Leftfielder Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies leaps against the wall to catch a foul ball at Coors Field on April 5, 2013.  (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Carlos Gonzalez leaps against the wall to catch a foul ball at Coors Field on April 5, 2013. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Summer is nearing its end but there’s still so much to do! Denver has an endless number of activities that you and your family can take advantage of. Don’t miss out on museum exhibitions, water parks, mini golf, walking tours, hiking, biking and more. No matter what interests your kids have, there’s definitely something exiting for them to do this August.
Denver Aquarium Family Nights
Downtown Aquarium, Denver
700 Water Street
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 561-4450
www.aquariumrestaurants.com

Date: June 6 – August 11, 2016 from 5-9 p.m.

Haven’t been to the aquarium yet? What are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to go see the eels, sharks, starfish, otters, and yes, even the mermaids. Every Monday through Thursday, the aquarium hosts family night starting at 5 p.m. with discounted exhibition tickets, meals and activities. Check out the mystic mermaid show or embark on a scavenger hunt through the aquarium. These nights are geared to kids under the age of 10.

Farmers Markets
Cherry Creek Fresh Farm Market
Denver, CO
coloradofreshmarkets.com

Date: Through October 1, 2016

You get some farm-fresh produce, and the kids get to dance along to the live music and join in some family-friendly activities. There are tons of farmers markets taking place all through the town – the best part? They’re all amazing farmers markets so you don’t have to choose just one to go to! Popular markets include the Cherry Creek Fresh Farm Market, the Farmer’s Market at Highlands Square, and Union Station Farmer’s Market. Most take place on Saturday mornings but check the website for specific times.

Rockies Games
Coors Field
2001 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80205
colorado.rockies.mlb.com

Date: August 2016

You’re not a true Coloradan until you’ve rooted for the home team at Coors Field. Bring the kids and watch the all-American game of baseball with the Colorado Rockies. In August, the Rockies battle the Dodgers, Marlins, Rangers, Nationals and Cubs and there are some great promotional nights (including free baseball caps, bobbleheads, flags, even a lunch cooler!). So grab your tickets today.

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Stories In Sculpture
Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 865-3501
www.botanicgardens.org

Date: April 29 – October 2, 2016

The Denver Botanic Gardens is one of the prettiest places to be this summer, now there’s an even better reason to visit! A new exhibition on the garden’s grounds features sculptures from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. You’ll find sculptures from famous artists like Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi and more. Families and kids can join in on drop-in art exploration every Saturday through August 13, and there are even guided tours and photography classes offered in conjunction with the exhibit.

Movies In The Park
Skyline Park
16th Street at Arapahoe Street
Denver, CO 80202
www.downtowndenver.com

Date: August 6, 2016 at 8 p.m.

If you’ve been to a drive-in movie before, you’ll know what to expect when you stop by Skyline Park in  August. Instead of parked cars, you have to park your picnic blanket and your family on the grass to enjoy this movie. August 6 is the final movie showing this summer and will feature Grease. But don’t worry, if you miss this one, you can still catch movies at Red Rocks, Infinity Park, and Civic Center Park through the end of August.

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Jennifer Eberhart is a writer, reader, crafter, traveler and New Yorker. She works in midtown New York City for non-profit organizations. Her degrees are in communication studies and art history.You can contact Jennifer on Twitter at @egyptologist. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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