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December 2019

Laser-cut ornaments

December 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on December 19, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on December 22, 2019 at 10:30am

Turn your drawing into an ornament to take home! Leaving with an ornament laser-engraved into acrylic is easy. All you have to know how to do is draw! Volunteers will help you turn your drawing into a stunning holiday ornament to take home. They'll facilitate using our Glowforge to laser-cut your art. We'll have all the materials you need here. No previous experience necessary. No pre-registration necessary. First come, first served. One project is free with each admission.

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Youth Art Opening

December 15, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the art created by local youth reflecting on the Wild! Buffalo in Boulder exhibit.

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Laser-cut ornaments

December 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 19, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on December 22, 2019 at 4:00pm

Turn your drawing into an ornament to take home! Leaving with an ornament laser-engraved into acrylic is easy. All you have to know how to do is draw! Volunteers will help you turn your drawing into a stunning holiday ornament to take home. They'll facilitate using our Glowforge to laser-cut your art. We'll have all the materials you need here. No previous experience necessary. No pre-registration necessary. First come, first served. One project is free with each admission.

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Laser-cut ornaments

December 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on December 19, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on December 22, 2019 at 10:30am

Turn your drawing into an ornament to take home! Leaving with an ornament laser-engraved into acrylic is easy. All you have to know how to do is draw! Volunteers will help you turn your drawing into a stunning holiday ornament to take home. They'll facilitate using our Glowforge to laser-cut your art. We'll have all the materials you need here. No previous experience necessary. No pre-registration necessary. First come, first served. One project is free with each admission.

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January 2020

Día de los Reyes Family Free Day

January 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
Free

The Museum of Boulder is pleased to announce a special FREE DAY at the museum on Sunday, January 5th. Join us for music and activities in honor of Día de los Reyes (Three Kings Day). Make wishes for 2020, vote for your favorite piñata, enjoy music from local performers, make your own papel picado in the Google Garage, and explore the Museum exhibits with your family. Thanks to our generous sponsor Frasier for making this event possible. Music schedule: 10:30-11:30am…

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Death, Divorce & Downsizing: What Happens to the Art and your Legacy?

January 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Hear from our panel of experts on how big life changes will affect your body of artwork. This conversation will provide tips on how artists can prepare for and navigate these challenges. Light refreshments will be served. Co-presented by the Boulder County Arts Alliance (BCAA) and the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA). Registration and Networking: 5:00 - 5:30pm Workshop: 5:30-7:00pm Moderator: Meredith Badler, Program Director, CBCA Panelists: Julie Davis Ratner, Estate Planning Attorney, Colorado Attorneys for the Arts…

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Animation Station Pop Up Studio

January 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on February 9, 2020 at 10:00am

Join Steve & Kate's Camp at the Museum for a pop-up film studio! Kids are natural-born storytellers. This studio gives them the tools to bring their most imaginative stories to life through stop-motion animation film. This drop-in event is free with admission.

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Museum Tour with Tom Bogdan

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on October 27, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on November 10, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on November 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on January 12, 2020 at 1:00pm

One event on January 19, 2020 at 1:00pm

One event on February 2, 2020 at 1:00pm

One event on February 16, 2020 at 1:00pm

One event on February 23, 2020 at 1:00pm

Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Get a behind the scenes tour of the Museum and its exhibits with lead docent, Tom Bogdan. A long time Boulder resident, retired scientist, and bass player, Tom has volunteered with the Museum since 2015. Learn about the development of the permanent exhibit, The Boulder Experience, and go behind closed doors with Tom on this magical mystery tour! Free with Museum admission | No registration necessary (check in with front desk upon arrival)

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Blind Contour-Line Drawing: Seeing Without Looking

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Join us for a hands-on learning experience with local artist Sara Rockinger. In this beginning class, you will discover the subtle beauty of an object without the distraction of the discriminating mind by practicing an exercise called “blind contour line drawing.” This exercise is a process by which the artist draws the contour or outline of an object, never looking at their paper, and never lifting the drawing implement, erasing or ‘correcting.’ You may be surprised what can be translated…

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Museum Tour with Tom Bogdan

January 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on October 27, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on November 10, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on November 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on January 12, 2020 at 1:00pm

One event on January 19, 2020 at 1:00pm

One event on February 2, 2020 at 1:00pm

One event on February 16, 2020 at 1:00pm

One event on February 23, 2020 at 1:00pm

Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
+ Google Map

Get a behind the scenes tour of the Museum and its exhibits with lead docent, Tom Bogdan. A long time Boulder resident, retired scientist, and bass player, Tom has volunteered with the Museum since 2015. Learn about the development of the permanent exhibit, The Boulder Experience, and go behind closed doors with Tom on this magical mystery tour! Free with Museum admission | No registration necessary (check in with front desk upon arrival)

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Thank you for your interest in field trips to the Museum of Boulder! We are now taking registrations for field trips.

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Kids and Families

The museum is always alive with new activities for kids and families! Excite curious minds with a visit to the Google Garage — come again and again for creative tinkering, there’s always something new! Keep an eye out for events for the family, below. Join our newsletter to stay informed.

trunks and costume rentals

explore the possibilities below

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Plains Indians Trunk

Explore the lives of the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes with touchable artifacts, books, games and more, all ready to travel to your classroom. Show your class how to erect a tipi, use real tools and instruments, and explore some of the local natural resources essential to the lives of the Arapaho and Cheyenne people.

$15/week + $25 refundable deposit

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City in a Suitcase

Explore the lives of people from Boulder’s Sister Cities with hundreds of Museum-quality objects and teacher resources. Trunks are great tools for teaching many subjects, and have been used in art, language arts, geography, Spanish and history classes. $15/week + $25 refundable deposit

  • Dushanbe, Tajikistan Sister City Trunk
  • Mante, Mexico Sister City Trunk
  • Yateras, Cuba Sister City Trunk
  • Lhasa, Tibet Sister City Trunk
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Period clothing and prop rental

Find the perfect costume for your performance! Great resource for National History Day or historical plays.

$10/item/week + $10/item refundable deposit

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