Spring is just around the corner, ushering in budding tulips, patio weather, and Spring Break. Even if warmer weather hasn’t arrived just yet, Boulder is still an exciting place to spend the week off from school. Our city offers a variety of activities to keep kids engaged and enlightened all break long. Check out our list below:
When: 3/25, 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Where: Boulder Public Library
Boulder has one of the coolest public libraries in the state. It offers a multitude of daily activities for children of all ages. In particular, STEAM story time encourages children’s education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math through storytelling and an accompanying activity.
When: 3/25-3/29, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Boulder Rock Club
Climbing is a great way for kids to let out their energy, learn a new skill or improve techniques. Boulder Rock Club is hosting a rock-climbing camp that is part educational, part fun. Experienced instructors will teach lessons on safety and equipment, then put each lesson to practice through climbing.
When: 3/25, 3/27, 3/28, 3/29
Where: Museum of Boulder
Starting Monday (of Spring Break), Paleontologist Lizzie Reinthal will teach pre-schoolers the ins and outs of Paleontology. The lesson will cover Colorado’s prehistoric species and will include authentic fossils for participants to examine. Throughout the week, the Museum of Boulder will host other dinosaur related activities, including laser-cut dino art and Spanish/English story time.
When: 3/25, 3/27, 3/29, various times
Where: National Center for Atmospheric Research
Bring the family by at noon for a guided, hour long tour of NCAR’s exhibits, labs, and more. If you’re interested in exploring at a leisurely pace, check out its exhibits guide here and take your time learning about the climate, weather, etc. at NCAR.
When: 3/27, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Where: North Boulder Rec. Center
Kids will spend the day off school challenging themselves on rock walls, splashing in the swimming pool, and meeting peers outside their school social circles during this day camp. Ages 5-11 are welcome. Registration is currently open and fills up quickly – sign up here.
Often one of the least crowded mountains during Spring Break, Eldora is a great spot to take the kids for a quick day trip. You’ll feel safe letting your amateur skiers loose on this friendly mountain. Plus, the Timbers Lodge is a cozy, warm place to kick back and relax.
Where: Meet at Hotel Boulderado
If you haven’t gotten around to doing a Banjo Billy’s Bus Tour, Spring Break may be the perfect opportunity. Entertaining for all ages – Banjo Billy’s offers history tours and ghost tours that cover Boulder’s eccentric past. An hour and a half in duration, this is the perfect way to get the kids out of the house for the afternoon.
Don’t let the heavy snowfall and soggy city-bound trails keep your family from getting out and enjoying all Boulder has to offer. There’s plenty to do indoors that will educate, entertain, and enchant guests of all ages!