Halfway Decent Adventure: Children’s Museum Denver
I’ve been driving past the Adventure Forest at Children’s Museum Denver for months while it was under construction and have been itching to see what it’s all about for just as long. So, today we went.
Today, we were adventurous and it was absolutely incredible. I wish I could have taken the time to soak in every single detail of this interactive art, but with a newly minted six-year-old I was lucky to have the time to pause long enough to snap a few photos.
From the top you could see Elich Gardens and the entire Denver skyline. The surprises don’t stop the whole time and while this photo below doesn’t do this section justice, there was an entire room with rainbows dancing on the walls.
The Adventure Forest was fun for both of us and I would have gone through it more than twice but I felt like my helmet strap was suffocating me so after two times I sat under an umbrella and watched people shoot out the bottom of the slide, skid into the wood chips and burst into laughter. Highly entertaining.
About two hours later when he was done going through the Adventure Forest at least half a dozen times, we went into the museum proper. It was crowded way beyond my comfort zone inside, even though it’s a Wednesday. So, we may have zipped through all of the exhibits as quickly as I could get him to without raising suspicion that I was rushing. This is only the second time I’ve been here and it was just as crowded when we went on a random winter weekday so I recommend planning for that.
Seeing so much joy and such an incredible piece of art were worth braving the crowds.