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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.

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.

MUFON: History of UFOs

Date:
Jul 13, 2019 3 - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-235-5275

Learn about the history of UFOs from 1964-1967 with the Mutual UFO Network. For teens and adults.

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.

Our Senses: Creating Your Reality

Date:
Apr 12, 2019 to Aug 04, 2019
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-370-6000

Play with color, patterns, sounds, scents, and textures to discover there’s so much more to human senses than just the usual five.

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.

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.

MUFON: Alien Abduction and Visitation

Date:
Jun 29, 2019 1:30 - 2:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-235-5275

Explore some of ufology’s best-known alien abduction cases, including the Betty and Barney Hill case, the 1975 Travis Walton abduction, and the Alligash. Learn the signs and symptoms of alien abduction and visitation with the Mutual UFO Network. Teens and adults.

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.

Girls in Science Night

Date:
Feb 08, 2019 5:30 - 7:30pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-604-2424

Learn how to be scientists through various hands-on activities and interactions with professionals throughout the evening. This event is for young girls ages 2-11. Register online.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

Date:
Oct 19, 2019
Schedule:
2pm and 6pm
Cost:
$15 and up
Phone:
970-221-6730

Explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago, and maybe live still today. The production uses actors, technology, puppets, science, and imagination.

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.

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.

CU Wizards

Date:
Jan 26, 2019 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 “Surfing with a Mathematician” with professor Mark Hoefer. Grades 1-9 recommended; all ages welcome.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Energy Day Colorado

Date:
Sep 28, 2019 11am - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
720-423-8300

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

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.

MUFON: Adventures Near AREA 51

Date:
Jun 22, 2019 3 - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-235-5275

Learn about the technology and secrets Doug Wilson uncovered in the Nevada Desert over the course of 11 years, exploring and investigating around AREA 51. Teens and adults.

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:
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Solar Scopes with Longmont Astronomical Society

Date:
Jun 01, 2019 10am - Noon
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-335-4845

See the sun like you've never seen it before. The Longmont Astronomical Society will set up special telescopes made for solar viewing outside the library.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stay Up with the Stars

Date:
Feb 17, 2019 6 - 8pm
Cost:
$15-$25
Phone:
303-370-6000

Stay up late to explore the Colorado night sky. After a dinner at the museum, watch planetarium shows, see your favorite constellations through high power telescopes (weather permitting), warm up with a hot chocolate bar, and make your own star-studded crafts.

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.

Zoo Snooze Family Overnight

Date:
Jun 28, 2019 to Jun 29, 2019
Schedule:
6pm to 9am the following morning
Cost:
$50 member, $60 nonmember, $40 groups of 5 or more
Phone:
303-469-5441

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

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.

Astronomy Night

Date:
Nov 01, 2019 6 - 8pm
Cost:
$8
Phone:
303-326-8380

Take a tour of our solar system using Hubble Telescope images, observing everything from Mercury to Pluto and beyond. Age 6 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.

Doktor Kaboom and the Wheel of Science

Date:
Oct 01, 2019 to Oct 02, 2019
Schedule:
10am and 12:30pm
Cost:
$5
Phone:
720-509-1000

See science experiments that creatively blend theater arts with the wonders of scientific exploration. For elementary-age children.

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.

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.

National Geographic Live: Social by Nature

Date:
Oct 18, 2019 8pm
Cost:
$22 student pricing, $26-$36 full price
Phone:
720-509-1000

Join biologist-turned-photographer Ronan Donovan as he talks about his work in documenting chimpanzees, wolves, and gorillas and what we, as fellow social mammals, can learn from them. For middle and high school age kids.

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.

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.

SCFD Discount Day at Dinosaur Ridge

Date:
Nov 16, 2019 9am - 3pm
Cost:
Visitors Center is free. Guided Bus Tours are discounted to $8 adults, $6 kids
Phone:
303-697-3466

Learn about the dinosaurs who roamed the region by visiting the exhibit hall for free and get a discounted rate on Guided Bus Tours.

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.

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.

CU Wizards

Date:
Feb 23, 2019 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 Buggy Robots: Bioinspired Engineering. Grades 1-9 recommended; all ages welcome.

MUFON: Extra-terrestrial (ET) Communication

Date:
Jun 08, 2019 3 - 4pm
Cost:
Free
Phone:
303-235-5275

Discover whether aliens speak our language or if they communicate through other means, like telepathy, dreams, signs, and symbols. Is math truly the only universal language and how is technology advancing ET communication? For teens and adults.

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.

Let’s Do Chemistry

Date:
Mar 25, 2019 10am - noon
Cost:
Included with admission
Phone:
303-604-2424

Attend a morning of hands-on chemistry experiments from a kit compliments of the NISE Network.

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.

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.

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.

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