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.

Apr
27
Fri
Homeschoolers Unite! @ Anythink York Street
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Calling all homeschooling families! Help us support your family’s educational and social goals. Parents will network with each other, and work with the York Street youth services guide to plan future homeschool meetups, activities, and classes tailored to your needs. This month, homeschool kids will get to touch, play, and experiment with York Street’s collection of tech-toys. Appropriate for homeschooling caregivers and their children.

Space is limited; registration is required.

Apr
28
Sat
GemKids Rockin’ Stones Camp @ Lakewood Heritage Center
Apr 28 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
GemKids Rockin' Stones Camp @ Lakewood Heritage Center

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Alumni Association, Mile High Alumni Chapter (MHAC), is developing a gem and mineral mini-camp / class for kids ages 8-12.

This 3 Hour event will feature presentations, hands-on activities, and educational games which will answer questions like:

  • What is gemology?
  • Where do you find gemstones?
  • What makes gemstones different and how can you tell them apart?
  • What kind of tools does a gemologist use?
  • Why are ethics important?
  • What careers are there in the field of gemology?

And more!

Led by industry expert volunteers, this event is sure to delight the youngest of rock-hounds.

Parent/guardian attendance required.

May
12
Sat
Longmont Museum (FREE Day) @ Longmont Museum
May 12 @ 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.

CU Wizards Class – Power, Grace, Wisdom & Wonder: The Physics of Wonder Woman! @ University of Colorado, Boulder Campus
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
CU Wizards Class – Power, Grace, Wisdom & Wonder: The Physics of Wonder Woman! @ University of Colorado, Boulder Campus

The shows are geared toward students in grades 1-9 and their families, but all are welcome!

Located in the Duane Physics Building, Room G1B30.

I recommend arriving a little early because seating fills up quickly!

May
30
Wed
Life on the High Plains (Homeschool Program) @ Plains Conservation Center
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Life on the High Plains (Homeschool Program) @ Plains Conservation Center

Spend a day with your family growing their knowledge of prairie living and appreciation for the natural world. Discover what life was like for the Cheyenne Indians and the homesteaders on the high plains in the 1800s. Explore how the Cheyenne adopted a lifestyle of semi-nomadic hunter/gatherers to thrive on the prairie. Learn about roles within the homesteading communities of 1887 and how they supported each other. The Homeschool Excursion program is designed for children ages five and up, however all ages are welcome to attend.

Special Instructions: The program runs 10 a.m.  2 p.m. This is not a drop-in program. Check-in will begin at 9:45 a.m. with programming beginning at 10 a.m. Please plan to arrive before 10 a.m. There will be a half hour lunch break in the middle, please bring a sack lunch to enjoy in our picnic area. Programs may be modified in the event of inclement weather. ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Price: $12 per day per child; One adult per child is free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings over the age of two are $7.

Jun
2
Sat
CU Wizards Class – Rocks from Outer Space! @ University of Colorado Boulder
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
CU Wizards Class – Rocks from Outer Space! @ University of Colorado Boulder

For over three decades, the CU Wizards has entertained and informed children about the wonders of science. Once each month, from September though June, CU Wizards presents a Saturday morning interactive show. The CU Wizards shows, hosted by renowned University of Colorado professors, are FREE and open to the public and provide a perfect start to a fun-filled weekend. The shows are geared toward students in grades 1-9 and their families, but all are welcome!

Room/Building is still TBA, so check https://www.colorado.edu/cuwizards/ or https://www.facebook.com/cu.wizards for more information.

Jun
9
Sat
Longmont Museum (FREE Day) @ Longmont Museum
Jun 9 @ 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.

Jun
16
Sat
CU Wizards Class – Blackholes! @ CU Planetarium
Jun 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
CU Wizards Class – Blackholes! @ CU Planetarium

For over three decades, the CU Wizards has entertained and informed children about the wonders of science. Once each month, from September though June, CU Wizards presents a Saturday morning interactive show. The CU Wizards shows, hosted by renowned University of Colorado professors, are FREE and open to the public and provide a perfect start to a fun-filled weekend. The shows are geared toward students in grades 1-9 and their families, but all are welcome! More information: https://www.colorado.edu/cuwizards/ or https://www.facebook.com/cu.wizards

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.

Aug
11
Sat
Longmont Museum (FREE Day) @ Longmont Museum
Aug 11 @ 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.

Sep
8
Sat
Longmont Museum (FREE Day) @ Longmont Museum
Sep 8 @ 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.

Oct
13
Sat
Longmont Museum (FREE Day) @ Longmont Museum
Oct 13 @ 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.

Nov
10
Sat
Longmont Museum (FREE Day) @ Longmont Museum
Nov 10 @ 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.

Dec
8
Sat
Longmont Museum (FREE Day) @ Longmont Museum
Dec 8 @ 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.