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River Paintings

View a solo exhibition of works by Colorado native comtemporary painter Stephen Batura, in which the artist reinterprets photo archive from early twentieth-century Denver.

Joy for Toys

Look back at the toys that were entertaining children in decades gone by.

Arvada Fair For The Band

Please note that the date has changed since being published in our print calendar. This entry reflects the correct information. Shop from over 100 local artists showcasing their handmade items. Proceeds directly benefit the Arvada High School Band and Color Guard programs. Entry fee is $2.


View a solo exhibition by Joel Swanson, which explores the structures and technologies of language, their materialities, and their modes of signification through digital art, sculpture, and interactive installations, in the MacMillan Family Lobby and Hand-Rudy Gallery.

Discovery Corner

Discover, design, doodle and more, in the museum’s new and improved play space in which children can touch real museum specimens.

Fossils: Clues to the Past

See how fossils are studied and what things can be learned from them.

Front Range Rising

Go back in time to when the Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians arrived in Colorado, learn about the earliest settlements in the St. Vrain valley, experience the arrival of the train and more.

Maker Faire Denver

Meet other people who enjoy learning and sharing what they can do from engineers to artists to scientists to crafters. See their hobbies, experiments and projects. Ticket prices vary by date and age. Visit website for details.

The Little Clinic Exhibit

Explore the medical field through play and take on the role of nurse or patient. Featuring stations with lessons about anatomy and the heart.


Attend a CQC member quilt show with more than 70 vendors, raffles and appraisals.

Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas

See what living dinosaurs were really like and explore how dinosaur biology has changed over the past two decades, featuring research by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History.

Ultimate Dinosaurs

Go beyond familiar dinosaurs to showcase some of the most spectacular fossils unearthed in recent years. Evolving in isolation, the discoveries from Africa, South America and Madagascar are among the strangest creatures you have ever met.