Keystone Resort is crushing the kid-friendly après ski scene this season. Following the success of their inaugural Kidtopia Culinary Festival in February, the resort is keeping the entertainment rolling through March with the third annual Kidtopia Music Experience. The weeklong event features family-friendly concerts, crafts, face painting, kids yoga, tubing, fireworks shows, a snow pants dance party, and more. The event is sure to be fun for all ages, and it’s easy on the wallet, too, as most of the activities are free! Visit the website for a daily schedule of events.
Introduce kids to careers in STEAM at the fourth annual Girls & Science event at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Geared toward girls ages eight to 13 (but open to boys too!), the event is an opportunity for kids to learn about a variety of careers and meet the women behind them. Twenty-five female mentors will guide kids through various activities, giving them a look at “a day in the life” of their profession. We can’t guarantee that your child will leave with a new found passion for engineering, medicine, or paleontology. But we can guarantee it’ll open their eyes to some pretty incredible careers, and it might spark an interest.
If your child loves to read, then you aren’t going to want to miss this inaugural literary event for children. Free for all ages, Children’s Festival of Stories will feature more than 30 authors and illustrators of board books, picture books, chapter books, and young adult novels. Held at the McNichols Civic Center Building in downtown Denver, readers young and old can spend a Saturday getting lost in great books, enjoy storytimes, watch illustration demonstrations, and have their books signed by attending authors.
Screen Printing Workshop
Sign up for a family screen printing workshop with the current artist-in-residence, Jennifer Ghormley, at Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus. Learn about the basics of screen printing and make original artwork with hand-cut stencils, paints, and paper. Can’t make it to the workshop? Just pop in to the art studio during Jennifer’s open studio hours, through March 31, to experiment with stamping and screen printing on a variety of different materials like paper, fabric, and wood. Check the schedule online.
The Colorado Railroad Museum is celebrating Easter with a daylong event at the rail yard. Hop on the Bunny Express Train and experience what it was like to travel 100 years ago. The Easter Bunny will be on board an 1880s vintage passenger coach handing out candy with the museum’s mascot, Spike the Raildog. Tickets include unlimited rides on the steam engine and entertainment throughout the grounds.