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Psst… What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend February 9 – 11, 20186 min read

Children's Library at Denver Central Library | The Denver Ear

This weekend Denver children can enjoy jaw-dropping performances, special shows, animal encounters, family-activities and more.

Psst… Don’t forget to check out our roundup of ‘27 Things to do in Denver this February 2018‘!

WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS IN DENVER THIS WEEKEND FEBRUARY 9 – 11, 2018

DENVER ZOO: FEATHERED FRIENDS FEBRUARY
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When: Friday, February 9th, through Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: General Admission

Ages: All Ages

Find new feathered friends at Denver Zoo this February. Connect with birds from colorful little lorikeets to majestic Red-crowned cranes. Learn about birds at keeper talks and special demonstrations daily. Get to know all fifteen feathered friends and enter to win a special feathered friends experience.

FINAL WEEKEND: DOWNTOWN DENVER RINK AT SKYLINE PARK
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When: Friday, February 9th, through Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Where: Skyline Park, 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Friday & Saturday 10am – 10pm, Sunday 11am – 6pm

Cost: Free Admission; $6 – $8 Skate Rentals.

Psst… Free Rentals on Sundays!

Ages: All Ages

The Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park will be open for the final weekend of this season and offers free skating, fun and more to the heart of Downtown Denver.

MONSTER JAM: TRIPLE THREAT SERIES
Monster Jam LIVE Denver | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, February 9th, through Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm

Cost: $15 – $50

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series™ brings adrenaline-charged family entertainment to fans across the country. These world-class Monster Jam vehicles and athletes deliver what fans want to see most: more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, and more action!

THE LITTLE PRINCE / LE PETIT PRINCE

The Little Prince | The Denver Ear

When: Friday, February 9th, through Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Where: Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020

Time: Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm

Cost: $15 – $20

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Danse Etoile Ballet presents the world premiere of Le Petit Prince, a magical story book ballet based on the beloved story by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Music includes classical and contemporary pieces with scores by Les Choristes and original compositions by Colorado composer Bruce Klepper. Sophisticated choreography, imaginative costumes, and evocative image projections bring the poetic world of Le Petit Prince to life for all ages.

SHEN YUN 2018
Shen Yun World Experience | The Denver Ear

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When: Friday, February 9th, through Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Where: The Buell Theatre, 1400 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204

Time: Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm, Sunday 1pm

Cost: $79 – $199

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Shen Yun pushes the boundaries of the performing arts, melding timeless artistry with cutting-edge innovation—transporting you to a world where legends come to life.

Discover the breathtaking beauty of classical Chinese dance, and treat yourself to Shen Yun’s unique blend of costuming, high-tech backdrops, and live orchestra.

FINAL WEEKEND: DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID
Disney's "The Little Mermaid" | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Theatre Under the Stars – Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at TUTS, September 2015.

When: Friday, February 9th, through Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Where: Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, CO 80138

Time: Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2pm [sensory-friendly performance] & 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm

Cost: $24 – $29

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Disney’s The Little Mermaid, presented by Parker Arts and Inspire Creative, is based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film.

With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World”.

BUTTERFLY PAVILION: $5 DAY
Butterfly Pavilion | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Where: Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: $5

Ages: All Ages

Enjoy a day visiting the Butterfly Pavilion for only $5 admission cost per person! See bees hard at work in their hive, touch live starfish and crabs, and experience being surrounded by 1,600 free-flying butterflies.

MEET AND MAKE WITH CHILDREN’S AUTHORS

 Children's Library at Denver Central Library | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Where: Denver Central Library, 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 10:am – 4:30pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

During this free day-long celebration at Children’s Library at Denver Central Library, award-winning children’s authors will share their bookmaking experiences and lead art and writing activities for kids. Books will be on hand to buy and have signed by the authors courtesy of Tattered Cover Book Store.

HANDS ON HISTORY FAMILY FUN DAY
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When: Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 N Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

Time: 11am – 3pm

Cost: $25 Family Four-Pack, $5 Extra Child

Psst… Package includes four museum tickets, a discount family meal deal and a backpack full of family friendly ways to explore Colorado’s stories.

Purchase Package Online

Ages: All Ages

Join the History Colorado Center for a special Hands on History Family Fun Day this Saturday! Families have the opportunity to explore and create their own history, art, and culture through hands-on, immersive activities like adobe brick making, building log cabins, live performances, and role playing in their exhibits.

TROLLS: THE BEAT GOES ON
Trolls: The Beat Goes On | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Where: Skyline Park, 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 12pm – 4pm

Cost: Free Admission; $6 – $8 Skate Rentals

Stop by the Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park for a “Trollerskating Party” to celebrate Netflix’s new show Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Local Netflix representatives will be on site with some fun Trolls swag to pass out and there may even be a surprise guest stopping by.

DOWNTOWN AQUARIUM: SHARKEY’S SWEETHEART BREAKFAST
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When: Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Where: Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211

Time: 8:30am & 9:45am

Cost: Adults $18.99, Children (3-10) $12.99

Make Reservations by Calling: (303) 561-4450

Ages: All Ages

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your entire family this Sunday with Downtown Aquarium’s special Sharkey’s Sweetheart Breakfast! Breakfast will include Valentine’s crafts and games, a raffle, 50% off exhibit entry and a special appearance by the Mystic Mermaids!

FOXY AND SHMOXY: ART DETECTIVES
Denver Art Museum | The Denver Ear

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When: Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 10:30am & 11:30am

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives, two smart and hilarious foxes, are ready to solve art mysteries in the galleries.

Bring the whole family to help Foxy and Shmoxy sniff out clues and unseen treasures in the Denver Art Museum. To find the foxes, visit the Family Activity Cart, pick up a letter from the Fox Box, and then follow the riddles into the galleries.

AURORA SYMPHONY’S FAMILY & CHILDREN’S CONCERT: “IT’S A FIESTA”
Fiesta Colorado Dance Company | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Fiesta Colorado Dance Company

When: Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010

Time: 1pm – 3pm

Cost: Free

Register Online

Ages: All Ages

Celebrate the music, dance and culture of Mexico and Latin America through the local talents of Colorado with Aurora Symphony‘s “It’s A Fiesta!”, a bilingual, free concert for the whole family!  Discover the beautiful sounds of the many different cultures of Mexico, including Aztec, Roman Catholic, and mariachi music, as they are interpreted by the colorful dancers of Fiesta Colorado Dance Company.

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