Attention Denver visitors: one pass, seven museums — at a savings too
With the new Mile High Culture Pass, tourists can visit seven of Denver’s most popular attractions for the “mile high” price of $52.80, a savings of more than $25. Included in the pass are many of Denver’s top attractions such as the Denver Zoo, the Denver Art Museum, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Botanic Gardens, History Colorado Center, Clyfford Still Museum and the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art. Holders of the pass also get a 50 percent discount on Denver B-Cycle, and discounts to the Molly Brown House Museum and other attractions. The seven attraction pass must be used within five consecutive days. A three-attraction version of the pass, with a choice of three attractions for $25, must be used within three days and saves $12.
It works like this. Click here for a printable ticket or stop at the Denver Visitor Information Center located (1600 California Street. in downtown). Over the course of five consecutive days, the “Seven” pass allows entry to all seven participating attractions and over the course of three consecutive days, the “Three” pass allows entry to any three participating attractions of your choice. A limit of eight passescan be purchased via the system at one time. The pass is activated at the first attraction visited.
Participating Mile High Culture Pass Attractions
Clyfford Still Museum. Clyfford Still, considered one of the most important painters of the 20th century, was among the first generation of Abstract Expressionist artists. The museum, which opened at the end of 2011, was founded to promote the late artist’s work and legacy. Still’s estate and its 2,400 artworks had been sealed off from the public since 1980.
Denver Art Museum. The museum’s two major section were respectively designed by renowned architects Gio Ponti and Daniel Libeskind. This archtectural icon houses one of the world’s greatest collections of American Indian and Western masterpieces, plus cutting-edge works and classics from the likes of Picasso, Cézanne and many more. The visiting exhibitions have been world-class.
Denver Botanic Gardens. his 23-acre oasis in the middle of the city has 45 different gardens and some 33,000 plants, as well as one of the nation’s top 10 conservatories. Visitors are invited to relax in the Japanese Garden, climb through the Rock Alpine Garden and explore the new Mordecai Children’s Garden.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science. One of the largest such museums in the U.S., the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a maze filled with treasures of the earth – dinosaurs, dioramas, space exhibits, science experiments, a digital planetarium, IMAX theatre and touring shows. Tom’s Baby, Colorado’s largest gold nugget, is displayed here.
Denver Zoo. Visitors can go underwater with polar bear, or eyeball-to-eyeball with a gorilla. The Zoo’s Predator Ridge recreates the plains of Africa with a pride of lions, while Tropical Discovery is rainforest teeming with crocodiles and Gila monsters. The zoo’s newest addition is Toyota Elephant Passage, a $50 million, 10-acre home for the Zoo’s elephants, gibbons, rhinos and more, all in the heart of an Asian village. It is the world’s largest bull elephant habitat with room for up to 12 of the huge beasts.
History Colorado Center. The History Colorado Center, one of Denver’s newest cultural attractions, is designed to ignite imaginations of all ages about Colorado history through high-tech and hands-on exhibits, programs for children and adults, and special events.
Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art. This quirky and interesting museum showcases the works by collections of distinguished Colorado painter, Vance Kirkland (1904-1981). The museum is also filled to the brim with more than 3,300 works of Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Glasgow Style, Wiener Werkstätte, De Stijl, Bauhaus, Art Deco, Modern and Pop Art.