Boulder Kids Weekend Event Guide: January 27 – 28, 2018

by Rachel Daly
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Check out the latest CU Wizards show, go to puppy yoga, enjoy the symphony, and make some art! All happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

CU Wizards Show: Speed!

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When: Saturday, January 27, 2017

Where: CU Boulder, Duane Physics G1B30

Time: 9:30 – 10:30AM

Cost: FREE

Ages: 7 – 13

Join one of CU Boulder’s beloved Nobel Laureate Professors, Eric Cornell on a journey through space, all in good time at the CU Wizards Show — Speed! Students will learn more about the fastest thing ever seen and also be given useful tips on how to best observe a very slow pet! Lasers, foot races, blow horns, radios, scientific gadgets and plenty of audience participation from start to finish. For more information, visit :

2018 Frost Giant Race

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Photo Courtesy Estes Valley Recreation and Park District

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Where: Estes Park Municipal Building, 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Time: 10AM – 1PM

Cost: $25 Pre-Registration for Adults and Children 10+, $35 on Race Day. Register here.

The Annual Frost Giant will be held on Sunday, January 27th, 2018 in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. Lace up your running shoes and grab a warm hat to partake in this fun and adventurous 5K race. The 5K will start at the Estes Park Municipal Building entrance on MacGregor Ave. The race begins on pavement and then becomes cross country. Register here.

Free Family Day – Learning from Nature

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When: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Where: University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 10AM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Check out this fun, free program at CU Boulder’s Museum of Natural History, Learning from Nature. How do plants and animals solve survival challenges? Through hands-on discovery, families will make observations and discoveries about how structures and processes in nature solve problems. And how we can learn from them to develop sustainable ways to solve human problems. Meet CU Boulder students and community partners who are weaving together science, technology, engineering, art, and math to find innovative and sustainable solutions for the challenges we face in our changing environments. Explore their approaches and experiment with your own “STEAM” ideas by observing, predicting, building, testing, and creating.

Puppy Yoga- Brighter Days Dog Rescue

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Where: Colorado Athletic Club-Flatirons, 505 Thunderbird Ct E, Boulder, Colorado 80303

Time: 10AM, 11AM & 12PM classes available

Cost: $15 Minimum Donation

Join Brighter Days Dog Rescue for their first Puppy Yoga, with all proceeds benefiting the dog rescue. Choose from 10am, 11am, and 12pm classes. The $15 minimum donation which includes the class, guest passes, snacks, and mimosas. This is a family friendly event is open to both members and guests of the Colorado Athletic Club.

Maker Expo Open House: Recycle & Upcycle

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Where: Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St, Louisville, Colorado 80027

Time: 1PM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

These Open House-style Maker Expos are the perfect opportunity to interact with a variety of hands-on projects showcasing Makerspace supplies and equipment. It’s a free, family friendly event that engages the local Louisville and Superior communities. Each Maker Expo will feature a different theme, including Science, Music, Technology, Arts and Crafts, and more.

Longmont Symphony: Family Matinee Concert

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Photo Courtesy Longmont Symphony Orchestra

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Where: Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, 600 East Mountain View Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501, Longmont, CO 80501

Time: 4PM – 6PM

Cost: Adult $25, Seniors/Military $22, Students (12 – 18 years) $10, Children 11 & under FREE. Tickets available here.

The Longmont Symphony Orchestra presents a Family Matinee Concert featuring combined forces of the Longmont Youth Symphony and the Longmont Symphony, the winner of the LSO Young Artist Competition, and author/narrator Jack Prelutsky, our family concert is for music lovers of all ages!  Jack is the author of the popular children’s book, Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, as well as more than 70 poetry collections. He was named a U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation in 2006.

Myra Makes Maker’s Monthly

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Photo Courtesy Myra Makes

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Where: Lafayette Public Library, 775 W Baseline Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 1PM – 3PM

Cost: FREE

Welcome to the first Myra Makes Maker’s Month! We hope you join us for collaborative activities, games, and snacks created to facilitate open-ended play, creative problem solving, empathy, and STEAM learning. A great chance to help shape the Myra Makes adventure and connect with other families.

Wildlife Watching in Winter

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Photo Courtesy City of Longmont Recreation Services

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Where: City of Longmont Sandstone Ranch, 3001 Sandstone Drive, Longmont, CO

Time: 10:30AM – 12PM

Cost: $2/child, $4/person suggested donation collected at event.

Have you ever wondered how you can see more wildlife while out walking or hiking? By attending the Wildlife Watching in Winter workshop at the Sandstone Ranch Visitors & Learning Center, become a skilled wildlife watcher by learning how to look for signs including tracks & scat, how to interpret the signs that you see, and find clues that can point you in the right direction. Weather permitting, after the lecture we will use our new found knowledge outside. Limited seating. Call 303-651-8404 to reserve your spot by Jan 26th.


$5 Day at Butterfly Pavilion

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When: Sunday, January 28, 2018

Where: Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020

Time: 9AM – 5PM

Cost: $5/person over 2, Kids under 2 and members FREE.

The Butterfly Pavilion is offering admission for just $5 on Sunday, January 28. Home to over 5,000 animals, kids will be immersed in a tropical rainforest where 1,600 butterflies live and Rosie, the tarantula is ready to be held by brave children. Step to Water’s Edge to be immersed in an underwater world full of sea creatures. The pavilion also features lovely gardens and a nature trail, as well as a fun gift shop.

Family Day Painting at PoshSplat – Chautauqua Lookout

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Photo Courtesy PoshSplat

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018

Where: PoshSplat, 2035 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 2PM

Cost: $25/person

Family Day at PoshSplat is a great way to spend time and do something creative with your whole family! Step by step instruction is provided by a local artist and everyone paints a picture that is uniquely theirs. On Sunday, January 28, the painting will be Chautauqua Lookout. No experience, set up, or clean up necessary! Just come and enjoy an afternoon of fun, and create beautiful works of art for your home!

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