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Life is more colorful with SCFD

We fund culture

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

Dance Arts Studio logo
Performing Arts
Dance Arts Studio
Mission Statement
To provide our students with support and encouragement to work hard, build self-confidence and discipline, and be inspired to grow and excel in their dance education. We provide quality dance instruction through caring, professional instructors in a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere that motivates dancers to become a positive force in the community, perform at their personal best and have fun!
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Athena Project logo
Performing Arts
Athena Project
Mission Statement
Athena Project empowers women through the arts. We envision a world with gender equity where women's voices are valued and amplified in the arts. We value (in order): 1) The inherent power in the artistic voices of women. 2) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. 3) Equality in opportunities, representation, and pay. 4) The creative process. 5) The power of art to connect communities.
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Colorado Music Hall of Fame logo
Cultural History
Colorado Music Hall of Fame
Mission Statement
To celebrate our state’s music heritage and inspire the future of Colorado music through our museum, educational programming, induction concerts and events.
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Forney Museum of Transportation exhibit with cars
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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Denver Municipal Band logo
Performing Arts
Denver Municipal Band
Mission Statement
To provide free professional, positive, relevant, and exhilarating musical performances, largely in the Denver metro area. To unite diverse audiences and builds community through our music and performances. To enrich education with professional musical workshops, clinics, mentoring, and concerts for metro area students and schools. The Band accomplishes its vision by partnering with government
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Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys logo
Cultural History
Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
Mission Statement
To provide educational and cultural services to the greater Rocky Mountain region through the preservation, exhibition, collection and interpretation of the visual arts using miniatures, dolls and toys.
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Historic Boulder logo
Cultural History
Historic Boulder, Inc.
Mission Statement
To save important places and buildings through advocacy, education, alliances and action.
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Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado logo
Performing Arts
Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado)
Mission Statement
The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company presents profound theatrical stories that inspire our audiences and enrich our community.
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Littleton Community Music Association logo
Performing Arts
Littleton Community Music Association
Mission Statement
To educate youth and adults in instrumental performance and appreciation and engage the community as an audience for amateur and professional musicians.
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Ocean First Institute
Natural Sciences
Ocean First Institute
Mission Statement
Our goal is ocean conservation through research and education. We educate and empower future generations to preserve our ocean and become future leaders in conservation. We do this by connecting youth with the wonders of the ocean and the importance of hands-on conservation through programming that highlights scientific exploration.
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Don’t paws here!

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

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Free Days Are Back

Enjoy in-person and virtual programming from the cultural community. Please always check with organizations prior to attending as dates and times are subject to change.

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Denver Museum of Nature & Science
SCFD Free Day - Satisfy your science curiosity during our SCFD Free Days and Free Nights. No need to reserve your ticket ahead of time online. Walk up anytime during Free Days or Free Nights and gain access to the Wildlife Halls or our permanent exhibitions. A separate ticket is required if you'd like to visit the planetarium or the brand-new Infinity Theater.
Wed Jun 19, 9AM-5PM
Denver, CO
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Museum of Outdoor Arts
Marjorie Park Uncorked: Marjorie Park Uncorked features wine, beer, yard games and live music, performance or comedy! New in 2024, bring your own picnic*! There is limited seating available, first come, first served and all are welcome to bring their own folding chair, cushions and blankets. Doors open at 5:30pm. *No outside alcohol and factory sealed beverages only.
Wed Jun 19, 5:30-8:30PM
Greenwood Village, CO
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Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Wings Over the Rockies Free Days: Whether you're a passionate aviation enthusiast, a curious mind fascinated by space, or a family seeking an unforgettable adventure, Wings Over the Rockies offers 4 Free Days throughout 2024. Gain access to either Wings locations – Air & Space Museum in Lowry and Exploration of Flight at Centennial Airport. Pre-purchase tickets are not required.
Fri Jun 21, 10AM-5PM
Denver, CO
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Museum of Outdoor Arts
SCFD Free Days at Marjorie Park: Enjoy free entry into Marjorie Park from 9:00am to 4:00pm on the below SCFD Free Days, May through October. Last admission is granted at 4:00pm and the park closes at 5:00pm. Advanced registration is required.
Mon Jun 24, 9AM-4PM
Greenwood Village, CO
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Museum of Outdoor Arts
Rock the Block: Come together with our local business community, MOA and Greenwood Village at MOA’s Marjorie Park to enjoy Rock the Block. Community members are invited to join us over lunch in Marjorie Park, we will have live music, art demonstrations provided by the Greenwood Village Curtis Center for the Arts, yard games and grill options for purchase. Learn about MOA events and memberships, and network with their community partners.
Thu Jun 27, 11AM-1PM
Greenwood Village, CO
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Four Mile Historic Park
Free Fridays at Four Mile
Fri Jun 28, 10AM-4PM
Denver, CO
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Roshni
Open Mic & Mingle: Open Mic & Mingle is our ongoing effort to bring together Community, Art and Artists of all genres and disciplines. It takes place every 4th Friday of the month at House of Friendship on 9641 E 16th Ave, Aurora.
Fri Jun 28, 6-8PM
Aurora, CO
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Historic Denver/ Molly Brown House Museum
SCFD Voter Free Evenings at the Molly Brown House: We will offer free admission to the residents of: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties, the first Tuesday of each month from 5-7pm ONLY. No reservations will be available. Admission will be first come, first serve.
Tue Jul 02, 5-7PM
Denver, CO
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Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens Free Days (York Street and Chatfield Farms): Free Days occur throughout the year, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). This event will sell out; please get your tickets in advance. No onsite tickets available for sold out days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events. Tickets will be available three months at a time (on a rolling basis) and the tickets will be released on the 1st of the month.
Wed Jul 03, 9AM-2PM
Denver, CO
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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.

Embracing Everything with Colorado MahlerFest

Each May, music-lovers within the Denver metro area and from around the world flock to Boulder, Colorado in celebration of the late-Romantic composer, Gustav Mahler. The annual Colorado MahlerFest pilgrimage…

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Following in the Footsteps of Dr. Martin Lockley at Dinosaur Ridge
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A rehearsal of Roshni's play, Yatra: A Journey to Truth, Light and Life
The Power of a Story
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Ars Nova Singers posing together
The Local Vocals of ASCENT: A Boulder Soundwalk
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