the denver art museum

Posted on December 8th, 2010 by mountain girl  |  4 Comments »

Zia and I headed out to the Denver Art museum last weekend. It’s a great, friendly place that really caters to kids, and admission is free on the first Saturday of each month. We stayed for 3 hours…and saw only about a tenth of the museum!

Here’s the real reason we stayed so long: the Egypt play section. Zia loves all things Pharoah, Moses, and Egypt… and was absolutely delighted to find all kinds of dress-up clothes, Egyptian animals, and blow-up palm trees.

The real King Tut was also on exhibit at the museum, and we might eventually go to see him, but honestly, I think this was way more fun.

Make way for Zia of the Nile.

There were a couple of sacred cat fights, but that’s to be expected after 3 hours…when you’re 3.

So sleeeeepy.

She found a nice comfy place to rest before we headed off to the American West section. She also won that fight for the cat, as you can see.

The Cowgirl get-up.

Don’t fall asleep in your buckskin breeches, Trapper lady.

She also got to do some art of her own: a paper Egyptian collar, cowboy boots, and a monkey mask. She got to pull a little backpack filled with crafts, games, and puzzles all around the museum. She also stamped her own postcards with art images from sculptures and paintings.

All in all, it was a great day, and a really great museum. We were swept away.

4 Responses to “the denver art museum”

  1. Lauren Blake says on :

    That is so cool that the museum was so kid friendly. love seeing zia’s smile

  2. 3 amigos says on :

    hi honey…………..what a neet museum..lil bebee is so beautiful and looks really excited. luv u guys/mom

  3. Maeret Lemons says on :

    ahhh the Denver Art Museum!!!… the photo brings back lots of memories. The american west exhibit was always my personal favorite. Wish we could have been there with you …. maybe we’ll take a road trip soon to see you all 🙂 we could have some good times!

  4. CALEB says on :