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27 fun events in Denver next week

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From Mystic Mermaids to Girls & Science to the Rocky Mountain Train Show, there are plenty of fun events in Denver this week. See our event calendar for additional information. 

Finding Your North Star at Aspen Academy 
March 5, 6:30 am – 8:30 am
With all the massive priorities for modern parents, we often neglect the important time to establish personal goals, mission and vision. Yet, it’s a crucial skill we instill in our children. Join Kristina Scala for an actionable session where you’ll walk away with a clearer focus for accomplishing your personal goals for the decade ahead, the summer, and the rest of 2020! 

Echter’s Gardening Echxpo at Echter’s Nursery & Garden Center 
March 6 – 8 
Echter’s Echxpo is the ultimate spring kickoff event for gardeners! More than 60 growers, manufacturers, and gardening societies will be represented in booths on the Echxpo show floor. Enjoy free seminars and demonstrations from industry experts. They will be answering questions and previewing the newest products and plants for 2020. Local breweries will be onsite sampling craft brews and answering questions about brewing and growing hops. Free kids activities will be available Saturday and Sunday!

Winter Weekends at CCO at Camp Chief Ouray, Snow Mountain Ranch 
March 6 – 8 
Ever wondered what Camp Chief Ouray (CCO) looks like covered in snow? Check out CCO for a fun filled weekend with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and sledding. Price: $250 – Includes lodging, food, and activities (including equipment rental) at Camp Chief Ouray. Campers will stay in a CCO lodge with heat and indoor restrooms.

Mystic Mermaids Under the Sea Breakfast at Downtown Aquarium 
March 7, 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Join us for an exclusive breakfast event with our Mystic Mermaids in the Downtown Aquarium on Saturday, March 7th at 8:30 & 9:30 AM. Enjoy a delicious breakfast while watching our mystic mermaids swim to music. After the show, you can take photos* and get an autograph with our Mystic Mermaids.

Free Day at Denver Art Museum 
March 7, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
General admission is free during Free Days at the DAM thanks to Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Explore fun things for families (including bilingual programs for the whole family), visit exhibitions throughout the museum, hear storytelling, and more!

Girls & Science at Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) 
March 7, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science and CBS4 are excited to host the annual Girls & Science event, where girls and their families will meet women scientists and experience the many diverse opportunities a future in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math can bring.

CU Wizards: Rocks from Outer Space @ Fiske Planetarium 
March 7, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Brian Hynek has traveled the globe in search of rocks from outer space. These rocks tell fascinating stories…the geologic, hydrologic, and climatic histories of our neighboring planets. Meet at CU Planetarium for a memorable Saturday morning CU Wizards show presented by a real rock star who is seeking to answer one of the greatest questions: Are we alone?!

Free Day at the DAM at Denver Art Museum
March 7, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
General admission is free during Free Days at the DAM thanks to Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Explore fun things for families (including bilingual programs for the whole family), visit exhibitions throughout the museum, hear storytelling, and more!

Museum Takeover: Brainstorm at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery 
March 7, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
The brain has taken the museum by storm! With fun, interactive learning stations all over the museum facilitated by Colorado State University biomedical students, you can dive deep into the brain’s lobes, cortices, neurons, and more. Join us for a day of exploration. It’s a no-brainer!

Rocky Mountain Steam Fest 2020 at Boulder County Fairgrounds
March 7 – 8 
Science * Technology * Entrepreneurship * Arts * Making.  You’ll experience all the fun that you can possibly imagine under one roof at Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest 2020 (Seventh Annual). With over 100 indoor, hands-on activities, this event has something for everyone, no matter how young or old, tall or small, nerdy or not!

Rocky Mountain Train Show at Denver Mart 
March 7  – 8 
ll Aboard the Rocky Mountain Train Show – March 7th and 8th, 2020! Visit the largest model train show west of the Mississippi River at the Denver Mart. Make it a day or a weekend of Family Fun with 2-1/2 acres of model, toy trains of all scales, with 30 operating train layouts and two Large LEGO displays.

Denver Brass: Celtic Castles and Cathedrals at Bethany Lutheran Church 
March 7 – 8 
EMBRACE CELTIC HEART, SOUL AND TRADITION through the impassioned sounds of a culture whose roots connect all of mankind. From riveting tales of love and war, to idyllic odes and picturesque landscapes, it’s music that resonates and leaves a lasting impression.
In this acoustically magnificent space, we’ll bring to life your beloved favorites, along with new songs that will find a permanent place in your heart. Inspired by the castles and cathedrals of long ago, brass, bagpipes, and pipe organ will create a concert for the ages!

Jeff & Paige Winter Concert Series @ Gunbarrel Brewing Co. 
March 7, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A live, indoor science/nature-kids’ concert at this spacious, family-owned brewery. Ample seating, food truck, arcade, games and great beers.

Colorado Rapids Home Opener vs. Orlando City SC at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park 
March 7, 7:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Colorado Rapids vs Orlando City SC, 2020 Home Opener.

Shalom-Entaschen 2020 at The People’s Building 
March 7, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Featuring amazing music from Hadgaba, Tivoli Club Brass Band, and Oingo Boingo tribute band Reptiles and Samurai! Juggling and comedy from Reid Belstock! PLUS plenty of carnival games and hamentaschen! COSTUMES ENCOURAGED!

University of Denver vs. Colorado College – Hockey at University of Denver/Ritchie Center-Magness Arena 
March 7, 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Join the University of Denver’s pioneers against Colorado College for a Saturday night of hockey!

Gone Overboard at East Middle School 
March 7 – 8 
Escape the winter doldrums cruising with the Aurora Singers. Don’t get caught sittin’ on the dock of the bay when we set sail for the high seas with a program that may very well send everyone overboard. Silly antics and cheerful songs will brighten the day as poignant love songs warm our hearts. Now that sounds like a perfect cruise. But don’t forget your life vest.

Low Sensory Morning at Downtown Aquarium
March 8, 8:30 am – 9:45 am
For our guests that prefer a calmer and more sensory-friendly environment join us for a special morning. We will open early at 8:30 am, turn up the lights and turn down the ambient sounds in the exhibits.

Ballet Ariel’s Fairy Tale Suite & Tea Party @ Cleo Parker Robinson Dance 
March 8, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Ballet Ariel’s Fairy Tale Suite is the perfect ballet for young audiences. This original ballet, developed by the creative team of Ballet Ariel, is performed to the beautiful Mother Goose Suite score and scenario by Maurice Ravel. Children of all ages, and their adults, will be captivated as Beauty and the Beast, Pavane of Sleeping Beauty, Tom Thumb, Empress of the Pagoda and The Fairy Garden come to life before their eyes, and the Prince wakes the Sleeping Beauty with a kiss as Ravel’s spectacular finale reaches its peak.

Colorado Mammoth vs. Rochester Knighthawks at Pepsi Center 
March 8, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sundays at the Loud House is always great. Shoo away those Sunday Scaries and enjoy some afternoon lacrosse! Bring everyone down for whacky fun contests, concourse activities, and more!

Denver Nuggets vs. Milwaukee Bucks at Pepsi Center 
March 9, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Milwaukee Bucks vs Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center.

ONGOING EVENTS

Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits at Denver Museum of Nature and Science
September 13, 2019 – April 12, 2020
“Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits” takes guests inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes to explore the psychology, physiology and physicality of some of the most extreme activities in the world. In this high-energy exhibition, guests experience the thrill of extreme sports in exciting, interactive exhibits and immersive environments. Meet passionate athletes, hear their incredible stories and take in the artistry, motivation and thoughtfulness that goes into everything they do. dmns.org
 
Terry Maker: Because the World is Round Exhibit at Visit Longmont
Jan. 24 – May 17, 2020
Terry has created a unique exhibit especially for the Longmont Museum: Because the World is Round. Terry mines commonplace materials, cutting and re-combining them into dense and tactile wall reliefs and large-scale freestanding sculptures. For this show, she is focusing on a recurring theme in her work—the circle. Circles have a host of symbolic meanings, and Terry wants to invoke them all—cosmic, cyclical, universal, sacred… Her transformation in the gallery is awe-inspiring.  visitlongmont.org

The Science Behind Pixar at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Oct. 11 – April 5, 2020
Enjoy a unique look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters with The Science Behind Pixar. This interactive exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen. dmns.org

VR Arcade
Oct. 26 – March 8, 2020
Come on in, jump on board, and have some fun in VR Arcade. The pop-up experience uses virtual reality technology that lets you explore wherever your curiosity leads. VR Arcade features a four-person Virtual Reality Transporter ride, an individual Birdly flight, and six bays for individual VR opportunities.

The Velveteen Rabbit at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
Jan. 30 – May 20, 2020
When a rocking horse tells an old-fashioned velveteen rabbit that toys become real when they are truly loved, the stuffed animal jumps at the opportunity to be the favorite playmate of a young boy. But when the boy gets sick, their friendship is tested and both learn a lesson in loyalty and what being “real” truly means. This musical adaptation of Margery Williams’ 1922 classic The Velveteen Rabbit presents an updated version of one of the most celebrated children’s tales of our time. Filled with longing and the companionship that fulfills it, the story presents an appreciation for a childhood that is sincere and filled with fun and magic. This timeless tale shows the transformative power of love, and will touch anyone who has ever had a beloved childhood toy.

Night Lights Denver at Daniels & Fisher Tower
Now through Dec. 21, 2020
The Denver Theatre District’s ongoing, year-round projection mapping installation will be projected on the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower every Thursday through Saturday evening. Night Lights Denver will include rotating content, designed by artists and the community, featuring a wide range of art.  nightlightsdenver.com

Amber Johnson
Author: Amber Johnson

Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

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