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17 family-friendly events in Denver this week

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Colorado Rockies Home Opener, Disney on Ice, and the 2019 Macaroni Kid Douglas County Summer Camp & Activities Fair are just a few family-friendly events this week. See our event calendar for full details.

Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment at the Historic Denver Coliseum 
April 3 – 7 
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic, LIVE ON ICE! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom

Colorado Avalanche vs. Winnipeg Jets at the Pepsi Center 
April 4, 7:00– 9:00 pm
Colorado Avalanche vs. Winnipeg Jets at Pepsi Center!

Free Day at Museo de las Americas 
April 5, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free day!

Colorado Rockies Home Opener at Coors Field – Home of the Colorado Rockies 
April 5, 2:15 – 4:45 pm
Don’t miss the Colorado Rockies Home Opener where the Colorado Rockies square off against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers at Pepsi Center 
April 5, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Denver Nuggets face off against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Central City Opera Family Series: Mozart & Co. at Centro San Juan Diego 
April 6, 9:30 – 11:45 am

Central City Opera presents Mozart & Co. Enjoy a kid-friendly, interactive performance of opera scenes from hilarious stories originally envisioned by Shakespeare and the Brothers Grimm. Two performances (9:30 & 11:00 am) – 30 minute performance followed by 15 minutes of playtime. Recommended for kids 6 and under (and their families).

Free Day at Denver Art Museum 
April 6, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Free Day!

Grand Opening at Board & Brush Creative Studio – Westminster 
April 6, 1:00 – 3:00 pm
From the outside, it looks like a charming shop with an artsy feel. Once inside, there’s no mistaking this is a place for creativity to blossom, DIY confidence to take hold, and memories to be made.

Colorado Mammoth vs. Saskatchewan Rush at Pepsi Center 
April 6, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Mammoth and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children are fighting cancer together through the team’s 10th annual Lacrosse Out Cancer night. During a special halftime show, the Mammoth will look back at the last decade of Lacrosse Out Cancer, honoring the children and families they have met along the way, and rallying with those who are fighting back against this dreaded disease.

10th Annual Frank Shorter RACE4Kids’ Health 5k and Family Expo at 1st Bank Center 
April 7, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Healthy Learning Paths invites you to spread the power of health at the 10th annual Frank Shorter RACE4Kids’ Health 5K and Expo: Where Science, Engineering & Health Collide. Olympic Gold Medalist Frank Shorter wants you to join runners, walkers, and crawlers to rally for the health of kids!

2019 Macaroni Kid Douglas County Summer Camp & Activities Fair at CU South Denver 
April 7, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

This FREE event is a one-stop community-focused event designed to give families the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the best camps, summer activities, and more in and around Douglas County.

Just Between Friends of Denver at National Western Complex 
April 10 – 14
It’s finally here! Twice a year, Mile High Mamas does a round-up detailing Colorado’s popular children’s consignment sales. Thousands of shoppers find bargains on kids’ clothing for newborn-preteen, toys, strollers, furniture, baby equipment, books, shoes, maternity items and more…all at 50-90% below retail.

Ongoing General Events

Once Upon a Playground at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
January 29 – May 26, 2019
In Fort Collins Museum of Discovery’s special traveling exhibition, Once Upon a Playground, take an interactive journey from the past to the present… and beyond. Share in the nostalgia for playgrounds form decades past with dozens of historic images while you celebrate playgrounds of Fort Collins present and future. We invite you to touch, to see, to smell, to listen, to climb, to build – and to experience this interactive exhibition that is sure to enliven all of your senses.

Images from the Tracks at the Colorado Railroad Museum
January 28, 2019 – January 5, 2020
One of the foremost photographers to photograph the great American West, William Henry Jackson’s images had an immense influence on the public’s perception of the American West. A portion of those images were captured here in Colorado as Jackson traveled throughout the west by rail. This exhibit not only showcases the Museum’s collection of Jackson photographs but provides visitors with the opportunity to visit the rail car he traveled and lived in – the Denver & Rio Grande Western business car – the Rico.

Got Style? Railroads & Design at the Colorado Railroad Museum
Feb 16 – Jun 10, 2019
Often leading the pack as far as what was “stylish.” railroads have echoed the fashion of their day. From rail cars to benches, dining plates to lamps passengers expected and often got the best. This small exhibit explores the how materials, production technologies and aesthetic trends all affected how the railroads we traveled on looked.

Kids Kabaret Performances at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre
Feb 20, 2019 – May 24, 2019
Our ‘Kids Kabaret’ shows are designed for children ages 3-12. We take pride in offering live theater for young children; understanding that they will wiggle and move around. Several children are incorporated into the show at each performance.

Marine Biologist for a Day at the Downtown Aquarium
Jan 1- Dec 31, 2019
See if you have what it takes to become a Marine Biologist! Spend a day behind the scenes where all the scientific action happens. Experience close encounters with exotic species from the deep sea to shallow reef and everywhere in between. You’ll even get to dissect a squid! Program includes guided tour, biologist dive show, squid dissection, animal feedings and much more! T-shirts & lunch included.

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