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    Museum of Boulder Opening

    May 19, 2018

    An experience unlike any other is coming to Broadway and Pine: it’s the Museum of Boulder! The Museum, which recently revamped a former Masonic Lodge in downtown Boulder, is more than a building full of artifacts. It’s a collection of how innovative this city has been since the beginning. 

    Opening May 19, 2018, the Museum of Boulder — previously the Boulder History Museum, which was a wonderful community resource for over 70 years — invites people of all ages to interact with the past, learn and engage with Boulder’s present, and get inspired to help create the future.

    Attend the Opening Block Party

    Free and open to the public! Come experience the new museum, located just a couple blocks from Boulder's famous Pearl Street at 2205 Broadway. To celebrate the opening, the Museum is hosting an afternoon Community Block Party Celebration featuring local entertainment, kids activities, food trucks and free entry into the Museum.

    Where: Museum of Boulder | 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
    When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 1–5pm (Museum opens at 3pm)
    Who: All are welcome!
    Admission: FREE for the opening event
    RSVP (optional): Facebook

    • Block Party in the parking lot: 1-3pm | musical performances, kids activities, community art projects + more
    • Performances by: Block 1750 | Kids House of Joy | Gabriel Angelo | Samba Colorado
    • Building Dedication + Ribbon Cutting: 2pm
    • Museum opens: 3pm | Free exhibits: Da Vinci Machines, Sportsology, Discover NASA

    5 Can't-Miss Experiences

    Boulder’s different; it’s a place you have to experience for yourself. The people, events, and innovations that shaped this place — whether scientific, cultural, entrepreneurial, culinary or athletic — simply cannot be found anywhere else. Boulder has long deserved an innovative space that can explore, explain and celebrate those unique innovations. Thanks to years of careful planning and community engagement, the Museum of Boulder is ready to tell those compelling stories. Here are 5 things you won’t want to miss:

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    1. Da Vinci Machines and Sportsology

    The Museum is thrilled to use its new space to host widely recognized exhibitions from respected institutions, including the Smithsonian and many more. For it’s opening, the Museum of Boulder is hosting Da Vinci Machines, created by the acclaimed Artisans of Florence, and Sportsology, where kids of all ages can test their agility, speed and strength.

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    2. Google Garage Maker Space

    The much-anticipated Google Garage lets visitors defy the boundaries of their own imagination. Families, friends and even strangers can come together to tinker and experiment with technology tools and do-it-yourself projects in a space that invites innovation and creation.

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    3. Kid-Friendly Spaces

    A place for kids of all ages, families will want to come back for the Museum’s kid-friendly exhibits, family-friendly workshops and educational classes crafted specifically with kids in mind. In early 2019, the Museum will open a Children's Discovery Museum, an area full of interactive experiences where young learners gain new perspectives, engage their senses and spark their imaginations.

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    4. Incredible Rooftop Views of the Flatirons

    Enjoy a break from the streets of downtown Boulder on the Museum's rooftop, which offers some of the best views of the Flatirons in town.

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    5. The Boulder Experience

    The Boulder Experience, a comprehensive exhibit exploring Boulder’s past and present, will open November 17, 2018. It will be a space for visitors to engage with the breadth of innovation that was developed in Boulder and its impact on the world.

    Read more about the Museum here >