Although we're already in August, the fun doesn't have to stop. AARP has more discounts and savings in Denver and on Colorado's Western Slope. Check out the following offerings:
Friday, August 15, 10 AM – 4 PM – GRAND JUNCTION
AARP Day at Children’s Nature Center
AARP members are invited to enjoy a $2 savings at the Grand Valley Zoological Quest/The Children’s Nature Center, 404 Jurassic Ave. A Fruita, CO, 81521, on Aug. 15, 2914 during the attraction’s AARP Day. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members should bring their AARP card and present it at the gate to receive the discount off the regular $7 admission. Call 970-639-2227 for more information.
Saturday, August 16, 10 AM- 10 PM – DENVER
Grandparent Appreciation Day at Elitches
AARP Members and their accompanying friends and family will receive discounted tickets for $24.99 per ticket for Grandparents Appreciation Day at Elitch Gardens, a savings of $21.00.
Note: Tickets must be purchased online!
Saturday, September 7 – GRAND JUNCTION
AARP Day at the Museums in Grand Junction
AARP Members will receive free entrance into Museum of the West , Dinosaur Journey and Cross Orchard Historic during normal business hours.
- The Museum of the West offers a thousand years of history that can be experienced. “Ride” in a stagecoach, “fly” a 1958 Cessna from Walker Field or gaze upon an ancient cup and ladle from the Anasazi. Study Ute and Fremont Rock Art, see the real firearms that outlaws used, sit in a one-room schoolhouse and visit the Pastime saloon to experience western Americana at its best.
- *Costumed interpreters at the Museum’s Cross Orchards Historic Site offer you opportunity to step back in time. Stroll around the beautiful grounds and check out the historic buildings. The large barn/packing shed and bunkhouse are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Who knows, maybe you will lucky enough even get a cookie baked from the bunkhouse woodstove!
- Dinosaur Journey tells the story of the history of life in western Colorado and surrounding areas with real fossils, cast skeletons and robotic reconstructions of dinosaurs. The hands-on, interactive museum includes paleontology displays, a working laboratory where dinosaur bones are prepared for display, a collections room where scientists study dinosaurs and other animals, a simulated earthquake ride, a dinosaur library reading area, a sandbox for making your own dinosaur tracks and a “quarry site” where kids can uncover actual Jurassic dinosaur bones. Allergen alert – the Kids’ Dig Pit is filled with crushed walnut shells.
[Photo by JLujan]