DOD: Family-friendly Activities

Doors Open Denver is fun for the whole family - join us September 21 + 22!

With over 50 FREE open sites this year, there’s a lot to do and see at Doors Open Denver 2019 – September 21 + 22. Below is a sampling of some of our favorite picks for families. From organ performances to trivia to lawn games to virtual reality experiences to firefighter gear demonstrations – these are activities the whole family is sure to enjoy!

  • Check out this year’s DOD Arts + Culture Activities for family-friendly options!
  • Alliance Francaise will host trivia, French literary discussion, French-themed food and activities.
  • Byers Branch Library | Denver Public Library will host lawn games, coloring pages for kids and refreshments.
  • The Center for Visual Art will host activities for participants to learn about Adobe-style buildings including art making!
  • Central Presbyterian Church is offering mini-recitals on their magnificent Reuter Pipe Organ.
  • Denver Firefighters Museum will have hands-on family activities, rides on local vintage fire trucks and more!
  • Denver Fire Department Station #3 will provide guided tours, ghost stories, firefighter gear demonstrations, fire safety education and giveaways.
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist is offering mini-recitals on their Casavant Organ.
  • The Historic Sugar Building‘s birdcage elevator, one of the oldest of its kind, will be available for rides from floor to floor.
  • Museo de las Americas will have a plazita, complete with vendors, food and community!
  • Ratio | Humphries Poli will have architectural models on display and have virtual reality equipment available so visitors can walk through projects.
  • Rowland+Broughton will host virtual reality experiences allowing visitors to walk around R+B designed spaces.
  • SA+R will host a kids activity area where children of all ages (adults, too!) can draw and use Legos to create buildings. SA+R will have a number of old and new models displayed throughout the office where visitors can learn about their process and exciting new projects being built/designed in Denver.
  • Trinity United Methodist Church is offering short performances on their Roosevelt Organ by an experienced organist.
  • Youth on Record will host out-of-school programming on Saturday, 11am-3pm, host listening stations and a tour of the recording studio.