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Discovery Days Science Program

Date:
Feb 20, 2018 to Feb 21, 2018
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Learn about crazy Colorado weather through multi-sensory science activities, dramatic role play, relevant math and reading opportunities, and craft projects.

Sounds Like Science!

Date:
Aug 26, 2017 3:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-441-3100

Bring your listening ears and meet a pipe that sings, create an indoor thunderstorm, and more. Sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation. Ages 3 and up.

Girls Who Code

Date:
Jan 13, 2018 to Mar 17, 2018
Schedule:
Sat, 10am-noon
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-335-4843

Be mentored by women in STEM careers and learn coding, teamwork, and leadership skills. Girls in grades 6-12. Reservations required.

Meadow Music

Date:
Jun 04, 2018 to Aug 13, 2018
Schedule:
Most Mon, no program on July 16
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-441-3440

Join Open Space and Mountain Park’s Jeff Kagan, Paige Doughty, and Mark Wesson for evenings of children’s music and nature education. Includes an easy hike. Best for ages 2-8.

CU Wizards

Date:
Mar 17, 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 “Much Ado about Absolute Zero,” presented by professor Paul Beale. Grades 5-9 recommended.

CU Wizards

Date:
Nov 18, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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 "Superheros Within! Immunity in Health & Disease" with Prof. Moni Fleshner. Grades 5-9 recommended; all ages welcome.

National Geographic Live: Ocean Soul with Brian Skerry

Date:
Dec 27, 2018 7:30pm
Cost:
$19-$36
Phone:
720-509-1000

See a presentation by one of the leading underwater photographers in the world. Skerry’s powerful presentations blend award-winning imagery, thrilling wildlife encounters, and a powerful call for action. Geared toward families with middle and high-school age children.

Family Day: Nature Never Sleeps

Date:
Dec 08, 2018 10am - 4pm
Schedule:
Drop in anytime during available hours
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-6892

Explore the dark side of nature, look at the stars, listen for the sounds of nocturnal animals, and learn about the exciting things that happen when the sun goes down.

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.

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.

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.

Marine Science and Snorkel Experience

Date:
Nov 20, 2018 noon - 3pm
Cost:
$55
Phone:
303-444-7234

Receive an introduction to marine science including lessons in marine biodiversity and ocean acidification, followed by time in the pool learning basic snorkeling and freediving techniques. For Beginner II swimmers and up. Reservations required.

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.

Dream Big 3D

Date:
Dec 02, 2017 to Jun 01, 2018
Schedule:
Wed-Sun, 11am and noon
Cost:
$8-$10, children under 3 are free.
Phone:
303-315-9444

Learn about various engineering marvels; from the Great Wall of China to underwater robots, solar cars and more.

Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest

Date:
Mar 03, 2018 to Mar 04, 2018
Cost:
$10-$13; multi-day and family discounts available
Phone:
303-682-6762

Enjoy hands-on experiences from more than 100 exhibitors that let you hack, tinker, create, build, and learn.

Astronomy: Telescopes 101

Date:
Jun 09, 2018 8 - 10pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-776-8688

Discover how telescopes work through interactive demonstrations and activities, and do some sky gazing. Bring a telescope if you have one. Meeting location, near Longmont, will be provided to registered participants. Age 5 and up.

Zoo Snooze Family Overnight

Date:
Sep 01, 2018 to Sep 02, 2018
Schedule:
6pm to 9am the following morning
Cost:
$50 member, $60 nonmember, $40 groups of 5 or more
Phone:
720-974-1861

Experience up-close animal encounters, a nighttime exhibit tour, and invertebrate-themed crafts and games at a family sleepover. Age 5 and up. Reservations required.

Dissection Connections

Date:
Jan 12, 2019 10am - 2pm
Cost:
$40-$50 per pair
Phone:
303-370-6000

Let a skilled museum educator be your guide in observing the dissections of a sheep brain, lung, and heart. Then try your hand with a scalpel as you learn about your amazing body systems. For kids in grades 2-9 and an adult.

CU Wizards

Date:
Dec 01, 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 “There's Something in the Air!” presented by professor Steven Brown. Grades 5-9 recommended; all ages welcome.

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.

NanoDays

Date:
Mar 28, 2018 10am - noon
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Investigate new nano products and materials, make nano crafts to keep, and launch nano particles with an air cannon. Organized by NISE Network, NanoDays is an annual, nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and their impact on society.

Cool Science: States of Matter

Date:
Feb 10, 2018 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-441-3100

Come out for a science demonstration and hands-on activities on solids, liquids, and gasses. Age 3 and up.

Temple Grandin Book Event

Date:
May 21, 2018 4:30pm
Schedule:
Activity hour for kids 4:30-6:30pm; Dr. Grandin's presentation 6-6:45pm; book signing 7–8pm
Cost:
$35 adult ticket includes a copy of the book; $10 age 18 and under.
Phone:
720-898-7200

Hear author and speaker Dr. Temple Grandin speak as part of the national tour for her new book, Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor. The event includes an activity hour for kids featuring projects from the book, a presentation, and book signing.

CU Wizards

Date:
Dec 02, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Cost:
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 “Rocks from Outer Space” with Prof. Brian Hynek. Grades 5-9 recommended; all ages welcome.

Getting Chilly with It

Date:
Dec 08, 2018 10am - noon
Cost:
$8-$15
Phone:
303-370-6000

Learn about the subzero science of super cold substances like liquid nitrogen, liquid oxygen, and dry ice. See amazing science demonstrations from educator extraordinaire Brian Hostetler followed by hands-on activities in the atrium.

Climate Conversations

Date:
Apr 23, 2018 7pm
Cost:
$10 adult, $5 student suggested donation
Phone:
303-204-4814

Listen to a conversation about climate change with local officials, scientists, schools, and Channel 7 weatherman Mike Nelson. All ages welcome. The middle or high school with highest percentage of attendance will receive donated money for their science department or club.

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.

Weather and Climate Tours

Date:
Aug 22, 2018 to May 31, 2019
Schedule:
Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm. Public tours Mon, Wed, and Fri at noon
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-497-1174

Enjoy an informative view of weather and climate at a science laboratory and explore interactive exhibits.

Olde Town Telescope Night

Date:
Aug 03, 2018
Schedule:
Dusk to 10pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-898-7000

Join in with Lookout Mountain Nature Center in Olde Town Arvada to see the stars. Meet in the center square just west of the library.

CU Wizards

Date:
Jan 27, 2018 9:30am - 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 “Speed” with Prof. Eric Cornell. Grades 5-9 recommended.

I Want to Be An Astronaut!

Date:
Nov 18, 2017 11:00 AM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-441-3100

See and feel what it is like to train for launching into space and exploring the Solar System with hands-on activities. Ages 5 and up. No reservations required. Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.

STEAMWorks

Date:
Mar 10, 2018 2 - 3pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-791-7323

Explore STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts through hands-on activities.

CU Wizards

Date:
Sep 30, 2017 9:30 AM
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 “Go With The Flow” with Prof. Janet deGrazia. Grades 5-9 recommended; all ages welcome.

Wonder-Filled Wednesday

Date:
Nov 28, 2018 9:30 - 10:30am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-6892

Visit the Discovery Corner for a hands-on introduction to the world of science and nature. Examine museum specimens, make crafts, and hear a story.

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.

Solar Eclipse Party

Date:
Aug 21, 2017 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-665-5200

View the near-total solar eclipse, enjoy space-related activities and stories, and use special glasses and pinhole viewers to observe the eclipse. Reservations required.

CU Wizards

Date:
Sep 22, 2018 9 - 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 “Illusion and Reality: the Science of Perception” with professor Lew Harvey. Grades 5-9 recommended; all ages welcome.

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.

Family Day: Learning from Nature

Date:
Jan 27, 2018 10am - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-1666

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

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.

Sounds Like Science!

Date:
Aug 26, 2017 11:00 AM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-441-3100

Bring your listening ears and meet a pipe that sings, create an indoor thunderstorm, and more. Sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation. Ages 3 and up.

Cool Science: States of Matter

Date:
Feb 10, 2018 11am
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-441-3100

Come out for a science demonstration and hands-on activities about solids, liquids, and gasses. Age 3 and up.

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.

Glow Party for Families

Date:
Mar 08, 2018 6 - 8pm
Cost:
$15-$25
Phone:
303-370-6000

Get your glow on at this party in conjunction with Creatures of Light. After dinner, explore the exhibition, then create a glowing creature, draw with light, and make your own glow sticks.

Museum Family Day: Watery World

Date:
Feb 10, 2018 10am - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-6892

Explore the weird and wonderful creatures that have populated our planet's oceans and streams. Compare real museum specimens, make observations, and create your own take-home crafts.

I Want to Be An Astronaut!

Date:
Nov 18, 2017 3:00 PM
Cost:
FREE
Phone:
303-441-3100

See and feel what it is like to train for launching into space and exploring the Solar System with hands-on activities. Ages 5 and up. No reservations required. Sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.

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.

Energy Day Colorado

Date:
Sep 22, 2018 11am - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-982-8933

Learn about STEM education and exciting careers in the energy industry. Featuring exhibits and interactive demonstrations.

Family Day: T is for Tracks

Date:
Mar 10, 2018 10am - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-492-1666

Become nature detectives and investigate ways in which you can understand which creatures have passed through the same trails, streams, and forests that people travel through. Includes hands-on science and art activities.

CU Wizards

Date:
Feb 24, 2018 9:30am - 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 “The Chemistry of Cooking,” presented by Prof. David Nesbitt. Grades 5-9 recommended; all ages welcome.

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.

STEAM Fest Family Fun Day

Date:
Jan 20, 2018 10am - 3pm
Cost:
$12 ages 13-59, $10 age 60and up, $8 ages 3-12, free for under 3.
Phone:
303-315-9444

Explore and experiment with your own “STEAM” ideas by observing, predicting, building, testing, and creating.

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