Even in this difficult time, arts and culture have the capacity to lift our spirits and feed our souls. Many SCFD partner organizations are reaching out to help us all through our current challenge with a balm only the creative can provide.
Following are free online events, exhibits, classes and other opportunities to experience wonder from your own home. Where the opportunity is time- and date-specific, it has been noted.
Clyfford Still Museum
FREE: The building is closed but our online collection is always open! We’ll check back in soon with new online programming that we hope you’ll enjoy. See you in the (virtual) galleries! Explore the slow-looking feature in our Online Collection. Simply click on an artwork, then click on the eye icon. The immersive full-screen experience will slowly show you your chosen image in detail.
Foothills Art Center
FREE: Take a virtual visit of the gallery. Or enjoy a free virtual painting class on March 26 at 3 p.m.
Denver Art Museum
FREE: Visit the extensive collections of one of our nation’s premier art museums.
FREE: Take a tour of the galleries or learn a little more about print making. It’s all part of the Arvada Center’s digital offerings.
Museum of Outdoor Art
FREE: MOA has virtual tours of past exhibitions, a film library, self-guided walking tours, and a collection vault to explore.
FREE: Visit the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art’s gallery on Instagram.
Museum of Boulder
FREE: Watch a chalk mural time lapse as it’s installed in the museum.
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
FREE: Join the quilters of Colorado and answer the call for facemasks. The quilting museum is serving as a coordination point for drop off and distribution of facemasks who all who need them. See how you can get involved. While you are there, make sure to visit the Rocky Mountain Quits for Men virtual gallery.
FREE: Phamaly Theatre Company is a global leader in disability affirmative theatre. Please enjoy Wacky Videos For Wacky Times featuring the many talents of the wonderfully wacky Phamaly family.
FREE: Ovation West has ongoing virtual opportunities to enjoy music and musical theater including a standout performance!
JUST FOR KIDS
WOW! @ Home
FREE: Download free WOW! @ Home activity guides to do at home with your children! Activities are available for different age groups (infants and toddlers too!) and include hands-on science and art projects, book recommendations, games, songs, and more. We also have some easy to make recipes for slime, bubble solution, and homemade playdough.
Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
FREE: The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is temporarily closed, but have no fear, our Facebook group Museum Fun 101 will bring the Museum to YOU! Check out screen-free activities created by our educators to engage your child in learning and fun from the comfort of your home.
Museum of Boulder
FREE: Looking for a way to bring primary sources to life for your elementary school class? This program is made up of skits for students to perform that will bring artifacts from Boulder’s history to life! It’s also great for creative families looking for some group activities they can do indoors together.
Celebrate the Beat
FREE: Use Celebrate the Beat’s alphabet library to have some fun and practice your letter awareness.
Inside the Orchestra
FREE: Inside the Orchestra has launched its Outside the Orchestra Initiative, providing free daily content for people to engage with music and art at home with their kids. Content ranges from playlists by theme and mood to comprehensive activity guides with built-out lesson plans. For reference, here is a list of some of the new resources:
- Searchable Activity Database
- Audio Playlist Library
- Fun and Educational Videos
- Online Musical Games
- Teacher Resource Packet
They’re also offering virtual events such as weekly art parties with musicians playing pieces for kids to respond to artistically at home, as well as providing our summer Tiny Tots programming in a virtual format.
FREE: Join History Colorado for an episode (or episodes, let’s be honest) of the popular Lost Highways podcast.
Golden History Museum
FREE: Take a virtual tour of the museum’s collection and learn a little about why is has always really been golden in Golden.
Cherokee Ranch and Castle
FREE: Lift off one mile away from the Castle and soar above pine trees, scrub oak, rocky ledges and a golf course before circling around the Castle. Drift along a breeze with the sounds of an angelic harp. Created by Aaron Schug in the fall of 2018. The western fires at that time create a haze that obstructs the mountains, yet the view remains spectacular.
Molly Brown House Museum
FREE: Historic Denver’s Molly Brown House Museum has virtual museum tours, history at home family activities and a virtual book club.
Tesoro Cultural Center
FREE: Peruse a library of lectures on the history of the West from national scholars.
Colorado Railroad Museum
FREE: Each week brings new tours of the collection, activities updates, and children’s/family activities among others.
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
FREE: Watch a movie with the Colorado Environmental Film Festival.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
FREE: Science + Educators Live! (12:00 PM Monday-Friday DMNS Facebook ) Join Scientists + Educators from the Denver Museum of Nature + Science as they explore or share research and collections highlights and answer your questions!
COVID-19 What Lies Ahead? (8:30 AM Mondays Register Here ) DMNS is partnering with the Colorado School of Public Health to explore various aspects of COVID-19 and the path ahead for Colorado. Each Monday webinar will feature doctors, scientists, and/or state officials who bring expert insights and lucid perspectives to the challenges we face.
Tools @ Tea Time (4:30 PM Tuesday Register Here) Teachers! Grab your afternoon tea and log in to get tips and resources from the Museum Teacher Professional Development Team and share strategies with other teachers as we transition to remote learning.
FREE: Take a virtual safari at our region’s largest zoo.
Denver Botanic Gardens
FREE: Explore the beauty in the many gardens that make up the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Wings Over the Rockies
FREE: Enter the world of flight by riding along on adventures centered on space flight and much more.
Ocean First Institute
FREE: Join educational webinars on sharks and other ocean creatures, try your hand at making a stony coral polyp or watch the walrus cam. The Ocean First Institute has activities for all ages!
FREE: Wonderbound will produce 24-26 videos per week for the next several weeks including Dance Along! and the dancers’ solos at Project Wonder.
Celebrate the Beat
FREE: Join Celebrate the Beat for its virtual dance classes and release your inner dancer.
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
FREE: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance announces the launch of Cyber Dance 2020. Connect with Denver’s nationally recognized dance ensemble from your home.
Lighthouse Writers Workshop
FREE: Get daily writing inspiration from the Lighthouse Writers Workshop and learn more about their virtual classes and workshops.
Art from Ashes
FREE: Art from Ashes facilitators are offering writing prompts via Facebook, Instagram, and on our website blog for the general public. For young people age 12 to 24, we are offering mini-workshops on Google Hangouts! For more information, contact our Director of Programs.
FREE: Join the Colorado Symphony for a “from their own homes” rendition of Ode to Joy.
FREE: Listen to Kantorei’s “Fire and Ice” performance. Kantorei is Denver’s premier choral ensemble formed in 1997.
FREE: Join the Evergreen Chorale for a stirring rendition of Baba Yetu.
SOME COST: Join Music Director Devin Patrick Hughes as he shares his April 2020 playlist. Sign up through Primephonic for two months free membership and listen.
Evergreen Chamber Orchestra
FREE: Evergreen Chamber Orchestra Musical Moments are live-streamed and pre-recorded videos that feature our fabulous musicians, board members, friends of ECO, and of course our Music Director Bill Hill. Please join us on our Facebook Page at 7:00 pm every Tuesday and Friday. After the videos premiere on Facebook, you’ll be able to find them on our YouTube channel and the new ECO Musical Moments section of our website.
FREE: Join the Colorado Choir for musical offerings.
FREE: This Denver institution is offering online screenings of some of its previously released movies.
SOME COST: Denver Film is excited to partner with DoorDash to bring you Dinner + A Movie. The best way to #SupportLocal. Elevate your stay-at-home movie night with a $0 Delivery Fee from one of your favorite local restaurants.
FREE: Tap in to eTown’s treasure trove of videos on eTown’s YouTube channel. Watch at home with those you love or tune in simultaneously with a friend from afar. Also check out eTown’s podcasts! Great while hiking, biking, running or listening to at home.
Dairy ARTS Center
FREE: The Dairy ARTS Center is building its online content under the auspices of Free Range Dairy programming. Most events are free or low cost.
Foothills Arts Center
Join local musician Wes Hughes as he sings in tribute to John Prine and the spirit of song that lives in us all from the center’s gallery.
Warm Cookies of the Revolution
Denver Arts & Venues, Roddenberry Foundation and the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation has teamed up with Warm Cookies of the Revolution to bring you a virtual gift basket. Inspired by the fact that people send gift baskets to friends and relatives in times of loss and illness, the virtual baskets will include video samples of the best work from Denver’s creative community.