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Psst… What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend January 5 – 7, 2018

National Western Stock Show | The Denver Ear

The National Western Stock Show & Rodeo kicks off this weekend, but that’s not all! Denver offers many special events for kids this weekend such as shows, expos, free admission days, workshops and more.

Psst… For more ideas, check out a complete list of things to do in Denver this January, as well as a special guide for family-friendly Denver places for making arts and crafts!

WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS IN DENVER THIS WEEKEND JANUARY 5 – 7, 2018

COLORADO RV ADVENTURE TRAVEL SHOW

Colorado RV Adventure Travel Show | The Denver Ear

When: Friday, January 5th & Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Friday 9am – 8pm, Saturday 8am – 8pm

Cost: $12, Free for Children 12 & Under

Purchase Tickets Online

The Colorado RV Adventure Travel Show features over 300 new RV units under one roof from multiple dealers plus hitches, batteries, camping accessories, resort destinations, RV repair, and more.

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S THE KING AND I
Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Hollywood Pantages Blog

When: Friday, January 5, through Sunday, January 7, 2018

Where: Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

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

Cost: Starting from $30

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: Parental Guidance

Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, is a musical, directed by Bartlett Sher.

Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

Psst… Friday’s post-performance includes a special Cast Perspectives Q&A with members of the company!

OPENING WEEKEND: NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW & RODEO
National Western Stock Show | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©National Western Stock Show

When: Saturday, January 6th & Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216

Time: 8am – 8pm

Cost:  $2 – $20, Free for Children 2 & Under

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

One of Colorado’s favorite traditions since 1906,  the 112th National Western Stock Show, returns this Saturday for another season! Experience world-class rodeos, horse shows and livestock shows along with acres of shopping at the state’s largest western trade show, a special kids zone, and more!

Psst… CenturyLink will donate $1 per photo uploaded to social media using the  hashtag #CenturyLinkDonation to the National Western Scholarship Trust!

DMNS WEEKEND WORKSHOP FOR KIDS: ALEBRIJES
Denver Museum of Nature & Science | The Denver Ear

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When: Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 9am – 3pm

Cost: $60 – $70

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: Recommended for Children in 3rd – 6th Grade

Join the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for a special workshop for kids: Alberijes Workshop. Learn about the fascinating world of Mexican folk art while we explore a new gallery of beautiful pieces with a professional artist. Make your own Alebrije creature to take home and display at the end of the day!

DENVER BOTANIC GARDENS AT PLAINS CONSERVATION CENTER: FREE DAY
Plains Conservation Center | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©City of Aurora

When: Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Where: Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80013

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

The Plains Conservation Center is a true-to-life homestead stretching across 1,100 acres of dedicated open space. Take a trip back in time for free this Saturday, a joint effort by the City of Aurora and Denver Botanic Gardens.

DENVER ART MUSEUM: FREE DAY
Denver Art Museum | The Denver Ear

Photograph by ©Denver Art Museum

When: Saturday, January 6th, 2018

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

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Visit the Denver Art Museum for free this Saturday, made possible by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

BUILD-A-BOOK AT THE CHILDREN’S LIBRARY

Children's Library | The Denver Ear

When: Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Where: Children’s Library at Denver Central Library, 10 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Make your own book, journal, notebook, comic book or whatever you can dream up at the Children’s Library at the Denver Public Central Library. Supplies will be provided.

WINTER IN THE TROPICS
Butterfly Pavilion | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Butterfly Pavilion

When: Sunday, January 7th, 2018

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

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Cost: $8 – $12

Purchase Tickets Online

Ages: All Ages

Winter in the Tropics, presented by the Butterfly Pavilion, will bring the warmth of a tropical summer to the winter months with a magical event featuring song, glowing scorpions, free-flying butterflies and an epic adventure.

Psst… The Polynesian Princess will also visit in search of heroes ready to fulfill their destiny!

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