Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy. It is Halloween weekend and you are sure to find tricks and treats on every corner. Corn mazes and haunted houses are open through Monday and there are safe trick-or-treat events happening all over town. But here are a few other spooky traditions that have made our list for the 7 best things to do in Denver this Halloween.
Thursday - Monday
Maize in the City
What: This favorite fall attraction is open through Halloween. Navigate your way through the 20+ acre Crazed Corn Maze. Pick out the perfect pumpkin and enjoy other family-friendly activities like bouncy castles, pony rides, a petting zoo and more. And on Sunday evening, you can let the kids get a jump start on the candy at the safe trick-or-treating event.
Where: Maize in the City, 10270 Riverdale Road, Thornton, Colo.
When: Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sunday trick-or-treating from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.); Monday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Crazed Maze Tickets: $12 – Adults; $9 – Kids 5-12 years; Kids 4 years and under are free.
More Information: maizeinthecity.com
Friday – Sunday
Trick or Treat Street
What: A safe and friendly trick-or-treating extravaganza perfect for your little goblins. Kids can parade their costume throughout the museum, stopping at each Treat House to collect sweets. Plus, the little ones can play carnival games and make classic Halloween arts and crafts.
Where: Children’s Museum of Denver, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, Denver, Colo.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: $15 - Ages 2-59 years; $13 – Seniors and 1-year olds; Members and Kids under 1 year are free.
More Information: mychildsmuseum.org
Friday - Sunday
Corn Maze at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
What: This is the last weekend to get lost in the 8-acre corn maze at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. Maze admission also includes the mini-maze, one hayride, and unlimited bounces on the jumping pillow. Pony and hamster balls available for an additional fee. Food vendors selling your favorite fall snacks like funnel cakes and kettle corn will also be available.
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, Colo.
When: Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: $13 – Adult; $10 – Kids 3-12 years; Kids 2 and under are free. Member discounts available.
More Information: botanicgardens.org
Saturday – Sunday
Boo at the Zoo & Boo After Dark
What: Dress in costume and visit over 25 trick-or-treat stations scattered throughout the zoo, watch creepy crawly animal demonstrations and enjoy other fun family-friendly entertainment. If you prefer to trick-or-treat after dark, visit Boo After Dark on Friday, Oct. 28th or Saturday, Oct. 29th to enjoy the same Halloween festivities after the sun goes down.
Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele Street, Denver, Colo.
When: Boo at the Zoo: Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Boo After Dark: Friday and Saturday: 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. (Oct. 28-29 only)
Admission: General Admission: $17 Adults; $12 Kids 3-11 years; Members and Kids 2 and under are free. (Note a separate admission ticket must be purchased for Boo After Dark.)
More Information: denverzoo.org
Trek or Treat Off the Street
What: There will be plenty of spooky surprises for kids of all ages at CU South Denver (formerly known as The Wildlife Experience.) Fill your candy bags from the booths that will line the hallways. Trek through the haunted cave, experiment with chemistry in the Laboratory of Illusions, plus a bounce house, creepy crawly crafts and more.
Where: Liniger Building at CU South Denver, 10035 Peoria Street, Parker, Colo.
When: Saturday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: $5 – All Ages; Members are free.
More Information: southdenver.cu.edu
Hauntings at the Hangar
What: The hanger will be transformed into the spookiest museum in town. Stop by if you dare to mingle with Star Wars characters, do mad scientist experiments and be mystified by a magic show. Plus, a scavenger hunt, costume contest, space treats, bounce house and more.
Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver, Colo.
When: Saturday: 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $12.50 – Adults; $6 – Kids 4-16 years; Members and Kids 3 years and under are free.
More Information: wingsmuseum.org
What: Touted as Northwest Denver’s best Halloween celebration, the Highland Haunt is perfect for all ages. Free activities include trick-or-treating, piñata stations, a costume parade and contest, live music and more. An all-inclusive activities pass can be purchased for $7 so the kids can enjoy other activities such as a hayride, petting zoo, face painting, carnival games and more.
Where: Highland Neighborhood, 32nd Avenue from Clay to Zuni Streets, Denver, Colo.
When: Saturday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
More Information: highlandhaunt.com
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