Dial down the external stimulation, and spend a special morning at the Children’s Museum. With limited attendance, a quieter-than-usual museum space will welcome children with disabilities and sensitivities, along with their families for some early-morning museum exploration. Sat 8-10 a.m
Touch, smell, dig. Sense is the name of the game for this hands-on sediments class. Tiny tikes, ages 18 months-6 years, will get a chance to sift through the dirt, while they investigate rocks and the various plants that live among them. Tue 9:30 a.m, 10:45 a.m.; Wed 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.; Thu 9:30 a.m.; 10:45 a.m.
This rockin' playdate gives pint-sized Picassos a chance to bring their grown-ups in to jump, shake, and shout about art. Once all the shakes are out, little ones can create their own moveable masterpieces, read stories, and play gallery games. Wed 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Looking for a way to bond with your not-so-little one? Join Theatre Esprite Asian for an educational yet captivating performance about the signing of Executive Order 9066. Recounting the life of a rebellious Japanese-American youth, interned during WWII, this compelling performance is bound to please older kids and parents alike. Wed 7-9 p.m.
Take a trip down the trails less traveled during this four-hour snowshoe hike through the southeastern corner of Rocky Mountain National Park. A resourceful guide will lead your family through the snow-covered forests, while teaching you about plant and animal winter survival skills.
Since students can't spend President's Day weekend scaling Mt. Everest, the Boulder Rock Club is tempting kids with an alternative climbing experience. Campers ages 6-14 will be split into groups according to age and skill level, where they will learn basic safety skills, play games, and of course, climb some rocks. Fri 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Mon 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Colorado Ballet brings this classic fairytale to life with an enchanting theater performance. Watch as your child experiences the kind of magic only a fairy godmother can whip up in a world of wicked stepsisters, glass slippers, and dreams-come-true. Thu 6:30 p.m.; Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.
February doesn’t just mark the dead of winter—it also means your kiddo is most likely launching into full-blown cabin fever mode. Luckily for wary parents, this expo offers little ones a day out, filled with inflatable slides, magic shows, and diaper changing races. Bonus: There will be tons of childcare experts—nannies, college planners, and directors—on site.
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