Kids Halloween events in Denver 2017 include parties tailored just for them at some of the area's top attractions. The Denver Zoo, Downtown Aquarium, Denver Botanic Gardens, Nature & Science Museum, and Union Station all have fun activities planned, from after-dark trick or treating to spending the night with mummies!
In the suburbs, community recreation centers host family-friendly events safe for young children. You can also enjoy outdoor fall activities such as corn mazes and hayrides.
Of course, there are plenty of parades and costume contests — for both kids and pets!
Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9/15 to 10/29
Location: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms in Littleton
Cost: $10 and up
Make your way to the corn maze at Chatfield Farms for a fun fall activity you can do by sun or stars. This is one of the kids Halloween events in Denver that includes one hayride and barrel train ride (12 and younger), mini-maze (10 and younger), and jumping pillow. After solving the mazes, check out the treehouse and farm animals or go for a pony ride.
Date: TBD for 2017
Location: 1500 block of South Pearl Street (between Buchtel Boulevard and Evans Avenue)
There's always something fun happening on vibrant South Pearl Street — and this Halloween weekend, it's a fun costume parade down the street's 1500 block. This is one of the kids Halloween events in Denver where you can dress up kids as their favorite superhero, scary monster, or animated character and enter them in the costume contest for a chance to win some spooktacular prizes.
Date: 10/27 starting at 6pm and lasting until 10/28 at 10am
Location: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Cost: $65 and up, includes pizza, snacks, candy, and hot breakfast
Spend a night at the museum with the family! Parents and their kids (grades K - 8) participate in some frighteningly fun Halloween activities, watch an IMAX film, get up close and personal with mummies, and go to sleep in the diorama halls. It's one of the more unique kids Halloween events in Denver this year.
Location: Denver Zoo
Boo at the Zoo: TBD for 2017
Cost: $12 and up
Your kids will have a blast at Boo at the Zoo. It's one of the an annual kids Halloween events in Denver at the Zoo. The colorful fall foliage provides the perfect backdrop for Halloween activities such as getting up close and personal with creepy crawly animals. Kids can also stop at more than 25 trick-or-treat stations.
The event is included in the cost of regular zoo admission.
Boo After Dark: TBD for 2017
Cost: $12 and up (tickets required)
If you're daring enough to explore in the dark, bring the family to Boo After Dark. This event offers the same activities and entertainment as daytime's Boo at the Zoo, but kids can trick or treat at night.
This is an after-hours event, so separate tickets are required. Get them early for this popular Halloween tradition!
Date: 2017 TBD
Location: History Colorado Center
Cost: Free with museum admission
You can always count on a good time at the History Colorado Center, especially at Halloween. This is one of the kids Halloween events in Denver where you will not only get to trick or treat but also learn about history from people dressed as Titanic survivor Molly Brown, gold miner William Green Russell, and a buffalo soldier. This is a fun way to teach kids about history.
Date: 10/28 from 1 to 4
Location: Recreation Center in Commerce City
The Commerce City rec center hosts Creepy Hollows Fright Night, a Halloween party for kids in ages 2 to 10. It's one of the top kids Halloween events in Denver as it's a safe place for them to go trick-or-treating and get lots of tasty goodies!
Date: 10/13, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Location: Goodson Recreation Center in Centennial
Cost: $6 and up
Head to Centennial (about 15 miles southwest of downtown Denver) for Spooktacular Halloween, a fun event for children 12 and younger. Activities include a haunted house, trick or treating, games, crafts, and face painting.
Location: Family Sports Center in Centennial
Cost: $12 and up
Your kids won't be able to outrun the undead at Zombie Fest in the Family Sports Center in Centennial. Energetic kids 5 and older can hunt zombies in laser tag, maneuver through an obstacle course, crash bumper cars, and take on climbing walls.
Dates: 10/27 and 10/28, 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: Stockton's Stables in Littleton, CO 80125
Hit the hay at Stockton's Stables in Littleton, about 11 miles south of downtown Denver. On haunted hayrides, kids of all ages will ride down a path beaten by cowboys and Indians as storytellers tell tales of the past. If you're hungry after your ride, get some concessions to benefit the local 4-H club.
Location: 1059 S. Gaylord St.
Bring the kids (and dog!) down to South Gaylord Street for some Halloween fun. Trick or treating (4 - 7 p.m.) will be along this pedestrian-friendly street, but the main draw is the dog parade at 3 p.m. and the pet costume contest 3:30 p.m. It's one of the kids Halloween events in Denver where you get to see all the silly dog costumes and find out who wins top dog!
Date: 10/7 from 10am to 2pm
Cost: $15 and up
Olde Town Square in historic downtown Arvada (about nine miles from downtown Denver) transforms into a pumpkin patch and scarecrows hold a watchful eye over it. Kids can create their own scarecrows for a chance to win prizes. They can also march in the costume parade, go through a corn maze, and find the perfect pumpkin to take home to carve.
Dates: 10/28 and 10/29, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Downtown Aquarium
Sharkey, Downtown Aquarium's mascot, and marine-life friends will host the ultimate kids Halloween party at the aquarium. It includes fun activities such as games, crafts, and more. All kids in costume will get half priced exhibit tickets with the purchase of an adult admission.
Dates: Oct. 28 and 29, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden
Cost: $5, includes unlimited rides
Historic trains pulling vintage passenger cars pass through Railroad Halloween Town at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Hop on board a train driven by costumed conductors and engineers that makes stops for trick or treating along the way.
Dates: Oct. 27 - 29, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Children's Museum, 2121 Children's Museum Drive
Cost: $13 and up
The Children's Museum becomes home to treat houses where kids can pick up Halloween treats. There are also crafts, carnival games, and more fun activities. Young children will be attending, so please leave scary costumes at home.
Date: Oct. 26
Location: Union Station
The Great Hall in historic Union Station becomes Halloween central as shopkeepers hand out treats for kids. Adults will get treats, too, in the form of drink specials. The parade route begins at the plazas and ends in the Great Hall. It's followed by a costume contest, so be sure to come up with something creative for a chance to win prizes.
Date: 10/29 from 12pm to 4pm
Location: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Cost: $6 and up
One really great kids Halloween event in Denver is at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. The huge airplane hangar turns haunted, so watch out for ghosts and goblins. Aspiring pilots can check out the open cockpits, pedal planes, bounce house, scavenger hunt, and magic show.
Date: Oct. 31, 3 - 6 p.m.
Location: Pearl Street in downtown Boulder
On Halloween, Pearl Street in downtown Boulder becomes a Halloween headquarters for kids. Dress up the kids for this annual tradition where they can trick or treat all along the festive street. The event is recommended for kids 12 and younger.
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