Boulder Kids Weekend Guide: May 12 – 13, 2018

by Rachel Daly
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Mother’s Day weekend is upon us! Check out this huge list of mom-friendly events! Below are EVEN MORE events happening this weekend, all of them kid approved. Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Howard Heuston Park Renovation & Cultural Diversity Celebration

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When: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Where: Howard Heuston Park, 3200 34th St, Boulder, CO 80301

Time: 12PM – 6PM

Cost: FREE

The City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a Cultural Diversity Celebration at the newly renovated Howard Heuston Park. The department is partnering with The Family Learning Center to host a celebration in the park with activities including music performances from local artists, fitness demonstrations and soccer clinics. There will be multicultural entertainment, youth sports strength and conditioning camp, dancers, local bands, turkey hot dogs, fruit, water and other healthy snacks. Arts and crafts for children, including face painting, and community partners will provide invaluable information on a variety of community resources. For more info, click here.

Paw Patrol Pups at Just Between Friends Longmont

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When: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Where: Just Between Friends, Longmont, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 11AM – 1PM

Cost: FREE

Just Between Friends is bringing the Paw Patrol Pups to Longmont! Admission is free. Bring the family to meet Chase, Skye and Marshall! Parents will find aisles of gently-loved and new clothing, toys, furniture, high chairs, strollers, books, games, puzzles and more at great savings.

CU Wizards! The Physics of Wonder Woman: Power, Grace, Wisdom & Wonder

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When: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Where: Duane Physics Room G1B30, CU Boulder Campus

Time: 9:30AM – 10:30AM

Cost: FREE

Watch out! There’s a new superhero in town! Join CU Wizards on Mother’s Day weekend for another FREE CU WIZARDS Show for students K-12 and their families. Presented by special guest, Dr. Becky Thompson. In addition, to being a physicist, cyclist, Dr. Thompson leads Educational Outreach for the American Physical Society. She’s responsible for finding interesting and creative ways of teaching Physics to young students nationwide. She writes STEAM concept comic books geared for middle and high school students and develops STEM curriculum adventures and educational tool kits that are available at no cost to science teachers nationwide. Please join us for this very special entertaining educational show! CU Wizards, for over 30 years, has brought FREE interactive STEM show to K-12 students and families who are interested in learning about science!

2018 Happy Smackah 5k Fun Run / Walk

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When: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Where: McIntosh Lake, 1929 Harvard St., Longmont, CO 80503

Time: 8AM

Cost: Child (5 & Under) $1, Youth (6-12) $15, Teen (13-17) $25, Adult (18-54) $35
Senior (55 & Over) $25. Register here.

The 8th Annual Happy Smackah 5k Fun Run / Walk is here! This is an untimed event to support Clara Ship who is fighting “congenital myopathy” a type of muscular dystrophy including neuropathy. Clara is the 2018 Happy Smackah 5k Fun Run / Walk beneficiary — all proceeds of this 5k go to Clara and her family for their management of her rare disease.

Mother’s Day Special at WOW! Children’s Museum

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When: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Where: WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Avenue, Lafayette

Time: 10AM – 6PM

Cost: Moms & Grandmas FREE on Mother’s Day! $5/Adult, $10/Child ($6/Member Child), Infants FREE

Just a short drive out of Boulder, the World of Wonder Children’s Museum in downtown Lafayette is a favorite for young children. Designed for interactive learning and play, WOW! features a light & music room, an art room, a little clinic, a sandbox, a theatre area complete with costumes and stage and so much more! In the ArtSpace from 10:00AM-12:00PM, make mom a special suncatcher heart craft! Craft activity is included with Museum admission.

Mother’s Day Special at Dizzy Family Fun Center

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When: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Where: Dizzy Family Fun Center, 455 Weaver Park Rd #100, Longmont, CO 80501

Time: 10AM – 8PM

Cost: Special pricing (see description)

On Sunday, Dizzy Family Fun Center is having a Mother’s Day special! Moms play free and get a free glass of wine or frozen margarita. Check out Dizzy’s fun activities including laser tag, kiddie town, ninja course and more! $20 ultimate pass. Unlimited attraction $5 card and two laser maze.

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