Broaden your horizons at one of Denver's 15 mighty independent museums

by Carrie Bradon | Apr. 30, 2018, 2:56am |

Many galleries and museums offer cheap or even free admission.

Learning is not a stage of life, rather it should be a lifelong process that helps us improve ourselves and our minds as human beings. Whether you are a serial degree-earner, someone who attends every class that you come across, or someone who simply enjoys watching educational videos on the internet, learning should always find a way to fit into your life. 

But if you don't have the time or money to pursue extra education or simply don't like structured education, you need to find learning that is flexible and fun. Visiting a museum can be a great way to ensure that you are always learning and many museums offer cheap or free admission, leaving you no excuses not to visit. 

Here are 15 of the best mighty independent museums in Denver. 

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Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205
(303) 370-6000
Denver Museum of Nature & Science is both a fun and enlightening place to visit.

Denver Art Museum

100 W 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, CO 80204
(720) 865-5000
You'll find lots of North American masterpieces and exhibits here.

Clyfford Still Museum

1250 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204
(720) 354-4880
If you enjoy abstract art, Clyfford Still is a great choice.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO 80202
(303) 298-7554
Famous as well as more obscure displays can be found here at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, CO 80230
(303) 360-5360
Beautiful and extensive, the Air & Space Museum is definitely worth an afternoon's visit.

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

1201 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204
(303) 832-8576
You'll be blown away by the ornate items on display at the Kirkland Museum.

Denver Botanic Garden

1007 York St., Denver, CO 80206
(720) 865-3500
This exotic museum is extensive and truly gorgeous.

Molly Brown House Museum

1340 Pennsylvania St., Denver, CO 80203
(303) 832-4092
This is a great museum to visit if you want to see what life was like in Denver before the modern day.

National Ballpark Museum

1940 Blake St., Denver, CO 80202
(303) 974-5835
The National Ballpark Museum has tons of memorabilia from our country's official pastime.

Forney Museum of Transportation

4303 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO 80216
(303) 297-1113
You'll love seeing how much transportation has evolved since the old cars and motorcycles of ages past.

Denver Museum of Miniatures Dolls & Toys

1880 Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-1053
This museum is great for collectors of playthings.

History Colorado Center

1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
(303) 447-8679
This museum is a wonderful spot for residents or visitors who want to know more about the state and history of Colorado.

Dikeou Collection 

1615 California St., Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-3001
Many locals swear that this is one of the best-kept secrets in the Denver museum scene.

American Museum of Western Art

1727 Tremont Pacel, Denver, CO 80202
(303) 293-2000
This is only one of the many museums in Denver, but it is housed in a gorgeous building and has some true treasures inside.

Byers-Evans House Museum

1310 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204
(303) 620-4933
If you like to see how individuals lived in the historical era, this is a great way to do so.

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