutes throughout the evening. Daily through Jan. 31. Event details

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Museums on Us Weekend

Bank of America cardholders can get free admission to many museums the first full weekend of the month, including Denver's Clyfford Still Museum. Jan. 4-5. Event details

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Build a Mini Hockey Game at Home Depot

Face off with fun in this Mini Hockey Game Workshop. Kids develop hands-on skills by sanding, nailing, painting and more. With help from parents and Store Associates, your child will create and own their own game. Jan. 4. Event details

Check Out the Holiday Lights in Golden

Plan to visit Golden during the holiday season for the thousands of lights that decorate the City! Visitors can enjoy the City lights through the end of the Stock Show (around Jan. 26). Event details

Goodnight Moon: the Musical

Featuring whimsical music and dance, this heartwarming adaptation is produced as a part of the DCPA's Theatre for Young Audiences program, which focuses on performances tailored for Pre-K through 2nd grade audiences. Various dates through Feb. 14. Event details

Free First Tuesday Nights

Families can play for FREE the first Tuesday of every month from 4-8 p.m. at the Children’s Museum Denver Marsico Campus. Create in The Art Studio, power a hot air balloon or make giant bubbles. Jan. 7. Event details

Four Mile Free Day

Step back in time and discover a historic oasis in the middle of the city with a tour of the beautiful Four Mile House Museum. Visits are free on the second Friday of the month. Jan. 10. Event details

Free Denver Museum of Nature & Science Day

Come check out this museum and its hands-on activities for free. Jan. 6 and 26. Event details

Get in Touch With Nature

Lookout Mountain Nature Center staff and volunteer naturalists inspire kids and adults to connect with the natural world. Interactive exhibits take visitors on a tour of the flora and fauna of the foothills ecosystem. Open daily except for Mondays. Event details

—Kate Loweth


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