DENVER — It's that time of year again: Spring break.
Students in Denver Public Schools and several other Denver-area school districts are off all week.
Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to keep your kids entertained without emptying your bank account. Here are a few activities around Denver that kids can enjoy free of charge:
Go to a museum
The History Colorado Center is free for kids 5 and under. It's $8 for kids 6 to 12 and $10 with student ID for anyone ages 13 to 22.
Other metro-area museums, like Aurora History Museum, Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum and Hudson Gardens are free throughout the week. Head over to scfd.org for more.
Don't forget to check with your local library, as well. Some of them offer free passes to museums like History Colorado Center and the Butterfly Pavilion.
Debbie's Deals has the scoop on other free days throughout the year at the Denver Art Museum, Denver Zoo and other popular attractions.
See how money gets made
In case you didn't know, there's a U.S. Mint in Denver and you can take a free tour to see how money is made. Kids must be at least 7 years old and tickets are only available for same-day tours. Click here for more information.
Get some free candy
Hammond's Candies (5735 N. Washington St., Denver) offers free tours of its candy factory Tuesdays through Saturdays and every visitor gets a free sample. Yum!
Easter fun at Bass Pro Shops
From now until April 1 (Easter), Bass Pro Shops is offering free activities for kids, including a free photo with the Easter Bunny. Hours vary by day, so check here for details.
Denver is surrounded by natural beauty…why not get out and enjoy some of it with the kids? Go for a bike ride, take a walk along the Cherry Creek path or go for a hike — the possibilities are endless.