Upcoming events….please check back often for more detailed updates!
NOTE: Calendar subject to change. Please check again prior to attending an event.
May 30, Sat 11:00am-3:00pm…USAF Academy, Captain Jacob Harley and Major James C. Bowers will present “Physics is Phun” at 11:30am and 1:30 pm. He will also be talking to visitors before, in between and after each performance and answering questions. “Physics is Phun” show illustrates the mysterious side of forces at work in our world. The effects of extreme heat and cold on everyday objects are put to a test. You will see electricity at play and observe its tangled relationship with magnetism. The audience is always welcome to investigate the demonstrations in detail and meet with members of the Academy after the presentation.
Jun 13, Sat 10:00am-3:00pm…Outdoor Family Fun…Cave of the Winds-Geolab, Corbin Hillam-Chalk painting, Community Karate and Fitness-Karate demos, Rocky Mountain Wildlife-Wolves, Flash and Thelma Memorial Rescue-Hedgehogs, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument-Fossil activity table, John Patterson-Lessons on drawing dinosaurs for all ages, Top Banana-Balloon artwork, Maid of Paint-face painting, Florissant Fossil Quarry-shale splitting, The Resource Exchange-kids activities table, UpaDowna-skill and patience game, and test your balance on a “slack rack”, Masonic Lodges of Teller County-Missing child info to give to law enforcement, Hungry Chicken Homestead-info about farms, food preservation, and farmers markets, Aerospace Employees Radio Organization Amateur Radio Club-opportunity for kids to get on the air, Gold Panning-RMDRC, American Institute of Architects Denver -kids build a tower out of marshmellows, Carmel Community Living Corp. and Brain Center-brain retraining and stimulation for adults and kids with disabilities, Science Matters-Make glowing floam slime, Peak Children’s Academy-top level childcare, Fort Carson-Military vehicle and crew, Police Officers Koski and Anderson-Safety Information, Fire Dept-Fire truck for kids to climb on, Kohl’s Cares Car Safety Program-Nationally certified car seat safety technicians will be available to check your child’s car seat., Food- Wally’s Tamales
Jun 21, Sun…Father’s Day…Father’s get in FREE with one paid regular priced adult or child admission
Jun 27, Sat 11:00am-4:00pm…Synergists…Come play catch with robots as they launch balls and drive around obstacles! The SYNERGISTS will be demonstrating their robots and Great Ball Contraption during this fun filled interactive event. This local robotics team competes in FIRST robotics competitions and will have their robots available for an up close look, (synergistsftc.org). In addition, YoungBotBuilders will be providing interactive LEGO Spin Art and building of farm animals during the event. You can find out about classes and LEGO camps at this event.
Jul 4, Sat…Military Appreciation Day…Military personnel receive 1/2 off of regular admission with active or retired military I.D
Jul 11, Sat 9:00am-4:00pm…Outdoor Art/Craft Fair…Avon-watches, lotion, perfume, beauty products, John Patterson-dinosaur and landscape artwork, Rawson Photography-framed and matted scenic photography, Top Banana-Balloon artwork, The Pampered Chef-Pampered Chef products, Food-Wally’s Tamales & My Sweet Escape Bakery-Pastries
Aug 1 & 2, Sat & Sun 9:00am-4:00pm…Critter Rescue Roundup…Rocky Mountain Wildlife-Wolves, Nature’s Educators-Wild bird program(Sunday ONLY), Kritter Karavan-small exotics rescue, Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue, Breeders Release Adoption Service, All Breed Rescue and Training (ABRT), Deanna Bartlett Pet Designs-jewelry with pet photos, dog/cat greeting cards, pet jewelry custom pet collages, TCRAS-Rescue Animals, AARF-Rescue Dogs, Colorado Greyhound Adoption, Rocky Mt. Cocker Rescue, Colorado Moments-Wildlife Paintings on Leaves, National Dog Mill Rescue, Rocky Mountain Collie Sheltie Rescue, Centennial Chinese Shar- Pei Club (Sunday only), Rocky Mountain Great Dane Rescue, Safe Place for Pets-works with terminally ill persons and their pets to provide wellness care for both, National Service Animal Registry-emotional support & therapy animals, sell leashes, vests, harness and dog treats(Saturday only), Wind Mountain Dog Training-Training and boarding, Write Brothers Books-dog focused books, Republic of Paws-all natural dog and cat boutique, Peaceful Partings-house call euthanasia and cremation services for your beloved pet, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo-live zoo animals, John Patterson-art work done on canvas, wood and paper, Nakita’s Face Painting, Food- Wally’s Tamales, Wild Wings of Woodland Park-“Chicken Man” will make an appearance, Little Blessings Cupcakes
Aug 15 & 16, Sat. 10:00am-4:00pm, Sun., 10:00am-3:00pm…Model Railroad Club…Welcome to the Pikes Peak “N’ Gineers traveling layout exhibition. The scenes are based on areas real or imaginary within 300 miles of Colorado Springs. The club members are more than willing to share with you the history of the layout and how the scenes came into existence. There will also be a switching puzzle table for a “hands on” experience. This is a great opportunity to learn about trains, find out about some Colorado history and PLAY!!!! Please join us for this very FUN event.
Aug 22, Sat 1:30pm-2:30pm…Chemistry Magic…Science and Magic. They are actually the same thing. Most magic tricks have a scientific explanation and you’re about to find out the secret behind these scientific magic tricks. This event includes burning water, Mushroom Man, water that changes into Kool-Aid and back again, dry ice, and more. There will also be take home project for the children.
Sept 5, Sat 10:00am-3:30pm…Native American Day…Rocky Mountain Wildlife-Wolves, Seven Falls Dancers-performances at 1:00pm & 2:30pm, Top Banana Events-Balloons, Moonshine Industry-bath and body products, jewelry, home accessories, gift items, Maid of Paint-face painting, The Flash and Thelma Memorial Hedgehog Rescue, FOOD-Wally’s Tamales, Lorenzo Tsosie-Indian Tacos and Fry Bread
Oct 10, Sat 1:30…“Harry Potter Show”…Join Science Matters as we explore the wizarding world of Harry Potter! Learn some of the magical secrets a real wizard would use while watching exciting hands on demonstrations of Disappearing Ink, Levitation, Potions, and more. Budding scientists will discover some of the principals of flight as we learn about what it would take to really fly a broomstick. Finally, we will make our own mini-rockets to simulate the flight on a broomstick. Join us and go behind the scenes of magic and wizardry where we discover IT’S NOT MAGIC, IT’S REALLY SCIENCE!!
Oct 24, Sat 1:30pm-3:00pm…Halloween Show – ”Spooky Tales” – Have a spooky good time with dead bride, Denise Gard, and her Border Collie Sienna, in this fun Halloween program. Help Denise and Sienna concoct a bubbling brew while enjoying some creepy tales set in Colorado. Show starts at 1:30pm…Even Sienna will be in costume! At the end of this family-friendly show there will be a parade led by Sienna, and a costume contest for all. Prizes will be given for the Scariest, the Funniest, the Most Creative costume, and the Best Dinosaur Costume. So get your costume and imagination ready and come prepared for a very interactive Halloween show…treat bags will be given to all children!
Nov 11, Wed…Veterans Day…Military personnel receive 1/2 off of regular admission with active or retired military I.D
Nov 21, Sat 1:30pm…“Turkey’s Everywhere”…Hear lots of Thanksgiving stories and songs, make your own Pilgrim bag puppet and then join Cathy Kelsay in putting on your very own puppet show with YOU as the star. Take your puppets home after the show.
Nov 26, Thursday…Thanksgiving Day…RMDRC will be closed
Dec 12, Sat 1:00pm…“Winter Wonderland”, Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a fun filled afternoon. Meet Santa from 12:30pm-3:00pm and let him know your Christmas wishes, then join Mrs. Claus for a show with stories and songs at 1:00pm. End your Christmas adventure by making a colorful Reindeer craft to take home.
Dec 24, Thurs…Christmas Eve...RMDRC Will close at 3:00pm
Dec 25, Fri…Christmas Day…RMDRC will be closed
Dec 29, Tues 9:00am-5:00pm…Kid’s FREE Day…2 children, ages 12 and under, will receive FREE admission with one paid regular priced adult admission. Join Nature’s Educators at the Dinosaur Resource Center as they discuss what raptors, reptiles, and dinosaurs all have in common and what differences they have. You’ll get the opportunity to meet live birds of prey and reptiles! Learn their personal stories and find out which are closely related to the dinosaurs. Be sure to come with questions and your cameras! Shows at 11:30am and 2:00pm.
Dec 31, Thurs…New Year’s Eve…RMDRC will close at 3:00pm
Jan 1, Fri…New Year’s Day…RMDRC will be closed