International Museum Day

This Saturday, May 18, is International Museum Day. Established in 1977 by the International Council of Museums, the day is set aside to encourage the public to visit and support their local museums. No matter what you’re interested in, there’s probably a museum somewhere that would interest you. On Saturday, many museums around the world will have special events, free admissions, and other celebrations.

Colorado is packed with great museums, not only the large instutitions here in Denver but also small and rural museums across the state. So wherever your travels around Colorado take you, or if you’re just looking for something to do in your own neighborhood, there are several resources that can help you find a museum of interest to you. The Colorado Wyoming Association of Museums has a Museum Guide on their website, with a database searchable by location and type. There are 54 types of museums listed, from Aviation to Zoology, so there is surely something there for everyone! Another helpful resource is the Colorado Tourism Office’s Museums webpage, a pictorial guide with tourism information on all kinds of museums across the state. If you’re interested in Colorado history, visit History Colorado’s Museums page. History Colorado offers not only the large state museum in Denver, but eight other regional museums in all parts of the state, from Leadville to Pueblo to Trinidad, and more. Finally, check out the book Colorado Museums and Historic Sites from our library.