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Hands On History Family Fun Day

Date:
Nov 10, 2018 11am - 3pm
Cost:
Free with admission. $12 adults, $10 students and seniors, $8 children 6-12, free under age 5
Phone:
303-447-8679

Explore and create history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities. This month's theme is Modern Homesteading and will include wool dyeing, frontier games, cabin building with pool noodles, doll making, and leather stamping. Age 5 and up.

Grandparents Day Celebration

Date:
Apr 21, 2018 8 - 10am
Cost:
See website
Phone:
303-604-2424

Enjoy a morning for grandparents and their grandchildren including breakfast, crafts, songs, playtime in the museum, and an opportunity to take a commemorative portrait. Reservations required.

Thursday Tot Time

Date:
Nov 21, 2019 10 - 10:45am
Cost:
$1
Phone:
303-658-2796

Discover the park using the senses through hands-on activities to help young explorers gain a better appreciation of their surroundings. Fees fund craft supplies. Ages 3-5.

Boulder Creek Festival Kids’ Place

Date:
May 26, 2018 to May 28, 2018
Schedule:
Sat-Sun, 10am-7pm; Mon, 11am-5pm, during Boulder Creek Festival hours
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-442-4557

Drop in to find activities, services, and products of interest to children and families. Staff from the Colorado Mountain Ranch Children’s Summer Camp offer an introduction to the Mountain Day Camp Programs, a chance to meet staff members, and a leather stamping activity.

Make a Keychain with Plastic Lace

Date:
Aug 27, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-441-3100

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.

Night at the Museum

Date:
Nov 02, 2019 4 - 9pm
Cost:
$5 adults, $4 ages 3-11, free age 2 and under
Phone:
303-697-3466

Experience hands-on dinosaur and fossil crafts and take guided flashlight tours of the track site.

Star K Nature Camp

Date:
Jun 04, 2019 to Jun 21, 2019
Schedule:
June 4-7 and June 18-21
Cost:
$50 per week
Phone:
303-326-8445

Learn about how an insect works, how reptiles live, and why coyotes howl, among other things. Then get out on the trail and explore the 250 acres of woodland and fields at Star K Ranch. Ages 6-12. Registration required online.

Dinosaur Discovery Day

Date:
Aug 11, 2018 10am - 2pm
Cost:
Activities included with admission
Phone:
303-697-3466

Enjoy Reptiles & Birds Day. Volunteers are stationed along the Dinosaur Ridge Trail at significant interpretive sites, while many others staff booths and activities at the Main Visitor Center Complex for kids and adults of all ages. Visitors can hike at their own pace or take the shuttle bus at $4 per person on these…

Lego Building Workshop: City Airshow Jet Kit

Date:
Mar 16, 2019 9 - 10am
Cost:
$30 members, $35 nonmembers which includes one adult and one child museum admission as well as the Legos and instructions in the kit
Phone:
303-447-8679

Build (and keep) a Colorado-style Lego set, then take a special guided museum tour based on the creation. Ages 7-12.

Free Day at The Urban Farm

Date:
Mar 20, 2019 to Mar 25, 2019
Schedule:
March 20 and 25, 10am-1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-307-9332

Visit the Farm just outside of the Stapleton neighborhood that teaches kids about taking care of animals and growing food.

Seedlings Classes

Date:
Feb 01, 2019 to Feb 28, 2019
Schedule:
Hours vary by age range
Cost:
$9-$13
Phone:
720-865-3500

Explore the plant world while developing an understanding and appreciation for plants. Seedlings programs are offered for three different age groups. Week of Feb. 6: Fabulous Fungi; Feb. 13: Roses are Red, Violets are Blue; Feb. 20 Tropical Fruit Salad; Feb. 27: The Alphabet Garden

Ford Driving Skills for Life

Date:
Jul 13, 2019 to Jul 14, 2019
Schedule:
Register for 7:30am or 1pm times either July 13 or 14
Cost:
Free
Phone:
970-668-0488

Receive training for young drivers who hold a permit or license. Working with professional instructors in actual vehicles, students and parents learn advanced driving skills in a controlled and safe environment. These clinics provide skills beyond those taught in traditional driver education courses.

Drop-In Discovery

Date:
Dec 05, 2019 to Dec 17, 2019
Schedule:
10am on the first Thu and third Tue of each month
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-898-7405

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

Bird Banding Club

Date:
Feb 13, 2018 to May 15, 2018
Schedule:
4-5:30pm on select days
Cost:
$125 for 8 sessions; scholarships available
Phone:
303-499-3647 ext. 103

Learn about the art and science of bird banding, gain skills in field identification, and more. Ages 11-15. Email gwen@thornenature.org for more details.

Drop-In Discovery

Date:
Oct 04, 2018 to Oct 15, 2018
Schedule:
First Thu and third Mon of each month
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-898-7405

Investigate the interactive natural world with special crafts, games, and activities. Just swing by and explore.

Artist-in-Residence: Adolfo Romero

Date:
Apr 01, 2019 to Jun 30, 2019
Schedule:
Most Fri and Sat, April through mid-June, 11am–2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Check out Adolfo’s open studio hours to experiment with mosaic and get a lesson in hopscotch, an ancient game played all around the world.

Summer Garden Management

Date:
Apr 21, 2018 9 - 11:30am
Cost:
$40
Phone:
303-443-9952

Explore best practices for maintaining a healthy garden once it is growing. Learn a variety of techniques that reduce weed pressure, such as solarization and cover cropping, how to set up an irrigation system and conserve water in the garden, and see some tools you can use to make these tasks more efficient.

Fun at the Firehouse Free Day

Date:
Aug 19, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-892-1436

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

Designing Mobile Apps Workshop

Date:
Apr 29, 2019 10am - 1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
484-841-4744

Work in teams to select an app idea, develop a prototype, and present the final product to the class. Learn techniques to help you communicate a concept, create low-fidelity wireframes, user flows, and prototypes as a team. Registration required. For middle school girls, grades 6-8.

Family Workshop: Warm Winter Cocoa

Date:
Dec 09, 2018
Schedule:
10am–noon and 2-4pm
Cost:
$10-$17
Phone:
720-865-3500

Explore the chocolate tree and its celebrated history. Follow the journey of a cacao bean and discover how chocolate is made. Then make hot chocolate from scratch and create a mix to take home. For families with children ages 5-10. All adults attending the workshop must register for the program.

3D Studio and Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
May 01, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Explore the expansive and varied realm of 3D art. Use your design-thinking skills to build an abstract sculpture at the Purely Paper activity, or draw inspiration from Stampede: Animals in Art to create your own animal at Wound in Wire. May artist demonstrations: May 5-6: Rudi Monterroso, Metal Sculpture; May 12-13 and 19-20: Mason Taylor,…

Craft-Tea

Date:
Jan 21, 2018 11am
Cost:
$10 for participants ages 3-12, all other attendees are free.
Phone:
303-987-7850

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

Peace Garden After School Garden Club

Date:
Sep 14, 2017 to Oct 05, 2017
Cost:
Phone:

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…

Crafts and Trades of Olden Days

Date:
Sep 09, 2018 10am - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
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.

Winter Break Camp

Date:
Dec 23, 2019 to Dec 27, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 23-24, 26-27, and 30-31, 9am-4pm
Cost:
$75 child, $65 for each additional sibling. Before or after care is extra
Phone:
303-399-2660

Go on a field trip or participate in a special on-site program to make art projects, play games, and go swimming in the indoor pool. Ages 5-12.

Low Sensory Morning

Date:
Jul 27, 2019 8 - 9am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-3500

Experience Denver Botanic Gardens without the crowds and connect with plants in a safe, restful location. This therapeutic horticulture program is intended to give individuals and families who prefer a quiet, less crowded environment a chance to experience the Gardens with limited attendance. Registration required.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Aug 10, 2018 Noon - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the grounds, sample a treat from the summer kitchen, and greet farm animals.

Drop-In Discovery

Date:
Jul 05, 2018 to Jul 16, 2018
Schedule:
First Thu and third Mon
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-898-7405

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

Drop-In Discovery

Date:
Sep 06, 2018 to Sep 17, 2018
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-898-7405

Investigate the interactive natural world with special crafts, games, or activities, just swing by and explore.

World Spider Day

Date:
Mar 17, 2018 9am - 5pm
Cost:
$12 adult, $10 adult (Westminster resident), $8 seniors/child, free for members and children age 2 and under
Phone:
303-439-2379

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

Make Your Own Ornament Extravaganza

Date:
Dec 02, 2017 to Dec 17, 2017
Schedule:
Dec. 2-3, 9-10 and 17
Cost:
$35
Phone:
303-274-0643

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.

SPREE Holiday Camp: Neat Nesters

Date:
Feb 01, 2019 8am - 6pm
Cost:
$50 per child per day. Aftercare $6 per child per day
Phone:
720-306-8000

Learn about different animals that build nests in our city. Enjoy educational days with games, crafts, adventures, and top-secret missions about the environment.

Saturday Art Experience

Date:
Oct 13, 2018 to Dec 15, 2018
Schedule:
Sat, noon for ages 5-8, 1pm for ages 9-12
Cost:
$10 drop-in, $75 for the year
Phone:
303-651-2787

Participate in exhibition-based art activities led by certified art instructors. Participants visit the current exhibition and then create a project from that experience. Ages 5-12. Reservations preferred.

Rain Barrel Workshop

Date:
Mar 09, 2019 11am - 12:30pm
Schedule:
Cost:
$25
Phone:
720-898-7405

Make one to take home and bring the kids to help decorate it. Registration required online.

Shoe Tying Class

Date:
Jan 20, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Schedule:
Cost:
$15
Phone:
646-483-8719

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.

Discovery Days

Date:
Sep 19, 2017 to Sep 20, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-604-2424

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.

Astronomy Night

Date:
Jul 07, 2019 to Aug 18, 2019
Cost:
$5
Phone:
303-658-2796

Gaze into the night sky using high-powered telescopes to view the celestial objects in the beyond. Registration required.

Lego Building Workshop: Arctic Exploration Kit

Date:
Dec 15, 2018 9 - 10am
Cost:
$40-$45, includes one adult and one child museum admission as well as the Legos and instructions in the kit
Phone:
303-447-8679

Build (and keep) your own Lego set, then take a special guided tour of the Mesa Verde portion of the Living West exhibit before it opens to the public. The kit includes a snowmobile with detachable trailer and three mini figures. The set will take about 30 minutes to build and is best for ages…

Gold Panning

Date:
Sep 01, 2018 12pm - 2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-776-8688

Learn about Colorado mining history and try your hand at panning for gold. Meeting location provided to registered participants. Reservations required. Age 5 and up.

Family Date Night

Date:
Oct 05, 2019 5:30 - 7:30pm
Cost:
$45
Phone:
720-515-8611

Make a collaborative project with your kids. Enjoy pizza and lemonade while you work, and go home with a special homemade project. Save fall foliage using a wooden flower press and try your hand at wood burning to create a unique work of art on the top of your press. Ages 5-12 with adult. Registration…

Cut the Craft: Pottery Painting for Kids

Date:
Dec 08, 2019 10 - 11:30am
Cost:
$20 for JCC Denver J Pass and fitness members, $35 for guests
Phone:
303-399-2660

Paint a piece of pottery from options provided, then pick up the finished item a week later after it has been fired. Reservations required. Age 5 and up.

The Teaching Kitchen

Date:
Jan 01, 2020 to Jan 31, 2020
Schedule:
Daily times vary. Visit the website for details
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

See what it's like to be a chef during cooking classes for kids. In January, the focus will be on foods high in Vitamin A.

Spring Fishing Clinic

Date:
May 05, 2018 8am - 1pm
Cost:
$7 daily park pass or annual pass required
Phone:
303-659-6005

Learn how to fish. Free fishing poles will be given to the first 100 kids to sign up. Meet at the boat ramp. Ages 6-14.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Apr 13, 2018 Noon - 4pm
Schedule:
Tours are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm and are first come, first served
Cost:
Free. Horse-drawn wagon rides (if offered) are an additional charge
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the 12-acre grounds, and greet farm animals.

Brick Fest Live LEGO Fan Experience

Date:
Aug 12, 2017 to Aug 13, 2017
Cost:
Phone:

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.

LEGO Building Workshop: Vampire and Bat

Date:
Oct 27, 2018 9 - 10am
Cost:
$45 nonmember, $40 member. Includes one adult and one child museum admission, LEGO kit, and instructions
Phone:
303-447-8679

Build (and keep) a LEGO vampire and bat set, then take a special guided museum tour based on that creation. Age 7 and up.

Artist-in-Residence: Victor Escobedo

Date:
Jan 04, 2020 to Mar 11, 2020
Schedule:
Most Fri and Sat, 11am-2pm
Cost:
Included with admisson
Phone:
303-433-7444

Join the mixed-media artist during open studio hours to learn about Mayan folklore and expression, explore indigenous art forms, and make hieroglyphics.

Trees for Threes

Date:
Aug 02, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
720-898-7405

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

Seedlings

Date:
Jul 30, 2019 to Aug 27, 2019
Schedule:
Week of July 30: Fun in the Sun; Aug. 6: Musical Garden; Aug. 13: Nature’s Art; Aug. 20 Garden Games; Aug. 27: Gnome Homes
Cost:
$14 child, $12 member child, includes one adult entry per registration
Phone:
720-865-3500

Attend a hands­-on way for young children to explore the plant world while developing an understanding and appreciation for plants and their importance. Classes include interactive explorations, nature walks and stories. Ages 18 months to 6 years.

Nature Play Programs

Date:
Jun 04, 2018 to Aug 13, 2018
Schedule:
Mon, 9-11am; Wed, 1-3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-376-1049

Enjoy nature play programs in which children will connect to nature, play outdoors, and learn, in the labyrinth area near the library. Parent supervision required. All ages.

Rockin’ Landforms

Date:
Jun 21, 2018 2 - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-678-6215

Find hands-on learning about the three different types of rocks, how erosion shapes the landscape, and the moving power of uplift. Ages 5-12 with adult.

Artist-in-Residence Open Studio Hours

Date:
Mar 01, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019
Schedule:
Fri and Sat through March, 11am – 2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Meet Julia Rymer, an abstract painter and art educator who encourages enthusiasm, curiosity, and wonder in artistic expression. Join her to explore mixing colors during her open studio hours.

Beneficial Bee Balm Workshop

Date:
Nov 10, 2018 10am - noon
Cost:
$10
Phone:
303-658-2796

Learn about the importance of bees in every ecosystem, while creating a scented lip balm made from beeswax. Age 7 and up. Register online.

Kids Knitting Classes

Date:
Apr 10, 2018 to May 01, 2018
Schedule:
Tue, 4pm
Cost:
$50 for 4-week session
Phone:
303-604-4374

Enjoy a class for beginning and experienced knitters. Children will enjoy social time and make a hat. Ages 7-12. Reservations required.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
May 11, 2018 noon - 4pm
Cost:
General admission is free. Horse-drawn wagon rides (if offered) are an additional charge
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the 12-acre grounds, and greet farm animals.

Bikes and Big Wheels

Date:
Jul 21, 2018 11am - 3pm
Cost:
Free admission for kids (17 and under) with a bike helmet
Phone:
303-447-8679

Speed through the big wheel racetrack, and saddle up for a bicycle rodeo to learn the skills to ride a bike safely.

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.

Girl Scout Day

Date:
Nov 09, 2019 9am - 5pm
Cost:
$5-$12 adults, $5-$8 Girl Scouts, free age 1 and under
Phone:
720-974-1877

Enjoy a day of fun activities, crafts, and live animal encounters that will help meet all the steps for a Brownie Bugs Badge, Eco Friend Badge, or Daisy Make the World a Better Place Rosie Petal.

Sensory-Friendly Day

Date:
Nov 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2020
Schedule:
Last Sun of every month, 10am-noon
Cost:
$15.99 and up
Phone:
303-536-1951

Enjoy time at the trampoline and adventure park during days and hours specifically designed for children with autism and special needs, without the loud music and flashing lights. Age 2 and up.

Family Workshop: Pollination Exploration

Date:
Jul 13, 2019 9:30 - 11am
Cost:
$10-$17
Phone:
720-865-3500

Observe pollinators and learn about the process of pollination. Create a pollinator habitat to take home with you. Workshops offer families a hands-on opportunity to learn about the science and enchantment behind the plants in our everyday lives, create tasty treats from scratch, and explore the natural world. Ages 5-10.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Date:
Feb 01, 2018 to Feb 19, 2018
Schedule:
Age 12 and under
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-688-4495

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…

SPREE Holiday Camp: Urban Animals

Date:
Nov 25, 2019 to Nov 26, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 25 and 26
Cost:
$55/day
Phone:
720-306-8000

Learn about the many species of animals that create habitats in Denver and call the city and the South Platte River home. There will be games, crafts, adventures, and a top secret mission about the environment. For kids in kindergarten-5th grade.

Visit the Agricultural Heritage Center

Date:
Apr 05, 2019 to Oct 27, 2019
Schedule:
Fri-Sun, 10am-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-776-8688

Visit the farm, enjoy the rural setting, and learn about the rich agricultural history of Boulder County. Contact Jim Drew at 303-776-8688 or jdrew@bouldercounty.org for more information.

Nature Nerds Family Club: Bug Hotels

Date:
Jun 01, 2019 10:30am - Noon
Cost:
$14 nonmember adult, $6 nonmember child, $6 member adult, $4 member child
Phone:
303-469-5441

Create bug hotels to attract solitary native bees and other beneficial insects to the Pavilion's gardens. Preregistration required. Ages 4-10.

Thursday Tot Time

Date:
Oct 24, 2019 10 - 10:45am
Cost:
$1
Phone:
303-658-2796

Take tots to discover the park using all their senses plus hands-on activities to help young explorers gain a better appreciation of their surroundings. Registration required. Ages 3-5.

Cider Days

Date:
Oct 05, 2019 to Oct 06, 2019
Cost:
$5-$38
Phone:
303-987-7850

Celebrate Lakewood’s agricultural heritage with tractor pulls and vintage power displays, wagon and barrel train rides, historic demonstrations, and a unique variety of exhibitors and vendors. There will also be apple pressing, apple cider by the glass or gallon, and Apple Annie’s Baking Challenge.

Introduction to Fishing

Date:
May 29, 2019 6 - 8pm
Schedule:
Advance registration is required by Fri, May 24. Meet at Shea Stadium
Cost:
$10, $12 for non-Highlands Ranch residents
Phone:
303-791-2710

Learn to bait, cast, tie knots, reel ‘em in, and unhook a catch. Participants will receive a free rod.

Free Workshop: Designing Mobile Apps

Date:
Jul 22, 2019 10am - 1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
484-841-4744

Learn the latest strategies in brainstorming and develop your abilities to outline a project concept and present it for feedback to help you make informed design decisions. Learn techniques to help you communicate a concept, create low-fidelity wireframes, user flows, prototypes, and to work within a team. For middle school girls entering grades 6-9. Registration…

Thursday Tot-Time

Date:
Nov 15, 2018 10 - 10:45am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-658-2796

Enjoy nature programs designed for the youngest of explorers. Activities include a hike and a fun nature-based craft, game, or story. Ages 3-5. Register online.

Growing Gardens School Day Off: Gifts From The Garden

Date:
Nov 26, 2019 8:30am - 3:30pm
Cost:
$80
Phone:
303-443-9952

Explore the gifts of the garden. Working together, enjoy the stillness of the season to create gifts. Explore the art of hand dipped candles, salves and tinctures, and tasty garden-based recipes. Reserve spot online by the Friday before the program. Ages 5-11.

STEAMworks

Date:
Aug 26, 2019 3:30 - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-7323

Explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) concepts through hands-on activities. Ages 6-12.

Family Holiday Clay

Date:
Nov 05, 2019 to Nov 12, 2019
Schedule:
Nov. 5 and 12, 4:30-6pm
Cost:
$18 in-district, $25 non-district
Phone:
303-409-2312

Attend a seasonal class that provides families a chance to make decorations and gifts together. All supplies are included. Age 5 and up. Registration required.

Spring Skateboarding Lessons

Date:
Mar 10, 2018 Noon - 1:30pm
Cost:
$45, $52 for non-Highlands Ranch residents
Phone:
303-791-2710

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.

Art Stop

Date:
Apr 07, 2018 to Nov 17, 2018
Schedule:
10am-1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-443-2122

Experience hands-on art making on the front porch of the museum, that complements the museum’s exhibits, during the Boulder County Farmers’ Market. Free admission during the market.

Family Sail Nights

Date:
Jun 12, 2018 to Aug 21, 2018
Schedule:
June 12 and 26, July 10, Aug. 7 and 21, 4:30-7:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-441-3461

Take a sailboat ride with your family and learn more about Community Sailing of Colorado. For all levels; no sailing experience required. Reservations required. Age 5 and up.

Bugs in Winter

Date:
Dec 07, 2019 10:30am - noon
Cost:
$6-$14 adults, $4-$6 ages 2-12. Includes admission to the Butterfly Pavilion
Phone:
303-469-5441

Get snug as a bug in a rug with an exploration of hibernating bugs. Through games and crafts, discover where bugs go in the winter and how they survive freezing temperatures. Leave with a Bugs in Winter family picture. Registration required.

Family Make and Take: Día de los Muertos

Date:
Oct 11, 2019 to Oct 18, 2019
Schedule:
Oct. 11 and 18, 6-7:30pm
Cost:
$12-$15
Phone:
720-865-3500

Explore the cultural traditions of Día de los Muertos while creating a Día de los Muertos-themed miniature nicho planter decorated with traditional representations of the holiday. Nichos are small, hand-made three-dimensional display boxes used to display lovingly crafted scenarios and are often used as a remembrance to an important figure or loved one. Families are…

TriceraTOTs

Date:
Oct 02, 2019 10 - 11am
Cost:
$5 child, $3 member child
Phone:
303-697-3466

Enjoy a few children’s books with a dinosaur theme and do a 15-20 minute craft or activity. RSVP at education@dinoridge.org. Ages 2-5.

Artist-in-Residence, Sammy Lee

Date:
Oct 05, 2019 to Dec 27, 2019
Schedule:
Most Fri and Sat, 11am-2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Explore felting and casting techniques with Hanji, a Korean Mulberry paper. Learn to knead, pound, and layer Hanji sheets to transform its fibers into a resilient material that is as tough as leather, while retaining its beautiful, luminous quality.

WOW! on Tap Fundraiser

Date:
Sep 07, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-604-2424

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

After School and After Nappers

Date:
Oct 03, 2018 to Oct 24, 2018
Schedule:
After Nappers: ages 2-4 with adult; After School: ages 5-10
Cost:
$15 for 4-week session
Phone:
720-898-7405

Discover nature through fun, hands-on learning. Dress for the weather. Register online.

Art Stop on the Go

Date:
Jun 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Schedule:
Ongoing; For dates and times contact Nicole@bmoca.org or the libraries
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-887-2315

Join the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art for art-making workshops using a variety of art media. Held at various county libraries including the Family Learning Center in Boulder County and Mamie Doud Eisenhower Pubic Library in Broomfield. Reservations required. Ages 6-12.

Youth Pottery Classes

Date:
Mar 01, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019
Schedule:
After-school and weekend classes are offered. Classes occur weekly for an 8-week session
Cost:
See website for details
Phone:
720-379-6033

Participate in ceramics programs that teach hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques.

Hands Dirty Feet Wet

Date:
Feb 16, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:
Free.
Phone:
720-898-7405

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

Little Coders 3: Perseverance and Persistence

Date:
Dec 12, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-335-4843

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.

Thursday Tot Time

Date:
Apr 04, 2019 10 - 10:45am
Cost:
$1
Phone:
303-658-2796

Go on a short hike and enjoy a nature-based game, craft, or storytime. Online reservations required. Ages 2-5.

Family Maker Workshop: Birth Flower LED Lanterns

Date:
May 05, 2018
Schedule:
10am-noon and 2-4pm
Cost:
$15 per person
Phone:
720-865-3500

Learn about floriography (the language of flowers) and technology during this family workshop. Illuminate the secrets of your birth month flowers while designing an LED paper lantern. Work with visiting STEAM artists, explore circuits and electronics, learn to solder, and play with LEDs. No electronics experience necessary. Ages 5-10.

Nature EdVentures: Nature Play

Date:
Apr 10, 2018 9:30 - 10:30am
Cost:
$10, $12 for non-Highlands Ranch residents
Phone:
303-791-2710

Discover nature through curiosity using dirt, sand, and more. Open space west of Sand Creek Park; meet at the trail connection near 8801 Wild Iris Run. Ages 3-6. Registration is required one week in advance at highlandsranch.org/signmeup.

Spring Break Mania

Date:
Mar 26, 2018 to Mar 31, 2018
Cost:
$8/hour
Phone:
303-761-5555

Play at the Nerf Family fun center during Spring Break. Drop kids off or come hang out in the wifi-enabled lounge while the kids get out some energy.

French Chef Series in the Teaching Kitchen

Date:
Jun 26, 2018
Schedule:
2 and 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Practice culinary skills with Alliance Française de Denver, making French cuisine like crepes and pastries. Cooking class program space is limited, first-come, and first-served. Sign up outside the Teaching Kitchen.

Family Make and Take

Date:
Nov 17, 2019
Schedule:
10-11am, 11am-noon, 12:30-2pm
Cost:
$12-$15 per project; free for accompanying adults
Phone:
720-865-3500

Make a wreath using natural garden materials from colorful dried leaves to pine cones. Materials provided are appropriate for children age 5 and up.

Dinosaur Discovery Day

Date:
Sep 08, 2018 10am - 2pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-697-3466

Enjoy Gem & Mineral Day. Volunteers are stationed along the Dinosaur Ridge Trail at significant interpretive sites, while others staff booths and activities. Visitors can hike at their own pace or take the shuttle bus at $4 per person on these special days (ages three and under ride free).

Comfort Quilts

Date:
Jul 14, 2018 1 - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-665-5200

Help create and decorate comforting quilts for Lafayette fire and police officers to hand out to children in need. Children welcome when accompanied by an adult.

Kids DIY Pizza Party

Date:
May 11, 2019 10am - noon
Cost:
$12 child and adult
Phone:
720-619-3337

Held on the second Saturday of each month, this DIY pizza party lets kids make their own small deep dish pizza, and includes one kids drink and one adult beverage. Food and drink specials available for parents.

Pop In Projects

Date:
Oct 06, 2017 to Feb 24, 2018
Schedule:
Fri-Sat 5-7pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-815-1500

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

Family Workshop: Leprechaun Gardens

Date:
Mar 10, 2018
Schedule:
10am-noon and 2-4pm
Cost:
$17 child, $15 member child, $12 adult, $10 member adult
Phone:
720-865-3500

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.

Spooktacular Treats

Date:
Oct 22, 2019
Schedule:
10am, 11am, and noon
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Put a spooky spin on snacks. Join Children’s Hospital Colorado to turn oranges into pumpkins and make a witch’s broom or vampire fangs with apple slices.

Touch-a-Truck

Date:
Jul 21, 2018 9am - 1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-2500

Get a chance to go behind the wheel of a fire engine. Meet hometown heroes and explore other vehicles including big rigs, police cars, a Batmobile, and more.

Nature Nerds Family Club

Date:
Jan 05, 2019 10:30am - noon
Cost:
$6-$14 adults, $4-$6 children ages 2-12. Includes admission
Phone:
303-469-5441

Explore nature topics with the whole family. January's topic is Rainforest Explorers. Learn about the rainforest's amazing plants, animals, and relevance to our daily lives. Best for families with children ages 4-10. Preregistration and payment required.

Family Place Center

Date:
Mar 26, 2018 to Aug 31, 2018
Schedule:
Mon-Thu, 9am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 1-5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-887-2315

Discover and practice new skills through purposeful play, in a space designed for young children to explore during regular library hours.

Walking With Nature

Date:
Sep 13, 2017 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
720-898-7405

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

French Chef Series

Date:
Feb 27, 2018
Schedule:
2pm and 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

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.

Family Handmade Pasta Workshop

Date:
Jan 12, 2019 1 - 2:30pm
Cost:
Visit website for details
Phone:
303-441-3100

Learn about mixing fresh pasta dough, rolling it, and cutting it into classic shapes during this hands-on workshop with Seeds Cafe. Registration is required. Meet in the Boulder Creek Room.

Lego Building Workshop: City Mining Team Kit

Date:
Apr 20, 2019 9 - 10am
Cost:
$35 nonmembers, $30 members. Includes one adult and one child museum admission as well as the Legos and instructions in the kit
Phone:
303-447-8679

Build (and keep) your own Colorado-style Lego set, then take a special guided museum tour based on your creation. Ages 7-12.

Sensory Friendly Open House

Date:
Jul 29, 2018 1:30pm - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-509-1000

Discover first-hand what Lone Tree Arts Center is like from the stage and behind the scenes. Go on a backstage scavenger hung, hear insider stories and get access to sensory friendly resources from community partners. There will be a special appearance by the Wellspring Chorale.

Adventure Overnight Camp

Date:
Jun 09, 2018 to Jun 10, 2018
Schedule:
5pm overnight to 10am the following day
Cost:
$25 per child
Phone:
303-659-6005

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to spend the night in the park. Enjoy a grilled dinner, play games, work in teams, exercise nocturnal skills in observing wildlife on a night hike, sleep under the stars, and have breakfast with new friends. Parents may participate as event chaperone. Registration is required. Ages 7-13.

Tactile Tables: Favorite Tactiles

Date:
Dec 13, 2019 to Dec 14, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Experience art in a hands-on way. Try tactile tables for a multi-sensory, hands-on experience with art, including those visitors who are blind or have low vision.

Family Day: Curious Connections in Nature

Date:
Jan 25, 2020 10am - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-6892

Discover the symbiotic relationships between organisms that occur in the wild, our backyards, and even in our own bodies. Learn through hands-on activities including take-home crafts, up-close observations, and experiments. For children and their families.

Cockpit Demo Day

Date:
Jan 11, 2020 10am - 2pm
Cost:
$16.95 ages 17-64, $9.95 ages 4-16, free age 3 and under
Phone:
303-360-5360

Climb aboard select aircraft and get a pilot’s perspective of the instruments and controls from a furious F-111 Aardvark to a late 20th century DC-10.

Take Note Music Experience

Date:
Jun 17, 2019 2 - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-0290

Be part of an interactive performance and community gathering led by members of the Flobots and their “Songs for the Street.” Interactive performance to begin at 4:30pm at Skyland Park, across the street.

Craft-Tea Program

Date:
Nov 17, 2018 11am - noon
Cost:
$10 per child
Phone:
303-987-7800

Enjoy a fun craft or activity followed by morning tea and a snack. Ages 3-12 with adult. Registration required.

Family Cooking Class: Pasta Making

Date:
Apr 28, 2019
Cost:
$90 for one child and one adult. $40 for each additional child, maximum of 2 children per adult
Phone:
303-443-9952

Join in for a family cooking class with Pastificio Boulder founder, Claudia Bouvier. Learn the art of making traditional Italian pasta from scratch in this hands-on class. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pet Collar Making Class

Date:
Aug 31, 2019 Noon - 2pm
Cost:
$50 per person, includes all materials
Phone:
720-479-8434

Make a custom pet collar for your furry friend. Explore two different techniques to bring this colorful collar to life: macrame knotting and metal stamping. Students can choose from a variety of cord colors and metal lettering stamps. The collars will have a buckle closure, so bring one of your pet's collars for sizing purposes.…

Blindfold Bootcamp

Date:
Jun 09, 2018 to Jun 10, 2018
Schedule:
8am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings in Adventure Village during the GoPro Mountain Games in Vail.
Cost:
Free
Phone:

Grab a partner and put on a blindfold. Unleash inner strength as you run, hop, cheer, and dance around obstacles and through challenges, without sight. Or, join the Lycored Performance Team at Lycored’s Shade Park in Adventure Village for Blind Fitness Challenges throughout each day designed for the entire family. Lycored Ambassador and Adaptive Athlete,…

Wacky World of Wind

Date:
Nov 20, 2018 10am
Cost:
Included with museum admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Experience wind using a wind tube from the Boulder Public Library’s Makerspace, test objects of different shapes and sizes to see where the wind takes them, and work with friends to create objects that soar. Age 2 and up.

Ladies Fishing on the Fly

Date:
Aug 16, 2019 to Aug 17, 2019
Schedule:
Aug. 16, 6-9pm; Aug. 17, 8:30am-1pm
Cost:
$30 in advance and $35 at the door, if not sold out
Phone:
303-791-2500

Learn the art of fly fishing with the Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited along with the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association. There is one classroom session and an outdoor classroom and field trip. Age 16 and up.

Hiwan Home School Day: Pueblos and Plains

Date:
Oct 05, 2018 10am - noon
Schedule:
Arrive at 9:45
Cost:
$2 per participant. Registration is required
Phone:
720-497-7650

Learn about the history and cultures of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, Navajo, and Pueblo peoples through hands-on exploration. Make a clay pot to take home. Ages 6-12.

Cocoa & Canvas

Date:
Dec 14, 2019 10am - noon
Cost:
$50 includes all supplies and treats
Phone:
303-797-1779

Work with family and friends to paint the Charlie Brown tree featuring a message from the beloved story. Enjoy cocoa and treats along with holiday music. Age 12 and up. Class size is limited.

Junior Achievement Business Week

Date:
Jun 09, 2019 to Jun 14, 2019
Cost:
Scholarships available; register at http://jabusinessweek.org/register
Phone:
303-534-5252

Sign up for a fun and intensive one-week boot camp in which students work in "companies" with other students to develop and pitch a product to local entrepreneurs. Ages 13-17.

Discovery Days Science Program

Date:
Dec 19, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017
Cost:
Phone:
303-604-2424

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.

DIY Mother’s Day Gift Making

Date:
May 11, 2019 10 - 11:30am
Cost:
$25 per child
Phone:
303-263-7275

Give kids a space to create gifts for Mother's Day. Each child will make three wrapped gifts to take home. Age 5 and up. Class limited to 10 people.

Holiday Family Gift Make and Take

Date:
Dec 10, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-441-3100

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

Tinker Time: Art & Play

Date:
Sep 04, 2018 to May 31, 2019
Schedule:
Tue-Wed, 10:15am; Fri, 2:15pm
Cost:
$12 per hour; punch cards available
Phone:
303-503-1902

Attend a drop-in class with art exploration and sensory tables. Paint, play in the sand trays, create an art collage, or build a tower with toys. Ages 18 months-5 years. Space is limited; reservations recommended.

Girls STEAM Day

Date:
Sep 10, 2017 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-360-5460

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

Teddy Bear Day

Date:
Aug 17, 2019 9am - 4pm
Cost:
$9.75 ages 3-11 who bring their favorite plush friend, age 2 and under are 75 cents, free for members
Phone:
719-633-9925

Bring a teddy friend and see special animal shows throughout the day. Stop by the Teddy Bear Clinic for a free stuffed animal "checkup." Volunteers from Children’s Hospital Colorado will administer stitches, splints, or any necessary “medical” procedures to stuffed animals that are in need of a little TLC.

Drop-In Discovery

Date:
Jan 04, 2018 to Sep 30, 2019
Schedule:
First and third Tue, 10am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-898-7405

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

Fall Funday

Date:
Oct 19, 2019 1 - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
979-350-9400

Join Greeley's Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation (AIR) Program for National Costume Swap Day. Bring an old costume to trade. Create fun crafts and play adaptive games.

Wild West Kids

Date:
Aug 05, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
720-865-0800

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.

LEGO Building Workshop

Date:
Aug 18, 2018 9 - 10am
Cost:
$45 (members pay $40) and includes one adult and one child museum admission as well as the LEGOs and instructions in the kit
Phone:
303- 447-8679

Build (and keep) your own Colorado-style LEGO set, then take a special guided museum tour based on your creation. Build the LEGO City Hot Dog Cart and Vendor Kit together. The set will take about 30 minutes to build and is best for ages 5-12. Register online.

Brick Expo

Date:
Aug 21, 2019 4 - 5pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-335-4821

Bring your Lego creation and see what others made. Each registrant will receive a sign and 18x22 inches of space for display. Free build will take place concurrently in the Story Room. Registration is required. Grades K-6.

Family Fun Day

Date:
Oct 12, 2019 11am - 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-866-2394

Explore and create history, art, and culture with your family through hands-on activities and live performances. Age 2 and up.

Holiday Family Gift Make and Take

Date:
Dec 10, 2017 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-441-3100

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

Tie Dye T’s and Tanks

Date:
Aug 27, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-441-3100

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.

Rooney Valley Photo Contest

Date:
Aug 15, 2019 to Sep 17, 2019
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-717-9316

Submit your most creative photography of the Rooney Valley. The contest celebrates the diverse natural features and recreational opportunities to be appreciated and enjoyed throughout the Rooney Valley. Photo ops include Bandimere Raceway, Dinosaur Ridge, and anywhere else within the Valley. The contest is open to all ages, however separate youth competition and prizes are…

French Chef Series

Date:
Nov 26, 2019
Schedule:
2pm and 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Make French cuisine like crepes and pastries with Alliance Française de Denver. Cooking class program space is limited and is first-come, first-served. Sign up outside the Teaching Kitchen.

All About Yarn Drop-In

Date:
Jan 20, 2018 to Jan 27, 2018
Schedule:
Sat 1-3pm
Cost:
$7 drop-in fee
Phone:
303-987-7845

Choose from different yarn projects to improve fine motor skills.

Around the World

Date:
Jan 09, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-7323

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

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.

Bromley Farm Festival

Date:
Oct 01, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019
Schedule:
Every Sat and Sun in Oct., 10am-dark
Cost:
$15, all activities included
Phone:

Enjoy two events in one. Farm activities include a corn maze, pumpkin patch, cattle roping lessons, and photo opportunities for the family. In addition, meet and compete against American Ninja Warriors for prizes. There will be multiple levels of Warrior courses including one for young children.

Thanksgiving Break Camp

Date:
Nov 19, 2018 to Nov 21, 2018
Schedule:
8:30am-4:30pm daily
Cost:
$66 per day Boulder residents, $82 per day nonresidents
Phone:
303-413-7441

Enroll in a school-day-off camp where kids can enjoy games, sports, arts and crafts, and indoor climbing. Reservations required.

Nature Playdate

Date:
Mar 23, 2019 10am
Cost:
Free but registration required by calling 303-326-8650 or go online to auroragov.org/recreation to sign up
Phone:
303-326-8445

Bring the young ones to discover nature through play and interaction with other kids. Age 5 and under.

Magic Science Saturday

Date:
Mar 03, 2018 10:30 - 11:30am
Cost:
$5
Phone:
720-898-7405

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.

Preschool Paleontologists

Date:
Aug 11, 2019 1 - 2pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-449-3464

Let a real paleontologist be your guide to learning about prehistoric animals that lived in Colorado millions of years ago. Touch real fossils and see tools that paleontologists use every day. Ages 3-4.

Earth Parfaits

Date:
Dec 07, 2018 10 - 11:30am
Cost:
$7
Phone:
720-898-7000

Dig into geology with a tasty dessert to learn about the Earth's layers. Register online.

Hiwan Kids: Build a Birdhouse

Date:
Jul 24, 2018 10 - 11:30am
Cost:
Free; donations accepted
Phone:
720-497-7650

Construct a wooden birdhouse to attract native birds to your house. The class involves using nails and screws, so parents of younger children should plan to stay with them for the program. Registration is required.

Kids Fishing Day

Date:
Jun 01, 2019 8am - 1pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-2710

Join local experts for a day of fishing fun at a one-acre pond stocked with perch, bass, trout, and bluegill. Ages 6-14. Registration required.

Pop Culture Classroom Workshops

Date:
Sep 24, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Cost:
$10 per student per class
Phone:
303-325-1236

Register for educational workshops that harness kids’ existing interests in comics, movies, television, cosplay, video and board games, and other pop culture topics. Visit website for class topics and dates. Free drop-in hours available every Tue and Thu for reading, video games, and makerspace. For kids in elementary through high school.

Family Workshop: Leprechaun Gardens

Date:
Mar 10, 2018
Schedule:
10am-noon and 2-4pm
Cost:
$17 child, $15 member child, $12 adult, $10 member adult
Phone:
720-865-3500

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.

Brunch with Father Christmas

Date:
Dec 14, 2019 10am - noon
Schedule:
Cost:
$18-$25 adults, $20 seniors and military with ID, $15 ages 3-17, free age 2 and under
Phone:
720-865-0800

Enjoy a delicious, catered brunch buffet, ride on a tractor-pulled Holiday Wagon with complimentary hot cocoa or hot cider, go on a yule log hunt, make a holiday craft, and take a guided tour through the historic Four Mile House. Reservations required.

Small Settlers

Date:
May 01, 2018 to Sep 25, 2018
Schedule:
Tue
Cost:
$5 nonmember child, free for members and parents/caregivers
Phone:
720-865-0800

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. Call to register.

Empty Bowls Project

Date:
Dec 05, 2019 to Dec 07, 2019
Cost:
Fees vary depending on bowl size
Phone:
303-433-7444

Visit the art studio to make your own clay bowl, or purchase a bowl created by expert clay staff. All proceeds from Empty Bowls support Food for Thought, a Denver nonprofit fighting childhood hunger.

Junior Firefighters Camp

Date:
Jul 09, 2018 to Jul 20, 2018
Schedule:
First session: July 9-13, 1:30-3:30pm; Second session: July 16-20, 12:30-3:30pm
Cost:
First session: $55/child; Second session: $65/child
Phone:
303-825-0608

Experience the life of real superheroes at this weeklong mini camp. Fire safety lessons included, as well as visits from firefighters and other safety professionals. Registration required. First session: ages 5-7; second session: ages 8-12.

Celebrate the Fall Harvest

Date:
Sep 18, 2017 8:30 AM
Cost:
Phone:
303-443-9952

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.

Seedlings Classes

Date:
Dec 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Cost:
$14 child, $12 member child, includes one adult entry per registration
Phone:
720-865-3500

Explore the plant world while developing an understanding and appreciation for plants and their importance. Classes include interactive explorations, nature walks and stories for children and their caregivers. Week of Dec. 4: Magical Woods; Dec. 12: Pine Cones Galore; Dec. 18: Holiday Treats, the Plants we Eat. Ages 18 months-6 years.

Easter Cookie Decorating Party

Date:
Apr 13, 2019 2pm
Cost:
$85 per child/parent pair. Call for cost for additional attendees
Phone:
303-955-0455

Let the kids decorate a half dozen jumbo cookies with icing and all the decorating extras. Food and drink will be available for the kids while adults can relax with wine, beer, cocktails, and elegant appetizers, all included in the ticket price. Space is limited so reserve your spot by calling 720-257-4763 or emailing the…

Kids DIY Pizza Party

Date:
Nov 27, 2017 to Apr 30, 2018
Schedule:
Second Sat, 10am-noon
Cost:
$12 per child and one adult
Phone:
720-619-3337

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.

Spring Self-Renewal Mini-Retreat

Date:
Apr 07, 2018 10am - 1pm
Cost:
$69, $64 member
Phone:
720-865-3500

Discover herbal tonics, health-boosting superfoods, and natural skin products you can make at home. Learn simple self-care practices to regain balance and vibrant health. Bring home a soothing skin salve, a cleansing face mask, and a detoxifying spring tonic along with recipes. Lunch and all materials included.

CU Wizards

Date:
Oct 20, 2018 9:30 - 10:30am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-5011

Be informed about the wonders of science and watch demonstration experiments by renowned University of Colorado professors. This month’s topic is cloud science presented by professor Katja Friedrich. Grades 5-9 recommended.

Kids’ Camp Paint

Date:
Jan 02, 2018 to Jan 05, 2018
Schedule:
Jan 2-5, 10am
Cost:
$24 for 3 hours $40 for 5 hours which includes another art activity $6 additional for pizza lunch or bring lunch from home
Phone:
303-442-7674

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

Storyland

Date:
Sep 23, 2017 to Jan 28, 2018
Cost:
$8-$12, under 3 are free.
Phone:
303-315-9446

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

YouthBiz

Date:
Sep 24, 2019 4:30 - 6pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
312-806-6387

Attend an information session from a Young Americans Center Leader about how to spend and save while balancing wants and needs. Kids will create their own product with given materials. The kids will have the option to sell and/or buy items from their peers. They will learn how to describe their self-made item and how…

Create-n-Takes

Date:
Mar 01, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Schedule:
Sat and Sun, 10:30am-4pm and daily during spring break
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

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

Stick Horse Rodeo and Grand Prix

Date:
Jan 12, 2019 to Jan 27, 2019
Schedule:
Hours vary by date
Cost:
Included with Grounds Admission
Phone:
303-297-1166

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,…

Build Your Own Birdhouse

Date:
Apr 27, 2019 10:30am - noon
Cost:
$15 (includes all materials)
Phone:
720-898-7000

Learn about Western and Mountain Bluebirds, build a Bluebird house, and take it home with you. Register online. Ages 6-adult.

Winter Break at the DAM

Date:
Dec 22, 2019 to Jan 06, 2020
Schedule:
Closed Christmas Day
Cost:
Included in general admission. Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature requires a separate ticket
Phone:
720-913-0130

Visit the museum to make art in the Paint Studio or Create-n-Takes in the galleries. See performances of the family-friendly play, Art Emergency: Monet Edition, at 11am weekdays except for Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1.

Full STEAM Ahead: Beeswax Candle Making

Date:
Dec 08, 2018 11am - 12:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-441-3100

Make hand-dipped beeswax candles with beekeeper Tracy Bellehumeur. Learn how a beekeeper renders beeswax from start to finish and package candles with embellished gift tags. Reservations required. Ages 7-12.

Small Settlers

Date:
Apr 03, 2018 to Apr 24, 2018
Cost:
$5 nonmember child, free for member child and parents/caregivers
Phone:
720-865-0800

Get a head start on early learning and development for toddlers through history and nature-centered activities designed to engage young minds. Ages 2-5. Call to register.

Paint Studio & Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Jan 01, 2020 to Jan 31, 2020
Schedule:
Paint Studio is open daily. Weekend artist demonstrations run Sat-Sun, noon-3pm.
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Experiment with watercolors, paint a portrait, or create an abstract masterpiece. See demonstrations by local artists every weekend. Jan. 4-5: Sierra Montoya Barela, Still Lifes and Self-Portraits; Jan. 11-12 and 18-19: Andrew Huffman, Modulated: Hard-line Abstraction; Jan. 25-26: Holly Hagan, Fractured Landscape: Through color, light, shape.

Lego Building Workshop

Date:
Oct 26, 2019 9 - 10am
Cost:
$35 one child and one adult nonmembers, $30 members pair
Phone:
303-866-2394

Build (and keep) your own Colorado-style Lego Halloween Haunt Kit, and have a special guided tour of the Denver A to Z exhibit before it opens for the day. Age 4 and up. RSVP required by calling 303-866-2394.

Messy Art

Date:
Apr 17, 2018 10:30 - 11:30am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-335-4821

Try out a new kind of art, learn, explore, and get messy. Ages 2-5. Reservations required.

Pumpkin Carving Workshop

Date:
Oct 17, 2018 6:30 - 8pm
Cost:
$45 for up to two participants; $25 for extra pumpkin
Phone:
303-987-7845

Create a superb carved pumpkin under the guidance of a master pumpkin carver. All materials provided: Each registration receives one pumpkin, a pattern, and a mini-kit of Barry's favorite carving tools. Registration required.

Paint Mom a Masterpiece in Nature

Date:
May 12, 2018 10 - 11am
Cost:
$15
Phone:
720-898-7405

Create a work of art in nature, just in time for Mother’s Day. No experience is necessary. Dress for the weather and bring painting clothes. Register online. Ages 5-12.

Dinosaur Discovery Day

Date:
Oct 13, 2018 9am - 3pm
Schedule:
Arrive anytime between 9am-1pm. Girl Scouts should plan to arrive by 1pm to allow 2 hours to complete activities and badge work
Cost:
$6 per Girl Scout, $5 other adults and youth, free age 2 and under. Additional $3 to participate in fossil activities
Phone:
303-697-3466

Join in the annual Girl Scout Day and National Fossil Day too. Meet representative from area STEM organizations who will have activities for the girls. Register by October 12.

Multi-Age Class

Date:
Jan 08, 2018 to May 25, 2018
Schedule:
9-11:30am or 1-3:30pm
Cost:
$25 per session; $50 per day
Phone:
303-494-3557

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.

Wee Firefighters Camp

Date:
Aug 24, 2019 to Sep 14, 2019
Schedule:
Sat, Aug. 24-Sept. 14, 10am-noon
Cost:
$45 per child, $25 per each additional sibling
Phone:
303-892-1436

Sign up for a four-week series focusing on fun, kid-friendly firefighter and fire safety lessons. Final session will include a visit to a working Denver Fire station. Ages 3-8.

A Clay Halloween

Date:
Oct 13, 2018 2 - 3:30pm
Cost:
$25 per person
Phone:
720-379-6033

Make pumpkins, ghosts, and ghouls out of clay. Work with your child to design a candy platter for trick-or-treaters. All materials included. Pieces will be fired, glazed, and ready for pickup in 2 weeks. Age 4 and up with caregiver. Reservations required.

Youth Maker Hangout

Date:
Dec 05, 2017 to May 22, 2018
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-441-3100

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.

Agricultural Heritage Center Visit

Date:
Nov 04, 2017 to Mar 03, 2018
Schedule:
First Sat. Nov. through March
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-776-8688

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.

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.

Low Sensory Morning

Date:
Sep 14, 2019 8 - 9am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-865-3500

Experience Denver Botanic Gardens’ Mordecai Children’s Garden without the crowds and connect with plants in a safe, restful location. This therapeutic horticulture program is intended to give individuals and families who prefer a quiet, less crowded environment a chance to experience the gardens with limited attendance. Explore on your own or participate in various hands-on…

Family Day: Science

Date:
Mar 17, 2018 10am - 3pm
Cost:
$9 adult, $8 military/AAA, $7 seniors/students, $5 child, free for members and children age 3 and under
Phone:
719-488-0880

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

Seedlings Classes

Date:
Nov 01, 2019 to Nov 30, 2019
Cost:
$14 child, $12 member child, includes one adult entry per registration
Phone:
720-865-3500

Participate in interactive explorations, nature walks, and stories for children and their caregivers. Seedlings programs are offered for three different age groups and are modified to fit the developmental needs of each group. Week of Nov. 1: Pumpkin Arts; Nov. 6: Owls; Nov. 14: Harvest Treasures; Nov. 20: Cornucopia. For ages 18 months-6 years.

Jedi Academy

Date:
Feb 09, 2019 2 - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-7323

Make a Cantina Band spoon instrument. Registration required. Ages 6-12.

Paint Studio & Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Dec 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Schedule:
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Studio is open daily during museum hours. Artist demonstrations held Sat-Sun, noon-3pm. Explore how painters use color and light to capture the world around them. Experiment with watercolors, paint a portrait, or create an abstract masterpiece. Artist Demonstrations: Dec. 7-8: Elisa Gomez, Gestural Abstraction; Dec. 14-15: Camila Galofre, Abstract Landscapes and Color Fields; Dec. 21-22:…

Garden Harvest

Date:
Sep 08, 2019 10am - noon
Cost:
Free
Phone:
312-806-6387

Help harvest vegetables like beans, zucchini, and tomatoes. After the harvest, help deliver the produce to a local food bank. Help to weed the garden to prepare for the next batch of products. Registration required. Age 6-12.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Feb 09, 2018 12pm - 4pm
Cost:
Free. Horse-drawn wagon rides (if offered) are an additional charge
Phone:
720-865-0800

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.

Littlest Learners Class

Date:
May 01, 2019 to May 31, 2019
Schedule:
May 15, 4pm; May 21, 9am
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Participate in hands-on classes for infants and toddlers that explore fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive experiences.

You: A Habitat Hero

Date:
Apr 18, 2018 5:30 - 6:30pm
Cost:
$5
Phone:
720-898-7000

Learn the practice of landscape stewardship called “wildscaping,” wildlife-friendly landscape design with the Audubon Rockies. They will walk you through the gardens and point out different habitats in the Majestic View Gardens so you can create “wild” backyard habitats too. Registration required. Age 5 and up.

Sensory Friendly Playtime

Date:
Jul 15, 2018 8am - 10am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

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.

Hey What About Music?

Date:
Sep 25, 2018 to May 31, 2019
Schedule:
Ongoing, check website for current schedule
Cost:
$15 drop-in
Phone:
303-444-7444

Enjoy singing, dancing, and drumming, with a mix of classic kid's songs, popular music, and American folk/bluegrass music. Reservations required.

Children’s Meditation Class

Date:
Feb 04, 2018 to Apr 29, 2018
Schedule:
Sun, 10-11:30am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-813-9551

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…

Jennifer Ghormley Closing Reception

Date:
Apr 04, 2018 6 - 7pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Celebrate the closing of the winter/spring artist-in-residence, Jennifer Ghormley. Light refreshments will be provided. At 6:30, journey to the unveiling of Ghormley’s art installation, designed exclusively for the Museum.

Kite Classes

Date:
Apr 05, 2019 to Apr 06, 2019
Schedule:
Multiple time slots are available per day
Cost:
$5 includes all materials
Phone:
720-898-7000

Get ready to fly your kite in the free Arvada Kite Festival by making your own sled kite. Register online.

Family Workshop: Chocolate Treats

Date:
Dec 07, 2019 to Dec 08, 2019
Schedule:
Dec. 7-8, 10am and 2pm
Cost:
$15-$17 children, $10-$12 adults
Phone:
720-865-3500

Explore the chocolate tree and follow the journey of a cacao bean to discover how chocolate is made. Create a box of delicious chocolate treats to take home. Ages 5-10 and their caregiver.

Print Studio & Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Feb 01, 2019 to Feb 28, 2019
Schedule:
Visit website for artist and medium schedule
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Channel Rembrandt’s eye for detail to design your own printing plate, or experiment with color and layering in the Print Studio. On weekends, watch artist demonstrations.

STEAM Storytime

Date:
Sep 06, 2017 to Jun 27, 2018
Schedule:
Wed, 10:15-11am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-441-3100

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

Children’s Workshops

Date:
Feb 17, 2019 9am - 3pm
Cost:
$60 junior member, $70 child/junior nonmember
Phone:
303-370-6000

Observe and perform dissections to find out how the human body functions. Dissect sheep hearts and lungs, eyes, brains, and frogs. Junior Surgeons is for kids in grades 2-3. Cutting Edge is for grades 4-6.

Seedlings Classes

Date:
Jan 08, 2020 to Jan 29, 2020
Schedule:
Week of Jan. 8: Painting with Plants; Jan. 15: Winter Wonderland; Jan. 22: The Dinosaur Garden; Jan. 29: Winter Greenhouse Garden
Cost:
$12-$14 child, includes one adult entry per registration
Phone:
720-865-3500

Explore the plant world while developing an understanding and appreciation for plants and their importance. Classes include interactive explorations, nature walks, and stories for children and their caregivers. Seedlings programs are offered for three different age groups and are modified to fit the developmental needs of each group. Ages 18 months to 6 years.

Hands on History Family Fun Day: Ute

Date:
Dec 08, 2018 11am - 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-447-8679

Participate in activities themed around Ute history, including performances from native dance groups, and a beadwork activity. Learn about the use of bison, travois craft, and paint with a yucca paint brush. Age 5 and up.

Kids Valentines DIY Gift-Making

Date:
Feb 09, 2019 1:30 - 3pm
Cost:
$25
Phone:
303-263-7275

Create gifts for Valentine's Day. Each child will make three wrapped gifts to take home. Parents are welcome to stay if they would like or feel free to drop off your child. Snacks will be available. Age 5 and up. Limited to 10 kids.

WOW! Garden Play Space

Date:
Jun 24, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Schedule:
Open during regular Museum hours
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Explore the museum's new, enclosed outdoor garden play space with learning zones focused on sensory experiences, horticulture exploration, a demonstration garden, outdoor play kitchen, and landscaping elements to climb and explore.

Itty Bitty City

Date:
Mar 30, 2018 to May 11, 2018
Schedule:
Every Fri, 9-11am
Cost:
$2 drop-in per child, free for babies and adults
Phone:
303-651-8404

Enjoy indoor fun with plenty of toys and room to move in the gymnasium. Ages 6 months to 5 years with parent; no older children.

Lego Building Workshop: Lego City Arctic Exploration Team Kit

Date:
Dec 21, 2019 9 - 10am
Cost:
Price includes one Lego set and admission for one child and one adult. $30 members, $35 nonmembers
Phone:
303-447-8679

Build and keep your own Colorado-style Lego set, then take a special guided museum tour based on your creation. For this workshop visitors will build the Lego City Arctic Exploration Team Kit, and have a special guided tour of the Living West exhibit.

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.

Kids Art Exploration

Date:
Jul 28, 2018 to May 25, 2019
Schedule:
Sat, 9-11am
Cost:
$20 per child
Phone:
303-442-7674

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

Family Workshop: Winter Fairies

Date:
Jan 20, 2019
Schedule:
10-11:30am and 2-3:30pm
Cost:
$10-$17
Phone:
720-865-3500

Create miniature lands for mystical garden friends. Discover what plants fairies prefer as you design, plant, and landscape a tiny oasis for a fairy. Each child can create a container garden to take home. Ages 5-10. All adults attending the workshop must register for the program.

Tire Rack Street Survival® Teen Driving School

Date:
Jul 15, 2018 8am - 4pm
Cost:
$95
Phone:

Register permitted and licensed student drives to attend this non-profit, national driver education program that teaches teens the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel. The program improves driver competence through hands-on experiences in real-world driving situations.

Investigate Water Pollution Sources Using ArcGIS Online

Date:
Sep 15, 2018 Noon - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
484-905-1230

Turn on your investigative thinking hats to learn more about drinking water and what's in it. This workshop uses a combination of a water quality dataset and an online map-making tool to investigate where a fictitious source of groundwater pollution (based on real world data) may be originating. Students will learn about water quality issues,…

Growing Gardens Community Plant Sales

Date:
May 04, 2019 to May 19, 2019
Schedule:
May 4, 5, 11, 13, 18, and 19
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-443-9952

Attend Growing Gardens' annual plant sale; offering veggie and herb starts as well as annual and perennials. On May 11 and 18, there will be a Fairy Garden Station for children to create whimsical miniature gardens.

Winter Day Camps

Date:
Jan 02, 2018 to Jan 05, 2018
Schedule:
9am-4pm. Full and half days available.
Cost:
Full Day: Members $45, Nonmembers $50. Half Day: Members $27, Nonmembers $30.
Phone:
720-974-1877

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

Colorful Collage and Mixed Media Design for Kids

Date:
Sep 06, 2019 to Sep 27, 2019
Schedule:
Fri, 4:30-6pm
Cost:
$50
Phone:
303-797-1779

Enroll in this process-oriented class for kids to explore design, color, and mixed media collage, layering paper, paint and drawing materials. Kids will create colorful windows, still lifes, and abstract designs on paper and canvas. Ages 6-12.

Family Workshop: Pollination Exploration

Date:
Jul 20, 2019 9:30 - 11am
Cost:
$10-$17
Phone:
720-865-3500

Observe pollinators and learn about the process of pollination. Create a pollinator habitat to take home with you. Workshops offer families a hands-on opportunity to learn about the science and enchantment behind the plants in our everyday lives, create tasty treats from scratch, and explore the natural world. Ages 5-10.

Hands on History Family Fun Days

Date:
Feb 10, 2018 11am - 3pm
Cost:
$25 for a family pack (4 tickets, discount family meal deal and a backpack with family-friendly ways to explore museum). Otherwise, activities included with admission
Phone:
303-447-8679

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

Wee Firefighters

Date:
Aug 18, 2018 to Sep 22, 2018
Schedule:
Sat
Cost:
$40 per child; $20 for each additional sibling. Call or go online to register
Phone:
303-892-1436

Sign up for a six-week firefighting and fire safety series designed for kids ages 3-7. Reservations required.

Family Workshop: Orchid Extravaganza

Date:
Feb 11, 2018
Schedule:
10:30am-noon and 2-3:30pm
Cost:
$17 child, $15 member child, $12 adult, $10 member adult
Phone:
720-865-3500

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.

Children’s Peace Garden School Day Off Program

Date:
Jan 03, 2020 8:30am - 3:30pm
Cost:
$80, scholarships available
Phone:
303-443-9952

Enjoy some cozy cooking in the farm kitchen. Chop, stir, cook, and taste delicious food using seasonal vegetables, spices, and herbs. Reserve spot by Jan. 2 to plan for food allergies. Ages 5-11.

French Chef Series

Date:
Oct 19, 2019
Schedule:
2pm and 3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-433-7444

Make French cuisine like crepes and pastries with friends from Alliance Française de Denver. Cooking class program space is limited, first-come, first-served. Sign up outside the Teaching Kitchen.

Autumn Heritage Day

Date:
Sep 30, 2018 10am - 3pm
Schedule:
baseball game begins at noon
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-776-8848

Peek into the past and see what pioneers did for work and fun on a mountain ranch. Cheer on the vintage baseball players and learn some facts about old-fashioned sports and pastimes.

Miller Farms Fall Harvest Festival

Date:
Sep 02, 2019 to Nov 15, 2019
Schedule:
Sept. 2-Nov. 15, 9am-6pm
Cost:
$22 age 13 and up, $15 ages 5-12, free age 4 and under. $75 family of four, special pricing for groups and homeschoolers
Phone:
970-785-6133

Find out what happens on a real working farm and where food comes from. Ride on a tractor, harvest vegetables, and enjoy a petting zoo and corn maze.

Summer Camps

Date:
Jun 01, 2018 to Aug 19, 2018
Schedule:
Ongoing June-Aug
Cost:
Cost varies
Phone:
303-651-8374

Discover art, history, science, and technology at a variety of camps at the museum this summer. Half-day and full-day options available. Ages 3-18. Reservations required.

Junior Rangers: Owls

Date:
Apr 14, 2019 1:30 - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-326-8445

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

Family Art Making

Date:
Jul 29, 2018 to May 26, 2019
Schedule:
Sun, 9-11am
Cost:
$45 per family
Phone:
303-442-7674

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. Reservations required.

WOW! By Night – An Evening in Space

Date:
Aug 11, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost:
Phone:
303-604-2424

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.

Littlest Learners Classes

Date:
Dec 11, 2018 9am
Schedule:
Also held Dec. 19, 4pm
Cost:
Included with museum admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Join a series of hands-on classes for infants and toddlers and their caregivers to explore fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive experiences, with occasional special guests from the community. Classes are offered monthly with a different theme each month. Ages 0-3.

Discovery Days

Date:
Jan 16, 2019 to May 10, 2019
Schedule:
Wed-Fri 9–10:15am, 10:30–11:45am, and 12:30–1:45pm
Cost:
$4 museum member, $4.50 nonmember
Phone:
303-651-8374

Engage in educational, hands-on art activities to develop motor, language, and social skills. Ages 2-6 with caregiver.

Paint Studio & Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Oct 01, 2019 to Oct 31, 2019
Schedule:
Studio is open daily during museum hours. Artist demonstrations held Sat and Sun, noon-3pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Experiment with watercolors, paint a portrait, or create your own abstract masterpiece. Artist Demonstration Schedule: Oct. 5-6 and 12-13: Las Adelitas: Natalie Pacheco and Shantel Lucero, Acrylic Painting; Oct. 19-20 and 26-27: Kaitlyn Tucek, The Expressive Figure: Painting as Narrative.

Mission Aerospace

Date:
Oct 05, 2019 to Jan 08, 2020
Schedule:
Open during regular hours, Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, noon-5pm
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-360-5360

Explore an interactive maze while learning about the history of flight, navigation, and NASA plans for the future. Experiment with various elements of flight, then build rockets and paper airplanes before putting them to the test for distance and air-dexterity.

Menorah Making Hanukkah Party

Date:
Dec 22, 2019 10am - noon
Cost:
Free for adults, $5 suggested donation for children
Phone:
303-399-2660

Get ready for the first night of Hanukkah by making your own Menorah. Join in a scavenger hunt around the JCC to collect different materials to create your masterpiece. Get in a few rounds of Dreidel and win some gelt.

Seedlings Classes

Date:
Sep 01, 2019 to Sep 30, 2019
Cost:
$14 child, $12 member child, includes one adult entry per registration
Phone:
720-865-3500

Explore the plant world while developing an understanding and appreciation for plants and their importance. Classes include interactive explorations, nature walks, and stories for children and their caregivers. Week of Sept. 4: Magical Monarchs; Sept. 11: Bug Bungalows; Sept. 18: Apples and Cinnamon; Sept. 25: Fall Frolic. Ages 18 months to 6 years.

Small Settlers

Date:
Feb 06, 2018 to Mar 27, 2018
Schedule:
Feb. 6, 13, 20, and 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, and 27
Cost:
$5 nonmember child, free for member child and parents/caregiver
Phone:
720-865-0814

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.

Let’s Go Fly: Make-A-Kite Classes

Date:
Apr 06, 2018 to Apr 07, 2018
Schedule:
April 6, 4pm; April 7, 10am, 11am, 1pm, and 2pm
Cost:
$5, includes all materials
Phone:
720-898-7000

Assemble, decorate, and take home your own sled kite so you can soar with the pros at the Arvada Kite Festival on April 8. Ages 4-10.

Beginning Archery

Date:
Jan 04, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Schedule:
Thu 4:30 and 6:30pm, Sat 9am, noon, and 3pm
Cost:
$10 plus $5 equipment rental
Phone:
720-887-6822

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

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.

Create Art! Winter Break Camp

Date:
Dec 26, 2018 to Dec 31, 2018
Cost:
$55 per day with a discount for all three
Phone:
303-987-7845

Create art projects through drawing, painting, sculpture, and collage. Join for individual days or all week. Registration required for activity #374002. Ages 5-14.

Eco Crafts Creations

Date:
Apr 21, 2018 1 - 2pm
Cost:
$5
Phone:
720-898-7000

Celebrate Earth Day with creative sustainable crafts and decorations. Reuse plastic bottles, toilet paper rolls, and pinecones as you follow instructions or create your own sculpture. Register online. Ages 6-12.

Tinker Time Art Class

Date:
Nov 28, 2017 to May 31, 2018
Schedule:
Sat 10am-noon
Cost:
$12 per hour, $6 additional half hours
Phone:
303-503-1902

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

Summer Heritage Day

Date:
Jun 10, 2018 10am - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-776-8848

Visit with costumed volunteers as they demonstrate late 1800s games and chores such as doing laundry the old-fashioned way, woodworking, meal preparation, and blacksmithing. Meet animals at a petting zoo, and learn about the animals raised on the ranch.

Shoe Tying Class

Date:
Apr 22, 2018 9:30 - 10:15am
Cost:
$25 per child includes a copy of Red Lace, Yellow Lace book
Phone:
646-483-8719

Attend a class that teaches shoe tying through movement, read aloud, and practice, hosted by Jill Loftus, pediatric occupational therapist. Age 5 and up.

Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo

Date:
Oct 25, 2019 to Oct 27, 2019
Schedule:
Oct. 25, noon-10pm; Oct. 26, 10am-8pm; Oct. 27, 10am-6pm
Cost:
$15 adult ($12 discount coupon available online), free age 12 and under
Phone:
303-623-7876

Get prepared for ski and snowboard season before the slopes open for the season. Shop ski and snowboard equipment and accessories, meet vendors, try the high ropes course, fitness challenge, a Longboard Demo Course, and a learn-to-ski dry slope for new skiers.

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Sep 14, 2018 Noon - 4pm
Cost:
Admission is free, horse-drawn wagon rides are an additional charge
Phone:
720-865-0800

Check out historic demonstrations, tour the Four Mile House Museum, explore the grounds, sample a treat from the summer kitchen, and greet farm animals.

Building Blocks

Date:
Sep 27, 2017 to May 30, 2018
Schedule:
Fourth Wed of each month
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-887-2315

Drop in to build with a variety of materials such as Legos, blocks, giant dominoes, and many others. Ages 3 and up. Pick up a ticket a half hour prior to program start.

ArtSmart After School Class

Date:
Feb 05, 2018 to May 07, 2018
Schedule:
Most Mon through May, except holidays
Cost:
$20 per class
Phone:
303-776-2211

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

Nature Playdate

Date:
Apr 06, 2019 to Apr 27, 2019
Schedule:
April 6 at Sand Creek Park; April 27 at Morrison Nature Center
Cost:
Free; register online or by phone
Phone:
303-326-8445

Go on a playdate for an hour of fun in nature. Age 6 and under with adult/caregiver.

Discover Cartooning with Nature

Date:
Apr 04, 2018 to May 23, 2018
Schedule:
Wed, 4-5pm
Cost:
$72 for 8-week session
Phone:
720-898-7000

Learn to draw and sketch animal cartoons to impress your friends or illustrate your room. Enjoy this after-school series with artist David Sullivan and bring a snack. Register online. Ages 6-12.

Kids Art with Abby

Date:
Oct 01, 2018 to May 31, 2019
Schedule:
Ongoing every Thu, 4-5:30pm. Call to set up a different day/time for groups of 3 or more
Cost:
$30 drop-in; $25 per class for a series of 4
Phone:
303-709-8450

Come be creative with ongoing out-of-the-box art projects, such as papier-mâché monsters, suminagashi, mosaics, and silk painting. Drop-ins welcome; call in advance to check available space.

Drop-In Discovery

Date:
Jan 01, 2020 to Jan 31, 2020
Schedule:
First Thu and third Mon, 10am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-898-7405

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

Four Mile Free Day

Date:
Jan 12, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost:
Free. Horse-drawn wagon rides (if offered) are an additional charge.
Phone:
720-865-0800

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.

Learn to Sew

Date:
Jul 19, 2018 to Jul 27, 2018
Cost:
Visit website to register
Phone:
720-296-6191

Attend hands-on classes such as making a headband, ipad case or fairy house pillow. Must be at least 8 years old to participate. Registration required online.

Gold Panning

Date:
Jul 06, 2019 to Aug 24, 2019
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-776-8848

Learn about Colorado's mining history and try out panning for gold. Age 5 and up. Registration required.

Ornament Painting Party

Date:
Dec 06, 2019 4 - 7pm
Cost:
$7 per ornament
Phone:

Get ready for the holidays with 10 different ornament shapes and sample designs to draw inspiration from. Paint as many ornaments as you want and pay for them at the end of the evening. The ornaments will get fired at Ready, Paint Fire in Breckenridge. Pick up your ornament for free in Breckenridge, or pay…

Box City 2019

Date:
Apr 13, 2019 10am - 3pm
Cost:
$5
Phone:
303-447-8679

Learn about the process of urban development and the principles that make for sound architecture, design, and planning, starting with a building permit and ending with a Certificate of Occupancy with a photo. For children in grades kindergarten-5th. Reservations are required to secure a spot.

Teen Batik

Date:
May 02, 2018 to May 23, 2018
Schedule:
Wed. May 2-23
Cost:
$50
Phone:
303-797-1779

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.

Drones Workshop

Date:
Oct 20, 2018 10am - 2pm
Cost:
$60 member, $70 nonmember
Phone:
303-370-6000

Learn about drones, then build and fly your own. Send budding engineers to this interactive workshop and get a good introduction to the world of robotic flight. For kids in grades 3-6.

Drop-In Discovery

Date:
May 01, 2019 to May 31, 2019
Schedule:
First Thu and third Mon of each month, 10am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-898-7405

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

Family Play Festival

Date:
Oct 07, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-441-3100

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

CU Science Discovery Classes

Date:
Jan 08, 2018 to May 31, 2018
Schedule:
Ongoing throughout the year
Cost:
Check website
Phone:
303-492-7188

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

International Sportsman’s Expo & Youth Fair

Date:
Jan 10, 2019 to Jan 13, 2019
Schedule:
Thu Noon - 8pm, Fri Noon - 8pm, Sat 10am - 7pm, Sun 10am - 5pm
Cost:
$16, age 15 and under, free
Phone:
800-545-6100

Attend seminars on camping and off-roading, and participate in a team casting contest. During the show, visit The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Youth Fair, an area featuring hands-on activities designed to teach children about the great outdoors in a safe, responsible way including: catch-and-release fishing pond with free flies for kids, radio-controlled ATV track, a…

Tiny Trails

Date:
Dec 03, 2019 to Dec 24, 2019
Schedule:
Tue, 10-10:45am
Cost:
$5 toddler, free for caregiver
Phone:
720- 865-0800

Interact with other toddlers and caregivers for history, culture, and nature-centered activities that achieve multiple learning and development skills.

Print Studio & Weekend Artist Demonstrations

Date:
Mar 01, 2019 to Mar 31, 2019
Schedule:
March demonstration schedule: March 2–3: Virginia Diaz Saiki, Neighborhoods Carved; March 9–10 & 16–17: Taiko Chandler, Monoprints with Stencils; March 23–24 & 30–31: Emily Moyer, Lithography
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
720-913-0130

Design your own printing plate, or experiment with color and layering in the Print Studio. On weekends, watch artist demonstrations.

Fall Fun Night

Date:
Oct 05, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-791-7323

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

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