Events: Hands-on electricity exhibition, Elmo’s Super Heroes & More!
The Longmont Museum presents AMP’D: Powering Longmont 1912-2012, a hands-on exhibition exploring the mysteries of electricity. Opening Saturday, November 17, this family-friendly exhibit will run through February 17, 2013. Featuring nine different hands-on activities, AMP’D invites children and families to assemble a model electrical grid from power plant to home, climb into a bucket next to a replica power pole, and use powerful magnets to generate energy. Kids can discover how LPC keeps the lights on with a lighted model neighborhood, and balance electrical “loads” on a giant scale. Visitors will become a part of an electric circuit, see electricity moving through a plasma globe, and can try to generate up to 90 watts of power through a hand-cranked generator. Exhibit admission is $5 adults, $3 students/seniors (62+), and free for children 5 and under.
Ride the Rail Saturdays at the Colorado Railroad Museum. Do you have a child fascinated with railroading? Experience the sights and sounds as it was 100 years ago with a historic narrow-gauge passenger train powered by a steam or diesel locomotive. 10 a.m.4 p.m., $30 for the whole family, $15 for adults, kids ages 2-16 are $ and under age 2 are free. coloradorailroadmuseum.org
Elmo’s Super Heroes are coming to town November 23-25 at the Walls Fargo Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center. Little ones will love this musical about Super Grover’s search for his missing super-ness in this show that teaches fun lessons about healthy habits. Tickets at $15 and up. sesamestreetlive.com
Rally up the troops and bookmark this date because on Friday, November 16, the Denver Zoo is having a free day!
On November 20, enjoy a Night at The Morrison Museum. Kids will enjoy painting a fossil track cast, the dinosaur coloring station, petting a living native reptile and helping with fossil cleaning in the Paleo Lab. The Morrison Natural History Museum offers a glimpse of the first important dinosaur discoveries in Colorado including fossils from the first Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus ever discovered. The 3,000 square foot ‘Fossils of the Foothills’ exhibition (2,000 sq. ft. indoors/1,000 sq. ft. outdoors) offers an overview of local life history in context of area geology. Tickets are $5-7.
Join Rocky Mountain PBS and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for a visit from Buddy the T. Rex on December 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The new Dinosaur Train Discovery Tour’s mobile website relates dinosaur and science information from the hit program “Dinosaur Train” to exhibits in the museum, so bring along your laptop, smartphone, or mobile tablet device for a full experience. Cost is included with general admission to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. http://www.dmns.org/
Get tangled up in Disney On Ice’s Dare to Dream December 6-9 at the Pepsi Center. Experience Disney’s hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled; as Rapunzel, her unlikely companion, Flynn, and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen in a magical, musical journey that all begins with a fateful kiss. All your favorite princesses take to the ice in a spectacular finale. Get $4 off all performances Click “Buy Tickets” on the performance of your choice. Enter the savings code 4MOM in the “Promotion Code” box (not valid for VIP tickets).