The Colorado Springs Moms Guide to September 2017

Colorado Springs guide to September

It’s Fall y’all! Let’s embrace the cooler temperatures and all the pumpkin spice that comes with that. Speaking of pumpkins, come kick off the fall season with Colorado Springs Moms Blog at our Kick Off to Fall Family Festival happening at Longneck Pumpkin Farm! Tickets are available here. Also, check out for our comprehensive 2017 Ultimate Guide to Fall in Colorado Springs. We have you covered no matter what you are looking to do this season!

There is always something going on in Colorado Springs, and we want to keep you in the know! Events in this guide are organized by date as well as category to help you find what you are interested in quickly. If you know of any fun family activities, please take a minute to add it to our Community Events Calendar here or let us know in the comments. We will update this guide with new additions as we receive them. Thank you!

September 1: First Friday Shuttle Bus | 5-8pm The entire shuttle bus loop takes one hour. Shuttle buses pick up at each stop approximately every 30 minutes. The shuttle runs from 4:30 to 10:00 p.m. to allow participants to enjoy local dining options. *Gallery Openings * Live Demonstrations * Meet the Artists * Shopping and Dining * Special Performances* FREE

September 2-4: Labor Day Lift Off | see website for schedule Start your morning off right with a hot air balloon mass ascension of over 70 balloons accompanied by breakfast and drinks from local vendors. Activities will continue throughout the day with skydiving demonstrations, wakeboarding exhibitions, paddle boarding, live entertainment, chainsaw carving and donut eating competitions. Wrap up your visit at Memorial Park over the Labor Day weekend with a hot air balloon glow at dusk. FREE

September 2: First Saturday Car Show | 8-10am The First & Main First Saturdays Car Show is in it’s 8th year of operation and runs every first Saturday from May to October. The car show centers around bringing people of Colorado Springs together in a historic, fun-filled, family friendly environment. The event is hosted in the plaza adjacent to Panera Bread in the First & Main Town Center on Cinema Point. FREE

September 2: Michael’s Kids Club | 10am-12pm They make a Sprout® Alien Windsock, you shop! $2 per child

September 2: Fairy House & Gnome Home Party | 10am-12pm Drop in to visit the forest fairies and gnomes, make a craft, build a fairy house or gnome home in the woods and hear a fairy story with Mother Nature. Dress in your favorite fairy or gnome costume! $4-5

September 6-10: Rhea Lanas of North Colorado Springs | Children’s Consignment Event FREE

September 7: Nature Adventures: Crazy Cattails | 9-10:30am Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy puppet shows or stories, crafts, hands-on activities, and discovery time on the trail. Reservations required by phone or on-line. $3/person including adults and siblings.

September 8-10: Briarfest | Times vary by date Activities planned are: Carnival midway, games, food, music, art, silent auctions, wine, and beer garden. There will be something for everyone! This will be an event that families and friends can come together and just have fun. Unity and Community at it’s best! Briarfest is a community festival. Community means much more than just geographical location.   The most basic understanding of a community lies in fellowship and relationships which foster the common good.   Those who live in the Briargate and Northern Powers’ regions have long needed a celebration which we can call our own.   One which brings together neighbors, local businesses, schools, and faith communities in a way that highlights and promotes our identity as a thriving, growing, and family friendly community.  Please join us in celebrating our community, as we unite in supporting one another, our families, our businesses, and important charitable organizations that touch lives every day. 

September 9: 2017 What If Festival | The What IF… Festival celebrates lifelong learning and delights the community with the innovation, creativity, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Pikes Peak region. With the help of an awesome team of cool creatives, Imagination Celebration presents the 6th Annual What IF… Festival in Downtown Colorado Springs. The Festival offers a day of free engaging, interactive, and exciting experiences to WOW participants of all ages. The What IF… Festival, the only event of its kind, supports economic development and intellectual vitality by welcoming over 25,000 participants to discover the breakthroughs of local businesses, organizations, artists, scientists, inventors, performers, and students. FREE

September 9: Sustainability Series: Vermicomposting | 10-11:30am Worms make the best compost. Worms feed soil which feeds people! Soil is “everywhere a mouth.” Come learn the basics of composting for your Colorado gardens. Becky, of Pikes Peak Permaculture, will bring her worms and you can bring your questions! All ages welcome. Preregistration required on-line or phone. $4 member, $5 non-member

September 9: Michael’s Kids Club | 10am-12pm They make a Clay Pot Critter, you shop! $2 per child

September 10: Briarfest | Times vary by date Activities planned are: Carnival midway, games, food, music, art, silent auctions, wine, and beer garden. There will be something for everyone! This will be an event that families and friends can come together and just have fun. Unity and Community at it’s best! Briarfest is a community festival. Community means much more than just geographical location.   The most basic understanding of a community lies in fellowship and relationships which foster the common good.   Those who live in the Briargate and Northern Powers’ regions have long needed a celebration which we can call our own.   One which brings together neighbors, local businesses, schools, and faith communities in a way that highlights and promotes our identity as a thriving, growing, and family friendly community.  Please join us in celebrating our community, as we unite in supporting one another, our families, our businesses, and important charitable organizations that touch lives every day. 

September 10: Rhea Lanas of North Colorado Springs | Children’s Consignment Event FREE

September 10-17: Zoo Military Appreciation Week | Join us for Military Appreciation Week! It’s a week of even bigger thanks to our military personnel for their continued service to our great country. This week’s military discount features 50% off normal admission base price, which is offered to all active-duty, veteran and retired military personnel and their dependents living in the same household. March on up to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for a week full of stars, stripes and sunshine! Price varies by day; for all the details visit their website

September 14: Twos and Threes Outdoors: Busy Beavers | 9-10:30am Share the joy of your 2 or 3 year-old child’s discovery as he or she enjoys a story and an exploration hike outdoors. $3/person including adults and siblings.

September 14: Kids Craft Day | 10-11am  Join the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum for a fun craft at Whole Foods! FREE

September 15: Museum Free Day | 10am-4pm Museum Free Days are just that, an opportunity for the public to enjoy our galleries free of charge. Museum Free Days are offered the third Friday of each month with hands-on art activities from 10a to 2p in the Smith Family Gallery. FREE

September 16: Magic Monarchs | 10am-2:30pm Discover the magical mystery of the monarch migration to Mexico. See an indoor presentation, make a craft, search for caterpillars and adults to tag and release for research. Select time slot (10-11:30 or 1-2:30) at time of required reservations on-line or phone. $4 per member, $5 per nonmember

September 16: Michael’s Kids Club | 10am-12pm They make a Fall Leaf Sign, you shop! $2 per child

September 16: Tesla’s Toolbox: Rube Goldberg Machine | 10am-12pm Create, Innovate and Explore New Technology! Included with admission.

September 16: Kids Zone at the Money Museum | 10:30am-12pm (ages 4-7), 1:30-3pm (ages 8-12) There are so many different features about our “paper” money. Some are merely artistic, while others serve a greater purpose. This class will teach you about the different aspects behind the designs used on US Currency. Free for children 12 and under. When kids participate in a KidsZone class, their parents are allowed to view and explore the Money Museum exhibits for free!

September 17: Zoo Military Appreciation Week | Join us for Military Appreciation Week! It’s a week of even bigger thanks to our military personnel for their continued service to our great country. This week’s military discount features 50% off normal admission base price, which is offered to all active-duty, veteran and retired military personnel and their dependents living in the same household. March on up to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for a week full of stars, stripes and sunshine! Price varies by day; for all the details visit their website.

September 17: Kids Ninja Warrior Competition | 4-8pm Let the kids be TV stars on a Kid Friendly Ninja Warrior Obstacle course. Just like the hit TV show, kids get to compete on the 8 obstacle, 100 foot long course to become a Ninja Warrior. The course consist of swing, wedge steps, balance skills, upper body muscles and the beloved warped wall to finish the race. Parents get to cheer them along from the sidelines just like the TV show as they score points and set time records. This competition is designed for all skill levels and ages 6 and up. We want to encourage your kids to be active and enjoy the thrill of mastering an Ninja Obstacle course.

September 19: Brownies and Boardgames | 4-5pm Challenge your family or some friends to a couple of rounds of your favorite game. We’ll supply the board games and the treats, you bring the competition! All age levels and skill levels are welcome.

September 21: Nature Explorers: Mule or Whitetail? | 9-10:30am Children, ages 4-5 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike. Pre-registration highly recommended. $3 per person, including adults and siblings

September 23: Walk with Compassion | 9:30am-3pm Walk With Compassion is the family-friendly walk to end child poverty. Leading up to the walk, Colorado Springs participants are fundraising for the most urgent needs of children living in extreme poverty. On September 23, they will come together at America the Beautiful Park to celebrate the difference their efforts have made. Participants will journey through a true story of hope and redemption, hearing about and seeing real-life obstacles children in poverty face everyday. The afternoon will be abundant with food and drinks, music, activities, bounce houses, performances, and a concert from popular Christian music band Citizen Way at 1pm!

September 23: Kick off to Fall Family Festival | 10am-2pm Join Colorado Springs Moms Blog and Longneck Pumpkin Farm for a day full of fun for all families. Tickets include ALL games & activities, lunch and dessert, live music, a swag bag for each family, local sponsors, and tickets for entry to all giveaways. **Please Note: Pumpkins & access to pumpkin patch sold separately once you are inside the event. Ticket Price: Early Bird Tickets available Sept. 1st for $10/person (limited quantity) Labor Day weekend only OR until sold out. Price goes up to $13 after Labor Day weekend or when we sell out of our early bird quantity. 2 and under: Free 

September 27: Family Star Party | 6-8pm Back to our regular hours, the Family Star Party is an evening of looking to the stars and discovering the wonders of the universe.  This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts!  All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere® inside. 

September 28: Little Wonders: Oh, Deer! | 9-10:30am Discover the world of nature with your 2-3 year-old. Interactive activities and a short hike make this the perfect introduction to the outdoors for your child. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration highly recommended. $3/person including adults and siblings

September 30: Bear Creek Nature Center Tree Walk 9-10:30am  Join some fellow nature lovers and learn about trees that thrive in Colorado Springs. During a 1 mile hike along Nature Center trails we will learn to identify some common native trees and learn about their adaptations. All ages welcome. $3/member, $4/non-member

September 30: Michael’s Kids Club | 10am-12pm They make PomPom Pumpkin Banner, you shop! $2 per child

September 30: Children’s History Hour: Autumn Leaves are Falling (Ages 7-10) | 10:30-11:30am It’s Autumn in Colorado! Leaves of many colors are falling to the ground and there is a chill in the air. We’ll learn more about this season in the story “The Twelve Days of Autumn in Colorado.” We’ll look at historic photos of the seasons in Colorado Springs, and then venture outside and collect objects from nature to create our own art. Donations welcome! Families are encouraged to RSVP online at cspm.org or by calling 719-385-5990. FREE

City Rock CLIMBarium Open Gym | Monday-Friday from 11am-1pm This open gym time is for children 5 and under. $6 per child (18 months and under free with paid sibling). 21 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs

PPLD Summer Adventure Programming | June 1-July 31 Click here for a printable calendar of all the amazing fun the libraries have this summer! 

Music and Movement for Two and Three Year Olds | Mondays 10-10:30am (Rockrimmon Library), Tuesdays 10:30-11am (Cheyenne Mountain Library), Wednesdays 9:30-10am, 10:15-10:45am, 11-11:30am (Library 21c), Fridays 10:30-11am (Penrose Library & Ruth Holley Library) Shake those wiggles out and have some fun! This 30-minute program consists of music and movement activities and a story. For two and three-year-old children, with a favorite adult. Due to high attendance, certain branches issue a token to the first 20 FAMILIES, on a first come, first served basis. FREE

Story Times by Day of the Week

Monday 

  • Baby Time at Pikes Peak Library (birth to 12 months)
    • East Library 10-10:45am and 11-11:45am
    • Library 21c 10-10:45am and 11-11:45am
  • Book Break at Pikes Peak Library (quick story time for all ages)
    • East Library 10:30-10:45am
    • Library 21c 10:30-10:45am
    • Monument Library 10:30-10:45am

Tuesday   

  • Story Time at Pikes Peak Library (ages 3 and up)
    • Fountain Library 10:30-11:30am
    • Library 21c 9:30-10am and 10:30-11am
    • Monument Library 10:30-11am and 11:15-11:45am
    • Ruth Holley Library 10:30-11:15am
  • Toddler Time at Pikes Peak Library (ages 1-2)
    • East Library 9:30-10am, 10-10:30am and 10:30-11am
    • High Prairie Library 9:30-10am and 10:30-11am
    • Manitou Springs Library 10:30-10:50am
    • Penrose Library 9:30-9:50am and 10:30-10:50am

Wednesday 

  • Book Break at Pikes Peak Library (quick story time for all ages)
    • Monument Library 10:30-10:45am Snuggle Up
  • Storytime at Pikes Peak Library (ages 3 and up)
    • East Library 7-7:30pm
  • Stay and Play Story Time at Pikes Peak Library (ages 2-5)
    • Rockrimmon Library 10:30-11:30am
  • Story Time at Pikes Peak Library (ages 3 and up)
    • East Library 9:30-10am and 10:30-11am
    • Palmer Lake Library 10:30-11am
    • Penrose Library 9:30-10am and 10:30-11am
    • Sand Creek Library 10:30-11:15am
  • Toddler Time at Pikes Peak Library (ages 1-2)
    • Cheyenne Mountain Library 10:30-11am
    • Old Colorado City Library 9:30-9:50am and 10:30-10:50am
    • Rockrimmon Library 9:30-9:50am and 10-10:20am
    • Ruth Holley Library 10-10:20am and 10:30-10:50am

Thursday  

  • Baby Time at Pikes Peak Library (birth to 12 months)
    • Fountain Library 10:30-11:30am
  • Story Time at Pikes Peak Library (ages 3 and up)
    • Cheyenne Mountain Library 10:30-11am
    • East Library 9:30-10am and 10:30-11am
    • High Prairie Library 10-10:30am and 10:45-11:15am
    • Manitou Springs Library 10:30-11am
  • Toddler Time at Pikes Peak Library (ages 1-2)
    • East Library 9:30-10am, 10-10:30am and 10:30-11am
    • Monument Library 9:30-10am and 10:15-10:45am
    • Old Colorado City Library 9:30-9:50am and 10:30-10:50am

Friday  

  • Story Time at Barnes and Noble
    • Briargate Store 11am
    • Citadel Store 10:30am
  • Book Break at Pikes Peak Library (quick story time for all ages)
    • East Library 10:30-10:45am
    • Library 21c 3-3:15pm
    • Monument Library 10:30-10:45am
  • Stay and Play Story Time at Pikes Peak Library (ages 2-5)
    • Fountain Library 10:30-11:30am
  • Story Time at Pikes Peak Library (ages 3 and up)
    • Rockrimmon Library 10:30-11:30am
    • Old Colorado City Library 10:30-11:15am
  • Toddler Time at Pikes Peak Library (ages 1-2)
    • Library 21c 10-10:30am, 10:30-11am and 11-11:30am
    • Palmer Lake Library 10:30-10:55am
    • Sand Creek Library 10:10-10:30am

Saturday   

  • Story Time at Barnes and Noble
    • Briargate Store 11am
    • Citadel Store 10:30am
  • Story Time at Pikes Peak Library (ages 3 and up)
    • East Library 10:30-11am
    • Penrose Library 10:30-11am
    • Ute Pass Library 10:30am-12pm

September 1: First Friday Shuttle Bus | 5-8pm The entire shuttle bus loop takes one hour. Shuttle buses pick up at each stop approximately every 30 minutes. The shuttle runs from 4:30 to 10:00 p.m. to allow participants to enjoy local dining options. *Gallery Openings * Live Demonstrations * Meet the Artists * Shopping and Dining * Special Performances* FREE

September 2: First Saturday Car Show | 8-10am The First & Main First Saturdays Car Show is in it’s 8th year of operation and runs every first Saturday from May to October. The car show centers around bringing people of Colorado Springs together in a historic, fun-filled, family friendly environment. The event is hosted in the plaza adjacent to Panera Bread in the First & Main Town Center on Cinema Point. FREE

September 6-10: Rhea Lanas of North Colorado Springs | Children’s Consignment Event FREE

September 9: Sustainability Series: Vermicomposting | 10-11:30am Worms make the best compost. Worms feed soil which feeds people! Soil is “everywhere a mouth.” Come learn the basics of composting for your Colorado gardens. Becky, of Pikes Peak Permaculture, will bring her worms and you can bring your questions! All ages welcome. Preregistration required on-line or phone. $4 member, $5 non-member

September 15: Museum Free Day | 10am-4pm Museum Free Days are just that, an opportunity for the public to enjoy our galleries free of charge. Museum Free Days are offered the third Friday of each month with hands-on art activities from 10a to 2p in the Smith Family Gallery. FREE

September 23: Walk with Compassion| 9:30am-3pm Walk With Compassion is the family-friendly walk to end child poverty. Leading up to the walk, Colorado Springs participants are fundraising for the most urgent needs of children living in extreme poverty. On September 23, they will come together at America the Beautiful Park to celebrate the difference their efforts have made. Participants will journey through a true story of hope and redemption, hearing about and seeing real-life obstacles children in poverty face everyday. The afternoon will be abundant with food and drinks, music, activities, bounce houses, performances, and a concert from popular Christian music band Citizen Way at 1pm!

September 23: Kick off to Fall Family Festival | 10am-2pm Join Colorado Springs Moms Blog and Longneck Pumpkin Farm for a day full of fun for all families. Tickets include ALL games & activities, lunch and dessert, live music, a swag bag for each family, local sponsors, and tickets for entry to all giveaways. **Please Note: Pumpkins & access to pumpkin patch sold separately once you are inside the event. Ticket Price: Early Bird Tickets available Sept. 1st for $10/person (limited quantity) Labor Day weekend only OR until sold out. Price goes up to $13 after Labor Day weekend or when we sell out of our early bird quantity. 2 and under: Free 

September 30: Bear Creek Nature Center Tree Walk 9-10:30am  Join some fellow nature lovers and learn about trees that thrive in Colorado Springs. During a 1 mile hike along Nature Center trails we will learn to identify some common native trees and learn about their adaptations. All ages welcome. $3/member, $4/non-member

September 1: First Friday Shuttle Bus | 5-8pm The entire shuttle bus loop takes one hour. Shuttle buses pick up at each stop approximately every 30 minutes. The shuttle runs from 4:30 to 10:00 p.m. to allow participants to enjoy local dining options. *Gallery Openings * Live Demonstrations * Meet the Artists * Shopping and Dining * Special Performances* FREE

September 2-4: Labor Day Lift Off | see website for schedule Start your morning off right with a hot air balloon mass ascension of over 70 balloons accompanied by breakfast and drinks from local vendors. Activities will continue throughout the day with skydiving demonstrations, wakeboarding exhibitions, paddle boarding, live entertainment, chainsaw carving and donut eating competitions. Wrap up your visit at Memorial Park over the Labor Day weekend with a hot air balloon glow at dusk. FREE

September 2: First Saturday Car Show | 8-10am The First & Main First Saturdays Car Show is in it’s 8th year of operation and runs every first Saturday from May to October. The car show centers around bringing people of Colorado Springs together in a historic, fun-filled, family friendly environment. The event is hosted in the plaza adjacent to Panera Bread in the First & Main Town Center on Cinema Point. FREE

September 8-10: Briarfest | Times vary by date Activities planned are: Carnival midway, games, food, music, art, silent auctions, wine, and beer garden. There will be something for everyone! This will be an event that families and friends can come together and just have fun. Unity and Community at it’s best! Briarfest is a community festival. Community means much more than just geographical location.   The most basic understanding of a community lies in fellowship and relationships which foster the common good.   Those who live in the Briargate and Northern Powers’ regions have long needed a celebration which we can call our own.   One which brings together neighbors, local businesses, schools, and faith communities in a way that highlights and promotes our identity as a thriving, growing, and family friendly community.  Please join us in celebrating our community, as we unite in supporting one another, our families, our businesses, and important charitable organizations that touch lives every day. 

September 9: 2017 What If Festival | The What IF… Festival celebrates lifelong learning and delights the community with the innovation, creativity, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Pikes Peak region. With the help of an awesome team of cool creatives, Imagination Celebration presents the 6th Annual What IF… Festival in Downtown Colorado Springs. The Festival offers a day of free engaging, interactive, and exciting experiences to WOW participants of all ages. The What IF… Festival, the only event of its kind, supports economic development and intellectual vitality by welcoming over 25,000 participants to discover the breakthroughs of local businesses, organizations, artists, scientists, inventors, performers, and students. FREE

September 10-17: Zoo Military Appreciation Week | Join us for Military Appreciation Week! It’s a week of even bigger thanks to our military personnel for their continued service to our great country. This week’s military discount features 50% off normal admission base price, which is offered to all active-duty, veteran and retired military personnel and their dependents living in the same household. March on up to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for a week full of stars, stripes and sunshine! Price varies by day; for all the details visit their website.

September 23: Kick off to Fall Family Festival | 10am-2pm Join Colorado Springs Moms Blog and Longneck Pumpkin Farm for a day full of fun for all families. Tickets include ALL games & activities, lunch and dessert, live music, a swag bag for each family, local sponsors, and tickets for entry to all giveaways. **Please Note: Pumpkins & access to pumpkin patch sold separately once you are inside the event. Ticket Price: Early Bird Tickets available Sept. 1st for $10/person (limited quantity) Labor Day weekend only OR until sold out. Price goes up to $13 after Labor Day weekend or when we sell out of our early bird quantity. 2 and under: Free

September 2: First Saturday Car Show | 8-10am The First & Main First Saturdays Car Show is in it’s 8th year of operation and runs every first Saturday from May to October. The car show centers around bringing people of Colorado Springs together in a historic, fun-filled, family friendly environment. The event is hosted in the plaza adjacent to Panera Bread in the First & Main Town Center on Cinema Point. FREE

September 2-4: Labor Day Lift Off | see website for schedule Start your morning off right with a hot air balloon mass ascension of over 70 balloons accompanied by breakfast and drinks from local vendors. Activities will continue throughout the day with skydiving demonstrations, wakeboarding exhibitions, paddle boarding, live entertainment, chainsaw carving and donut eating competitions. Wrap up your visit at Memorial Park over the Labor Day weekend with a hot air balloon glow at dusk. FREE

September 7: Nature Adventures: Crazy Cattails | 9-10:30am Children ages 3-6, with an adult, will enjoy puppet shows or stories, crafts, hands-on activities, and discovery time on the trail. Reservations required by phone or on-line. $3/person including adults and siblings.

September 8-10: Briarfest | Times vary by date Activities planned are: Carnival midway, games, food, music, art, silent auctions, wine, and beer garden. There will be something for everyone! This will be an event that families and friends can come together and just have fun. Unity and Community at it’s best! Briarfest is a community festival. Community means much more than just geographical location.   The most basic understanding of a community lies in fellowship and relationships which foster the common good.   Those who live in the Briargate and Northern Powers’ regions have long needed a celebration which we can call our own.   One which brings together neighbors, local businesses, schools, and faith communities in a way that highlights and promotes our identity as a thriving, growing, and family friendly community.  Please join us in celebrating our community, as we unite in supporting one another, our families, our businesses, and important charitable organizations that touch lives every day. 

September 9: 2017 What If Festival | The What IF… Festival celebrates lifelong learning and delights the community with the innovation, creativity, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Pikes Peak region. With the help of an awesome team of cool creatives, Imagination Celebration presents the 6th Annual What IF… Festival in Downtown Colorado Springs. The Festival offers a day of free engaging, interactive, and exciting experiences to WOW participants of all ages. The What IF… Festival, the only event of its kind, supports economic development and intellectual vitality by welcoming over 25,000 participants to discover the breakthroughs of local businesses, organizations, artists, scientists, inventors, performers, and students. FREE

September 9: Sustainability Series: Vermicomposting | 10-11:30am Worms make the best compost. Worms feed soil which feeds people! Soil is “everywhere a mouth.” Come learn the basics of composting for your Colorado gardens. Becky, of Pikes Peak Permaculture, will bring her worms and you can bring your questions! All ages welcome. Preregistration required on-line or phone. $4 member, $5 non-member

September 14: Twos and Threes Outdoors: Busy Beavers | 9-10:30am Share the joy of your 2 or 3 year-old child’s discovery as he or she enjoys a story and an exploration hike outdoors. $3/person including adults and siblings.

September 16: Magic Monarchs | 10am-2:30pm Discover the magical mystery of the monarch migration to Mexico. See an indoor presentation, make a craft, search for caterpillars and adults to tag and release for research. Select time slot (10-11:30 or 1-2:30) at time of required reservations on-line or phone. $4 per member, $5 per nonmember

September 21: Nature Explorers: Mule or Whitetail? | 9-10:30am Children, ages 4-5 with an adult, will enjoy hands-on activities, puppet shows or stories, crafts, and a hike. Pre-registration highly recommended. $3 per person, including adults and siblings

September 23: Walk with Compassion | 9:30am-3pm Walk With Compassion is the family-friendly walk to end child poverty. Leading up to the walk, Colorado Springs participants are fundraising for the most urgent needs of children living in extreme poverty. On September 23, they will come together at America the Beautiful Park to celebrate the difference their efforts have made. Participants will journey through a true story of hope and redemption, hearing about and seeing real-life obstacles children in poverty face everyday. The afternoon will be abundant with food and drinks, music, activities, bounce houses, performances, and a concert from popular Christian music band Citizen Way at 1pm!

September 23: Kick off to Fall Family Festival | 10am-2pm Join Colorado Springs Moms Blog and Longneck Pumpkin Farm for a day full of fun for all families. Tickets include ALL games & activities, lunch and dessert, live music, a swag bag for each family, local sponsors, and tickets for entry to all giveaways. **Please Note: Pumpkins & access to pumpkin patch sold separately once you are inside the event. Ticket Price: Early Bird Tickets available Sept. 1st for $10/person (limited quantity) Labor Day weekend only OR until sold out. Price goes up to $13 after Labor Day weekend or when we sell out of our early bird quantity. 2 and under: Free 

September 27: Family Star Party | 6-8pm Back to our regular hours, the Family Star Party is an evening of looking to the stars and discovering the wonders of the universe.  This event creates a fun learning environment for the whole family and inspires the next generation of astronomy enthusiasts!  All outside activities are free to the public, and discounted admission is available for those wishing to explore the Discovery Center and Science On a Sphere® inside. 

September 28: Little Wonders: Oh, Deer! | 9-10:30am Discover the world of nature with your 2-3 year-old. Interactive activities and a short hike make this the perfect introduction to the outdoors for your child. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration highly recommended. $3/person including adults and siblings

September 30: Bear Creek Nature Center Tree Walk 9-10:30am  Join some fellow nature lovers and learn about trees that thrive in Colorado Springs. During a 1 mile hike along Nature Center trails we will learn to identify some common native trees and learn about their adaptations. All ages welcome. $3/member, $4/non-member

September 2: Michael’s Kids Club | 10am-12pm They make a Sprout® Alien Windsock, you shop! $2 per child

September 2: Fairy House & Gnome Home Party | 10am-12pm Drop in to visit the forest fairies and gnomes, make a craft, build a fairy house or gnome home in the woods and hear a fairy story with Mother Nature. Dress in your favorite fairy or gnome costume! $4-5

September 9: Michael’s Kids Club | 10am-12pm They make a Clay Pot Critters, you shop! $2 per child

September 14: Kids Craft Day | 10-11am  Join the Pikes Peak Children’s Museum for a fun craft at Whole Foods! FREE

September 15: Museum Free Day | 10am-4pm Museum Free Days are just that, an opportunity for the public to enjoy our galleries free of charge. Museum Free Days are offered the third Friday of each month with hands-on art activities from 10a to 2p in the Smith Family Gallery. FREE

September 16: Michael’s Kids Club | 10am-12pm They make a Fall Leaf Sign, you shop! $2 per child

September 16: Tesla’s Toolbox: Rube Goldberg Machine | 10am-12pm Create, Innovate and Explore New Technology! Included with admission.

September 16: Kids Zone at the Money Museum | 10:30am-12pm(ages 4-7), 1:30-3pm(ages 8-12) There are so many different features about our “paper” money. Some are merely artistic, while others serve a greater purpose. This class will teach you about the different aspects behind the designs used on US Currency. Free for children 12 and under. When kids participate in a KidsZone class, their parents are allowed to view and explore the Money Museum exhibits for free!

September 17: Kids Ninja Warrior Competition | 4-8pm Let the kids be TV stars on a Kid Friendly Ninja Warrior Obstacle course. Just like the hit TV show, kids get to compete on the 8 obstacle, 100 foot long course to become a Ninja Warrior. The course consist of swing, wedge steps, balance skills, upper body muscles and the beloved warped wall to finish the race. Parents get to cheer them along from the sidelines just like the TV show as they score points and set time records. This competition is designed for all skill levels and ages 6 and up. We want to encourage your kids to be active and enjoy the thrill of mastering an Ninja Obstacle course.

September 19: Brownies and Boardgames | 4-5pm Challenge your family or some friends to a couple of rounds of your favorite game. We’ll supply the board games and the treats, you bring the competition! All age levels and skill levels are welcome.

September 30: Michael’s Kids Club | 10am-12pm They make PomPom Pumpkin Banner, you shop! $2 per child

September 30: Children’s History Hour: Autumn Leaves are Falling (Ages 7-10) | 10:30-11:30am It’s Autumn in Colorado! Leaves of many colors are falling to the ground and there is a chill in the air. We’ll learn more about this season in the story “The Twelve Days of Autumn in Colorado.” We’ll look at historic photos of the seasons in Colorado Springs, and then venture outside and collect objects from nature to create our own art. Donations welcome! Families are encouraged to RSVP online at cspm.org or by calling 719-385-5990. FREE

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