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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.

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Natural Sciences
WOW! Children’s Museum World of Wonder
Mission Statement
To engage all families in educational, hands-on experiences that connect curiosity, creativity, and discovery.
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Performing Arts
Augustana Arts
Mission Statement
Augustana Arts gathers community, supports the arts, and delights the spirit through performance, education, and engagement.
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Visual Arts
Studio Arts Boulder
Mission Statement
Studio Arts Boulder’s mission is to cultivate the artist in each of us by inviting creative collaboration in the study, practice, and advancement of the studio arts.
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Performing Arts
Longmont Youth Symphony
Mission Statement
To be an accessible resource for young musicians wishing to develop and excel in their musical abilities under the guidance and leadership of professional music instructors in a creative and stimulating environment.
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Cultural History
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival
Mission Statement
The mission of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is to build bridges of awareness, knowledge and understanding between the diverse Asian Pacific American (APA) communities and the general public through cultural education, leadership development and athletic competition.
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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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Performing Arts
Flatirons Community Orchestra
Mission Statement
To provide an avenue for the extension of musical studies and lifetime enrichment for instrumentalists of all ages and expertise. To study and prepare orchestral repertoire through regular rehearsals and free performances for the general public. To supply musical accompaniment for special events.
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Performing Arts
Brightonmusic Choir and Orchestra Inc.
Mission Statement
To encourage adult singers and musicians to join our ranks and renew their love of musical performance. We welcome talented singers and musicians regardless of age or financial circumstance to join one or more of our ensembles and share their talent with our patrons.
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Performing Arts
Mudra Dance Studio
Mission Statement
To enable any person; without any discrimination of caste, creed, color, race, religion, nationality, economic, orientation, educational and social status. To learn the classical, contemporary and folk dances and performing arts of India and participate freely and fully without any reservations in the celebrations of life and diversity through the universal language of dance and music.
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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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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.
Sun Feb 25, 9AM-5PM
Denver, CO
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Clyfford Still Museum
SCFD Free Day: In appreciation of the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), and in the spirit of community engagement, the Clyfford Still Museum offers free admission on select days throughout the year. Online registration for free tickets will be open one week before each SCFD Free Day. In addition to SCFD Free Days, the Clyfford Still Museum will offer eight Pay-What-You-Wish Days in 2024.
Thu Feb 29, 10AM-5PM
Denver, CO
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Clyfford Still Museum
SCFD Free Day: In appreciation of the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), and in the spirit of community engagement, the Clyfford Still Museum offers free admission on select days throughout the year. Online registration for free tickets will be open one week before each SCFD Free Day. In addition to SCFD Free Days, the Clyfford Still Museum will offer eight Pay-What-You-Wish Days in 2024.
Thu Feb 29, 10AM-5PM
Denver, 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 Mar 05, 5-7PM
Denver, CO
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Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
Free Museum Admission: Visit the Buffalo Bill Museum on the first Wednesday of the month from November through April and enjoy free admission.
Wed Mar 06, 10AM-5PM
Golden, 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.
Sat Mar 09, 9AM-2PM
Denver, CO
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Longmont Museum
Longmont Museum Free Second Saturday: The second Saturday of each month is free admission at the Longmont Museum.
Sat Mar 09, 9AM-5PM
Longmont, CO
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Denver Art Museum
Free Days at the DAM: Engage with art, explore onsite activities, and experience exhibitions on view all while enjoying free general admission!
Tue Mar 12, 10AM-9PM
Denver, CO
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Friends of Dinosaur Ridge
Be There on the Ides of March FREE EXHIBIT HALL ENTRY
Fri Mar 15, 9AM-4PM
Morrison, CO
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There's so much culture to experience. Learn more about SCFD-funded organizations here.
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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.

Following in the Footsteps of Dr. Martin Lockley at Dinosaur Ridge

Dinosaur Ridge, the world-renowned dinosaur track site just 30 minutes from Denver, provides a pathway straight to a local legacy. Since it opened in 1989, visitors have been able to…

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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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Lutheran High School Performers at Parker Arts Shakespeare Festival
Parker Arts fuses community and young creatives
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