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New program helps undergrads explore Denver

Denver offers many cultural and scientific facilities, and now DU undergraduate students can explore some of the city’s gems for free.

The new Explore Denver program provides free tickets to undergraduates for the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Zoo, the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The program also offers deeply discounted tickets to Denver Center for the Performing Arts performances. For instance, tickets to the musical Wicked are available for $10.

Explore Denver is an initiative of DU’s Undergraduate Student Government — formerly the AUSA Senate — and the Student Comptroller’s office, and the tickets are funded by the student activity fee. The Undergraduate Student Government has allocated $30,000 for the program this year.

“Part of being a student at DU is enjoying what Denver has to offer and being an active participant in the life of the city,” says Carl Johnson, director of student programming and Greek life. “There is so much to do here, it’s just a matter of choosing what to do.”

“This program is a great and inexpensive way for students to get off campus and enjoy the many attractions that the city of Denver has to offer,” says Antoine Perretta, president of the Undergraduate Student Government. “Students will be able to broaden their cultural experiences by attending shows, visiting the museums, and enjoying the outdoors.”

Faculty members are encouraged to utilize the free tickets for class outings.

Tickets are available at the Explore Denver ticketing counter on the first floor of Driscoll North. The ticket desk is open Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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