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Winter Day Camps

720-974-1877
Explore animal interactions, defense mechanisms, and extreme adaptations with hands-on activities. Reservation required.

Small Settlers – December

720-865-0800
Tue. 9-10am. Get a head start in early learning and development for toddlers through history and nature-centered activities designed to engage young minds. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adult. Call to register. $5 nonmember child, free for members and adults.

Kids Free Saturdays

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Visit the History Colorado Museum for free. Two free kids per paying adult.

Autumn Heritage and Vintage Baseball Game

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Learn about life on a ranch in the 1800s and enjoy the annual vintage baseball game. Participate in games and chores like doing laundry the old-fashioned way and watch a blacksmith in action. All ages.

Small Settlers – November

720-865-0800
Tue. 9-10am. Get a head start in early learning and development for toddlers through history and nature-centered activities designed to engage young minds. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adult. Call to register. $5 nonmember child, free for members and adults.

Crafts and Trades of Olden Days

303-776-8688
Learn about old fashioned jobs and traditional arts and crafts. Participate in games and make-and-take activities. See demonstrations including blacksmithing, candle-dipping and working with a drop spindle. All ages.

Gold Panning

303-776-8688
Learn about Colorado mining history and try your hand at panning for gold. Meeting location provided to registered participants. Reservations required: 303-258-7332. Age 5 and up.

History Hounds – South Mesa in Boulder County

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Walk your dog and learn a little about Denver's history in this guided walking tour series. Reservation required. $20, $17 members, $35 family ticket, $30 member family ticket.

Storytime at History Colorado Center

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Come for story time in the Destination Colorado exhibit and learn about farms, cowboys, and animals. Ages 2-5. Free with admission.

Discovery Corner

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.

A Walk thru History: Arvada Heights

720-898-7405
Go on a walk through the neighborhood surrounding Majestic View. Hear fun stories and curious facts about the people who lived in and helped develop the community called Arvada Heights.

Winter Heritage Day

303-776-8848
Learn what pioneer settlers did to prepare for Colorado’s long winters. See a working blacksmith demonstration and smell food being prepared on the wood stove.

Museum Theater: Meet William Bent

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Meet the founder of Bent's Fort, and learn about his life in the western territories. Included with admission.

Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas

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.

Guided Trolley Tours of Día de los Muertos

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5, 6 and 7pm (trolleys depart). Hop on the trolley for a guided tour of Día de los Muertos around Longmont, in which you’ll learn about history, traditions, and local adaptation of this Central American holiday. $5 in advance, $8 the night of tour, Reservations required: longmontcolorado.gov.

Arvada’s History, Then and Now

720-898-7405
Learn about the history of Arvada which includes still-visible Native American artifacts from this area, and farming roots. Advance registration is required and closes at midnight the evening before the program.

Standley Lake’s Story

303-425-1097
Dive into the 1800’s and beyond for this history program about Standley Lake Regional Park. Register for this class through the City of Westminster’s Activity Registration Webpage. Park day entrance pass required. Ages 16 to adult. Class is limited to 20 spaces.

Agricultural Heritage Center Visit

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First Sat. of the month through March. 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.

Agricultural Heritage Center

303-776-8688
Get a glimpse into the history of agriculture in Boulder County and enjoy rural surroundings. The farm features two barns with interactive exhibits, a milk house, blacksmith shop and a furnished 1909 farmhouse.

Fossils: Clues to the Past

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

Front Range Rising

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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.

Wild Turkeys!

303-678-6214
Learn all about wild turkeys at this program which includes hands-on crafts and play. $2 per person/$5 per family suggested donation. All ages.

Four Mile Free Day – August

720-865-0800
Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum and explore the 12-acre grounds. Tours are at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 and first come, first served.

Small Settlers – October

720-865-0800
Tue. 9-10am. Get a head start in early learning and development for toddlers through history and nature-centered activities designed to engage young minds. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adult. Call to register. $5 nonmember child, free for members and adults.

Small Settlers – September

720-865-0800
Tue. 9-10am. Get a head start in early learning and development for toddlers through history and nature-centered activities designed to engage young minds. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adult. Call to register. $5 nonmember child, free for members and adults.

Buffalo Bill Experience

720-887-2371
Enjoy a living history presentation with Colorado-based author “Gunny” Jeff Norman. Norman guides audiences through Buffalo Bill Cody’s life in a costumed one-man play. Presented by Creative Broomfield. All ages. $10.

Colorado History Home School Day

720-497-7650
Participate in fun, hands-on activities such as packing a Prairie Schooner, making journey cake and learning in an 1876 schoolhouse. Ages 6-14. Call to register. $2 per participant fee to be paid in advance or on arrival.

Colorado: A Tour of the Highest State

Hear Dr. Tom Noel, author of Colorado: A Historical Atlas, as he tells stories from Colorado's history. Sponsored by The Broomfield Depot Museum and the Broomfield Depot Museum Friends. $5 suggested donation.

Mayordomo Museum Theater

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Explore the importance of water in and the history of Hispanic settlers in southern Colorado. Included with admission.