Children's Hospital Colorado

The Teen Zone at Children's Hospital Colorado

A view of the teen lounge at Children's Hospital Colorado with a pool table, orange walls, wood floor, lime green couches, jukebox and a kitchenette with blue and purple cabinets.

The Teen Zone is a safe, therapeutic healing environment with the mission to meet the needs of our older patients and their families who face injury or illness in our hospital. Under the leadership and expertise of Child Life, the Teen Zone is a special space to provide a place of belonging to tweens and teens, allowing them to be themselves and foster peer relationships.  

A special spot for tweens and teens to be themselves

The Teen Zone is a space just for tweens and teens (kids 10 years and older) within the hospital. Patients and their siblings can enjoy this state-of-the-art, 3,000-square-foot lounge that offers a variety of activities. 

Located on the second floor of the hospital, the exclusive zone gives tweens, teenagers and young adults a place to relax and be themselves. Amenities in the Teen Zone include:

  • Craft area with a custom-built art table
  • Gaming area with a Play Station 4, X-Box One and a Wii U with a variety of video game options
  • Music room with a juke box
  • Reading room
  • Kitchen
  • Basketball arcade hoop
  • Pool table
  • Splatter paint art room
  • Skype room
  • Internet cafe with a 3D printer that can be used with a Child Life Specialist
  • Big-screen movie theater with movable seats to accommodate hospital beds and medical gas hook-ups

The Teen Zone staff invite you to stop by and hang out!

Teen Zone hours:

  • Noon to 5:45 p.m. daily for tweens (10 years and older) and teens
  • 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily for teens (13 years and older) 
  • Contact The Teen Zone Child Life Specialist at 720-777-3209 for questions

During visitor restriction season, Dec. 1 to April 30, the Child Life T(w)een Zone will be providing services to patients, siblings and visitors 10 years and older, not on isolation, from noon to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m.

The Teen Zone was fully renovated in 2014 thanks to a generous donation from Teammates for Kids.