By statute, Tier I is comprised of the five major regional institutions: Denver Art Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Zoo, and The Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Tier I institutions have solid reputations for regional and national excellence. In addition to drawing attendees from the seven-county metro-area and greater Colorado, Tier I organizations generate considerable out-of-state tourism. Tier I organizations receive 65.5% of the SCFD funds.
Denver Art Museum
100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, CO 80204
Denver Botanic Gardens
909 York St., Denver, CO 80206
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
1101 13th St., Denver, CO 80204
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
Denver Zoological Gardens
2300 Steele St., Denver, CO 80205