DENVER (CBS4) – As part of Denver Arts Week the city will host the sixth annual Night at the Museums on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Twenty-two of Denver’s top museums open their doors for free and stay open late. The event is an idea that started in Paris and became successful across Europe.
“What started in Paris, has now spread across Europe with 3,000 museums participating this year in the European Night of the Museums,” said Richard Scharf, president & CEO of Visit Denver, The Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The museums will be free from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Some of them include the new History Colorado Center, the Denver Art Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum, the Byers-Evans House Museum, and the Molly Brown House.
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There will also be free shuttle buses that make a continuous loop, connecting the downtown museums to several outlying ones, including the famous Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the Black American West Museum, the Denver Botanic Gardens, West Meets East, and the Forney Museum of Transportation.
Other communities have also joined in. Golden will open up the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum and the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, among others.
Many of the museums will also have special events.
Night at the Museums is part of Denver Arts Week, a nine-day celebration of the arts from Nov. 2-10.
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