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Saturday, June 23rd from 1:00pm-1:50pm- Dynamite Diorama Day! Kids' Program 

Free with paid admission and for members ages 6-12

To celebrate the opening of our new Diorama room we are holding a make your own diorama day! Come by and learn about the history of mining in the Central City area, and make your own diorama.

 

Saturday, June 30 from 2-6:30 PM - Making the Matchless IPA

Free Admission

Join local brewery Periodic Brewing in a demonstration for how they create their signature brew.  Samples will be available for guests over 21. 

 

Saturday, July 28th from 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM- Glow Rocks Kids' Program    

Free with paid admission and for members ages 6-12

What makes certain rocks glow? Join us as we learn about the difference between fluorescence and phosphorescence! Then make your own glowing goo!

 

Saturday, August 4th from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM:  Boom Days Family Event featuring FREE gold panning outside the museum.  The fun continues inside with crafts, rock hounding, and other activities.  Free admission for members.  Children under 12 free with a paying adult.

 

Saturday, August 25th from 11:00 PM- 1:00 PM Girls Rock! Kids' Program 

Free with paid admission and for members ages 6-12

Come find out the importance of women in mining history. Learn what girls can do in mining from engineering to conservation! With guest speaker Jessica Smith Rolston, assistant professor at the Colorado School of Mines.

 

Saturday, September 23, 6:00 PM- Denver, CO:  31st Annual National Mining Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, Downtown Denver Ritz-Carlton.  

 

Saturday, September 39th 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.

 

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 27th 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 24th 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 22nd 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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