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Noon Year’s Eve

Celebrate the “noon” year with ball drops on the hour, bubble wrap “fireworks” and loads of arts and crafts.

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience

Enjoy hands-on attractions and activities including The Glow Zone, Brick Fest Derby, collaborative building activities and inspiration stations. $22-$47, age 2 and under, free.

Tripod Photography

Relish a quiet hour of self-guided tripod photography in the tropical rain forest before the Pavilion's doors open to the public.

Storyland

Step into the pages of beloved children’s books with literacy activities that teach a love for reading.

Shoe Tying Class

Take your child to a 45-minute shoe tying class for children age 5 and up. Class includes movement activities, read aloud, and shoe tying practice. Laces are included in cost.

Stick Horse Rodeo and Grand Prix

Encourage young buckaroos at either the Stick Horse Rodeos or Grand Prix events in the Ames Activity Pavilion during the National Western Stock Show. Kids can create their own pint-size rodeo complete with barrel racing, steer roping, and other rodeo favorites. The Grand Prix is their chance to show off their stick horse equestrian skills,…

Small Settlers

Get a head start on early learning and development for toddlers through history and nature-centered activities designed to engage young minds. Call to register.

Family Play Festival

Drop in and play, sing, read, write and talk at activity stations throughout the library. Take home crafts and great prizes. Ages 0-5.

Agricultural Heritage Center Visit

Enjoy a rural setting and learn about the agricultural history of Boulder County. The farm features two barns with interactive exhibits, a milk house, blacksmith shop, and a furnished 1909 farmhouse.

Spring Skateboarding Lessons

Learn the basics of skateboarding through this special program called SkateStart Level 1. SkateStart boards will be available to use during class. Perfect for young beginners. Advance registration is required by Monday, March 5. Ages 4-12. Takes place at Redstone Skate Park within the park.

STEAM Fest Family Fun Day

Explore and experiment with your own “STEAM” ideas by observing, predicting, building, testing, and creating.

Little Coders 3: Perseverance and Persistence

Learn the basics of simple computer coding with different games and activities. (This is a repeat of the Nov. class; do not attend if you attended in Nov.) Ages 3-5. Reservations required.

Kids’ Camp Paint

Learn to paint a different work of art each day with step-by-step instructions. Age 4 and up. Reservations required.

Sensory Friendly Playtime

Bring kids with autism spectrum or sensory processing disorders for a special event. The museum will limit admittance to 20 families, turn down sounds and lights, and provide adaptive equipment. Reservations required online.

Fall Fun Night

Have big fun throughout the library with life-sized games, a kiddie carnival and a dance party. Costumes are encouraged.

Magic Science Saturday

Get hands-on with scientific experiments; see exploding soda, magic painting dry ice brains, and flaming milk jugs to name a few. Register early as space is limited. Ages 6-12.

Girls STEAM Day

Engage in hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities. $5 adult, children are free.

World Spider Day

Explore the world of spiders, their contributions to our world, and learn how to conserve them. Activities include scientist chats and live animal encounters.

Youth Maker Hangout

Make your own digital designs and computer programs in a social setting. Work on monthly challenges or designs of your choice and share your work. Ages 7-14. Reservations suggested. No meeting on Dec. 26.

Junior Rangers

Learn about the plants and animals that call Star K Ranch home in this fun & educational class. Ages 6-12.

Teen Batik

Learn the art of Batik using wax and pigment to create a banner full of your own prayer flags. Ages 12-16. All supplies included.

Hands on History Family Fun Days

Explore history, science, art, and culture through hands-on activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, and role-playing.

Drop in Discovery

Investigate the interactive natural world from the Nature Center with special crafts, games or activities. Register online.

Fun at the Firehouse Free Day

Close out the summer with the Denver Firefighters Museum; including special activities and visits from real firefighters.

Drop in Discovery – February

Investigate the interactive natural world from the Nature Center with special crafts, games, or activities.

WOW! on Tap Fundraiser

Check out the exhibits, test your skills at adult-friendly games and contests, bid on silent auction items, and enjoy craft beer. All proceeds benefit WOW!'s exhibits and programs. Age 21 and up. $40 per person. Reservations required: wowchildrensmuseum.org/get-involved/wow-on-tap

Celebrate the Fall Harvest

Spend a school day off at cultivating your culinary skills by making fresh pressed cider, apple salsa and veggie kabobs. Explore the changing garden landscape and build friendships with local people, plants, and insects. $65. Reservations required online.

STEAM Storytime

Enjoy stories and a new STEAM-based activity each week focusing on essential science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts. All ages.

Peace Garden After School Garden Club

Put the garden to bed and save seeds for next year. Learn how to make snacks with garden-fresh produce, explore the abundance of the garden harvest and celebrate the harvest season through community in the garden. Ages 4-11. $15 per child per visit. Discounted price of $50 is available when you register a child for…

Around the World

Learn about cultures and celebrations from around the globe through different foods and craft projects. Featuring a different country each month.

French Chef Series

Practice culinary skills with Alliance Française de Denver, making French cuisine like crepes and pastries. Space is limited. Sign up outside The Teaching Kitchen. Please note: The date was accidentally listed in the print calendar as being on February 25. It is really on February 27. We're sorry for the error.

Four Mile Free Day

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the 12-acre grounds, and greet farm animals. Tours are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm and are first come, first served.

Beginning Archery

Learn proper archery technique, form, safety, and basic shooting skills in an indoor, controlled environment. Age 6 and up.

WOW! By Night – An Evening in Space

Join WOW! Children’s Museum and the Fiske Planetarium for an evening of galactic proportions. Watch the stars in the mobile planetarium, touch real-life meteors, create an eclipse viewer craft, enjoy snacks provided by Alfalfa's, and more. $11 per child; $6 per child for WOW! Members; $5 per adult.

Discovery Days

Learn how science and art connect at a themed monthly program that encourages free exploration through multi-sensory science activities, dramatic role play, relevant math and reading opportunities, and craft projects. Included with admission. Age 2 and up.

Four Mile Free Day

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the 12-acre grounds and greet farm animals. Tours are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm and are first come, first served.

Discovery Days Science Program

Learn through play with toys and games at a themed monthly program that encourages free exploration through multi-sensory science activities, dramatic role play, math and reading opportunities, and craft projects. Included with admission.

Family Art Making

Participate in new art experiences each week with your family, facilitated by an art therapist. Family members will work together to create one piece of art during the session.

Saturday Art Experience

Participate in exhibition-based art activities led by certified art instructors. Participants visit the current exhibition and then create a project from that experience. Reservations preferred.

STEAMWorks

Explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts through hands-on activities.

Trees for Threes

Talk shapes, colors and counting through nature’s lens. Learn about trees with songs, crafts, and more. Ages 2-5. Register online.

Holiday Family Gift Make and Take

Enjoy making different crafts to give as gifts. All supplies and gift wrap provided. All ages; age 8 and under will require adult assistance.

Make Your Own Ornament Extravaganza

Create your own blown glass ornament with guidance of expert glassblowers. Choose the colors, apply them to molten glass, shape the bubble and provide the finishing touch. Parental guidance is encouraged. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Family Workshop: Orchid Extravaganza

Explore the beauty and diversity of orchids at the Orchid Showcase. Learn about the delicious history of the vanilla orchid and use vanilla bean pods to create a tasty treat. Design and craft your own orchid flowers to create an orchid display to take home. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10.

Kids DIY Pizza Party

Let the kids help make a pizza that includes up to three toppings, with the help of a staff member. The price includes a child's drink and an adult drink.

CU Science Discovery Classes

Engage students’ interest in science and experimental learning through a variety of after-school classes, school-day-off events, and homeschool classes.

Multi-Age Class

Participate in a multi-age program as an addition to your child’s regular preschool class. Includes artist of the month, author of the month, science projects, and dramatic play. Reservations required. Contact preschool director Amy Chally for more information.

Archaeology Family Day

Try your hand at ancient technologies such as throwing an atlatl, making a clay pot, weaving a basket and more. Discover how archaeologists unlock the mysteries of the past, and use your imagination to envision technologies of the future. All ages.

Wild West Kids

Saddle up for games, stories, and more. Admission includes a horse-drawn wagon ride. $5 nonmembers ages 3 and up, $25 1-year Family Membership, free for members.

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.

Walking With Nature

Join Arvada native, Dean Bernard, on a walk along one of Arvada’s 150 miles of trails. Register online. $3, $9 family.

Create-n-Takes

Get inspired and create art in the galleries at special Create-n-Take stations.

Children’s Meditation Class

Join a class dedicated to meditation and cultivating positive qualities. Children learn practical methods for managing challenging situations at school, at home, or at play by applying Buddha’s teachings. Each creative class will include time for meditation instruction, a brief meditation, a group story (i.e. revolving around mindfulness or ethics), and playful activities such as…

Family Day: Science

Explore the world of science with experiments that support the key educational areas of STEM.

Kids Art Exploration

Drop off your kids to explore different art materials and work together with the guidance of an art therapist. Ages 4-13.

ArtSmart After School Class

Drop off your kids for creative art projects which explore a different art medium each week. Ages 6-14. Reservations required.

Winter Day Camps

Explore animal interactions, defense mechanisms, and extreme adaptations with hands-on activities. Reservation required.

Tie Dye T’s and Tanks

Create your own wearable art and get a T-shirt or tank top to take home. Come dressed in clothes you don't mind staining. All supplies provided. Grades 6-12.

Holiday Family Gift Make and Take

Enjoy making different crafts to give as gifts. All supplies and gift wrap provided. All ages; age 8 and under will require adult assistance.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Honor the ancient Chinese “Red Envelope” gifting tradition when the mall gives away envelopes filled with gift cards and center promotions. Decorate traditional lanterns and decorations. In Chinese culture, lanterns represent prosperity and letting go of the previous year. By returning to customer service to show off their decorated lantern, participants will receive an $8…

All About Yarn Drop-In

Choose from different yarn projects to improve fine motor skills.

Family Workshop: Leprechaun Gardens

Discover the legend of the leprechaun as you design and create a miniature garden to attract these mischievous garden friends. Each child creates a container garden to take home. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10.

Hands Dirty Feet Wet

Enjoy a nature playdate in the "Nature: Explore" space: climb on logs, jump stump to stump, build forts and more. Registration required.

International Sportsman’s Expo

Attend seminars on camping and offroading, and participate in a team casting contest.

Tinker Time Art Class

Drop in to explore a variety of art stations with different materials. Ages 18 months to 12 years. Reservations suggested.

Make a Keychain with Plastic Lace

Turn flat plastic lace into three-dimensional creations. Learn a basic stitch and a few variations to design your own keychain. Age 8 and up. Under age 8 welcome with adult helper.

Drop in Discovery

Investigate the interactive natural world from the Nature Center with special crafts, games, and activities.

Craft-Tea

Do a pioneer craft or activity, followed by morning “tea” and snack with your little one. Registration required.

Pop In Projects

Drop in for simple projects or activities such as crafts, glitter tattoos, or face painting.

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