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Denver Arts Week: Saturday night at the Museums


Denver Museum of Nature and Science

When: Saturday, November 7 from 5-10 p.m.
Where: At 11 museums throughout Denver

The second night of Denver Arts Week promises to be a night of learning and loving in the Mile High City. Based on La Nuit des Musees, a popular event in Paris, Night at the Museums offers a unique opportunity to experience the cultural attractions that Denver has to offer. Eleven museums, including the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and Museum of Contemporary Art Denver will open their doors for this FREE event and will be staying open late. To make things even easier and more accessible a FREE shuttle service will be running for the duration of the event with four routes starting at either the Denver Art Museum or the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.

Anyone boarding the buses at Cherry Creek Shopping Center will receive a Passport to Shopping. The Passport to Shopping offers discounts to 160 stores and restaurants plus the 11% savings card at Macy's and a 15% discount offer from Saks Fifth Avenue.

Special arts-based programs and events, including music, dance, and storytelling, are scheduled at each venue.

Black Americans West Museum – Enjoy re-enactment, entertainment and exhibits about the mountain men, miners, pioneers, Buffalo Soldiers and homesteaders who were part of the migration to the Great American West.

Byers-Evans House Museum – Take part in tours of the museum's first floor highlighting art from the late 1890s and early 1900s.

Children's Museum of Denver – Learn about the making of silent movies, visit the Create Clay Room, enjoy bubble painting and spin art and more.

Colorado History Museum – Experience the stories of Colorado's past through the murals of Allen Tupper True in the Allen True's West exhibition.

Denver Art Museum – Take advantage of FREE admission throughout the day and evening, with performances by Ballet Ariel, Hannah Kahn Dance Company, and Gossamer Winds at 1 and 3 pm. Get a special sneak peek at Embrace! a new exhibition opening November 14th that explores the dynamic spaces of the Hamilton Building.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science – Explore the museum's amazing galleries, enjoy cultural performances and participate in family-friendly activities! Please note: The museum's Genghis Khan exhibit is SOLD OUT for Night at the Museums. The Museum's permanent exhibitions will be open for your enjoyment.

Forney Museum of Transportation – Stroll through this cross-section of 200 years of transportation that will be lit up beautifully for this night only.

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art – Sway to the rhythms of live Bossa Nova while enjoying a major new exhibition, Streams of Modernism, set amidst one of the country's foremost collections of modern decorative art. Please Note: Due to the fragile nature of the collections, children under 13 not admitted.

Molly Brown House Museum – Don't miss the special tours of the famous Unsinkable Molly Brown's Victorian home.

Museo de las Americas – Celebrate Arts Week with edible art projects related to Dia de los Muertos, and see a Dia de los Muertos altar on display in the ArtDistrict on Santa Fe.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver – Unlock your imagination with FREE Art Fitness Training in the galleries and art-making activities for all ages.

Transportation Schedule:
Shuttles start at 5 p.m. at Cherry Creek Shopping Center and Denver Art Museum, and continue until 10 p.m. The Cherry Creek Shopping Center is offering free parking.

Route 1
Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Denver Art Museum
Cherry Creek Shopping Center

Route 2
Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Forney Museum of Transportation
Cherry Creek Shopping Center

Route 3
Denver Art Museum
Molly Brown House and Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Black American West Museum
Denver Art Museum

Route 4
Denver Art Museum
Museum Contemporary Art Denver
Children's Museum of Denver
Museo de las Americas
Denver Art Museum

For more info: Denver Arts Week, read about the weeklong "First Friday"