What to Do with Kids this Weekend, November 4 – 5, 2017

by Rachel Daly
things to do in Boulder in November

There’s something for everyone this weekend! Longmont’s Día de los Muertos celebration, as well as theater, science, climbing, dancing and so much more. All happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

A Little Princess

what to do with kids in Boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy CenterStage Theatre Company

When: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, November 4 – 6, 2017

Where: Nevin Platt Middle School, 6096 Baseline Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80303

Time: Times vary, schedule here.

Cost: General Admission $14, VIP $25, Students $10, Children Under 12 $8, Tickets here.

CenterStage Theatre Company presents A Little Princess this weekend. A Little Princess is the adventure of a young girl, whose courage is as big as her heart. When Sara Crewe loses everything she holds dear, she uses her imagination and her perseverance to survive, with the grace of a real-life princess, proving to all that if you are kind, brave and true, anyone can be a princess.

Super Science Saturday! WILD Weather

what to do with kids in Boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy NCAR

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Where: NCAR UCAR Science Education, 1850 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, Colorado 80305

Time: 10AM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Join the National Center for Atmospheric Research for Super Science Saturday this Saturday! This annual event at the NCAR brings kids and adults together to explore hands-on activities, think about new ideas, and learn about science. This year’s theme is WILD WEATHER! Activities and Events include hands-on activity tables, experiments from CSU’s Little Shop of Physics, science Galaxy activities, balloon launches, doppler on Wheels (storm chasing vehicle), NCAR 3D Visualization Lab Demos, NCAR Wizards Showcase (4 shows). View the schedule of events here: https://scied.ucar.edu/sites/default/files/images/event/sss_2017_map_and_schedule_0.pdf. For questions, contact Eileen Carpenter at ecarpent@ucar.edu.

Day of the Dead Family Celebration

things to do in Boulder in November

Photo Courtesy Longmont Museum and Cultural Center

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Where: Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 11AM – 3PM

Cost: FREE

The annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration is the Longmont Museum’s signature event and the largest Day of the Dead celebration in Colorado, attracting more than 6,000 people to the exhibit, family event, and related programming. Día de los Muertos is a time to honor and celebrate deceased loved ones. Community participation is an essential part of this holiday that is full of life, reflection, food, family, and fun. At the free Family Celebration, join in the fun and enjoy live music and dancing, sugar skull decorating, traditional food, community altars, paper flower making, face painting, Lady Catrina, and more! Come dressed in your finest calaca (skeleton) apparel. Learn more at www.longmontmuseum.org or call 303-651-8374.

Lyons Old-time Square Dance

what to do with kids in Boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy Lyons Old Time Square Dance

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Where: Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, 303 Main St, Lyons, Colorado 80540

Time: 7PM – 10PM

Cost: $10/Adult, $5 Child, $25/Family

Brign the family to Lyons Old-Time Square Dance at Oskar Blues in Lyons. The dance promises old-time reels, mixers, squares, waltzes and flatfooting to live fiddle/banjo music! All dances are taught and are beginner/family-friendly. Dances are easiest earlier in the evening and become more complex as the evening progresses. Come alone, bring family/friends/kids and join our mix of beginner and welcoming seasoned dancers. No experience, partner or special shoes required. Contact oldtimedances@musicinlyons.com or (303)827-6322 with questions.

WOW!’s Birthday Party

When: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Where: WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N Harrison Ave, Lafayette, CO 80026

Time: 10AM – 12PM

Cost: Activity is Free with Museum Admission. Admission Prices: Children (ages 1-11): $9, Adults: $5, Infants (under 1): Free, Members Always Play for Free!

Help WOW! Children’s Museum, blow out their birthday candles and celebrate 21 years of inspiring children to learn through play! The birthday party features craft activities, an interactive musical performance by Boulder Bach Festival, and refreshments. All activities are included with Museum admission.

Mama Hike + Rayback Social

what to do with kids in Boulder this weekend

Photo Courtesy The Bloom Method

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017

Where: Sanitas Trailhead, then Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304

Time: 1:30 – 5:30PM

Cost: FREE

Join The Bloom Method Social Club Sunday, November 5th for a mama + babe hike followed by some play time at the Rayback Collective [partners welcome at the Rayback]. We’ll meet at the base of Sanitas @ 1:30pm and head over to the Rayback post-hike. All littles & pups are welcome to join for the hike! Please RSVP here if you can make it and we’ll reserve space at the Rayback if there is a large enough crew planning on attending. Invite a friend!

$5 Day at Butterfly Pavilion

things to do in Boulder in November

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017

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, November 5. 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.

FUNdamental Climbing Workshop

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Photo Courtesy ABC Kids Climbing Facebook Page

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017

Where: ABC Kids Climbing, 1960 32nd St, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Time: 6:30 – 8PM

Cost: FREE

A free event at ABC Kids Climbing by Autism Climbs for families affected by autism – bring the whole family, siblings and friends! No gear, no experience necessary. All ages, all abilities are welcome! Volunteers and participants, please RSVP through www.autismclimbs.org. You will get all set up with harness and shoes and coach you throughout the event. Kids get to climb low walls over thick mats, or tall walls on ropes. ABC Kids Climbing accommodates every level of difficulty and every level of easiness. You’ll find challenging bouldering problems as well as an area for younger kids with slide, zipline and bunny hole. We also encourage parents to try out climbing.

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