The best museums in Denver in 2022

These are the top 20 best museums in Denver, United States, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Denver, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Denver.

These are the best museums in Denver:

  1. Downtown Aquarium1

    Downtown Aquarium

    Downtown Aquarium (formerly Colorado's Ocean Journey ) is a public aquarium and restaurant located in Denver , Colorado at the intersection of I-25 and 23rd Ave . The 107,000 square feet (9,900 m ) main building sits on a 17-acre (6.9 ha) site adjacent to the South Platte River . Its freshwater and
  2. Denver Botanic Gardens2

    Denver Botanic Gardens

    The Denver Botanic Gardens is a public botanical garden located in the Cheesman Park neighborhood of Denver , Colorado . The 23-acre (93,000 m ) park contains a conservatory, a variety of theme gardens and a sunken amphitheater , which hosts various concerts in the summer.
  3. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum3

    Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

    The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum ( WOTR ) is located on the former Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado , United States. The museum preserves the history of Lowry AFB's operations from 1938 to 1994 in its collections, archives, and research library. Features of the museum's collec
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  5. Denver Art Museum4

    Denver Art Museum

    The Denver Art Museum ( DAM ) is an art museum located in the Civic Center of Denver , Colorado . With encyclopedic collections of more than 70,000 diverse works from across the centuries and world, the DAM is one of the largest art museums between the West Coast and Chicago. It is known for its col
  6. Denver Museum of Nature and Science5

    Denver Museum of Nature and Science

    The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a municipal natural history and science museum in Denver , Colorado . It is a resource for informal science education in the Rocky Mountain region. A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help museum visitors learn about the natural history of Col
  7. Denver Zoo6

    Denver Zoo

    Denver Zoo is an 80-acre (32 ha) zoological garden located in City Park of Denver, Colorado , United States. Founded in 1896, it is owned by the City and County of Denver and funded in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). It is the most popular paid attraction in the Denve
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  9. Molly Brown House Museum7

    Molly Brown House Museum

    The Molly Brown House Museum (also known as House of Lions ) is a house located at 1340 Pennsylvania Street in Denver, Colorado , United States that was the home of American philanthropist, activist, and socialite Margaret Brown . Brown was known as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" because she survived
  10. U.s. Mint8

    U.s. Mint

    Take a guided tour through this mint to see how coins are produced. The tour will also inform you about the history of US mints. Be sure to hop into the gift shop as well, all kinds of coins to be bought there. Before the tour, you have to go through a security screening and metal detectors. Items
  11. Children's Museum of Denver9

    Children's Museum of Denver

  12. Forney Museum of Transportation10

    Forney Museum of Transportation

  13. Clyfford Still Museum11

    Clyfford Still Museum

    Clyfford Still (November 30, 1904 – June 23, 1980) was an American painter , and one of the leading figures in the first generation of Abstract Expressionists , who developed a new, powerful approach to painting in the years immediately following World War II . Still has been credited with laying th
  14. American Museum of Western Art12

    American Museum of Western Art

    The American Museum of Western Art – The Anschutz Collection is a non-profit museum located in Denver, Colorado . Founded in 2010, it is the permanent home for The Anschutz Collection , a formerly private collection of paintings that surveys the art of the American West from the early 19th century t
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  16. The Money Museum13

    The Money Museum

  17. History Colorado Center14

    History Colorado Center

  18. Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys15

    Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys

  19. Denver Firefighters Museum16

    Denver Firefighters Museum

  20. Molly Brown Summer House17

    Molly Brown Summer House

  21. Museo De Las Americas18

    Museo De Las Americas

  22. Black American West Museum19

    Black American West Museum

  23. Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art20

    Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art


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