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.
Veterans receive $2 off admission. On Veterans Day, we offer receive free admission to veterans and their families (up to 5 people) and 50% off memberships (valid only on site and on new memberships).
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?
Admission to History Colorado Center is free on Día del Niño (April 28, 2019), Colorado Day (August 1, 2019), Smithsonian Museum Day (date in September 2019 TBA), and Night at the Museums (November 2, 2019).
History Colorado is not funded by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) that helps many cultural facilities in Denver offer free days. However, thanks to our donors and sponsors we are still able to offer these free days for the community.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does your building have elevators
Yes. They are located on the left side of the Main Entrance on Broadway.