Sep. 1st - 30th
September is Library Card Sign-up Month across Colorado and the U.S.! Get a library card for every family member this month to take advantage of so many fun, educational programs for the whole family, along with books, movies, music, ebooks, magazines, audiobooks, online research resources, nature backpacks with state park passes, and so much more - all for free! And as your kids head back to school, from free access to STEAM programs/activities, educational apps, homework help, technology workshops to the expertise of librarians, a library card is one of the most cost effective - FREE! - back to school supplies available. To find your nearest public library, go to https://find.coloradolibraries.org/.
Sep. 14th - Dec. 9th
"The Disappearing Mining Landscape of Grant County, New Mexico"
The Western Museum of Mining & Industry's new special exhibit, utilizes photography with geological samples and information to document all the districts of the historical mining landscape of Grant County, New Mexico.
The new exhibit will open Thursday September 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm, followed by a guest lecture. The exhibit will be available to view during normal museum hours (Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm) until Saturday December 9, 2017. Normal museum admission rates will apply.
Why is the history of mining worth preserving in Grant County? Mining is the reason for the existence of Silver City; furthermore mining has always been part of Grant County!
Years of photography and geology training and experience are behind the creation of this body of work.
It is meant to preserve history for others to contemplate, to understand, to enjoy and to be inspired by!
Sep. 23rd - 24th
New adventures begin here.
Try all of the recreation activities Colorado has to offer in one place, over one weekend, for free!
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will hold the inaugural Outdoor Adventure Expo at Cherry Creek State Park the weekend of September 23-24, 2017. New adventures begin here with three separate recreation areas (Outdoor, Shooting, and Water) which offer archery, biking, fishing, OHV rides, paddleboarding, rock climbing, sailing, shooting and more!
Sep. 23rd - Oct. 29th
There's a reason the Colorado Pumpkin Patch was voted top 20 in places to take your kids for 3 years in a row @ Kidsoutandabout.com.
Come see why and climb on our straw bale pyramid, find your way through the maze, target shoot at our gourds, visit our petting zoo, take a pony ride, enjoy a hay ride, play in the corn box, and don't forget to pick out your pumpkins.
Thursday-Sunday: 9am-5pm (pony rides & face painting only on these days)
Concessions available everyday.
Laughter, smiles, fun & memories made everyday.
No pets, please.
Back to our regular hours, the Family Star Party is an evening of looking to the stars and discovering the wonders of the universe. This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts! All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere inside.
Sep. 30th - Oct. 29th
Families of all ages are invited to enjoy fall fun this October at Denver Rescue Mission's 15th Annual Harvest Farm Fall Festival & Corn Maze. Activities include a 10-acre corn maze, corn cannons, yard games, food trucks, natural play areas, petting zoo, pig races, hay wagon rides and much more.
Visit www.HarvestFarm.net for more information and to purchase tickets.
From exploring the depths of the seas, to the far reaches of space, we are always pushing the next frontier. Visit the restored Scott Carpenter Space Analog Station and learn about future missions to the ice moon Europa. Help us design the station to explore the icy oceans of Saturn's moons, and learn about how exploring space and the ocean are similar.Â Scott Carpenter Station - Mission to EuropaÂ is a new interactive exhibit that invites visitors to get hands on with a mission to another world.Â
In October of 1957, Sputnik became the first man-made object to orbit the Earth. We'll learn about Sputnik's legacy and the fleet of satellites that make life better here on Earth.
â€¢ Sputnik Classroom Activity
â€¢ Sputnik Science On a Sphere
â€¢ Crafts and more
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is turning 5 years old and to celebrate admission to the Discovery Center is free.
Join us for
o Science On a Sphere Tours of the Solar System
o Mars Robotic Rover Driving
o Space Arts and Crafts
Oct. 7th - 8th
Looking for a way to celebrate the beauty of fall?
Bring your family to the Western Museum of Mining & Industry for the 6th annual Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival. On Saturday October 7th and Sunday October 8th WMMI will open up the historic 27 acres located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains for a celebration of all things fall! The event will feature a pumpkin patch, hayrides, food trucks and craft vendors! The popular Gold Canyon Gunfighters will be back again to wow the crowds with their Wild West show. Learn to pan for gold and gems with the Gold Prospectors of Colorado. Visitors can even witness the operating Yellow Jacket stamp mill and blacksmith shop as well as hear the roar of the museum's working steam engines! There will be crafts, fun activities for kids, and face painting! So come to WMMI and get in the spirit of fall!
Admission is only $5 per person, ages 4 and up.
Food and refreshments will be available for purchase on site.
We will have several science booths to explore fossils, a variety of hands-on science activities, live Hedgehogs, robots, an interactive wildlife display, Fun with Magnetism and an Oobleck table. Sounds like a great day filled with Science fun at the Dinosaur Resource Center!
Join us for a flitterific story time event with our magical fairies! Event includes; story time, light snack and beverage, dancing and a photo opportunity where your little pixie will get to spend some one on one time with our magical Tinker and Fawn Fairies! See event website for all the details - we hope to see you there!!