Debbie's Deals: Get free admission at local museums and Denver Zoo on certain days in 2014

Did you know you can visit the Denver Zoo, the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and other local museums for free on certain days in 2014?

The free days are funded, in part, by the citizens of the metro area via the Science and Cultural Facilities District's 0.1% sales and use tax. Other free admission days are sponsored by Target.

This year the list of museum's offering free admission includes the Clyfford Still Museum and Four Mile Historic Park.

*Note, this list was created by visiting the SCFD's website and the various museum websites. Please double check that the free day is still on the schedule before you go. Thanks!

Visit the Denver Zoo for free on Jan. 10, Jan. 11, Jan. 22, Feb. 2, Feb. 3, Feb. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 14 and Nov. 20.

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science will offer free admission on Jan. 13, Feb. 2, March 2, April 13, April 26, June 2, June 30, July 20, Sept. 8, Sept. 28, Oct. 27 and Dec. 1. Free admission is just to the museum -- it does not include special events, the IMAX theater or the Planetarium.

The Denver Art Museum offers free admission on the first Saturday of the month and select other days. In 2014, those days will be Jan. 4, Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, April 27, May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6.

The Clyfford Still Museum, next to the Denver Art Museum, will offer free admission on Jan. 8,, April 27, June  20, Aug. 7, according to the SCFD website.

Visit the Denver Botanic Gardens for free on Jan. 20, Feb 17, March 3, March 22, April 22, Aug. 4, Nov. 8, Nov. 14 and Nov. 15.

The Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield will offer free admission in 2014 on Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 4, April 1, May 5, June 3, Aug. 5 and Nov. 4.

The Colorado Railroad Museum will offer free admission in 2014 on Jan. 4, March 1 and May 3. Note: rides cost extra.

Visit the Denver Firefighter's Museum for free on Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Aug. 2 and Oct. 11.

The Molly Brown House is offering free admission for residents in the seven county metro area (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties) on January 31, May 2 and August 16. The museum is offering free admission to all visitors on February 22, November 11 and December 3.

While the Butterfly Pavilion doesn't offer free admission days, it does off $5 days. In 2014, the $5 admission days will be Feb. 22, April 26, Sept. 20 and Nov. 15.

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