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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.

In Sight On Site: Murals

Date:
May 29, 2018 to Aug 26, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 1-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-898-7200

See an exhibition of muralists working on artwork in three gallery spaces through June 24. Opening reception June 28, 6-9pm; Completed artwork will be on display through Aug. 26.

Nederland Mining Museum

Date:
Jun 01, 2018 to Oct 31, 2018
Schedule:
Fri-Sun, 11am-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-258-7332

Get a glimpse into the world of hard rock mining during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and learn about the lives of the miners. Hear a short talk at 2pm during visiting hours.

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.

The Incubation Effect

Date:
Nov 04, 2018 to May 31, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

See the playful, larger-than-life insect nursery made from sewn inflatable sculptures and assembled forms by Denver artist Nicole Banowetz. Visitors can contribute to the life cycle of the exhibit by designing their own creatures.

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.

Colorado Mineral and Fossil Show

Date:
Sep 07, 2018 to Sep 15, 2018
Cost:
Free admission and free parking
Phone:

See minerals, fossils, gemstones, polished stones, crystals, meteorites, carvings, and jewelry. See a giant Amethyst Geode from Uruguay that weighs 4 tons and is as big as a small car.

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.

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.

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.

Denver Gem & Mineral Show

Date:
Sep 14, 2018 to Sep 16, 2018
Cost:
Single and multi-day passes are available. $5-$15
Phone:
303-292-6278

See exhibitors, dealers, educational booths, mineral identification, and free gold panning for kids. This year's theme is Minerals of Mexico.

Discover NASA

Date:
Jul 23, 2018 to Sep 30, 2018
Schedule:
Mon, Wed-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm
Cost:
$10 adult, $8 student/senior/youth, free age 5 and under
Phone:
303-449-3464

Learn what NASA does and its plans for the future with hands-on activities and multimedia experiences, created by the Space Science Institute in Boulder.

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.

El Infinito: Opening Reception

Date:
Sep 13, 2018 6 - 9pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-571-4401

See the exhibit that features images captured by satellites that Lockheed Martin has launched in the last 20 years in conjunction with cultural tie-ins to the Aztecs interpretation of the universe. The opening reception is free and open to the public.

Jason DeMarte: Adorned

Date:
Aug 28, 2018 to Nov 18, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm; also accessible to ticketed patrons during Macky Auditorium performances
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-443-2122

See an exhibition of elaborately constructed colorful photographs, in which Jason DeMarte explores the unsettling intersection between the natural world and consumer culture. Part of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art’s BMoCA at Macky series.

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.

Eat Well, Play Well Exhibit

Date:
Sep 29, 2018 to Jan 06, 2019
Schedule:
Mon, Wed-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm
Cost:
$10 adult, $8 student/senior/youth, free age 5 and under
Phone:
303-449-3464

Learn what is in the food you eat and how activities burn calories, in a bilingual nutrition and fitness exhibit.

Curious Connections in Nature

Date:
Aug 16, 2018 to Aug 15, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-315-9444

Delve into these connections through hands-on activities, multi-media displays, and specimens from the museum's collection. The exhibition highlights symbiosis in our bodies, backyards, and beyond.

Boo At The Zoo

Date:
Oct 20, 2018 to Oct 28, 2018
Schedule:
Oct. 20-21 and 27-28
Cost:
$20 ages 12-64, $17 age 65 and up, $14 ages 3-11
Phone:
720-337-1400

See creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of the beautiful fall foliage of the Denver Zoo. This event is included in the price of regular admission.

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.

Winged Souls Exhibition

Date:
Oct 13, 2018 to Nov 04, 2018
Cost:
Visit website for details
Phone:
720-865-3500

See the outdoor art exhibition celebrating Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by showcasing the symbolism of monarch butterflies and the iconic female figure known as La Catrina. Learn about this Mexican holiday through colorful and joyful large-scale sculptures created by Los Angeles-based artist Ricardo Soltero.

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.

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.

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.

Hungry Birds

Date:
Jul 25, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, 9am-4pm; Sun, 10am-4pm
Cost:
Free; $3 adult, $1 child/senior donation appreciated
Phone:
303-492-6892

See the photography of David Leatherman while learning about the food birds eat and what sustains them through the seasons.

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.

Worlds Suspended in Reality

Date:
Oct 04, 2018 to Jan 20, 2019
Schedule:
Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm
Cost:
$1
Phone:
303-443-2122

View an art exhibition by Caroline Douglas, Frank Sampson, and Patricia Bramsen, who all channel an unseen reality that surrounds us, using different media.

Eyes On: Julie Buffalohead

Date:
Jul 29, 2018 to Jan 20, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

View new work by the Minnesota-based artist, who is a citizen of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. Buffalohead uses metaphors, iconography, and storytelling narratives in her artwork to describe emotional and subversive American Indian cultural experiences.

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.

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.

Kinetic Interactions

Date:
Jun 22, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, noon-7:30pm, Sun, noon-5:30pm
Cost:
Free, $5 suggested donation
Phone:
303-440-7826

See an exhibit by Sherman Finch and Jiffer Harriman, in which all works are meant to be interacted with in order to produce their full effect, whether that be creating sound, visual art, and/or movement.

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.

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.

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.

Dior: From Paris to the World

Date:
Nov 19, 2018 to Mar 03, 2019
Cost:
Special exhibition ticket required: $28 adult, $5 ages 6-18, free age 5 and under
Phone:
720-913-0130

Survey 70 years of the House of Dior’s enduring legacy and its global influence through a selection of more than 170 couture dresses, accessories, costume jewelry, photographs, drawings, runway videos, and other archival material.

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.

Small Wood Sculptures by Charles Counter

Date:
Jun 02, 2018 to Jan 06, 2019
Schedule:
Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 1-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-651-8374

See how regional artist Counter explores how people understand the idea of the natural world though observation and memory, with small wood sculptures. Located in the Portal Gallery.

Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker

Date:
Sep 16, 2018 to Jan 06, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Take a close look at Rembrandt’s innovative approach to printmaking. Unforgettable images of biblical, portrait, allegory, still life, landscape, and genre artworks of the time demonstrate the mastery that cemented Rembrandt as one of the greatest artists in history.

Bug-tober

Date:
Oct 01, 2018 to Oct 31, 2018
Cost:
Free for members. Non-members: $12 adult, $10 Westminster resident, $10 seniors, $8 children, free age 2 and under
Phone:
303-469-5441

Get an up-close look at unbelievable animals and plants that use powerful venom and poison to dominate predators and prey.

¡CUBA!

Date:
Oct 26, 2018 to Jan 20, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-370-6000

Discover the dynamic culture and abundant biodiversity of the Caribbean’s largest island nation. Be immersed in the people, landscapes, unique species, and daily life of this intriguing country.

Dead Sea Scrolls for Families

Date:
Aug 25, 2018 9 - 11am
Cost:
$8-$12
Phone:
303-370-6000

See the exhibition together and learn more about daily life in the ancient Middle East in this interactive program. Registration required.

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.

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.

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.

Penumbra Exhibit

Date:
Nov 30, 2018 to Jan 13, 2019
Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, noon-7:30pm; Sun, noon-5:30pm. Also open during Dairy Arts Center performances
Cost:
$5 per person suggested donation
Phone:
303-444-7328

View an art exhibit by Diane Martonis based on the concept of penumbra, which occurs when many light sources come in contact with a solid form.

Google Garage

Date:
Jul 23, 2018 to Aug 31, 2019
Schedule:
Ongoing: Mon, Wed-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm
Cost:
$10 adult, $8 student/senior/youth, free age 5 and under
Phone:
303-449-3464

Create, explore, and experiment with different hands-on activities that change over time. Paint with virtual reality, launch paint balls at the wall, build a structure, and explore aerodynamics. Included with museum admission. Recommended for age 8 and up; all ages welcome.

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.

Above and Beyond

Date:
Sep 29, 2018 to Jan 13, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-360-5360

Attend an interactive exhibition that explores flight. This traveling exhibition features immersive simulations, interactive design challenges, iconic historical touchstones, visionary concepts for the future, and inspiring stories from game-changing innovators, past and present.

Boulder Experience Exhibit

Date:
Nov 17, 2018 to Dec 31, 2019
Schedule:
Mon, Wed-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm
Cost:
$10 adult, $8 seniors, college students and ages 5-17, free under age 5
Phone:
303-449-3464

Learn about the history of Boulder and innovation developed there, and gain an understanding of Boulder’s ongoing contributions to history, science, and culture.

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.

DaVinci X: DaVinci’s Innovation Workshop and 3D Makerspace

Date:
Jun 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm
Cost:
$8 and up
Phone:
303-534-0116

See a display of hand-crafted inventions built from Leonardo Da Vinci’s designs. The pieces show what a brilliant scientist, inventor, and artist Da Vinci was.

Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard

Date:
May 28, 2018 to Jul 05, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

See more than 100 works on paper that showcase Jim Howard’s four-decade fashion illustration career, starting with his early advertising campaigns for Neiman Marcus in the late 1950s, and through the ‘70s and ‘80s when the fashion illustration industry was at its height. The exhibition offers a nostalgic look at fashion trends set by top…

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.

Eyes On: Shimabuku

Date:
Jul 29, 2018 to Jan 20, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

See a showcase of a video by Japan-based artist Shimabuku titled "Do snow monkeys remember snow mountains?" which illustrates the adaptation of a group of Japanese snow monkeys living in a Texas desert sanctuary.

In Plein Sight

Date:
Sep 10, 2018 to Sep 16, 2018
Cost:
Free to observe
Phone:

See 25 artists doing plein air painting, from dawn to dusk to capture their impressions of the Jeffco Open Space scenic vistas. Paintings will then be on view and for sale.

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…

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.

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.

Art Exhibits

Date:
Aug 22, 2018 to May 31, 2020
Schedule:
Tue-Sat, 11am-5pm; Thu, 11am-7pm during fall and spring semesters
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-8300

See art of various media and by different artists, on display at the CU campus.

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.

Colorado Fall Home Show

Date:
Sep 07, 2018 to Sep 09, 2018
Cost:
Visit website for pricing details
Phone:
303-623-7876

See more than 250 exhibitors well versed in home renovation, remodeling, and sustainable living. Many will have tips, tools, and ideas on how to best winterize your home.

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:
303-776-2520

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

Maker Faire Denver

Date:
Oct 13, 2018 to Oct 14, 2018
Schedule:
10am-6pm
Cost:
Free-$50
Phone:
303-297-1166

Meet engineers, artists, scientists, and crafters, and see their hobbies, experiments, and projects. Ticket prices vary by date and age. Visit website for details.

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.

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.

Día de los Muertos Bilingual Tours

Date:
Oct 13, 2018
Schedule:
Identical tours Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, 1pm and 2:30pm each day
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-651-8374

Enjoy a tour of the Day of the Dead exhibition with bilingual tour guide Laura Zavala. Learn about ancient Mayan and Aztec origins of the celebration, how it blended with Spanish Catholic traditions, and how it became a part of the local culture in Longmont.

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