Kids Invited to Explore Downtown with new Kid-friendly Passport

Kids are invited to explore downtown Aurora with a new Kids' Passport.

Kids are invited to explore downtown Aurora with a new Kids’ Passport.

Children who visit downtown Aurora on a Saturday or any other day are invited to pick up a free Kids’ Passport at a downtown museum.

The new passport features mostly free and kid-friendly locations throughout downtown. There are 14 stops on the passport including places to read books, museums to visit, public art to see, parks and cool buildings.

The kid-friendly passport is an initiative of Downtown Saturdays, a campaign sponsored by the Aurora Downtown special service area that serves downtown Aurora.

Downtown Aurora is unique in that it has four museums that are all family-friendly. When families stop by the museums, they can pick up a passport and check off the locations they visit that day.

Passports can then be returned at a downtown museum for a coupon to use downtown.

Downtown museums include SciTech Hands On Museum, David L. Pierce Art and History Center, Aurora Regional Fire Museum, and GAR Memorial Museum (passports available across the street at 20 E. Downer Pl.).

Downtown Saturdays is a day for the whole family to enjoy downtown Aurora between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Other offerings include a kids eat free special at Gillerson’s Grubbery.

On Aug. 27 between noon and 5 p.m., children can pick up the passport at Alley Art Festival on Water Street Mall.