Astronomers big and small can enjoy an evening of stargazing at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The night starts with a buffet dinner, followed by planetarium shows and constellation viewing through the museum’s high-powered telescopes. After exploring the Colorado night sky, end the evening with a star-studded craft and hot chocolate. All ages. Register online. $15-$25.
PBS KIDS at the Alamo
February 3 and 10
Each month, Alamo Drafthouse partners with PBS KIDS to showcase PBS favorites on the big screen. All ages are welcome, sound is turned down, lights are left a little brighter, and moviegoers may move about as they please. This month, catch a first look at PBS KIDS’ newest animated series, Pinkalicious & Peterrific, which premieres on February 19. Based on the best-selling Pinkalicious book series by Victoria Kann, the series follows the adventures of Pinkalicious and her brother, Peter, as they explore the town of Pinkville with their friends. February 3 at the Littleton theater, and February 10 at the Sloans Lake theater. $1-$5, all ticket sales benefit Rocky Mountain PBS.
Steamboat Winter Carnival
Escape to Steamboat Springs for this five-day carnival of winter fun. Trust us, it’s not your average carnival. We’re talking kids being pulled on skis behind horses, kids mastering the art of the ski jump, a three legged race, and obstacle courses (to name a few)—all down a snow-covered Main Street. There’s also a parade, snow sports, tubing party, and nightly entertainment including a family s’more party and fireworks. Some events require tickets, check the website for a full schedule.
If you’re heading up to the high country, don’t miss Keystone’s inaugural culinary festival for families. The week-long foodie celebration is fit for the kids, featuring an ice cream sundae party, crafts, yoga, tubing, snow cones, fireside cocoa, and a carnival bounce party. A fireworks show lights up the sky on Friday and Saturday nights. As a bonus: Most of the activities are free! Visit the website for a full schedule.
Opens February 11
This month, a new exhibit opens at the Denver Art Museum showcasing the work of French artist Edgar Degas. The exhibit features a kids audio guide where families and children are asked to figure out clues to art mysteries with Degas’ niece Guilia. Find fun things in the paintings and sculptures, explore a replica of Degas’ art studio, and try grid drawing like Degas. Additionally, the 3-D Studio is offering a wound in wire activity on Degas’ process of creating wire armature for his ballet dancer sculptures. Stop by the studio to sculpt dancers and figures in motion. Special exhibition ticket required. Free for children age five and under, $5 for youth ages six to 18, $28 for adults. Members receive half price admission.