Denver Firefighter Museum

admin May 9, 2011 0

The Denver Firefighter Museum  has many hands on exhibits which are fun and entertaining for all ages.  In addition to entertaining people, the museum aims to educate visitors about fire safety too.  Tours of the museum are self-guided: pick up a brochure at the admission desk or simply follow the fire boots around the museum to see all that there is to see.

Besides the exhibits, there are plenty of events at the museum to keep you busy.  On the first Wednesday of each month, the museum holds a story time for kids ages 2 to 6.  This fun story time session includes stories, songs, and a craft.  The story time is free with museum admission.

Every summer, the museum has a summer camp session. If your child dreams of one day being a fire fighter, this would be the perfect way for them to start working towards making that dream a reality.   Campers learn about fire safety, and firefighting during these sessions.   The first session is geared to kids ages 5 to7 and is July 11th to July 15th.  The second session is for kids ages 8 to 11 and will be held July 18 through July 22nd. Sessions are held from 12:30 to 3:30 each day and each session costs $55.  For more information or to register your child, contact the museum at 303-825-0600.  Summer camp sessions are popular and fill up quickly.  To make sure your child gets a space, call as soon as possible.

Young children ages 3 to 5 will love the firefighting safety classes.  These classes are held for 6 weeks and cost $30 for the first child and $15 for siblings attending the class.  During the class, kids will learn what to do in case of a fire, meet a real fireman, and get to try out different equipment.  Call 303-825-0600 to register.

If you are looking for the perfect no stress spot to have your child’s birthday party, consider the museum! At the party, children get to try on firegear, slide down a fire pole, and climb aboard a fire engine.  Each child receives a fire helmet and a junior firefighter sticker to take home from the party.  Parties last for about 2 hours and cost $6 per person.  All you need to do is bring the cake! To make reservations, call the museum at 303-825-7642.

The museum also hosts movie nights for different community groups.  These movie nights are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 on a Friday.  The cost is $5 per person.

Kids are invited to bring their dad to the Spaghetti dinner which will be held on June 19th from 11am to 1 pm.  The cost of the event is $15.00 and includes a souvenire photo with a firefighter.  Registration is required.

The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4 pm.  Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $4 for children ages 2 to 12.  The museum also hosts free admission days every so often.  This summer, free admission days will be held on June 11th, June 18th, and August 6th.

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