Boulder Family Events: April 20 to 26, 2012

Listed here are some great family events. Most are free. They are all opportunities to be together as a family and engage your kids of all ages.

don’t forget that earth day is this sunday, april 22nd.

Have a fantastic week!

Friday, April 20

  • Discovery Days at the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center. Ages 2 to 5. Low cost [$3.50 to $4.50/child]. Drop-in sessions: 9:00 to 10:15, 10:15 to 11:30, 12:30 to 2:00.

  • Children’s Storytime at the Main Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.

  • Family Game Night. Meadows Branch Library. 4:00 to 6:00pm. Fun for the whole family!

  • “Give It Up Pajamas” is a rewriting of the Merchant of Venice presented by Imagination Makers. All ages. Free. Main Boulder Library. 7:00 to 7:50pm. Followed by a cookies and milk reception.

Saturday, April 21

  • Children’s Peace Garden Earth Day Celebration. Ages 4 to 10. Free. 10:00 to 3:00pm. Hands on activities for kids as well as music.

  • Children’s Storytime at the Main Library. All ages. Free. 10:15 to 11:00am. Ongoing activity.

  • Meet Mr. Bones at George Reynolds Branch Library. Free. All ages. 11:00am.
  • Meet Mr. Bones at Meadows Branch Library. Free. All ages. 3:00pm
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market. 8:00 to 2:00pm. 13th Street between Arapahoe & Canyon Blvd. Map. Great opportunity for families to purchase locally grown produce, eat delicious food, listen to live music and so much more! A Boulder kids’ favorite.

  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Arts [BMOCA] provides FREE guided art activities for kids on Saturdays during the Farmer’s Market. 8:00am to 2:00pm. All ages.

  • Dia Del Nino: Celebrating Traditions of Mexico at BMOCA. All Ages. Free. Hands on activities and events. 11:00 to 1:00pm.
  • Family Day at CU Museum of Natural History: April is “Beetlemania” Month. Kids with BeetlesAll ages. Free. 1:00 to 4:00pm. Explore the size, shape, color, habitat, taste and behavior of beetles, the most diverse specie on earth! Learn what links all 400,000 species together and sing some Beatles songs as well!

Sunday, April 22 [Earth Day!]

  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science SCFD FREE DAY. Celebrate Earth Day all day with DMNS.
  • Denver Botanic Gardens’ SCFD FREE DAY.
  • Nature For Kids and Parents: Celebrate Earth Day!. All ages. 1:00 to 3:00pm. Free. Earth is home to billions of people and also home to millions of species of animals and plants. We can learn to use less and share resources so that wildlife habitats aren’t decreased or disrupted. Easy hike starting at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage.
  • Earth Day Concert: Nature & Songs. Children and parents can join OSMP’s Jeff Kagan, Mark Wesson and Paige Doughty for an Earth Day concert of children’s music, nature education and fun! Music will be appropriate for children ages 3-8 but all ages are welcome! Meet at the Sunrise Amphitheater on Flagstaff Mountain (map here).
  • Wanted: Nature Detectives. 4:00 to 5:00pm. Ages 5 and up. Can you solve a mystery? Search for clues? Who are they, and how to they do it – the feathered, furred, 6-legged and green beings who live on Flagstaff Mountain? Are you an investigator who can help us explore these

    Photo - Flagstaff Nature Center

    questions?Flagstaff Nature Center (map here).

  • The Flagstaff Nature Center will be open 1:00 to 5:00pm on Earth Day.
    Don’t miss the exhibits, fun activities and animal mounts in the Nature Center! Stop by and meet our naturalist volunteers. Follow this link to learn more about the Nature Center.

  • Go Club for Kids & Teens at the Main Boulder Library. 2:00 to 5:30pm. Ages 5 and up. Free. “Learn to play the ancient and mysterious game of Go.”

Monday, April 23

Tuesday, April 24

  • Children’s Storytime @ George Reynolds Branch Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Lap Babies at the Main Boulder Library. Babies up to 12 months explore books & stories with their caregivers. No older children, please! Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Discovery Days at the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center. Ages 2 to 5. Low cost [$3.50 to $4.50/child]. Drop-in sessions: 9:00 to 10:15, 10:15 to 11:30, 12:30 to 2:00.
  • Open Space Story Hour. 1:00 to 2:00pm. All ages. 1 – 1:30 pm Nature-themed Story Books & 1:30 – 2:00 Five-Senses Discovery Hike! Gather at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage. Our “Five-Senses Discovery Hike” encourages everyone to look, listen, smell and touch as we experience the outdoors.

Wednesday, April 25

  • Children’s Storytime @ Meadows Branch Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.

  • Cruisers & Crawlers @ Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:30am. 9 to 24 months. Ongoing.

  • Discovery Days at the Longmont Museum & Cultural Center. Ages 2 to 5. Low cost [$3.50 to $4.50/child]. Drop-in sessions: 9:00 to 10:15, 10:15 to 11:30, 12:30 to 2:00.

  • Barnes & Noble Storytime. Ongoing activity. 10:00am.
  • Gymboree Storytime @ Barnes and Noble. Stories, movement and more. Ongoing activity. 1:00pm.

Thursday, April 26

Upcoming Events:

  • Tulip & Elf Parade April 28 @ 3:00pm

  • Boulder Ballet’s Mother’s Day performance of Cinderella. Tickets sell out. More info here.
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