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Fossils: Clues to the Past

Date:
Dec 01, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm; closed every Mon 11:45am-1:15pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-1666

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

Front Range Rising

Date:
Nov 27, 2017 to Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-651-8374

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.

Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas

Date:
Nov 27, 2017 to Jan 14, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm
Cost:
$8 adult, $5 students/seniors, free under age 3
Phone:
303-651-8374

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.

The Little Clinic Exhibit

Date:
Nov 27, 2017 to May 31, 2018
Cost:
Included with museum admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

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

Treehouses: Look Who’s Living in the Trees

Date:
Jun 01, 2018 to Jan 06, 2019
Schedule:
Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 1-5pm; Exhibit opening event: June 2, 1-4pm
Cost:
$8 adults, $5 students/seniors, free age 3 and under
Phone:
303-651-8374

Explore and climb the forest canopy indoors at the museum’s hands-on exhibition. Discover the many habitats that trees provide for animals and people, too.

River Paintings

Date:
Dec 01, 2017 to Jan 21, 2018
Schedule:
Tue-Sun 11am-5pm
Cost:
$1 Free under age 12
Phone:
303-443-2122

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.

Sombrero Marsh Family Visits

Date:
Feb 26, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Tue, 1-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-499-3647

Experience nature at the marsh, view exhibits, check out an exploration backpack, and more.

Ultimate Dinosaurs

Date:
Oct 06, 2017 to Jan 15, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission.
Phone:
303-370-6000

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.

Happy City: Art for the People

Date:
May 18, 2018 to Jun 30, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:

Be part of a citywide art intervention with the purpose of breaking down personal, emotional, and social barriers, while nurturing individual and collective well-being. Art installation sites are located throughout Denver and include streets, alleyways, billboards, video screens, and Union Station, among other locations.

Marginalia

Date:
Dec 08, 2017 to Jan 21, 2018
Schedule:
Ongoing
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-444-7328

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.

Antique Car Exhibit

Date:
Jun 01, 2018 to Aug 31, 2018
Schedule:
Fri-Sun, 11am-5pm
Cost:
$5 adult, $3 ages 6-12, free under age 6
Phone:

See a collection of beautifully restored antique automobiles, including models powered by steam, electricity, and early internal combustion types.

Creatures of Light

Date:
Feb 23, 2018 to Jun 10, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-370-6000

Delve into the world of living things that blink, glow, flash, and flicker, from tiny fireflies to strange creatures in the ocean depths. Explore the mysterious world of bioluminescence and biofluorescence, visible light emitted by living things. See larger-than-life models, engaging immersive environments, fun activities, and real animals, fungi, and minerals that get their glow…

WWI: Longmont and the Great War

Date:
Feb 02, 2018 to May 13, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 1-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-651-8374

Learn Longmont's role in WWI through an exhibit featuring full infantry uniforms, artifacts relating to medical care, propaganda posters, and more. See website for a variety of special events related to the exhibit.

Maker Faire Denver

Date:
Oct 14, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017
Cost:
Phone:

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.

Discovery Corner

Date:
Nov 27, 2017 to Nov 30, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-1666

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

Discovery Zone

Date:
Jan 01, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-370-6000

Explore age-appropriate, multi-sensory exhibits, activities, and programs that focus on science process skills as children explore basic concepts in physical science, life science, earth and space sciences, math, and human culture.

Arvada Fair For The Band

Date:
Nov 24, 2017 to Nov 25, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-982-0162

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.

Robonology

Date:
May 01, 2018 to Sep 09, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-360-5360

Explore the reality of robotic technology as it applies to space, ocean, and planetary exploration and industrial applications. Robonology showcases real technological devices that are fully interactive and usable by the public.

Forest of Light Exhibit Opening

Date:
Jun 30, 2018
Cost:
Included with museum admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Experience a new inclusive exhibit that encourages play between children of all abilities. Children will be able to use their senses of sight and touch to explore a forest-like environment.

Curious Connections in Nature

Date:
Jun 01, 2018 to Jul 30, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, 9am-4pm; Sun, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-6892

Learn how everything is connected in the world through hands-on activities, multi-media displays, and specimens from the museum’s collection.

Dinosaur Discovery Day

Date:
May 12, 2018 9am - 3pm
Cost:
Scouts $6 ($7 after May 1), nonScouts $4 ($5 after May 1)
Phone:
917-575-1333

Enjoy a day in which Scouts at all levels can satisfy their science requirements for badges. These badges include the Earth Rocks and Digging into the Past Adventure badges at the Cub and Webelo levels, and the Geology Merit Badge at the Boy Scout level.

Assay Office Museum

Date:
May 19, 2018 to Oct 20, 2018
Schedule:
Third Sat of each month, 11am-3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-776-8848

Step back in history to visit an Assay Office, once used by miners. For school age children and older.

Rocky Mountain Train Show

Date:
Mar 03, 2018 to Mar 04, 2018
Schedule:
Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 10am-4pm
Cost:
$10 adults and kids age 12 and up; free age 11 and under, Scouts in uniform, and active duty military with ID
Phone:
303-292-6278

Explore 2-1/2 acres of trains with displays, demonstrations, sales, and clinics. Admission is good for both days.

Exhibition Opening Reception

Date:
Feb 08, 2018 6pm - 9pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-571-4401

Explore the role that fashion plays in developing a cultural identity in major urban settings. This exhibit acknowledges the contributions of the Pachuco movement to the American experience.

Invertebrate World

Date:
Jan 01, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-469-5441

See the exhibit that goes beyond just butterflies with an explosion of bug diversity.

Degas: A Passion for Perfection

Date:
Feb 11, 2018 to May 20, 2018
Cost:
Price varies depending on time and age
Phone:
720-913-0130

See the exhibit that showcases prolific French artist Edgar Degas’ works from 1855 to 1906. More than 100 works consisting of paintings, drawings, pastels, etchings, monotypes, and sculptures in bronze will be on view. A special exhibition ticket is required for Degas. Price varies depending on time and age.

Joy for Toys

Date:
Nov 10, 2017 to Jan 06, 2018
Cost:
Phone:
303-987-7845

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

Wopo Holup: Endless Places, Present

Date:
Mar 26, 2018 to May 28, 2018
Schedule:
Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm
Cost:
$1 adults, students, and seniors. Free under age 12
Phone:
303-443-2122

See an exhibition exploring cartographies illustrated by Holup over the last 15 years, many of which were created in her studio in Lyons, Colorado.

History of the Future

Date:
Feb 01, 2018 to May 28, 2018
Schedule:
Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm
Cost:
$1 adults, seniors, and students. Free under age 12
Phone:
303-443-2122

Tour an exhibit by Nathan Abels, which embeds contemporary technologies and icons into scenes from a perspective of faith, ritual, and religion.

Kimberlee Sullivan: Weather Pattern

Date:
Feb 01, 2018 to May 06, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm; also open to ticketed patrons of Macky Auditorium performances
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-443-2122

View an art exhibit as part of the BMoCA @ Macky series, a collaboration between the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and The Andrew J. Macky Gallery, located in the foyer of the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall.

Quilt-a-Fair

Date:
Sep 22, 2017 to Sep 23, 2017
Cost:
Phone:

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

From Her Perspective

Date:
Feb 28, 2018 to Mar 31, 2018
Schedule:
Wed-Sun, noon-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-651-2787

View a collection of artworks by cutting-edge female printmakers in celebration of International Women’s Day and the 3rd biannual Month of Printmaking. The exhibition focuses on the complications, layers, and depth of the modern female perspective.

Louisville Historical Museum

Date:
Mar 27, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018
Schedule:
Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, 10am-3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-828-3440

Tour three buildings constructed between 1903-1908, and see coal mining artifacts and historical photographs that reflect the settlement and industry of Louisville.

Denver Travel & Adventure Show

Date:
Mar 24, 2018 to Mar 25, 2018
Schedule:
Hours vary by date
Cost:
$11 age 17 and up for single-day ticket, $18 for two-day ticket, free age 16 and under
Phone:
303-623-7876

Explore endless vacation options through more than 150 destinations around the globe. Meet travel celebrities Rick Steves and Phil Keoghan. Enjoy cooking demonstrations and cultural performances. Kids will enjoy camel rides and SCUBA lessons in the dive pool.

LEGOrado

Date:
May 26, 2018 to Sep 03, 2018
Schedule:
Daily, 10am-5pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-447-8679

Unlock the stories that have shaped the past by exploring a giant LEGO re-creation of Colorado history, created by pro builders from the Colorado and Wyoming LEGO Users Group. Grab some bricks and construct your own take on Colorado’s most iconic structures.

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