What to Do with Kids in Boulder this Weekend, June 24-25, 2017

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

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend? Check out Dinosaur Discoveries, try some amazing food at the Summer Solstice Social, let your child try their hand at archery, practice yoga among goats, take a ride on Thomas the Tank Engine, join a community yoga class, meet barnyard animals and hang out on the Hill for some music and kids activities. All happening this weekend in and around Boulder!

Dinosaur Discoveries – Ancient Fossils, New Ideas

Photo Courtesy Longmont Museum

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017

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

Time: 9AM – 5PM

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

Ages: All ages

Opening this summer at the Longmont Museum, Dinosaur 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!

Solstice Summer Social

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Where: Shepherd Valley Waldorf School, 6500 W Drycreek Pkwy, Niwot, Colorado 80503

Time: 4PM – 8PM

Cost: Adults, $35 / Kids $8

Ages: All ages

Boulder Valley Waldorf School and the Boulder County Farmer’s Markets in collaboration and cooperation are pleased to announce a 2017 Summer Farm Dinner Series. The series will feature local Boulder County organic farms and local chefs in a true farm-to-dinner community experience. The series is designed to facilitate community and connection among Boulder County families from all backgrounds and municipalities. The idea was to re-create a community farm table celebration that included families and children and allowed everyone to relax and enjoy the bounty of the county with friends – both old and new.

The event will be hosted by Boulder Valley Waldorf School and will include a children’s menu and activities. The activities will be within a farm-inspired theme and will be directed by Katrina Pratt and Audra Brandt -co-founders of Storycamp, LLC. Local farmers will be featured at the dinners and will give short talks about their produce and their farming inspiration and techniques. The series kicks off on June 24th with a Solstice themed celebration including storytellers, music and other activities and featuring appetizers and local food trucks. The first dinner will be July 22nd and will start at 5 with seating at 6 and community and activities until 9 pm. Food will be prepared by Matt Collier of Seeds Library Cafe.

Youth Archery Shoot & BBQ

Photo Courtesy Gamelines Archery

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Where: Gamelines Archery Range, 193 Mine Lane, Boulder, CO

Time: 9AM – 2PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: Ages 5 & up

Youth 5 and older and their families are welcome to join the members of Gamelines Archery Club and get introduced to the fun and rewards of archery! No experience is necessary & equipment and instruction will be provided at NO CHARGE, in a safe environment! Adult Non-Members already skilled in archery with their own equipment are also invited to shoot at NO CHARGE on Gamelines Archery Club’s exciting outdoor 3D, animal target, mountain, field range. Free BBQ and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Donations to support our Youth Archery Education, Public Invitational Programs and BBQ would be appreciated!

Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga

what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy Mountain Flower Goat Dairy Facebook Page

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Where: Mountain Flower Dairy Farm, 3240 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304

Time: 8AM – 10AM

Cost: Tickets $29, Register here.

Ages: All Ages

Get in on the latest trend – Goat Yoga – at the Mountain Flower Dairy Farm hosted by BVSD Lifelong Learning. We all have read about the calming effects of yoga and animals can be healing in their own right, so this is a perfect combination. Developed in Oregon, these workshops fill quickly and usually have a waiting list. Our workshop also includes a tour of the farm and tea afterwards. Bring a yoga mat. Rain date: July 1st. Register here.

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Estes Park

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When: Saturday, June 24, 2017 and Sunday, June 25, 2017

Where: Bond Park, 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Time: Saturday, June 24th, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday, June 25th 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: Admission is FREE

Ages: All Ages

Come celebrate the 2017 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival! The Midsummer Festival is a Scandinavian tradition that celebrates the summer solstice. The festival is held in downtown Estes Park at Bond Park, located at the intersection of Elkhorn Avenue (US 34/36) and MacGregor Avenue. Be entertained and educated about the Scandinavian traditions and culture with fun and lively dancing, exhibits, kids’ activities, and more! Whatever your heritage may be, join in the many families across the country from Scandinavians descent who gather at the festival to share their heritage.

The festivities begin Friday in the beer garden at 4:00 pm till 9:00pm. On Saturday at 9:30 am the festivities continue with the raising of the Maypole, followed by a Grand March entrance. Costumed representatives from each of the five Scandinavian countries enter the park carrying the flag of their country, followed by the national anthems. Dancing and live music continue all day with opportunities for the audience to participate in some dances.

Spend time browsing the large art & craft fair. Exhibitors will be selling traditional Scandinavian food, baked goods, decorations and hand-made crafts.  The craft demonstration tent will have a combination of workshops and demonstrations, including hardangar and Swedish huck embroidery, spinning, lace knitting, and children’s knitting lessons. At the Lefse Tent one can see demonstrations on how to prepare these famous thin Norwegian potato pancakes.

Norway will be well represented by a Viking encampment re-enactment by the Fjellborg Vikings of Colorado. There will be swordsmanship, a Viking ship replica, traditional crafts and daily life demonstrations at the historically correct encampment.

For more information please visit: http://www.visitestespark.com/events-calendar/special-events/scandinavian-midsummer-festival/

Day Out With Thomas at Colorado Railroad Museum

what to do with kids in boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy Colorado Railroad Museum

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017 & Sunday June 25, 2017

Where: Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403

Time: Museum is open from 8AM – 6PM

Cost: Off-Peak Ride Times ($20 per ticket): 8:30 — 9:15AM, 1:45 — 4:45PM, Peak Ride Times ($25 per ticket): 10:00AM — 1:00PM, Tickets available here.

Ages: All Ages

Join Colorado Railroad Museum as we celebrate friendship by visiting everyone’s #1 engine, Thomas the Tank Engine™ for a Day Out With Thomas™.  Day Out With Thomas offers an opportunity for children and their families to experience a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™ and to meet Sir Topham Hatt™, the Controller of the Railway.  Admission includes access to Museum exhibits and model trains, and special Day Out With Thomas activities, including a petting zoo, temporary tattoos, Imagination Station (train table play area), sing-a-longs, bean bag toss, hula hoops, bubbles, ladder golf & a magic show!Day Out With Thomas is sure to provide a day of memorable, family fun! The museum highly recommends you to arrive at least one hour before your scheduled train departure.

The Museum will host a wide range of food vendors for lunch, snacks & dessert. Or bring your own picnic lunch, however, please note that the Museum has no locker or storage facilities.  Both alcohol and cooking are prohibited.

For more information please visit the Colorado Railroad Museum website or call 1-800-365-6263

Community Yoga at prAna

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When: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Where: prAna, 1147 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 2PM – 3PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

prAna provides everything you need – mats, bolsters, blocks straps and more at this free community yoga class.

Barnyard Critter Day

Photo Courtesy Boulder County

When: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Where: Agricultural Heritage Center, 8348 Ute Hwy, Longmont

Time: 10AM – 3PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Your kids will learn about the roles of chickens, pigs, horses and other animals on a farm when they visit the Agricultural Heritage Center. See demonstrations of sheep herding and horseshoeing, visit with chickens and pigs, and ride on a horse-drawn wagon. Please leave your pets at home.

The Hill Summer Sundays

what to do with the kids in boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy of The Hill Boulder Facebook Page

When: Sunday, June 25

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

Time: 8AM – 11AM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

In partnership with Daily Camera and City of Boulder Colorado Government, The Hill has announced a FREE new event series: Summer Sundays on The Hill! Every Sunday in June and July from 8-11:00 AM, 13th Street will be closed to host free outdoor yoga and barre classes, as well as free just-for-kids-fun and community activities. Parking is FREE on Sundays, too! All activities are FREE. This week’s activities include: 9:00 a.m. outdoor yoga from CorePower Yoga, smoothie kitchen from RUSH BOWLS – Boulder, CO, architecture scavenger hunt, live music from Anna Shoemaker, face-painting by Enchantment Etc., paint and watercolors with Meininger Art Supply.

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