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What to Do with Kids in Boulder this Weekend, August 26 – 27, 2017

August 25, 2017
what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

Looking for something fun to do with your family this weekend? Look no further! There are plenty of fun activities in and around Boulder this weekend, including a NEW exhibit at CU’s Natural History Museum, the Dougherty Museum’s annual farm show, Lyons Zero Waste Concert & Carnival, Movies, Camping, Art and so much more!

New Exhibit at CU Museum of Natural History! Curious Connections in Nature

what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

When: Daily, Beginning August 26, 2017

Where: University of Colorado Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway, Boulder, CO 80309

Time: Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday: 9 am – 4 pm, Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm

Cost: Always FREE

Ages: All Ages

In the wild world around us, everything is connected. Curious Connections in Nature is a new exhibition at the CU Museum of Natural History that delves into these connections through hands-on activities, multi-media displays, and specimens from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition highlights symbiosis in our bodies, our backyards and beyond. Discover the role of the prairie dog in Colorado’s grasslands, learn about the microbes we host in our bodies, and explore the amazing world of lichens, diatoms, and much more.

Yesteryear Farm Show at the Dougherty Museum

what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy Visit Longmont

When: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 25-27

Where: Dougherty Museum, 8306 North 107th Street, Longmont, CO 80504

Time: 11AM – 5PM

Cost: $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12, Children 6 Years and Under are FREE.

Ages: All Ages

The Yesteryear Farm Show at the Dougherty Museum features working displays of antique tractors and farm machinery, steam engines, stationary engines, threshing and baling demonstrations, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, square dancing, even an ice cream social! There is no parking fee, and entrance to the show is also free! Food and soft beverages will be available. For the full schedule, click here.

Lyons Zero Waste Concert and Carnival

what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy Jeff & Paige

When: Saturday, August 26

Where: Sandstone Park, 350 Broadway, Lyons, CO 80540

Time: 4 – 6PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

You’re never too young to be eco-friendly. In its latest effort to become a Green Star Zero Waste community—that is, to achieve 90 percent recovery of discarded goods by waste reduction, composting, and recycling—the Town of Lyons is courting its littlest tree-huggers with this family-friendly environmental fair. Take in a festival full of acrobats, face-painting, and Zero Waste-themed games and educational booths, then stick around for the headlining act: a performance from kids’ entertainers Jeff and Paige featuring new songs and skits written just for this event.

Movie in the Park – Harry and the Hendersons

When: Saturday, August 26

Where: Erie Community Park, 450 Powers St, Erie, Colorado 80516

Time: 8:30 – 10:30 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Relax with the kids for an evening of free family entertainment to watch Harry and the Hendersons at Erie Community Park. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and snacks. The movie will began at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.) and end by 10:30 p.m.

See Dream to Fly at Fiske Planetarium

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Photo Courtesy Fiske Planetarium

When: Saturday, August 26

Where: Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Dr, Boulder, CO 80309

Time: Times vary, see schedule here.

Cost: Adults, $10, Kids $7 Tickets available here.

Ages: All Ages

Have you ever dreamt you were flying? Have you ever thought how wonderful would it be to fly free as a bird?  Discover the mystery of flight with Leonardo da Vinci, Montgolfier brothers, Wright brothers and other inventors in Dream to Fly at CU Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium. Experience the adventure with powerful images and music, an immense and challenging dream, for which mankind has strived since the beginning of history. “Dream to Fly” describes the most important milestones on our route to conquering the skies—both in terms of technological breakthroughs, as well as our perceptions on flying itself.

The Great Erie Outdoor Adventure

When: August 26  -27

Where: Erie Community Park, 450 Powers St, Erie, Colorado 80516

Time: Begins August 26 at 12PM, Ends August 27 at 9AM

Cost: $45/per campsite Resident of Erie, $56/per campsite Non-resident

Ages: All Ages

The Town of Erie, along with Erie Parks & Rec is hosting this outdoor and nature-based event! Enjoy overnight camping in Erie Community Park plus other activities such as a variety of vendors, kayak tank, paddle board tank, quad jump, zip line, outdoor movie, light breakfast on Sunday and more! Campsites will not be assigned and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis the day of the event. Pre-registration is still required. Dinner will be available for purchase from the following food trucks: Comida, Mac Shack and Suburban Wiener.

Art Stop Youth Program

what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

When: August 26

Where: Boulder Museum Of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St, Boulder, CO

Time: 10AM – 1PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Art Stop at the Boulder Museum Of Contemporary Art provides free, hands-on art making for families during the Boulder County Farmers’ Market. Held outdoors on the front porch of the museum, creative inter-generational projects are designed to complement exhibitions within the museum, as well as the colors, shapes, and textures of the market. Don’t forget to visit the exhibitions inside the museum. Admission is always free during the market!

Storytime LIVE! with Curious George

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Photo Courtesy Kiddie Academy of Erie

When: August 26

Where: Kiddie Academy of Erie, 641 Mitchell Way, Erie, CO

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Kiddie Academy of Erie invites children and their parents to Storytime LIVE! where Curious George jumps off the page and visits the classroom in person! Attendees will enjoy a story highlighted by a visit from the story’s lead character, Curious George. Storytime LIVE! is open to everyone – current students, new friends who would like to learn more about us, or anyone who would simply like to share a special experience with their child. Light refreshments and educational activities for children and families will be provided.

Oskar Blues Gold Rush Bike Rally and Run

What to do with Kids in Boulder this Weekend

Photo Courtesy Oskar Blues Facebook Page

When: Sunday, August 27

Where: North Boulder Park, 2848 9th Street, Boulder, CO 80304

Time: 9AM – 3PM

Cost: $40+/adults, Kids under 18 are FREE, Register here.

Ages: All Ages

RIDE or RUN for GOLD at the 2nd annual Oskar Blues Gold Rush Bike Rally and Run! Choose your adventure: a rugged cycling adventure through Boulder’s historic gold mining trails OR a team running relay in North Boulder Park. Both courses will have over 100 Gold Nuggets, redeemable for prizes at the after party! To register, click here. For detailed information, click here.

About Rachel Daly

I am Rachel, Boulder writer, mother and animal lover. It is my passion to explore Boulder and to share what I've learned with you! My husband, Jeremiah Daly, is a local Realtor and neighborhood expert. We live in the Boulder foothills with our two young daughters.

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