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ACLIN - Access Colorado Library and Information Network
This site has links to public and private libraries around the state. Many public libraries offer programs and activities for senior citizens.

Arapahoe Philharmonic
The Arapahoe Philharmonic - celebrating it's 50th season playing in the south metro Denver area. Tickets for seniors are $15. The concerts are performed at the Orchard Road Christian Center (off of I-25 and Orchard Road ) 8081 E. Orchard Road (303)781-1892

Butterfly Pavilion
The Butterfly Pavilion - As the first stand-alone nonprofit insect zoo in the nation, The Butterfly Pavilion is a 30,000 sq. ft. facility covering five acres. 6252 West 10th Ave , Westminster (303) 469-5441. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm - $5.95 for seniors

Central City Opera Central City Opera - Located one hour west of Denver in a historic mining town, this is the fifth oldest opera company in the U.S. The Opera House was built in 1878 and was recently refurbished. Bus passes to Central City are offered with tickets on their website. Central City, CO (303) 292-6500 www.centralcityopera.org

Colorado Parks and Recreation Association
The Colorado Parks and Recreation Association is a non-profit education and advocacy organization whose members are dedicated to maintaining and improving our quality of life through parks, recreation and leisure opportunities.

Colorado Chautauqua Association, Boulder
This cultural entity offers concerts and seminars on topics pertaining to current trends.

Colorado History Museum
Colorado History Museum - The museum is operated by the Colorado Historical Society, which was founded in 1879. It offers a collection of artifacts, historical documents, maps, photographs and other historical treasures. 1300 Broadway, Denver (303) 866-3682 $3.50 for seniors

Colorado State Parks
The Colorado State Parks offer a variety of activities and guided tours for people of all ages.

Colorado State University, Fort Collins - Cooperative Extension
A good resource to answer questions about gardening and nutrition.

Colorado Talking Book Library
This program is offered by the Colorado Department of Education. CTBL provides postage-free recorded, Braille, and large print library materials to visually impaired readers in Colorado .

Coors Field
Coors Field - Opening in 1995, this 76-acre ballpark stands at 20th and Blake streets in Denver 's lower downtown. Every year since it opened, Coors Field has been a league leader in attendance. Seniors may purchase a ticket to see the Rockies Baseball Team for $1.00 the day of the game. Tours of Coors Field Ballpark tours are conducted Monday to Saturday year-round and provide a "Behind the Seams" look at Coors Field. These are walking tours that last 75 minutes and cover a distance of approximately one mile. Areas covered on tours include concourse areas, Club Level, Suite Level, Press Area, Visitors' Clubhouse and Visitors' Dugout (all areas are subject to availability depending on the locations of activity within the ballpark at that time). Tickets are available through the Coors Field Ticket Office or by calling (303) ROCKIES . Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 years of age and younger and senior citizens 55 years of age and older. 2001 Blake Street, Denver 303-762-5437

Denver Art Museum
Denver Art Museum - Our Denver Art Museum is recognized as one of the top museums in the country. Over the next several years, the Museum will be engaged in the process of expanding its existing facility. Not since the opening of its present building in 1971 will the Museum change and grow in such a significant way. 100 W. 14th Parkway (14th & Acoma Street ), Denver . Tickets - $4.50 for seniors. Call 720.865.5000

Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Botanic Gardens - Located in the center of Denver , the DBG is famous for its award-winning Tropical Conservatory with an extensive collection of orchids, water garden, the Rock Alpine Garden, and a Japanese Garden complete with teahouse. Admission for seniors (65+ yrs) in summer is $4.50 - in winter is $3.50. Free parking. 1005 York Street , Denver (720) 865-3500

Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver Center for the Performing Arts- The DCPA is both a national and local showcase for live theatre and offers special rush tickets for seniors for most shows. Seniors 65 yrs and older may purchase a ticket for half price -1-4 hours before the show. 14th & Curtis, Denver (303) 893-3272

Denver Museum of Science and Nature
Denver Museum of Science and Nature - The Museum offers permanent exhibits including Bears and Sea Mammals, Gems and Minerals, Egyptian Mummies, Rare Bird and much more. It also offers special exhibits such as "The Lost Spacecraft: Liberty Bell 7 Recovered" coming October 4, 2002 . In addition, the Museum is home to the IMAX Theatre, which offers tickets to seniors (60 yrs and older) for $5.50. The Museum's Lifelong Learning Department also presents a year-round selection of courses, workshops and lectures for adults. With classes on subjects ranging from asteroids to zoology, this is a great learning opportunity. For information on the courses, call 1-800-925-2250. Museum ticket - $5.50 for seniors/$4.40 each for a group of 10 or more 2001 Colorado Boulevard , Denver (303) 322-7009

Denver Zoo
Denver Zoo - Visitors can view nearly 4,000 different animals, representing over 700 species. Located in Denver 's City Park , the Zoo's main entrance is on 23rd Avenue between Colorado Boulevard and York Street . Admission - $7.00 for seniors (62+ yrs) Senior Appreciation Day at the Denver Zoo - September 10, 2002 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free admission (62+ yrs) and enjoy a wide variety of activities. (303) 376-4860

Downtown Aquarium
Colorado 's Ocean Journey - This world-class aquarium takes visitors on two journeys, one along the Colorado River and the other through an Indonesian rain forest. Admission for seniors (65+ yrs) is $12.95. Parking is $6.00. Doors open @ 10 a.m. 700 Water St. , Denver (303) 561-4550

Durango Parks and Recreation
Offers a variety of activities for all age groups, including community classes.

Front Range Community College, Westminster
Providing affordable non-credit classes for a wide range of interests and to all age groups for over 20 years.

Georgetown Loop Railroad
Journey back in time with a ride on one of Colorado 's great narrow gauge railroads. Just 45 miles west of Denver along Interstate 70, the Georgetown Loop is 3 miles of narrow gauge track that spans 2 miles between the historic towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume. Originally built in 1884, the tracks climb an elevation of 640 feet over mountainous terrain, providing a wonderful way to see the stunning Clear Creek Valley . Along the route, visitors may stop for a guided tour of the historic Lebanon Silver Mine. Adult train tickets are $16.50 and the optional mine tour is $6.00. Children (3-15) train tickets are $11.50 and the optional mine tour is $4.00. Children 2 and under are free if sitting on an adult's lap. For schedules and more information, visit http://www.georgetownlooprr.com or call 1-888-456-6777.

Health Passport
Health Passport is for people like you who want to live better, be healthier, stay active, meet interesting people, and contribute to their community. Offering health and wellness education and lifelong learning and travel opportunities, Health Passport is a free membership program. Call 303-629-4921 for information, class schedules and to register.

Main Street Players
Main Street Players - Town Hall Arts Center - Community theatre at its best. Ticket is $15 for seniors. They have a special elevator that takes seniors to their second floor. Show times are Thurs-7:30 pm; Fri & Sat-8:00 pm ; Sun-2:00 pm ( 303) 794-2787 2969 W. Main Street , Littleton

Naropa University, Boulder
The School of Continuing Education has a well-developed catalog of classes on Arts, Wellness and Meditation, and the Environment. They also offer a summer writing program articulated in four weeks.

National Parks
Visit the official site of the National Park Services to find information about activities and programs offered by the three national parks located in Colorado : Black Canyon of the Gunnison , Mesa Verde, and Rocky Mountain National Park

Northeastern Junior College, Sterling
The Adult/Continuing & Community Education Division of NJC provides educational services to the community. Among the offerings: Computer, Fitness and Real Estate classes.

Ocean Journey, Denver
Offers topics related to Ocean Journey animals and habitat. Both workshops and guided tours are available to adults

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | The Unversity College, Denver
Formally known as VIVA!, Vibrant, Intellectually Vigorous Adults, the OLLI program is a membership program designed for men and women age 50 and “better” who wish to pursue lifelong learning in the company of like-minded peers. OLLI is committed to bringing its members together in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere to discover new things about the world and themselves.
OLLI members are actively engaged; they select the topics to be explored, and share their expertise and interests while serving as teachers and learners. Our members come from diverse backgrounds and professions, and share the desire to stay intellectually active and fit.
For more information, please call 303-871-3090.

Pueblo Community College, Pueblo
Under the heading "Community Education and Training", PCC offers courses in Health and Wellness, Real Estate, Business Training, Computer Training, and several others.

Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood
Offering Online, self-paced, weekend, short-term, and traditional classroom-based courses for seniors, 60 years and older, who enroll for credit classes.

Royal Gorge Route
Royal Gorge Route - This two- hour trip follows the most famous portion of the old Denver & Rio Grande Western train line (24-miles round trip) - from Canon City to Parkdale and return. Tickets are $26.95 (no senior discount). (303) 569-2403

SENIOR CENTERS

Adams County
Aurora Senior Center 303-739-7950
Brighton Senior Center 303-655-2075
Commerce City Community Center 303-289-3764
Northglenn Senior Citizens Center 303-450-8801
Salvation Army-West Adams 303-428-6430
Senior Hub 303-426-4408
Thornton Senior Center 303-255-7850
Tri-Valley Senior Citizens Association 303-734-1223
Westminster Community Senior Center 303-426-4310

Arapahoe County
Aurora Senior Center 303-739-7950
Littleton Community Center 303-794-9216
Malley Senior Citizens Center 303-762-2660
Tri-Valley Senior Citizens Association 303-734-1223

Broomfield, City and County of
Broomfield Senior Center 303-464-5526

Clear Creek County
Project Support Senior Center 1-303-567-2382

Denver, City and County of
Athmar Recreation Center 303-937-4636
Barnum Senior Center 303-937-4655
Berkeley Senior Center 303-458-4870
Carl Park Recreation Center 303-477-9251
College View Recreation Center 303-937-4633
Cook Recreation Center 303-692-5659
Curtis Park Community Center 303-295-2399
Eisenhower Recreation Center 303-692-5650
GANAS Community Center 303-893-5114
Glenarm Recreation Center 303-295-4475
Harvard Gulch 303-698-4999
Highland Senior Center 303-455-9835
Jewish Community Center 303-399-2660
Johnson Recreation Center 303-295-4477
La Alma Recreation Center 303-572-4790
La Familia Recreation Center 303-698-4995
Martin Luther King Center 303-331-4034
Montbello Recreation Center 303-373-8710
Montclair Recreation Center 303-364-8615
Mulroy Neighborhood Center 303-892-1540
Our Savior's Senior Center 303-831-7023
Parks and Recreation Department, City and County of Denver 303-964-2495
Platt Park Senior Center 303-698-4965
Quigg Newton Center 303-458-4873
St. Charles Recreation Center 303-295-4462
Red Shield/Salvation Army 303-295-2109
Senior Support Services 303-832-1622
Sunset Park Senior Center 303-297-0203
Swansea Recreation Center 303-295-4434
Twentieth Street Recreation Center 303-295-4430
Walsh Senior Center 303-935-1211
Washington Park Community Center 303-733-4643
Westwood Community Center 303-922-7701
Zion Senior Center 303-333-5746

Douglas County
Castle Rock Senior Center 303-688-9498
Parker Senior Center 303-841-5370

Gilpin County
Gilpin County Council on Aging 303-582-5803

Jefferson County

Clements Community Center 303-987-4820
Evergreen Recreation Center 303-674-6441
Foothills Park and Recreation District 303-987-3602
Golden Community Center (Front Porch) 303-384-8130
North Jeffco Senior Center 303-425-9583
Seniors' Resource Center/Mountain Services 303-674-2843
Wheat Ridge Community Center 303-205-7500

The Colorado Academy of Lifelong Learning
The Academy is a Lifelong Learning Institute organization dedicated to offering academic courses to adults with flexible hours. Courses are offered in south Denver . There are no examinations, grades, or prerequisites other than a love of learning. The curriculum is steeped in the traditions of the liberal arts but also includes subjects on current events and matters of topical interest. The normal offerings include music, economics, literature, foreign policy, history, and art.

University College, Denver
The University of Denver 's provider of adult education, University College offers a wide variety of courses that foster "learning for a lifetime." For example, you can tap into your hidden literary talents by choosing from dozens of creative writing courses. Or polish up on one of 11 modern languages for use in business or travel. The advantages are endless. To learn more about accessing the many life-long learning opportunities at University College call 303-871-3155.

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
Offers non-credit classes focusing on legal and paralegal topics.

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
The Division of Continuing Education offers off-campus educational opportunities.

University of Colorado, Boulder
Several non-credit classes are offered in each of the following areas: Foreign Languages, Investments and Personal Finance, Fine Arts, Writing and Literature, History, Theater.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | The Unversity College, Denver
Formally known as VIVA!, Vibrant, Intellectually Vigorous Adults, the OLLI program is a membership program designed for men and women age 50 and “better” who wish to pursue lifelong learning in the company of like-minded peers. OLLI is committed to bringing its members together in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere to discover new things about the world and themselves.
OLLI members are actively engaged; they select the topics to be explored, and share their expertise and interests while serving as teachers and learners. Our members come from diverse backgrounds and professions, and share the desire to stay intellectually active and fit.
For more information, please call 303-871-3090.

Western State College of Colorado, Gunnison
Offers abundant choices of non-credit classes such as Photography, Piano, Painting, Baking and more.

 

 


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