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Due to current state mandates: People who have been completely vaccinated are not required to wear masks. People that have not been completely vaccinated are encouraged to wear masks and maintain social distancing between family groups.


Upcoming events…please check back often for more detailed updates!


NOTE: Calendar subject to change. Please check again prior to attending an event. In case of inclement weather please call.


2022


Aug 20 Sat., 11:00am-3:00pmColorado Springs Rocket Society Build your own model rocket to take home. Talk to the people who know all about rockets and get some great information from the experts.


Aug 27 Sat., 11:00am-3:00pmFun with Air Susanne Leininger, an oceanographer and geologist, will do a program about “What is Air”? Can you see it, taste it or touch it? How can you tell if it is real? Experiment with Susanne and make a helicopter you can take home to test out.


Sept 3 Sat., 11:00am-3:00pmPikes Peak Children Museum…An interactive open-ended play exhibit for kids. The goal is for children to explore in any safe manner they see fit. They can mix stations together, play alone, with other children, or an adult. It’s all up to them!


Sept 5 Mon., - Labor Day…DRC is open from 9:00am-6:00pm


Sept 10 Sat., 11:00am-3:00pmSpace FoundationVisit with the Space Foundation Discovery Center to learn about how we search for potential alien life in our solar system! Drive Sphero robots and learn how to control them with a computer code. Learn about upcoming missions to the Red Planet and Moons of Jupiter and Saturn.


Sept 17 Sat., 11:00am-3:00pmAnimation Program…Steve Leininger…Do you like cartoons? I do!! Cartoons are just one form of animation, the art and science of working with still images to give the effect of motion. See how “moving pictures” started as toys and science experiments have progressed to computer generated animation. Try your hand at making a stop-motion animated dinosaur movie!


Sept 24 Sat., 11:am-3:00pmOptical Illusion Program…Steve Leininger…Can you believe your eyes? Not always, it turns out. Your eyes work with your brain, and sometimes everything is not what it seems to be. See optical illusions that trick your brain into seeing motion, color, shapes, hidden images and more!


Oct 8 Sat., 11:00am – 3:00pmFossils and Amber…Harold Taylor…This is a hands-on event to touch and learn about fossils from around the world. See insects stuck in amber, check out trilobites from 450 million years ago, coral from 360 million years ago, learn the difference between clams and brachiopods, and yes, there will be dinosaur bones you can touch. In fact, you can take some home with you! Fossils and jewelry made with fossils will be available for purchase.


Oct 15 Sat., 11:00am-3:00pmMusic Boxes…Steve Leininger…Mechanical music boxes have been around since the early 1800’s. Mostly found in toys and jewelry boxes today, they were once THE source of the home before the invention of the player piano and record player. Find out how they work, and how they inspired the development of computers.


Oct 22 Sat., 1:00pm-2:00pmWoW, Science is Awesome!…Science Matters…This program has it all! Disappearing and reappearing messages, toothpaste for an elephant, a flaming dollar bill, a shower where you don't get wet, and much more.


Oct 29 Sat., 1:00pm-2:00pmSpooky Tales with Puppy Tails…Watch as a bubbling brew full of creepy ingredients is either transformed into something scary or into something sweet!! Wear your Halloween costume and stay for the parade and costume contest. You can also have your picture taken with Joey and Kira in front of a Halloween backdrop.


Nov 11, Fri., 9:00am-6:00pm…Veteran’s DayGet one half off of regular admission with active or retired Military I.D.


Nov 12 Sat., 11;00am-3:00pmWhat is energy? …It's something we all have and something we all need. Come have fun while we learn about different kinds of energy and the energy sources we use to power our lives.


Nov 19 Sat., 1:00pm-3:00pmStorigami…Denise Gard…Discover how the ancient art of storytelling is combined with Origami in this engaging workshop. Create 2-3 masterpieces to take home. You and your child will be mesmerized as you do this craft and see the shapes emerge as you put them in a story.


Nov 25, Thurs., - ThanksgivingDRC will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. We will reopen on Friday, November 25th.


Dec 10 Sat., 1:00pm-3:00pm…Triceratops Activity Table…Science Matters…Come to the DRC and learn about the Triceratops, the dinosaur with horns on its face. See pictures and learn interesting facts. Then make a Triceratops mask to take home. The Triceratops might become your favorite dino!


Dec 11 Sun., 11:00am-2:00pm…Santa and the DinosMake a trip to the Dinosaur Resource Center for a visit with Santa and the Dinosaurs! We will have our craft table available to make an ornament for our Christmas tree as well as one for yourselves. Join us for some Christmas fun! Included with museum admissions.


Dec 17 Sat., 1:00pm-3:00pm…Santa’s Missing SleighDenise Gard…Santa’s sleigh is missing! Joey, Kira, and Elf Denise search for the missing sleigh. Will they find it in time or will Christmas be cancelled? Fun tales and joy abound in these merry tales! Kids can make a fun holiday craft at the end and take pictures in front of our cool back drop with Santa, elf Denise and Santa’s helpers…the famous Border Collies Kira and Joey!


Dec 23 Sun., 11:00am-2:00pm…Santa and the DinosMake a trip to the Dinosaur Resource Center for a visit with Santa and the Dinosaurs! We will have our craft table available to make an ornament for our Christmas tree as well as one for yourselves. Join us for some Christmas fun! Included with museum admissions.


Dec 24, Sat., 9:00am-3:00pm…Christmas EveDRC will be closing early at 3:00pm.


Dec 25, Sun., - Christmas Day...DRC will be closed on Christmas Day. We will reopen on Monday, December 26th.




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