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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Weather and Climate Tours

Date:
Nov 28, 2017 to May 31, 2018
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.

CU Wizards

Date:
Apr 28, 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 “Sink or Swim” presented by professor Mathias Weber. 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.

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.

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:
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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

CU Wizards

Date:
May 12, 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 “"Physics of The Game of Thrones,” presented by professor Rebecca Thompson. Grades 5-9 recommended.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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