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Calling all local non-profit Development professionals! Let's get to know one another and share challenges, successes and struggles around raising money in Boulder. RSVP to email@example.com.Find out more »
Did you know that fewer than 18% of Wikipedia biographical pages are for women? Become part of the movement to include more diverse voices in history by learning how to add Wikipedia pages for Boulder women and people of color overlooked by this massive open-source reference. At this drop-in session, we’ll explain our Inclusipedia project and teach you how to: + set up a Wikipedia account + add details to existing pages + conduct research to help us with new pages Bring…Find out more »
After more than a decade of bootlegging and illegal underground booze production, Prohibition was officially repealed across the United States in 1933. So how in the world did Boulder, Colorado, manage to maintain its status as a dry city for a whopping 34 years more? Join Atlas Obscura and the Museum of Boulder as we explore the city's evolution from the holder of one of the longest unbroken prohibitions against alcohol in the United States to its current status as…Find out more »
The Museum of Boulder is pleased to announce FREE DAY at the museum on Sunday, August 4th from 10:00am-5:00pm. Come enjoy all the Museum has to offer for adults and children including the Boulder Experience Gallery (2nd Floor Gallery) showcasing the history of Boulder, and A-MAZE-D (lower level) featuring a giant cardboard maze for all ages, and Pack-It-Up (Main Gallery) to explore real stories of voyages from Boulder’s past and present. The Google Garage maker-space will have volunteers to help…Find out more »
*Limited spots still available* Is your kid or teen a young innovator/entrepreneur/environmentalist? Are they ready to dream big and make their vision come to life? Come experience the ultimate young innovator’s playground and design-thinking hub. In the course of 5 days, they will become a (Dream)Maker by embarking on a series of missions that combine the art of dreaming with the application of real-world skills and action. This entrepreneurial, action-packed accelerator offers the unique opportunity for kids and teens…Find out more »
Start your weekend off right at the Museum! Visit our current exhibits and then enjoy the view from the top of the Museum with food and drinks. Plus, live music and dance performances by the following local groups: May 10 | Silent Disco with the Center for Transformative Movement June 14 | B-Love: a cross genre funk and dance band July 12 | Samba Colorado August 9 | Salsa + Soul Free admission for Museum members | General admission $8-10…Find out more »
A real paleontologist will show your young learner the tricks of the trade with awesome paleontology projects! The Preschool Paleontologists will be learning about prehistoric animals that lived in Colorado millions of years ago. Students will be able to touch real fossils and see tools that actual paleontologists use every day. They will dig for fossils, make fossils to take home, and create an extinction-causing volcano! Facilitator: Lizzie Reinthal is a paleo-botanist-turned-preschool teacher who has worked in the field and done…Find out more »
Join us to celebrate our newest exhibit in the Lodge: “Boulder Through the Decades” by Jonathan Machen. Comprising over 40 works in oil, watercolor, pen-and-ink and plein-air pencil and chalk studies, this exhibit is a wide-ranging artistic study of Boulder’s natural and architectural environment. Boulder has been Jonathan Machen’s home since he arrived from Los Alamos, New Mexico as a freshman at the University of Colorado in 1982. A love of both architecture and nature has inspired Jonathan to sink…Find out more »
The Museum of Boulder is pleased to announce that it has hired Lori Preston as its new Executive Director. Join us on Sunday evening, August 18th between 5:00pm and 7:00pm for a meet and greet. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the community. RSVP's encouraged by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Want to learn more about Lori? Click HereFind out more »
Did you know that fewer than 18% of Wikipedia biographical pages are for women? Become part of the movement to include more diverse voices in history by learning how to add Wikipedia pages for women and minorities overlooked by this massive open-source reference. At this drop-in session with our friends at Galvanize Boulder, we’ll explain our Inclusipedia project and teach you how to: + Set up a Wikipedia account + Add details to existing pages + Conduct research to help…Find out more »
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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.
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
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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
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
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