Denver Area Events

The Denver area has a lot of amazing field trips and educational programs and opportunities, as well as the occasional free day for the entire family.

Do you know of a Denver-metro area event that should be listed here? Please Contact Me and give me the details.

NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change, so be sure to check the website of an organization for more details when making plans to attend one of these events.

Jun
19
Tue
Teen Makers @ Westminster College Hill Library
Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Teen Makers @ Westminster College Hill Library
Master hands-on design challenges with electronic circuits, robotics, programming, stop-motion animation, button-making, art, and more. AGES: 12-17
For further information, please contact:
College Hill: Adult Services
Phone: 303-658-2603
Email: wpl-intouch@cityofwestminster.us
Jun
20
Wed
The Lab for Ages 12-17 @ Westminster Library - Irving Street Branch
Jun 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Lab for Ages 12-17 @ Westminster Library - Irving Street Branch

Create. Make. Demolish. Repurpose. At the LAB, anything is possible. AGES: 12-17

 

For further information, please contact:
Irving Street: Teen Services
Phone: 303-658-2308
Email: wpl-intouch@cityofwestminster.us
Jun
21
Thu
DIY Lab @ Golden Library
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tinker, re-imagine and invent! Drop in and use our DIY Lab space to get creative. Try a variety of tools including sewing machines, a serger, Dremel™, Silhouette Cameo™, button maker, soldering irons, hand tools for fiber crafts, LEGO™ Mindstorms (and other robotics), and Arduino™. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult as it is a mostly self-directed program.

Suitable for: Adults, School Age, Teens, Tweens

Jun
22
Fri
Drop-in DIY: Natural World @ Anythink Perl Mack
Jun 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Drop-in DIY: Natural World @ Anythink Perl Mack

Drop in to create unique gifts summertime gifts for friends or family, or to keep for yourself. Get your hands dirty as we explore the natural world with seed balls, garden surprises and more.

May 25 – Seed Explosions

Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
Jun
25
Mon
Build a Better Bubble @ Anythink Brighton
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Build a Better Bubble @ Anythink Brighton

Do you love giant-sized bubbles that you can fit inside of? Perhaps you enjoy foamy bubbles in the bathtub or the wonder that comes from watching a bubble machine. Everyone’s bubbly favorites are different. Join us to create the best bubble using a variety of supplies, tips, and tricks.

Registration required. (Registration opens June 11, 2018.)

AgeChildren
Jun
28
Thu
DIY Lab @ Golden Library
Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tinker, re-imagine and invent! Drop in and use our DIY Lab space to get creative. Try a variety of tools including sewing machines, a serger, Dremel™, Silhouette Cameo™, button maker, soldering irons, hand tools for fiber crafts, LEGO™ Mindstorms (and other robotics), and Arduino™. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult as it is a mostly self-directed program.

Suitable for: Adults, School Age, Teens, Tweens

Jun
29
Fri
Clyfford Still Museum (FREE Day) @ Clyfford Still Museum
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Complimentary guided tours of the galleries take place at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 3 pm, and 6:30 pm on these dates. Tours last about 45 minutes and are limited to 30 people. First come, first served!

Jul
1
Sun
Game Crazers @ Belmar Library
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Game Crazers @ Belmar Library

Game time! From word games, to card games, to board games, you’ll find a new game craze to love or recharge your enthusiasm for strategy and play. Drop in for a few minutes or a few hours and get your game on. Bring your own games to share or come and play some of the library’s favorites.

Suitable for: Adults and Teens

Jul
3
Tue
Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (FREE Day) @ Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (FREE Day) @ Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is a 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County.

https://www.botanicgardens.org/chatfield-farms/our-gardens

Jul
5
Thu
DIY Lab @ Golden Library
Jul 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tinker, re-imagine and invent! Drop in and use our DIY Lab space to get creative. Try a variety of tools including sewing machines, a serger, Dremel™, Silhouette Cameo™, button maker, soldering irons, hand tools for fiber crafts, LEGO™ Mindstorms (and other robotics), and Arduino™. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult as it is a mostly self-directed program.

Suitable for: Adults, School Age, Teens, Tweens

Jul
7
Sat
Denver Art Museum (FREE Day) @ Denver Art Museum
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Denver Art Museum (FREE Day) @ Denver Art Museum

General admission is free on the first Saturday of the month thanks to Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

Explore fun things for families (including bilingual programs for the whole family), visit exhibitions throughout the museum, hear storytelling, and more!

General admission does not include special ticketed exhibitions.

Jul
11
Wed
Teen Trivia Night: Harry Potter @ Standley Lake Library
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Teens! We know you’re pretty hip. Test your trivia knowledge and challenge your friends for prizes and bragging rights at Teen Trivia Night. Good fun and lively competition for everyone.

Registration not required.

Suitable for: Teens and Tweens

Jul
12
Thu
DIY Lab @ Golden Library
Jul 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tinker, re-imagine and invent! Drop in and use our DIY Lab space to get creative. Try a variety of tools including sewing machines, a serger, Dremel™, Silhouette Cameo™, button maker, soldering irons, hand tools for fiber crafts, LEGO™ Mindstorms (and other robotics), and Arduino™. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult as it is a mostly self-directed program.

Suitable for: Adults, School Age, Teens, Tweens

Jul
13
Fri
Four Mile Historic Park (FREE Day) @ Four Mile Historic Park
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Four Mile Historic Park (FREE Day) @ Four Mile Historic Park

Every Second Friday of the Month | 12-4 pm

Travel back to 1859… for free! Enjoy historic demonstrations, a tour of the Four Mile House Museum—a Denver landmark!—and meeting our many farm animals. Our Hay Bales & Tall Tales story and activity time will also be offered from 12-1 pm.

Free general admission is courtesy of the support provided by your Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. Four Mile House Museum Tour times are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30pm. Tours can accommodate up to 10 guests and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Jul
14
Sat
Longmont Museum (FREE Day) @ Longmont Museum
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Longmont Museum (FREE Day) @ Longmont Museum

The Longmont Museum, housed in a distinctive contemporary building, features changing exhibits in history, art, and science, as well as the award-winning Front Range Rising, a long-term exhibit on the history and culture of this region. The Museum recently opened an expansion, featuring the 250-seat Stewart Auditorium and Cone-Shortall stage, the Swan Atrium, and the Kaiser Permanente Education Center.

The Museum also has hands-on education programs for all ages, indoor and outdoor concerts and performances, film series, lectures and a gift shop featuring local history books, souvenirs and exhibit-related materials.

Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center

This Aurora-based center helps students and adults grow their knowledge and appreciation of the prairie ecosystem and the cultural history of Colorado through a variety of educational programs managed by Denver Botanic Gardens.

Jul
19
Thu
Botanic Gardens (FREE Day) @ Botanic Gardens at York Street
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Botanic Gardens (FREE Day) @ Botanic Gardens at York Street

Free Days occur throughout the year, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.

Jul
26
Thu
DIY Lab @ Golden Library
Jul 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tinker, re-imagine and invent! Drop in and use our DIY Lab space to get creative. Try a variety of tools including sewing machines, a serger, Dremel™, Silhouette Cameo™, button maker, soldering irons, hand tools for fiber crafts, LEGO™ Mindstorms (and other robotics), and Arduino™. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult as it is a mostly self-directed program.

Suitable for: Adults, School Age, Teens, Tweens

Jul
27
Fri
Clyfford Still Museum (FREE Day) @ Clyfford Still Museum
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Complimentary guided tours of the galleries take place at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 3 pm, and 6:30 pm on these dates. Tours last about 45 minutes and are limited to 30 people. First come, first served!

Aug
1
Wed
Molly Brown House Museum (FREE Day) @ Molly Brown House
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Molly Brown House Museum (FREE Day) @ Molly Brown House

Free admission for the residents of: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties – must show ID.  May 1,  August 1 (Colorado Day–Free for everyone!), September 6, and November 9 (Veteran’s Day). On free day, please consider making a donation according to your ability. The Museum is much busier on free days, so also consider visiting on a regular admission day instead. If you have a large group or a group with special needs, we can book a tour any other day by offering free or reduced admission.

Aug
2
Thu
DIY Lab @ Golden Library
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tinker, re-imagine and invent! Drop in and use our DIY Lab space to get creative. Try a variety of tools including sewing machines, a serger, Dremel™, Silhouette Cameo™, button maker, soldering irons, hand tools for fiber crafts, LEGO™ Mindstorms (and other robotics), and Arduino™. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult as it is a mostly self-directed program.

Suitable for: Adults, School Age, Teens, Tweens

Aug
4
Sat
Denver Art Museum (FREE Day) @ Denver Art Museum
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Denver Art Museum (FREE Day) @ Denver Art Museum

General admission is free on the first Saturday of the month thanks to Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

Explore fun things for families (including bilingual programs for the whole family), visit exhibitions throughout the museum, hear storytelling, and more!

General admission does not include special ticketed exhibitions.

Aug
5
Sun
Game Crazers @ Belmar Library
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Game Crazers @ Belmar Library

Game time! From word games, to card games, to board games, you’ll find a new game craze to love or recharge your enthusiasm for strategy and play. Drop in for a few minutes or a few hours and get your game on. Bring your own games to share or come and play some of the library’s favorites.

Suitable for: Adults and Teens

Aug
7
Tue
Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (FREE Day) @ Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (FREE Day) @ Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is a 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County.

https://www.botanicgardens.org/chatfield-farms/our-gardens

Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center

This Aurora-based center helps students and adults grow their knowledge and appreciation of the prairie ecosystem and the cultural history of Colorado through a variety of educational programs managed by Denver Botanic Gardens.