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Life is more colorful with SCFD

Culture for all

SCFD is the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, a tax collected and distributed to nearly 300 cultural organizations in our seven-county Denver metro region providing art, culture and scientific experiences. Beginning with taxpayers and with the expert shepherding of the SCFD, our collective mission is simple: We fund culture.

Free days are for you

Diverse organizations from across the metro area provide more than 100 free days each year made possible, in part, by funding from SCFD. Don’t forget to use the date selector to highlight the time frame you’re interested in!

Discipline
Location
Date(s)
Denver Botanic Gardens
York Street Free Day
Mon Feb 17, 9AM-5PM
Denver, CO
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Denver Botanic Gardens
Plains Conservation Center Free Day
Thu Feb 20, 10AM-2PM
Aurora, CO
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Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Community Night Reception and Film Screening
Thu Feb 20, 5:30-9:30PM
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Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Free Day
Sat Feb 22, All Day
Boulder, CO
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The Urban Farm
Free Day
Sat Feb 22, 10AM-1PM
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The Urban Farm
Free Day
Sat Feb 22, 10AM-1PM
Denver, CO
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Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Free Day
Sun Feb 23, All Day
Denver, CO
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Parker Arts
Family Free Day-Celebrating Black History Month
Sun Feb 23, 2-6PM
Parker, CO
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Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Free Day
Sat Feb 29, All Day
Boulder, CO
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We fund culture

Seven counties. 300 organizations. One mission: To make sure you have amazing experiences. Let us introduce you to our funded partners.

Performing Arts
Foothills-Arts & Events Agency
Mission Statement
To create, establish, put on, and provide classes and opportunities for District-wide cultural arts services for the benefit of the taxpayers of the District.
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1 of 294 organizations funded by SCFD
Cultural History
Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum
Mission Statement
To preserve the memories of America's military history and strengthen the bonds to the community by facilitating the stories of veterans as supported by displays and artifacts for the benefit and education of generations to come.
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1 of 294 organizations funded by SCFD
Natural History
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Mission Statement
Be a catalyst! Ignite our community's passion for nature and science.
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1 of 294 organizations funded by SCFD
Cultural History
Forney Museum of Transportation
Mission Statement
The Forney Museum of Transportation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which exists to collect, preserve, and exhibit items of artistic, historical and technological interest relating to transportation for the purposes of education and personal enrichment.
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1 of 294 organizations funded by SCFD
Visual Arts
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
Mission Statement
To strengthen the community through the arts with a primary focus on youth engagement. Every student that walks through our doors experiences the transformative power of high quality out-of-school programs that develop art, social, and life skills.
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Natural History
Wild Bear Nature Center
Mission Statement
To provide year-round educational programs to people of all ages to foster a lifelong appreciation of the environment and to promote an environmentally aware, responsible and ecologically sound community.
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1 of 294 organizations funded by SCFD
Visual Arts
Clyfford Still Museum
Mission Statement
To preserve, exhibit, study, and foster engagement with its unique collections. To generate outstanding exhibitions, scholarly research, educational and other cross-disciplinary programs that broaden the definition of a "single-artist" museum. Be a gathering place for the exploration of innovation and individual artistic endeavor.
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1 of 294 organizations funded by SCFD
Cultural History
Centro Cultural Mexicano (Mexican Cultural Center)
Mission Statement
To increase awareness of Mexico's splendid traditions of travel, cuisine, art, music and handcrafts among the audiences of Colorado.
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1 of 294 organizations funded by SCFD
Performing Arts
Evergreen Players
Mission Statement
To create community through the power of theater.
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1 of 294 organizations funded by SCFD
Natural Sciences
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mission Statement
To connect people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world, providing delight and enlightenment to everyone.
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1 of 294 organizations funded by SCFD

Don’t paws here!

SCFD funds over 300 organizations in the 7-county Denver metro area.

Wonder looks good on you

Culture creates vibrancy for us individually and collectively. It gives our kids a unique perspective and understanding of the world. It inspires all of us to get off the couch, discover the radical and the beautiful, and stretches our capacity to be transformed. Through our diverse, local culture, we come together, we come to new ideas, we come to our senses.

Veterans use their lens to create a window to art

The Subjective Lens – Through the Eyes of Veterans features a compelling collection of fine art photography created by 10 Denver-area artists who have served in the U.S. military. This unique exhibition is the culmination of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center’s Veterans Workshop Series, a five-month program of advanced photography courses provided to participants free of charge. Each project is intensely personal,…

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