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Be on TV to help promote the Children’s Museum’s New Bubbles Exhibit!

Would your children love to be on TV?

Now is their chance! The Children’s Museum of Denver’s new exhibit, Bubbles, will finally open on Saturday, May 15. To help promote the launch, news crews will be visiting the exhibit. The museum needs approximately 10 camera-ready kiddos to come play at the following times:

Thursday, May 13th with Channel 2 – 6:30 am – 9:00 am

Monday, May 17th with Fox 31 – 6:45 am – 9:00 am

Please email the museum’s Manager of Marketing and Communications Zoe Ocampo at [email protected] if you are interested.

Also, stay tuned for Mile High Mamas’ official review of all the action next week (and fun pictures from our Mama’s Night Out at the Museum).

Be among the first to visit the Children’s Museum’s new Bubbles exhibit for $1!

Mile High Mamas is teaming up with the Children’s Museum of Denver to announce that their new exhibit, Bubbles, will open for hands-on exploration starting May 15th. Children of all ages will experience the magical, scientific and fantastical world of bubble play like never before! Learn the science behind these translucent wonders in the most imaginable ways possible.

The best news? Mile High Mamas/Mom It Forward will be bubbling over with fun at our own exclusive Night at the Museum.

Here’s for hoping these bubbles don’t come to life.

Join us on Wednesday, May 19 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. The cost is just $1 per person. Space is limited so be tell your friends and RSVP here (you must sign up in order to receive the special rate).

Please stay tuned for our official review of the new exhibit.

Note: Our exclusive night at the Bubbles exhibit is sold out. Thank you to all who signed up. If you missed this opportunity, be sure to check out the new exhibit on your own time!

Weekly Event Round-up: Bunny Trail EggVenture, Bug Theatre and More!

Saturday. Hop to the Children’s Museum of Denver for the Bunny Trail EggVenture, an all-day spring celebration. The whole museum, inside and out, will be prepped for a party full of live performances, demonstrations and activities. Stop in for storytime with The Big Bunny, see performances by Radio Disney or watch liquid nitrogen ice cream being made. In the meantime, try on Colorado Ballet costumes, dye some eggs, make bunny ears and more. Weather permitting, outside activities will include a petting zoo, games and rides on Vern’s Mini-Train. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Children’s Museum of Denver, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive; 303-433-7444. Outdoor activities are free, indoor activities are included with museum admission: $7.50 for guests ages 2 to 59, $5.50 for 1-year-olds and seniors age 60 and older. Visit cmdenver.org for more information.

Friday-Sunday. There are just a few more days left to catch “Embrace!” at the Denver Art Museum, closing on Sunday. The exhibit invited artists to have their way with the museum’s striking Hamilton Building, and this weekend, kids are especially welcome to see the result. Make your own “Embrace!” creations and display them, just like the artists (or take them home). Dance with Colorado Ballet teachers in the gallery, and grab a Family Backpack or Art Tube to take through the museum. Best of all, kids age 17 and younger are admitted to the museum free, as part of the museum’s Spring Break celebration. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy.; 720-865-5000. Activities are included with admission: $10 for Colorado residents, $13 for nonresidents, with discounts for students and seniors. Learn more at denverartmuseum.org.

Friday-Sunday. It’s the last weekend to get “a spoonful of sugar” with “Mary Poppins” at the Buell Theater. The touring production of the Broadway musical mixes P.L. Travers’ original stories with moments from the classic Disney film. And of course, there are the songs: “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” Step in Time,” and a little ditty called “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” 7:30 p.m. tonight, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The Buell Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis Streets. Tickets are $25-$130, depending on seat location and showtime. To purchase tickets, visit denvercenter.org or call 303-893-4100.

Through April 24. Take a turn for the weird with “Captain Swift and the Invasion from Planet X” at the Bug Theatre. Presented by the Planet X Players, the show is a serial science-fiction melodrama. Each performance contains the 12 chapters of Captain Swift’s adventure — it’s full of exciting cliffhangers that ensure everyone stays tuned. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturdays. The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St.; 303-477-9984. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for students and military, $5 for kids ages 12 and younger. Wear a sci-fi costume for $2 off admission. Call to reserve seats.

Friday. Wind down the week with an evening walk at the Audubon Society of Greater Denver’s Audubon Center. The “Dusk into Darkness” walk starts just when many creatures are getting ready for bed. Learn how the nocturnal creatures of the South Platte River habitat have adapted to life at night. After the walk, warm up with a campfire and snacks. 7:30-9:30 p.m. tonight. The Audubon Center, Waterton Road at South Wadsworth Boulevard, Littleton. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for children under age 12. Audubon Society members receive a $2 discount. Learn more at denveraudubon.org, or call 303-973-9530.

-Kathleen St. John

Children’s Museum All About Animals Month – Win 4 Tickets!

The Children’s Museum struts, waddles, flaps, and soars into the month of March with new theme—All About Animals.

It’s nearly impossible to find a toddler or preschooler who doesn’t appreciate furry and feathery friends. I took my two youngest children to explore some of the animal-themed activities knowing none of us would leave disappointed. One of the first activities we joined was ARTS a la Carte’s Birds of a Feather. My 3-year-old, Beatrix, would get to hear a story and then make her very own bird with all sorts of cool, colorful art supplies.

We were warmly welcomed into the art room. Beatrix was given a large piece of paper and a pencil. The room quickly filled with kids and parents, eager to get crafty. Dana, the activity leader, read Sylvie, by Jennifer Sattler. It’s a book about a flamingo who tries being different colors but decides pink is pretty in the end.

The story served as creative inspiration for the kids, who were turned loose to make their own simple flamingos. It was easy for Beatrix’s little hands to glue and paste the paper parts together. She had a blast decorating her flamingo with crayon, feathers, and puffy balls.

Admit it. You want to make one too. Who can resist puffy balls and feathers?

I was a little worried the program would be too long to hold her attention, but it was perfectly timed and well-paced. If flamingos aren’t your child’s favorite bird, Birds of a Feather will be featuring other beaked friends to learn about, including peacocks and hummingbirds. When you attend, you should be aware you will have a new treasure to conspicuously hang in your home. Perhaps over your sofa? Your child will be seriously impressed with herself.

She may even want to sleep with her picture next to her in bed.

All About Animals will be the theme for the whole month of March. Fur, feathers and scales will be in style as we feature the world’s animal kingdom. Learn what we have in common with these amazing creatures and what makes us different.

Here is the schedule: