Denver From a Distance: Virtual Attraction Tour
Nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is a vibrant city full of adventure and urban offerings. While we wait for a return to more normal operations, you can still explore The Mile High City's rich culture, history, science and art attractions from the comfort of your home. We've rounded up some highlights to visit virtually from this gem of a city in the American West.
Experts from Downtown Aquarium-Denver are offering up fun, interactive virtual classes via Zoom. You can catch the Facebook Live series to learn cool animal facts, watch shark feedings and see how trainers are keeping the animals enriched.
Denver Zoo may be closed, but the animal care staff is still providing vital care for the nearly 3,000 animal residents. Take a virtual safari on the "Zoo to You" page. You'll find daily videos, wildlife-themed activities, nature play ideas and a conservation corner.
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science wants you to stay healthy, love science and avoid boredom at home! Many of their programs, workshops and resources are now online. Browse the DMNS @ Home page to find ways to use everyday items to explore science, math and engineering.
The Museum is currently closed, but have no fear, they've created a Facebook group to bring the Museum to you! Check out screen-free activities that will engage your child in learning and fun from the comfort of your home.
Take a virtual stroll through the gardens. Access the Gardens Navigator website to learn what is blooming now in the Denver area and to explore plant collections. You can also search for plants. Find video meeting backgrounds and beautiful garden photos on social media.
The museum has launched an online outreach effort focusing on moving forward, or thrust, called the Aerospace Thrust Campaign. They will be releasing new episodes of the "Behind the Wings" video series, professional development content for teachers, artifact discussions, story sessions for young children, in-depth history presentations and more.
The Denver Art Museum is sharing ways to tap into your own creativity from the comfort of your home. Download coloring sheets, watch artist videos and find early childhood activities on the Creativity Resource page.
From oral histories and lectures to in-depth stories about special Colorado people and places, the Lost Highways podcast series offers opportunities to learn more about Colorado and its history. Find the calendar of online events and a full library of digital experiences.
Header image: ©Denver Botanic Gardens. Photograph by Scott Dressel-Martin.