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Saturday, September 22 from 1:00 PM- 1:50 PM Mining in Space Kids' Program 

Free with paid admission and for members ages 6-12

Do you know that people want to start mining on the moon? Learn about the future of mining in our NASA sponsored exhibition room. Then design your own moon mining vehicle.

 

Saturday, September 29, 6:00 PM- Denver, CO:  31st Annual National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, Downtown Denver Ritz-Carlton.  

 

Thursday, October 4 at 5 PM - Baby Doe Mythbusting

Free Admission

Come to a free screening of the Ballad of Baby Doe opera to set the stage for Elizabeth "Baby Doe" Tabor's life.  Local enthusiast, Brenda Miller, will debunk the myths portrayed in the opera.  Bring your own food and drink.

 

Saturday, October 27 from 1:00 PM- 1:50 PM Mining and Painting Kids' Program 

Free with paid admission and for members ages 6-12

Find out how the paint you use in art class is made then make your own! See the different minerals that make the colors in paint.

 

Thursday, November 8 at 7 PM - The Tabors

Free Admission

Join local geologist and historian, Fred Mark, as he tells the story of Silver King Horace Tabor and his two wives, Augusta and Elizabeth.

 

Saturday, November 24 from 1:00 PM- 1:50 PM How do you make coal? 

Free with paid admission and for members ages 6-12 Kids' Program 

How does coal form? Learn about how coal forms over 300 million years and look at fossils that are not on display yet!

 

Thursday, December 6 from 3-5 PM - Miner's Day Kid's Craft Activity

Activity included with regular museum admission

Celebrate Miner's Day with a trip to the NMHFM!  You can make and take a faux stained glass craft.  Templates will be available or you may create your own design.

 

Saturday, December 22 from 1:00 PM- 1:50 PM- Crystal Christmas Tree Ornament

Free with paid admission and for members ages 6-12 Kids' Program 

Learn how crystals form and create your own crystal Christmas ornament. You can also make a second ornament to decorate our Christmas tree so everyone can enjoy!

 

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