What to Do with Kids in Boulder this Weekend – July 22-23, 2017

by Rachel Daly
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What to do with kids in boulder this weekend

Every one of these events is sure to bring a smile to your child’s face! Go stargazing, enjoy music and ice cream, join a family picnic, make a succulent box, dress up the family dog, learn about dinosaurs, hang out at the beach and so much more. All happening this weekend in and around Boulder!

Go Stargazing at Boulder Star Party

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When: Friday, July 21

Where: Mackintosh Academy Boulder, 6717 South Boulder Road, Boulder, Colorado 80303

Time: 8 – 11PM

Cost: $8 – $10, tickets available here.

Ages: All Ages

Join Maker Bolder and science Educator Bryan Costanza for this amazing night of stargazing. Intended for all ages and backgrounds, we will see planets, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. Discussion throughout the night about the objects we will see, stargazing planning, astronomy in general, how to use telescopes, and spotting satellites passing overhead. For details, visit the facebook event page.

No Shushing Concert for Kids of All Abilities

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When: Saturday, July 22

Where: East Boulder Community Center, 5660 Sioux Dr, Boulder, CO

Time: 12 – 3PM

Cost: $5 for the whole family!

Ages: All Ages

Check out this interactive professional performing arts concert for families living with different abilities, as well as friends and families who wish to celebrate the arts together. This is a truly inclusive event that is welcoming to all ages and abilities. The only rules are: No shushing, no apologizing and no judging. The July 22 event features harp, vibraphone, folk singing, more dance from Colorado Conservatory of Dance, and everybody’s favorite, Jeff & Paige! Free ice cream provided by Ben & Jerry’s. Spaces are limited, so go to www.brainsong.net and sign up now!

Annual SAFE Family Picnic

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When: Saturday, July 22

Where: Tom Watson Park, 6180 N 63rd St, Boulder, CO 80301

Time: 10 – 11:30AM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

SAFE, a community organization dedicated to improving the safety and well-being of families with food allergies through increased awareness and education, will be hosting its annual family picnic this Saturday at Tom Watson Park. SAFE will provide beverages as well as allergy-friendly snacks and will have a great raffle with prizes for a few lucky winners!

Make Your Own Succulent Box at McGuckin Hardware

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When: Saturday, July 22

Where: McGuckin Hardware, 

Time: 11AM – 2PM

Cost: Free (Succulent Plants not Included)

Ages: All Ages

Stop by McGuckin’s to make something beautiful! Board & Brush Boulder, CO will be on hand to help you make your own succulent box! They’ll provide the materials, you provide the elbow grease, and then stop by our Garden department to purchase a beautiful succulent! This activity is free of charge; Succulent plants not included. First come, first serve; while supplies last.

Show Off the Family Dog at Dog Daze on The Hill

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When: Sunday, July 23

Where: The Hill, 1325 Broadway Suite 214, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 9AM – 12PM

Cost: Free (Humane Society Donations Encouraged!)

Ages: All Ages

Bring your well-behaved on-leash dogs to enjoy a fun-filled morning for the whole family, furry friends included! The day will kick off with 9AM Outdoor yoga with CorePower Yoga, followed by a 10:30 Doggie Fashion Show benefiting Humane Society of Boulder Valley and emceed by Bob Sargent of Savory Cuisines Catering. Don’t have a doggy costume? Some costumes will available to borrow.

All day, your family and your dog can enjoy: Pet Photography from Shea Brazill of SBCO Photography, Pup Photobooth sponsored by The Fox Theatre, Splash Station, Treat Stations, Plenty of water bowls, “Adoption Pen” of stuffed animals from Grandrabbits Toy Shoppe, Whipped cream puppicinos from The Point Cafe Boulder & Pup Games! For humans, there will be: Face-painting with Enchantment Etc., Yard Games, Live Music, Free samples from Upstart Kombucha & Free samples from Insomnia Cookies!

Free Beach Day at the Boulder Rez in Exchange for Your Feedback!

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When: Sunday, July 23

Where: Boulder Reservoir, 5565 N 51st St., Boulder, CO 80301

Time: 10AM – 2PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

This Sunday, entry fees to the Boulder Reservoir will be waived between 10AM and 2PM for community members to experience Boulder Reservoir and provide feedback to staff. Just mention the site management that you are there for the open house at the entry gate and stop by to chat with staff about your experience or your desired future experience.

There will not be a formal presentation but presentation boards with information will be on display so you can stop by anytime during the designated times above. Staff and consultants will be available to answer any questions and talk through any new ideas.

Check Out the Dinos at Dinosaur Discoveries

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When: July 22 & 23

Where: Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO

Time: Saturday 9AM – 5PM, Sunday 1PM – 5PM

Cost: $8 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors, Children 3 and under FREE, Museum members FREE

Ages: All Ages

Opening this summer at the Longmont MuseumDinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas, is an engaging exhibition that will reveal a vivid picture of what living, breathing dinosaurs were really like! Visitors will also get to see real bones from a T-Rex found in Littleton, authentic dinosaur tracks, and a soil sample of the K-T boundary, which shows the point in time 65 million years ago when many scientists believe the asteroid that caused mass extinction of the dinosaurs hit the Earth.

Kids can get their hands dirty excavating bones in our dinosaur dig pit, pretend they are part of the Jurassic Period in creative costumes, design their own dinosaur, assemble 3-D puzzles and more. In our courtyard, visitors can feed our brood of chickens – the feathered, living descendants of dinosaurs!

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