History Colorado Center offers free admission for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members. The active duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program.
Denver youth, ages 5 – 18, and all DPS students, can access recreation centers, pools and cultural facilities (including History Colorado Center) at no cost with a MY Denver Card. Please present your MYDenver Card at the admissions desk to receive free student admission with purchase of adult admission.
History Colorado Center has also partnered with the City of Denver Mayor’s Office for Education and Children to provide Denver Head Start and Early Head Start children and their families with year-round access and educational opportunities at no cost. To receive free admission for the Head Start participant and his or her family, please present your 5 by 5 card at the admissions desk.
Anyone receiving SNAP benefits receives $1 admission per person. Just show your EBT card. Valid for you and up to 9 other people.
Do you have free days like other museums in Denver?
History Colorado is not funded by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) that supports other cultural facilities in Denver, including by funding free days.
Do you donate museum passes?
You can get more information about making donation requests here.
Do you have a gift shop?
Yes, the History Colorado Center Gift Shop, located off the lobby, offers a variety of educational, fun, and unique gifts for all ages. You may visit the gift shop without paying museum admission. For more questions, call 303-866-4241.
Guests are welcome to bring their lunches to the History Colorado Center. Tables are located on the third floor or outside. Food and drink are not allowed in galleries.
Is photography allowed?
Bring a camera! There will be opportunities for photography.With the exception of reporters on assignment escorted by staff, cameras must be handheld and no flash photography or tripods are allowed. For media requests please contact Brooke Gladstone, public relations, at email@example.com.
Does your building have elevators
Yes. They are located on the left side of the Main Entrance on Broadway.
Are wheelchairs available?
The History Colorado Center is ADA compliant. Wheelchairs are available for check-out with a valid ID at the information desk in the museum lobby.
Can I rent a locker?
Guest lockers are available in the coatroom off the atrium for 25-cents. We have limited large lockers for suitcases or large backpacks. So please plan ahead.
Are strollers allowed in the museum?
Strollers are allowed throughout the museum.
Do you have a lost and found?
The museum does have a lost and found. If you have lost an item please contact security at 303-866-2138.
Are pets allowed in the museum?
Pets are not allowed in the museum. Only service animals are allowed in the museum.