Boulder Family Events: November 9 to November 15, 2012

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Special Events This Week: Fossil Family Day, CU Wizards, Bach for Kids, FamilySong Storytime at the library, Bilingual English/Spanish and English/French Storytime @ the Boulder Library

Friday, November 9

Saturday, November 10

  • CU Museum of Natural History; Fossil Family Day: My What Big Teeth You Have!
  • CU Wizards Whispers and Bangs!
  • Bach for Kids at the WOW Museum. An engaging program for kids of all ages and the whole family features a Boulder Bach Festival trio consisting of violin, flute, and cello performing Bach’s music to illustrate harmony, melody, and polyphony. The audience participates in the program. Free. All ages. 11:00am.
  • Saturday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am.
  • FamilySong Storytime at George Reynolds Branch library [11:00am] and Meadows Branch Library [3:00pm]. Free. All ages.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market.  8:00 to 2:00pm. 13th Street between Arapahoe & Canyon Blvd. 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] Check out Art Stop which provides FREE guided art activities for kids on Saturdays during the Farmer’s Market. I have heard that they have a space where you can throw a cup at the wall. Kids love it! 8:00am to 2:00pm. All ages

Sunday, November 11

  • 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, November 12

Tuesday, November 13

Wednesday, November 14

Thursday, November 15

  • Musical Storytime with Alice and Melanie. Head to the Main Boulder Library for an interactive music and story experience. Free. All ages. 10:15am
  • Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Toddler Time @ Main Boulder Library. Toddlers (18-36 months) and caregivers explore language and books in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to toddlers up to 36 months of age; no older children please. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Parents with Infants Support Group at Parenting Place. Free. Newborn to 9 mos. 10:30 to Noon.
  • Girls Night Out to benefit Parenting Place. Get a group of your girlfriends together to shop and eat for a great cause. Purchase ticket ahead of time by clicking here.
Upcoming Family Events:
November 16:
November 17: $5 admission day at the Butterfly Pavillion
November 18: Switch on the Holidays 5:00pm 1300 block of Pearl Street
November 19: FREE Day at the Denver Zoo
November 23: St. Nick on the Bricks 11:00am to 2:00pm at 1301 Pearl Street
December 1: Lights of December Parade 6:00pm Downtown Boulder
Please let me know of any upcoming events that should be listed here. I am happy to include your free, low cost or unusual event in Boulder Family listing of weekly events. You can reach me at Boulder4Families@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.
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Boulder Family Events: November 2 to November 8, 2012

 

Special Events This Week: LEGO Club, Pearl Street Stampede, FREE DAYS at the Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Zoo, Boulder History Museum + Denver Art Museum, Nutcracker Storytime @ the Boulder Bookstore, Bilingual English/Spanish and English/French Storytime @ the Boulder Library, 

Friday, November 2

Saturday, November 3

  • FREE Day at the Denver Art Museum
  • Nutcracker Storytime with the Boulder Balletat the Boulder Bookstore. Join the ballerinas of the Boulder Ballet for a great storytime. Free. All ages. 11:00am.
  • French/English Storytime. Join this great bilingual reading. Free. 10:15 to 11:00am
  • Saturday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market.  8:00 to 2:00pm. 13th Street between Arapahoe & Canyon Blvd. 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] Check out Art Stop which provides FREE guided art activities for kids on Saturdays during the Farmer’s Market. I have heard that they have a space where you can throw a cup at the wall. Kids love it! 8:00am to 2:00pm. All ages

Sunday, November 4

Monday, November 5

Tuesday, November 6

Wednesday, November 7

Thursday, November 8

  • LEGO Club at the George Reynolds Branch Library. Do you like LEGOs? Do you like stories? Then you’ll love LEGO club at the George Reynolds Branch Library! Join us the 2nd Thursday of every month for a LEGOextravaganza. If you’re a great LEGO builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you. Free. 4:00 to 5:30pm.
  • Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Toddler Time @ Main Boulder Library. Toddlers (18-36 months) and caregivers explore language and books in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to toddlers up to 36 months of age; no older children please. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Parents with Infants Support Group at Parenting Place. Free. Newborn to 9 mos. 10:30 to Noon.
Upcoming Family Events:
November 10:
November 17: $5 admission day at the Butterfly Pavillion
Please let me know of any upcoming events that should be listed here. I am happy to include your free, low cost or unusual event in Boulder Family listing of weekly events. You can reach me at Boulder4Families@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.
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Boulder Family Events: October 26 to November 1, 2012

Thinking Halloween? Info on Halloween Events & Pumpkin Patches around Boulder click here

Special Events This Week: Halloween Bash, Super Science Saturday at NCAR, Magic Wand Making Workshop, Trick or Treat Train, Apple Tasting and Pumpkin Decorating at WOW!, Monster Bash at Grandrabbits, & the Munchkin Masquerade.

Friday, October 26

Saturday, October 27

  • Super Science Saturday at NCAR. This is super fun for the whole family!
  • Magic Wand Making Workshop at the Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery. This sounds really sweet! Free for the first 60 kids. 12:00 to 3:00pm.
  • Trick or Treat Train at the Colorado Train Museum
  • Apple Tasting with Chef Ann Cooper at the WOW! Museum. Join the Food, Family, Farming Foundation’s School Food Project and Chef Ann Cooper for a fun and interactive food program! Celebrate the Fall season, learn about healthy food and fall produce, and sample a variety of apples! Free with museum admission. All ages. 2:00 to 3:00pm.
  • Pumpkin Decorating at WOW! Museum. Decorate a pie pumpkin with paints and glitter. Pumpkins generously donated by Whole Foods Marketing in Superior. Pumpkins available while supplies last. Free with museum admission. All ages. 11:00 to 2:00pm.
  • Saturday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market.  8:00 to 2:00pm. 13th Street between Arapahoe & Canyon Blvd. 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] Check out Art Stop which provides FREE guided art activities for kids on Saturdays during the Farmer’s Market. I have heard that they have a space where you can throw a cup at the wall. Kids love it! 8:00am to 2:00pm. All ages

Sunday, October 28

  • Monster Bash at Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe. Free. 11:00 to 1:00.
  • Trick of Treat Train at the Colorado Train Museum
  • 7th Annual Kappa Halloween House. This is a family friendly Halloween event with face painting, crafts, cupcake walk, storytelling, trick-or-treating, and much more. 12:00 to 4:00pm. 1134 University, Boulder. $5/child. For more information click here.
  • 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, October 29

Tuesday, October 30

  • Jeepers Creepers!!! Join naturalist Jennelle Freeston for a short evening hike for kids ages 4 and up, to explore a few critters and creatures like spiders, snakes, and bats that give people the willies. Bring a flashlight and dress up in costume if you like. Location information will be given at registration. Follow this link to register online.  6:00 to 7:15 pm

Wednesday, October 31

Thursday, November 1

  • Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Toddler Time @ Main Boulder Library. Toddlers (18-36 months) and caregivers explore language and books in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to toddlers up to 36 months of age; no older children please. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Parents with Infants Support Group at Parenting Place. Free. Newborn to 9 mos. 10:30 to Noon.
Upcoming Family Events:
November 2: FREE Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens
November 3: FREE Day at the Denver Art Museum
November 5: FREE Day at the Denver Zoo
November 17: $5 admission day at the Butterfly Pavillion
Please let me know of any upcoming events that should be listed here. I am happy to include your free, low cost or unusual event in Boulder Family listing of weekly events. You can reach me at Boulder4Families@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.
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Boulder Family Events: October 12 to October 18, 2012

Thinking Halloween? Info on Halloween Events & Pumpkin Patches around Boulder click here

Special Events This Week: CU Wizards: Magic of Chemistry!, Fire on the Mountain Hike, Wildbear Enchanted Forest, FREE Day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Celebrate Autumn Storytime/Hike at Chautauqua, & FREE Day at the Colorado Railroad Museum.

Friday, October 12

Saturday, October 13

  • CU Wizards: Magic of Chemistry! Come in costume [if you want] and learn about the magic of chemistry at the University of Colorado. Geared for grades 5 to 9, but everyone is welcome! Free. 9:30am.
  • Saturday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am.
  • Fire on the Mountain. Join Boulder County Open Space for a 1 mile hike on Bald Mountain to observe the impacts of fire on the environment. All ages. Free. 10:00 to Noon.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market.  8:00 to 2:00pm. 13th Street between Arapahoe & Canyon Blvd. 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] Check out Art Stop which provides FREE guided art activities for kids on Saturdays during the Farmer’s Market. I have heard that they have a space where you can throw a cup at the wall. Kids love it! 8:00am to 2:00pm. All ages
  • Comic Book Classroom at WOW! Museum. Learn the art and mechanics of story telling along side local illustrators and authors. Dress in costume. Door prizes. Free with museum admission. 11:00 to 1:00.
  • Wildbear’s 12th Annual Enchanted Forest. Join Wildbear at Mud Lake Open Space where families and children of all ages can meet forest creatures and learn about their natural habitats. Buy tickets. All ages. Noon to 8:00pm.

Sunday, October 14

  • FREE Day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
  • 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, October 15

Tuesday, October 16

  • Bilingual English/Spanish Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am. All ages.
  • Lap Babies at the Main Boulder Library. Babies (birth-12 months) and their caregivers explore language and books in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to babies up to 12 months of age; no older children please. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.

Wednesday, October 17

  • Wednesday Storytime @ Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing.
  • Cruisers & Crawlers @ Main Boulder Library. Crawlers and beginning toddlers (9-24 months) explore language and books with their caregivers in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to crawlers and beginning toddlers up to 24 months of age; no older children please.10:15 to 11:30am. Free.
  • Family Garden Story and Song Time with Kristin at Barnes and Nobles. Free. All ages. 1:00pm.
  • Celebrate Autumn: Story Time and Children’s Hike Naturalist Ellen Orleans leads story time at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage. Kids join in the fun with animal noises, sound effects, and the color of the week. Afterwards, we’ll take off for a kid-friendly hike. Free. Geared towards 3 to 6-year-olds. 9:30 to 10:30am.

Thursday, October 18

  • Musical Storytime with Alice & Melanie. Sing songs, listen to stories, move your bodies, have fun! Free. 10:15 to 11:00am.
  • Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Toddler Time @ Main Boulder Library. Toddlers (18-36 months) and caregivers explore language and books in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to toddlers up to 36 months of age; no older children please. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Parents with Infants Support Group at Parenting Place. Free. Newborn to 9 mos. 10:30 to Noon.
Upcoming Family Events:
October 20:
  • McGuckin’s Apprentice Series – Halloween Décor from 1-4 pm
    Young and old come in to carve and decorate pumpkins (while supplies last), see creative decoration ideas, and be inspired to make your own festive décor!

October 26:

October 27:
October 28:

Please let me know of any upcoming events that should be listed here. I am happy to include your free, low cost or unusual event in Boulder Family listing of weekly events. You can reach me at Boulder4Families@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.

#families #free #Boulder #events #boulderfamilies #getoutside #October

Boulder Family Events: October 5 to October 11, 2012

Special Events This Week: Breyer Horse Day, Take-A-Kid Mountain Biking at the Valmont Bike Park, FREE Day at the Denver Art Museum, Star Wars Reads at the Boulder Bookstore, FREE Day at the Boulder History Museum, Pearl Street Stampede, & LEGO Club

Friday, October 5

Saturday, October 6

  • Take A Kid Mountain Biking with Avid 4 Adventure. Bike instruction for kids at the Valmont Bike Park [Full]. Other bike friendly vendors, free kids bike helmets, and much more. This should be a fun day!
  • French/English Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Enjoy a special story hour in both English and French. Free. 10:15 to 11:00am.
  • Ghost Stories. Get ready for Halloween and join local storyteller Linda Batlin for some (not too scary) stories of ghosts and mysterious creatures sure to send a tingle down your spine. Free. George Reynolds Library 11:00am. Meadows Library 3:00pm.
  • FREE Day at the Denver Art Museum. All day. All ages.
  • Breyer Horse Day at Grand Rabbits in Boulder. Enjoy mini-horses and much more. Free. All ages. 10:00 to Noon.
  • Star Wars Reads Day at the Boulder Bookstore. Free. Stories, games, food, etc… 4:00 to 6:00pm.
  • Saturday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market.  8:00 to 2:00pm. 13th Street between Arapahoe & Canyon Blvd. 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] Check out Art Stop which provides FREE guided art activities for kids on Saturdays during the Farmer’s Market. I have heard that they have a space where you can throw a cup at the wall. Kids love it! 8:00am to 2:00pm. All ages

Sunday, October 7

  • FREE Day at the Boulder History Museum.
  • Nature for Kids & Parents: Coyote TalesA chorus of yaps, whines, barks and howls: these musical sounds can be heard at any time of the day or year.  Hike in Coyote Country to howl and learn why coyotes can adapt to just about any region of North America!  Meet at the Lehigh Street entrance to Shanahan Ridge (map search 1903 Lehigh Street in Boulder, where Lehigh and Lafayette Streets intersect). Free. Ages 6 and up. 1:00 to 3:00pm.
  • 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, October 8

Tuesday, October 9

  • Children’s Storytime at George Reynolds Branch Library. Free. 10:15am. Ongoing event.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am. All ages.
  • Lap Babies at the Main Boulder Library. Babies (birth-12 months) and their caregivers explore language and books in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to babies up to 12 months of age; no older children please. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.

Wednesday, October 10

  • Wednesday Storytime @ Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing.
  • Cruisers & Crawlers @ Main Boulder Library. Crawlers and beginning toddlers (9-24 months) explore language and books with their caregivers in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to crawlers and beginning toddlers up to 24 months of age; no older children please.10:15 to 11:30am. Free.
  • Family Garden Story and Song Time with Kristin at Barnes and Nobles. Free. All ages. 1:00pm.
  • Pearl Street Stampede. Get out and cheer on the CU Buffs, listen to band music, and hang out with your family on Pearl Street. It’s great FREE family fun! The kids love it!
  • FYI: Boulder Farmer’s Market Weds: No Longer Happening 

Thursday, October 11

  • Celebrate Nature through storybooks with naturalist Ellen Orleans. For this special story hour, we will walk up the Chautauqua Meadow trail, making stops along the way to listen to picture books read out loud. Meet at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage. Ages 3 to 6. Free.
  • LEGO Club at the George Reynolds Branch Library. Got a LEGO loving kid? Do they like stories? Then they’ll love LEGO club at the George Reynolds Branch Library! Whether you’re a great LEGO builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you.
  • Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Toddler Time @ Main Boulder Library. Toddlers (18-36 months) and caregivers explore language and books in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to toddlers up to 36 months of age; no older children please. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Parents with Infants Support Group at Parenting Place. Free. Newborn to 9 mos. 10:30 to Noon.
Upcoming Family Events:
October 14:
  • FREE Day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Please let me know of any upcoming events that should be listed here. I am happy to include your free, low cost or unusual event in Boulder Family listing of weekly events. You can reach me at Boulder4Families@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.

#families #free #Boulder #events #boulderfamilies #September #October

Boulder Family Events: September 28 to October 4, 2012

Special Events This Week: Pearl Street Stampede, Smithsonian Museum Live! FREE Day, FREE Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens, Monday Milk & Cookies at Becoming Mothers, & Piccadilly Circus

Friday, September 28

  • Friday Children’s Storytime at the Main Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing activity.
  • Pearl Street Stampede. Get out and cheer on the CU Buffs, listen to band music, and hang out with your family on Pearl Street. It’s great FREE family fun! The kids love it!

Saturday, September 29

  • Smithsonian Museum Live! FREE Day at many local museums/attractions. You do need to visit the website and download the free tickets. Here is a sample of free venues: Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, & Toys, Denver Botanic Gardens, Boulder History Museum, and many more.
  • Saturday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market.  8:00 to 2:00pm. 13th Street between Arapahoe & Canyon Blvd. 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] Check out Art Stop which provides FREE guided art activities for kids on Saturdays during the Farmer’s Market. I have heard that they have a space where you can throw a cup at the wall. Kids love it! 8:00am to 2:00pm. All ages

Sunday, September 30

  • Nature for Kids & Parents: Coyote TalesA chorus of yaps, whines, barks and howls: these musical sounds can be heard at any time of the day or year.  Hike in Coyote Country to howl and learn why coyotes can adapt to just about any region of North America!  Meet at the Lehigh Street entrance to Shanahan Ridge (map search 1903 Lehigh Street in Boulder, where Lehigh and Lafayette Streets intersect). Free. Ages 6 and up. 1:00 to 3:00pm.
  • 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, October 1

Tuesday, October 2

  • Children’s Storytime at George Reynolds Branch Library. Free. 10:15am. Ongoing event.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am. All ages.
  • Lap Babies at the Main Boulder Library. Babies (birth-12 months) and their caregivers explore language and books in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to babies up to 12 months of age; no older children please. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Piccadilly Circus at the Longmont Fairgrounds. 4:40 and 7:30pm showings.

Wednesday, October 3

  • Wednesday Storytime @ Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:00am. Free. Ongoing.
  • Cruisers & Crawlers @ Main Boulder Library. Crawlers and beginning toddlers (9-24 months) explore language and books with their caregivers in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to crawlers and beginning toddlers up to 24 months of age; no older children please.10:15 to 11:30am. Free.
  • Family Garden Story and Song Time with Kristin at Barnes and Nobles. Free. All ages. 1:00pm.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market. 4:00 to 8:00pm. 13th Street between Arapahoe & Canyon Blvd. 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] Check out Art Stop which provides FREE guided art activities for kids on Saturdays during the Farmer’s Market. I have heard that they have a space where you can throw a cup at the wall. Kids love it! 4:00 to 8:00pm. All ages.
  • Piccadilly Circus at the Longmont Fairgrounds. 4:40 and 7:30pm showings.

Thursday, October 4

  • Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Toddler Time @ Main Boulder Library. Toddlers (18-36 months) and caregivers explore language and books in a fun and intimate setting. Programs include rhymes, songs and books as well as time for free play and informal discussion of early childhood development. Attendance limited to toddlers up to 36 months of age; no older children please. Free. 10:15 to 11:30am.
  • Parents with Infants Support Group at Parenting Place. Free. Newborn to 9 mos. 10:30 to Noon.
Upcoming Family Events:
October 6:

October 7:

  • FREE Day at the Boulder History Museum.

Please let me know of any upcoming events that should be listed here. I am happy to include your free, low cost or unusual event in Boulder Family listing of weekly events. You can reach me at Boulder4Families@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.

#families #free #Boulder #events #boulderfamilies #September #October

Smithsonian Museum Day Live! FREE Museum Entry on 9/29 at Many Denver/Boulder Attractions

This sounds too good to be true. The Smithsonian Museums are always free to enter, but not so for many Denver & Boulder locations. So the Smithsonian has partnered with some great museums in our area to offer FREE ADMISSION FOR 2 on September 29. Here is a list of some of the participating museums/attractions:

  • Denver Botanical Gardens
  • History Museum Colorado
  • Boulder History Museum
  • Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
  • Forney Museum of Transportation
  • Molly Brown House Museum
  • Mizel Museum [Closed on 9/29, but FREE 9/30]

For a complete listing of FREE museums/attractions around Colorado click here.

Once you decide on a museum or attraction you simply complete some personal information and they email you a ticket good for 2 FREE ADMISSIONS to whichever museum you choose. Clearly you can use more than one email account and get more tickets depending on the amount of tickets your family needs. You do have to get the tickets ahead of time. Get them here.

Have fun!

#free #boulder #museums #families #kids

Boulder Family Events: September 21 to 27, 2012

Boulder Family Events: September 21 to 27, 2012

 

Special Events This Week: Boulder’s Fall Festival, Day Out With Thomas, McGuckin’s Apprentice Series: Make a bird feeder, Touch-A-Truck Day, Family Day at the CU Natural History Museum, + Day Out With Thomas at the Colorado Train Museum.

Friday, September 21

Saturday, September 22

  • Downtown Boulder’s 25th Annual Fall Festival. Tons of events including music, children’s entertainment and carnival. 11:00am to 10:00pm. Free. All ages.
  • Junior Rangers Adventures. Free. Ages 6 to 12. 10:00am to 12:30pm. Register ahead of time here.
  • Colorado Touch-a-Truck Day. Touch and explore many different trucks. If you have a kid that loves vehicles this is a must see. Suggested donation. All ages. 10:00am to 1:00pm.
  • CU Museum of Natural History Family Day. Weather, clouds and cloud forests – water vapor is everywhere. Come explore the invisible form of water that surrounds us all, sustains life and controls the weather here on planet Earth! Create a cloud, Plant a terrarium, Dance your way to an understanding of greenhouse gases and Explore other science and art activities. Free. All ages. 10:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Saturday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am.
  • Day Out with Thomas at the Colorado Train Museum. Buy tickets ahead of time–it looks like they are still available. Last weekend.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market.  8:00 to 2:00pm. 13th Street between Arapahoe & Canyon Blvd. 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] Check out Art Stop which provides FREE guided art activities for kids on Saturdays during the Farmer’s Market. I have heard that they have a space where you can throw a cup at the wall. Kids love it! 8:00am to 2:00pm. All ages
  • McGuckin’s Apprentice Series: Homemade Bird Feeders Stop in with your kids to make their very own bird feeder! We will supply the seed, peanut butter, pinecones, or other recycled goods (while supplies last) for you to create and take home your bird feeder. 1:00 to 4:00pm. All ages.

Sunday, September 23

  • Downtown Boulder’s 25th Annual Fall Festival. Tons of events including music, children’s entertainment and carnival. 11:00am to 5:00pm. Free. All ages.
  • Nature for Kids & Parents: Black Bear’s Autumn. Suddenly, summer passes into autumn, the days shorten, the temperature drops.  This is the season that the Black Bear consuming 20,000 calories per day, often feeding beyond the daylight hours, seeking more food than sleep. Meet for an easy hike on the McClintock trail. Free. Ages 6 and up. 1:00 to 3:00pm.
  • 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.”
  • Day Out with Thomas at the Colorado Train Museum. Buy tickets ahead of time–it looks like they are still available. Last weekend.

Monday, September 24

Tuesday, September 25

Wednesday, September 26

  • Wednesday Storytime @ Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:30am. Free. Ongoing.
  • Family Garden Story and Song Time with Kristin at Barnes and Nobles. Free. All ages. 1:00pm.
  • Boulder Farmer’s Market. 4:00 to 8:00pm. 13th Street between Arapahoe & Canyon Blvd. 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] Check out Art Stop which provides FREE guided art activities for kids on Saturdays during the Farmer’s Market. I have heard that they have a space where you can throw a cup at the wall. Kids love it! 4:00 to 8:00pm. All ages.

Thursday, September 27

Upcoming Events:

Please let me know of any upcoming events that should be listed here. I am happy to include your free, low cost or unusual event in Boulder Family listing of weekly events. You can reach me at Boulder4Families@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.

#families #free #boulder #events #boulderfamilies #September #McGuckins

103 Things You Can Do With Your Child

103 Things You Can Do With Your Child:*

1. Go to the library – stay for story time

2. Bake something, anything

3. Construct something with blocks or Lego’s

4. Read a book

5. Draw/Color together

6. Go window shopping

7. Host a play date with their favorite friend

8. Dress Up together

9. Go Sledding

10. Build something in the snow (fort, snowman)

11. Go swimming (indoor or outdoor)

12. Have a picnic (outside or on the living room floor!)

13. Listen to new music together

14. Visit a museum

15. Visit a Zoo

16. Visit a pet store

17. Write and mail a letter to someone special

18, Play a card or board game

19. Take a walk

20. Get out baby photos and talk about them

21. Sing Songs

22. Take a class together at local art center

23. Go roller or ice skating together

24. Tell stories about when your child was a baby

25. Hug/hold your child

26. Build a blanket fort

27. Tell your child what makes them special ( to you and others)

28. Teach/tell your child about your job – take them to work for a day if you can

29. Have a scavenger hunt (indoor or outdoor)

30. Go to a movie together

31. Visit your child at school

32. Dig out your year book and share about your experiences

33. Visit a nursing home or hospital

34. Finger Paint

35. Take pictures

36. Visit and learn about places in your neighborhood (fire station, police station, post office, dairy, etc.)

37. Clean out a room together (basement, attic, garage)

38. Work a puzzle together

39. Plan a vacation together – then GO!

40. Make S’mores

41. Build a bird house

42. Play a sport together

43. Make homemade pizza

44. Rake leaves and play/jump in them

45. Go on a hayride

46. Visit an apple orchard / pumpkin patch

47. Plant something

48. Have a water fight

49. Play hide and seek

50. Go to the state fair

51. Collect different fall leaves

52. Have a block party

53. Take a hike

54. Make puppets and put on a show for each other

55. Tell stories about your childhood

56. Attend athletic event

57. Make homemade ice cream

58. Learn about different cultures

59. Take flowers to a friend

60. Go wading in a creek

61. Go for a train ride

62. Go horseback riding

63. Climb a tree

64. Go camping

65. Have a family talent show

66. Draw a map and have a treasure hunt

67. Walk/play in the rain

68. Talk about feelings/emotions

69. Paint a picture by numbers together

70. Go to a theater performance

71. Complete a DIY project together

72. Wash the car

73. Play Frisbee

74. Pick up litter in the community

75. Fly a homemade kite

76. Jump rope

77. Exercise together

78. Discuss nutrition and the 4 basic food groups

79. Start a savings account – talk about budgeting and saving money

80. Write a story (draw illustrations together too!)

81. Go fishing

82. Visit a relative

83. Visit the neighbors

84. Go bowling

85. Dance party!

86. Play Simon Says

87. Have letter or color of the week and look for them together

88. Play “I Spy”

89. Act out a favorite story together

90. Listen to music and play homemade instruments together

91. Start a gratitude journal with your child – they can draw what they are thankful for

92. Let your child pick out the menu for a meal

93. Start a collection

94. Practice/teach something (reading, tying shoes, zipping zipper, sports, rhyming, sorting, telling time)

95. Sidewalk chalk

96. Go for a bike ride

97. Play pretend

98. Make a collage out of photos and/or clippings of their favorite things

99. Tell jokes

100. Spend time simply LISTENING to them.

101. Make a list of things you want to do together in the future!

102. Build a tree house or a fort  [my addition]

103. Create a fairy house at the base of a tree in your backyard  [my addition]

*Many thanks to the blog, hands free mama, for bringing this list to my attention and many more thanks to the blog, inspired to action, for the original post. You can read the original post here. 

Boulder Family Events: September 14 to 20, 2012

Boulder Family Events: September 14 to 20, 2012

Special Events This Week: Movies at the Museum–Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs at CU Natural History Museum, CU Wizards, CU Science Discovery: Fur, Feathers & Fins, Monday Milk Club, Day Out With Thomas, Family Dance Planet, & Boulder Green Streets. 

Friday, September 14

Saturday, September 15

Sunday, September 16

  • Third Annual Boulder Green Streets Ciclovia. Three square blocks of Boulder are transformed into  car-free zones. Check out all the fun activities and events. Free. All ages! 10:00 to 4:00pm.
  • FREE Day at the North Boulder Recreation Center in conjunction with Boulder Green Streets.
  • Tallgrass Fireworks with The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks. Explore the botanical fireworks in a rare, isolated stand of tallgrass prairie with naturalist Dave Sutherland. Everyone welcome. 9:00 to 1:00pm.
  • 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.”
  • Day Out with Thomas at the Colorado Train Museum. Buy tickets ahead of time–it looks like they are still available. This weekend and the next two weekends.

Monday, September 17

  • Monday Milk & Cookies Club @ Becoming Mothers.  The Monday Morning Milk (& cookies). Join other nursing moms and their babies to discuss with Stephanie Moore, RN, BSN, IBCLC whatever questions or concerns you may have about breastfeeding, newborn/infant behavior and early parenting issues. Ongoing club. Free. 11:00 to Noon.
  • Rise and Shine Storytime @ Barnes & Noble. 9:30am. Don’t forget the fun train table!
  • Monday Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. All ages. 10:00 to 10:45am.

Tuesday, September 18

  • Children’s Storytime at George Reynolds Branch Library. Free. 10:15am. Ongoing event.
  • English/Spanish Bilingual Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. 10:15am.
  • Lap Babies Storytime at the Main Boulder Library. Free. Children birth to 12 months. 10:15 to 11:00am. LAP BABIES CANCELLED this week. 
  • Folk Dance for Children [and the Whole Family]! Participatory dance program for children of all ages and their parents! A fun way to learn dances from around the world, find out what young folks like in other countries. Outside on the Plaza beside the Dushanbe Teahouse, 1770 13th (between Arapahoe & Canyon) in Boulder. Free. All ages. 6:15 to 7:00pm. Ongoing activity.

Wednesday, September 19

Thursday, September 20

  • Toddler Time at the Main Boulder Library. 10:15 to 11:30am. Free. Children 18 to 36 months & their caregiver.
Upcoming Events:

Please let me know of any upcoming events that should be listed here. I am happy to include your free, low cost or unusual event in Boulder Family listing of weekly events. You can reach me at Boulder4Families@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.

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