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Hay ​Bales & Tall Tales – December

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Enjoy Four Mile’s monthly story time. This month features "Once There Was a Tree" by Natalia Romanova. A paper chain craft will follow the tale. Stay for Four Mile Free Day.

Make It Go! Exhibit Opening

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Explore the physics and motion of traveling in a car, riding and bike, and seeing a hot air balloon. Is it harder to pedal up a short steep hill or a long shallow hill? Does a bumpy road slow down a car? What makes hot air balloons go up in the sky anyway? Find out…

Past the Tangled Present

Experience the immersive installation by Denver artist Jaime Molina, born of imagination and the joy of discovery. Step into a different world where the paintings on the wall flow into 3-D objects. Sit on boxes painted with faces and play in a garden of fabricated cacti.

Four Mile Free Day – September

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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.

Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives

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Second Sat. 10:30am and 11:30am. Help Foxy and Shmoxy sniff out clues and unseen treasures in the museum. To find the foxes, visit the Family Activity Cart, pick up a letter from the Fox Box, and then follow the riddles into the galleries.

Untitled: Homewrecker

Experience the museum in an entirely different way. Included with general admission, which is free for youth 18 and younger. College students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission during Untitled. No reservation required.

Winter Break

Visit the 3D Studio, Create-n-Takes, and much more, available daily (except Dec. 25). Also, see special performances of the family-friendly play, Art Emergency: Stampede Edition at 11am weekdays during winter break. Included with admission.

Four Mile Free Day

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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.

Drop in Discovery

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

Free First Saturday at Denver Art Museum

On the first Saturday of every month, enjoy art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions without spending a dime. Bilingual activities available include the storytelling program, Cuentos del Arte, at 11:30am. and 1pm, and a tour of Stampede: Animal in Art in Spanish at 1pm. Free general admission tickets are available on-site starting at 10am.

Tactile Tables – Stampede: Animals in Art

Engage in a multisensory exploration of animal-inspired artworks found in the special exhibition, "Stampede: Animals in Art." Tactile Tables are regular opportunities to experience art in a hands-on way with facilitation by specially trained docents. These experiences are designed for visitors who are blind or have low vision, but open to all visitors who desire…

Dino Discovery Day: Geocaching!

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Explore the Ridge trail and find hidden Geocaches and Earthcaches. An optional $4 shuttle ride is available..

WOW!’s New Year’s Eve Parties

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Ring in the New Year with noisemaker crafts, face painting, a musical performance, refreshments and a countdown. $11 per child, $6 members, $5 per adult. Reservations required online.

Make It Go! Exhibit

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Visit a STEM focused exhibit that explores the physics and motion of traveling in a car, riding and bike, and seeing a hot air balloon. Ages 2-8.

Four Mile Free Day – October

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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.

Becoming Butterflies

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See brilliant images of Colorado butterflies and displays of specimens from the CU Entomology collection.

Hay ​Bales & Tall Tales – November

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Enjoy Four Mile’s monthly story time. This month features "Over the River and Through the Wood - A Thanksgiving Poem" by Lydia Maria. Native American Games will follow the tale. Stay for Four Mile Free Day.

Tripod Photography – December

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Relish a quiet hour of tripod photography before the doors open to the public. Adults. Reservations preferred. $13.50 members, $15 nonmembers.

Storytime

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Learn about farms, cowboys, and animals in the Destination Colorado exhibit. Read stories and have playtime before the museum opens. Included with admission.

Just For Fun Center

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Compose your own Japanese-inspired garden on a large scale, use your creativity and patience to create balancing stone sculptures, make your mark and add to an ink-painted screen, design and wear a Samurai-inspired helmet, and experience the complicated process by which Samurai dressed. Included with museum admission; kids 18 and younger are free. Reservations are…

cry baby day

Travel through time and around the world to unravel the 300-million-year story of how animal aviators have evolved into the 100 billion creatures flying through the air today.

Stampede: Animals in Art

See how animals have captivated artists throughout history. This cross-departmental exhibition will bring together more than 300 objects from the Denver Art Museum’s collection to explore the presence of animals in art throughout centuries and across cultures.

Four Mile Free Day – December

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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.

Tripod Photography – October

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Relish a quiet hour of tripod photography before the doors open to the public. Adults. Reservations preferred. $13.50 members, $15 nonmembers.

Denver Art Museum Free First Saturday

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Enjoy the art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions for free. Bilingual activities available include the Cuentos del Arte storytelling program and a tour of Stampede: Animal in Art in Spanish.

TriceraTOTs

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Read 2-4 children’s books with a dinosaur theme and do a 15-minute craft or activity. RSVP with Erin at Education@dinoridge.org.

Last Fridays

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Enjoy art-making, circus performers, word play, waltzes, dream-reading, and drinks as you explore the museum’s summer exhibitions.

Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives

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Bring the whole family to help Foxy and Shmoxy sniff out clues and unseen treasures in the museum. To find the foxes, visit the Family Activity Cart, pick up a letter from the Fox Box and follow the riddles into the galleries. Included with admission.

Discovery Days Science Program

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Learn about physics and motion while celebrating the new Make It Go! exhibit. WOW!'s Discovery Days program encourages free exploration of different monthly themes through multi-sensory science activities, dramatic role play, relevant math and reading opportunities, and craft projects. Discovery Days activities are included with Museum admission.

Family Fun Days: STEAM Fest

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Look to plants and animals for inspiration for how to blend together science, technology, engineering, art and math to create sustainable solutions to different challenges.

Longmont Museum Discovery Days

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Drop in to engage in creative and sometimes messy art and craft projects. Each week brings a new theme and activity. Ages 2-6 with caregiver.

Colorado Educational Theater Program

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Help stories unfold through mime and creative movement activities. Children will also learn about the story origins and the countries from which they came. This storytelling workshop is presented by Colorado Educational Theatre featuring Hugo Jon Sayles, Teaching Artist and is included with Museum admission.

Sensory Friendly Playtime

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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.

Create Playdate

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Drop in with your little ones and meet up with other tots and their grownups for story time, artmaking and more. Included with general admission.

Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013

See the first comprehensive American exhibition of critically acclaimed photographer Fazal Sheikh’s work. The more than two-decade-long career of the Kenyan-rooted and American-born artist has focused on raising awareness of international human rights issues through his documentary-based photography practice. Included with museum admission; kids 18 and younger are free.

3-D Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

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Explore the studio's new theme and fresh opportunities to get creative. Use design thinking skills to draw, create sculpture and see demonstrations on the weekends by various artists.

The Polar Express™ Train Ride

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Select days. Times vary by date. Be immersed in the sights, sounds and intrigue of this classic children's tale. Purchase tickets in advance $35 and up depending on level of ticket and age.

Movie Night at Vehicle Vault

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Visit the museum, enjoy food, and entertainment followed by the movie, Cars 3. $25/per person($15 each for kids 12 and under).

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

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See the film that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth.

Hay ​Bales & Tall Tales – October

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Enjoy Four Mile’s monthly story time. This month features "The Gift of the Sacred Dog" by Paul Goble. Native American Games will follow the tale. Stay for Four Mile Free Day.

Thanksgiving Break at the DAM

10am-5pm. New this year, celebrate Thanksgiving all week at the Denver Art Museum. Get inspired by artworks and create in the galleries at two different Create-n-Takes! Closed Thanksgiving Day. Included with general admission; free for youth 18 and younger.

Night at the Museums

Visit museums that are open late, for free. Free shuttles will be available to take people between museums. Participating museums include Byers-Evans House Museum, Childrens Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, Black American West Museum and Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Tripod Photography – November

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Relish a quiet hour of tripod photography before the doors open to the public. Adults. Reservations preferred. $13.50 members, $15 nonmembers.

Take it to the Streets: Santa Fe Mural Crawl

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Celebrate the closing of the Las (H)adas exhibit with a warm beverage and a tour up and down historic Santa Fe Drive with muralist, Josiah Lopez. Reservation required email guestservices@museo.org.

Ganesha: The Playful Protector

See a significant pre-Angkor statue of Ganesha created in the 600s to 700s. The 29-inch tall cross-legged figure, featuring human arms and an elephant head, is one of the earliest Ganesha icons in mainland Southeast Asia. It will be on view along with sculptures, paintings and textiles depicting Ganesha from the DAM’s Asian art collection.

Low Sensory Morning at the DAM

Visit the museum during a special time for individuals and families who prefer a quiet, less sensory-stimulating environment. Loud gallery sounds are turned down and attendance is limited. There are tours of the museums, numerous hands-on activities, and artmaking projects for individuals and families to enjoy. Included in general admission, but space is limited. Reservations…

Tripod Photography – September

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Relish a quiet hour of tripod photography before the doors open to the public. Adults. Reservations preferred. $13.50 members, $15 nonmembers.

Teaching Kitchen and Tastings

Try your hand at being a chef with age-appropriate tools and fresh ingredients. There are cooking classes, fee-based workshops, or samples of homemade food.

Sensory Friendly Playtime

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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.

Free First Saturday at Denver Art Museum

First Saturday of every month. Enjoy art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions without spending a dime. Bilingual activities available include a storytelling program, Cuentos del Arte, at 11:30am and 1pm and a tour of Stampede: Animal in Art in Spanish at 1pm Free general admission tickets are available on-site starting at 10am.

Yoga for Kids

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Join in a beginner level yoga class for kids in which you’ll learn basic poses and meet physical challenges.

Evening Kundalini Yoga

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Mon Learn breathing techniques, movements and mantra through this ancient and sacred practice. In the Morrison Center. $8 member, $10 nonmembers.

Longmont Museum Holiday Festival

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Enjoy festive holiday music and performances featuring a variety of musicians. Alcoholic beverages available for purchase. $17 adults, $12 students/seniors. Reservations required.

Longmont Museum Holiday Festival

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Enjoy a Santa reception with hot chocolate and cookies followed by festive holiday music and performances (4pm). Alcoholic beverages available for purchase. $17 adults, $12 students/seniors. Reservations required.

Buckaroo Breakfast

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Lasso up some fun with grandma and grandpa. Grandparents and grandkiddos will enjoy a full cowboy breakfast, private play throughout the Museum and wild west-inspired activities.

Four Mile Free Day – November

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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.

Discovery Days

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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.

Create-n-Takes

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Get inspired and create art in our galleries at special stations.

Conquest of the Skies 3D

Travel through time and around the world to unravel the 300-million-year story of how animal aviators have evolved into the 100 billion creatures flying through the air today. Explore nature’s ingenuity as you soar from a falcon’s point of view, see hummingbirds flutter in slow motion, accompany bats in the hunt, meet lizards that glide…

A Walk in the Woods

Take a walk on the wild side in a new family space that’s all about animals in art. Pick up binoculars and spot birds in a colorful flock; mix-and-match animal costumes to create new creatures; work together to build freestanding horse sculptures inspired by artist Deborah Butterfield; and make and display your own shadowbox full…

Evening Vinyasa Yoga

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Wed. Learn vinyasa yoga from instructor Blake Burger. All levels welcome. $8 member, $10 nonmember.

First Friday, Día de los Muertos

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Celebrate Día de los Muertos by remembering loved ones who have passed and celebrate the eternal journey of death. Special treats like pan de muerto, music, food and drinks will be served. Admission is free, $2-$3 for each sugar skull, $5 face painting.

Family Day: Learning from Nature

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Make observations about how structures and processes in nature solve problems. Meet CU Boulder students and community partners who are weaving together science, technology, engineering, art, and math to find innovative and sustainable solutions.

Be the Astronaut

Visit the new exhibit developed with NASA's Langley Research Facility that is broken down into interactive parts. Explore basic concepts of the universe; reinvent the way users think about the science and technology needed to thrive in outer space; control a variety of spacecrafts, including a lander, a rover, and an interplanetary spaceship.

Ultimate Family Dino Fun

Celebrate the latest temporary exhibition “Ultimate Dinosaurs.” Check out some of the most spectacular fossils unearthed in recent years as you venture through the exhibition, find out how fossils form, and make your own family fossil to take home. $15-$25.

Free First Saturday

On the first Saturday of every month, enjoy the art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions without spending a dime. A Collection Highlights tours in Spanish is offered at 2pm. Free general admission tickets are available on-site starting at 10am.

Small Settlers

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

Teen Lounge

Venture through Museum exhibits, get hands-on with entertaining activities, jam to live music and win awesome giveaways. Ages 13-18.

Hands-On History Family Fun Days

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Give kids the opportunity to explore and create their own history, science, art, and culture through hands-on activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, and role playing in exhibits.