LEISURE AND RECREATION
Museo de las Américas
861 Santa Fe Drive
The museum collects, preserves and
interprets Latin American art, history and
cultures from ancient times to the present.
It has a permanent exhibition of 17th and
18th century paintings and sculptures
created in the Spanish colonies of the
New World during the Baroque Period,
as well as ancient art of the Americas.
Museum of Contemporary Art - Denver
1275 19th St.
Denver’s first major contemporary arts
museum opened in 1996, and it is a
non-collecting museum that features a
continual exhibition of innovative artwork,
along with tours and workshops.
Internationally known architect David
Adjaye designed the museum’s new
home in April 2004.
Museum of Outdoor Arts
1000 Englewood Pkwy., Suite 2-230
This “museum without walls” features
more than 60 works of art on display in
outdoor locations, and Greenwood
Plaza in Greenwood Village is a prime
showcase for the collection. In 2000,
the museum’s indoor gallery opened in
the Englewood Civic Center, offering
rotating exhibits, educational programs,
integrated arts performances and
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
1111 Washington Ave.
The museum presents 10 quilt exhibits
each year that feature both traditional and
contemporary designs, with a permanent
collection that is exhibited once a year.
The museum hosts special events, offers a
wide range of educational programs,
and has a shop with fine quilts and quilt-
University of Denver Museum
Sturm Hall 102
2000 E. Asbury Ave.
This anthropology museum on the
University of Denver campus has been
acquiring both archaeological and ethnographic objects and records since the
1920s, and its collection now has more
than 165,000 objects. Site collections
from more than 1,800 Colorado archaeological sites and hundreds of other sites
in 12 western states form the majority of
the museum’s holdings, including evidence of the prehistoric occupation of
The Wildlife Experience Museum
10035 S. Peoria
This 101,000 square-foot wildlife conservation museum, houses an extensive
collection of natural history, paintings,
sculpture, photography and film exhibits.
Rotating exhibits are devoted to specific
conservation efforts and offer a wide
range of wildlife subjects, themes and
learning experiences. The museum is
dedicated to promoting the understanding
of the natural world and its conservation
through art, education and community.
Wings Over the Rockies Air and
7711 E. Academy Blvd.
Home to more than 35 historic airplanes
and space vehicles, the popular Wings
Over the Rockies museum features aircraft
and space-related exhibits, educational pro-
grams and a research library. Exhibits
include the science of flight, the history of
avionics, and a World War II uniform and
MUSIC AND DANCE
Love music? We’ve got you covered!
Denver offers a wide range of musical
performing arts venues and attractions.
Here’s a sampling to explore:
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
2995 Wilderness Place, Suite 100
Founded in 1958, the Boulder Philharmonic
has grown from a community group into a
professional, critically acclaimed orchestra.
Director Theodore Kuchar is the most recorded American conductor of the past decade,
and each season the orchestra features masterpieces, new works and prominent guest
artists. Orchestra members also teach classes through the Boulder Arts Academy and
the Partners in Education program, and musicians perform classroom concerts for more
than 5,000 Boulder Valley school children
Central City Opera
125 Eureka St.
Central City, 80427
The nation’s fifth-oldest opera company,
Central City Opera was founded in
1932 and performs in the 552-seat
1878 Central City Opera House. The
combination of diverse repertory and a
unique venue attracts internationally
recognized directors, conductors and
artists. Throughout the year, the opera
presents some 200 touring programs—
including workshops for students and
educators, school residencies, previews,
concerts and classes for lifelong learners—
in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska.