Explore Colorado



Explore Colorado is an activities package filled with fun, friends and fabulous finds just for RMCAD students in their first semester. Whether you’ve lived in Colorado your entire life, or are a new resident of our incredible state, the Explore Colorado series will open your eyes and mind to fun, new activities just a short distance from campus.

The Explore Colorado Program is back for 2022! Check out the schedule and register below. 

Friday, September 9, 2022
Entry 6:30pm | Meow Wolf Convergence Station

“Meow Wolf’s third permanent exhibition is open in Denver, CO. Convergence Station is unforgettable, transformational, and not to be missed. Discover immersive psychedelic, mind-bending art and an underlying rich narrative as you take a journey of discovery into a surreal, science-fictional epic.”

Saturday, October 8, 2022
7:00pm-10:00pm | DCPA 

“Back by popular demand, this spooky and blood-curdling drama makes a dynamic return to the stage. Based on Bram Stoker’s classic gothic horror story with choreography by Michael Pink, Dracula features creative sets and special effects along with an original score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.”

Monday, October 24, 2022
5:00pm – 10:30pm | Stanley Hotel, Estes Park

Visit the famous Stanley Hotel, the inspiration for Steven King’s novel The Shining. The Stanley Night Tour is the perfect way to experience the hotel’s architecture, folklore, and pop culture. Explore Estes Park by immersing yourself in the rich history of this unique mountain town…after dark!

Saturday, November 12, 2022
Doors 6pm | Ball Arena

An all-time favorite of Colorado fans. Watch the Colorado Avalanche battle it out against one of their rival teams during the start of the National Hockey League. This is an entertaining game for anyone, not just sports fanatics. Enjoy food, drinks, and the Ball Arena, which is home to the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Mammoth, and tons of concerts by big name acts.

*Date/time subject to change based on 2022-2023 season schedule.

Saturday, December 10, 2022
6:30pm – 8:30pm | Denver Zoo

With two million LED lights sparkling over 80 acres and delights around every corner, Zoo Lights is Denver’s wildest holiday gathering. Outdoor animal viewing during Zoo Lights is limited to cold-weather species such as Amur tiger, Bactrian camel, Przewaskli’s horse and most of our pachyderms. This is a magical experience that is bound to get you in the Holiday spirit. Enjoy sweet treats, entertainment, and unexpected animal encounters along the way!

Saturday, January 28, 2023
7am-6pm | Loveland Ski Area

This is one of RMCAD’s favorite traditions. Join us for a day on the slopes at one of Colorado’s most loved mountains, Loveland Ski Area. This is a low-key resort, with deep snow, and a friendly atmosphere, so you will feel right at home. Program includes lift tickets and lunch. Students must bring their own gear. Rentals are available at the mountain.


The Explore Colorado package includes admission to six different events, transportation, and a meal or snack at each event. The total cost of the package is $150, which must be paid in full by Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

If you cannot commit to all six events, you can register and pay for these events individually. Make your selections below and pay $35 per event instead.

  1. Meow Wolf Trip
  2. Dracula
  3. Stanley Hotel Night Tour
  4. Colorado Avalanche
  5. Denver Zoo Lights
  6. Ski + Board at Loveland
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