Venturing to Night at the Museum

Night at the Museum is an annual event held in Denver on the first Saturday in November from 5 pm to 11 pm.

   This event is when most of the museums in Denver are free and open to the public. More information about exactly which museums are open can be found at the city of Denver’s website. The city also provides transportation to and from all of the museums that are participating.

   I have gone for the past two years, and it has been wonderful. This year I went to the Art Museum and the History Colorado Center. The Art Museum was splendid; we got there early enough so didn’t have to wait in a line and it wasn’t too packed. We got to the History Colorado Center late and when we went to see the exhibit By Their Hats, Horses, and Homes We Shall Know Them, there was quite a line. We only ended up waiting for about 20 minutes because the volunteers working there were quick at their job. The only other time there was a line was as we entered the Renaissance Exhibit at the Art Museum. Both of the exhibits were both worth the wait, the Renaissance Exhibit was full of beautiful artwork from Venice during the Italian Renaissance, and the History Colorado Exhibit was full of hilarious photos.

This is an unknown painting of a saint by an unknown artist. This painting can be found in the Venice Renaissance Exhibit. Photo by Abigail Armstrong

This is an unknown painting of a saint by an unknown artist. This painting can be found in the Venice Renaissance Exhibit.
Photo by Abigail Armstrong

   Both times that I have gone to this event I have enjoyed the museums that I have visited, and I would recommend it to anybody. Even if you aren’t a fan of museums, Night at the Museum is an excellent way to enjoy the city with some friends.

If you’re interested in checking out either of these museums before next year’s Night at the Museum, the Star Wars Exhibit and the Design Lab have opened at the Denver Art Museum.

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