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Events & Programs

To find out more about any of these programs, contact the AHMHS education team, 303.739.6660 or email us.

Upcoming Programs

Morning at the Museum 
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-6
Drop in and spend the morning at the Aurora History Museum for educational stories, activities and more. New, free program every Wednesday. This program takes place inside or outside the museum depending on the weather. Please note, children must be supervised by an adult.

5th Annual Historic Landmarks Geocache
Find geocaches located at Aurora Landmarks No. 9, No. 11, No. 20, No. 26 and No. 5 using
After you find the cache, visit the Aurora History Museum during regular business hours and receive a limited edition coin for each geocache you find. We showcase a different historic landmark every year, so start your collection today!
Coins are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis. You do not need to pick up the coin on the same day you find the cache.

Homeschool Day at AHM   For Elementary and Middle grade home school students with new topics each month and a variety of educational opportunities and learning stations. Facilitated by museum professionals to expand on your homeschool curriculum. 
April 11, 9:30 – 11:30 – Civics - Learn how government works and how you can be involved!

May 11, 9:30 - 11:30 - Aurora Archeology (@Delaney) - Join us at the Delaney Historic District to learn about archeology by engaging in your own dig for artifacts.

$7 per participating student  Adult must be present. Register

Mosaic of Cultures Closing Event

April 15, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 p.m.  

This closing exhibit celebrates the contributions of our partners to the exhibit and the overall history of the city. Celebrate Aurora's Mexican community and the success of this exhibit with food, performances, dancing, and more. Meet some of the people who helped make the exhibit possible. Free, register now.

Aurora Museum Foundation Antiques Appraisal   April 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Could you have hidden treasures hiding away in your attic?  Find out and get your heirlooms appraised at the 2023 Antique Appraisal Fair. Visit the Aurora Public Library Community Room to have your collectibles and antiques evaluated by professional appraisers. Cost: One item $10, Two items $ 15, Three items: $ 25 Four Items $ 30 Five items $ 35. Sign up now!

Lecture: Wheels Up! How Wings over the Rockies Took Flight April 24, Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Air Force base veterans, volunteers, and museum professionals created the Lowry Heritage Museum in the unused hangars on a shoestring budget. Geoff Hunt, founding director of Wings Over the Rockies will discuss the time between the Base Realignment and Closure Committee and the opening of Wings. Free. Register

City Nature Challenge
April 28 - 30, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. (Various Sites)
Want to get outside to learn more about your city and the environment? Join Aurora Naturalists in the City Nature Challenge! Starting off as a competition between San Francisco and Los Angeles to see which city could find the most species of animals, plants, and insects in their parks, open spaces, and other natural areas, City Nature Challenge has become a worldwide phenomenon! Using the iNaturalist application on your phone, you will be on an adventure to take photos off all the species you see along your guided nature walk. Register for one, two, or all three days of the challenge. All ages  are welcome!
Each event below take place at a different Aurora Open Space site. Please note the location of your event.
Apr. 28• Fri., 9 – 11:30 a.m. • Delaney Farm
(Partnering with AHM)
Apr. 29• Sat., 9 – 11:30 a.m. • Star K Ranch
Apr. 30• Sun., 9 – 11:30 a.m. • Plains Conservation Center  
Registration Notes: Please come prepared with warm layers for being outside and comfortable walking shoes for being on the trails. Walks will be generally flat and are accessible to strollers, walkers, and wheelchairs. Bathrooms are available at each of the three location listed. Though not required, we recommend bringing a working cell phone and have the FREE application iNaturalist downloaded. More information
Free - Registration Required.

Aurora’s 132nd Birthday Party
(Kids/Family Event)  

April 30, 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Aurora is turning 132 years old. Join us on Sunday April 30, 2023, to celebrate with cake, snacks, party hats, silly games and activities for the whole family in our exhibit about the city’s first fifty years.  Free, no reservations required.

Strange Natures Immersive Dance - Control Group Productions (@ Delaney)

May 18 – June 4 Thurs – Sunday; 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

What can we learn from the natural world and how to heal it by throwing away the idea of nature completely? Strange Natures is an immersive dance show exploring how the natural is unnatural and how to find joy and pleasure in a decaying world.  This partnership with Control Group Productions will take place at the Delaney Historic District. Control Group tickets required. Get Tickets!

Lecture: Lowry: Then & Now
May 22, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Wings Over the Rockies Curator, Chuck Stout returns with a new talk about the collections and stories preserved at Wings Over the Rockies Museum on the former Lowry AFB. Free. Register now.

Summer Camp Registration is OPEN!
  AHM is offering two weeklong camps with different themes for kids ages 7-13. Camps are 8:30 -11:30 a.m. Monday – Friday at the museum. $60 - $75 registration required. Thanks to the Aurora Museum Foundation for sponsoring these camps.

June 12 - 16:  AURORA IN A WEEK HISTORY CAMP What do a 100-year-old trolley, President Eisenhower and farming have in common?  Aurora, Colorado! Come learn about the history of the area, make crafts, play games, and visit a historic homestead!

June 26-30:  GAME DESIGN STEAM CAMP Love board games? Want to make your own? Learn the theory and process of game design and build your own resource management game to play with friends and family. More Info

SAVE THE DATE: More info coming soon!

Opening Event Field Day– Outdoors in Aurora  

May 7 – Time TBD

Celebrate our newest exhibit about outdoor recreation in Aurora with an outdoor event for the whole family. Join us for fun field day activities, old-fashioned games and get a sneak preview and learn about the process of creating it. You might even find a new favorite hobby. Free. Reservations required - Available soon.


Birding Walk; Global Big Day (@ Delaney)  May 14, 7:30 -10:30

Meet at Delaney Historic District to learn more about bird watching, celebrate World Migratory Bird Day and participate in an international count of birds. Presented in partnership with the High Line Canal Conservancy and the Audubon Society. Free. Reservations required - Available soon


  - This program is aimed at kids and families - Event located at a Historic Site - noted in description - This event has a cost associated with it - noted in description

Online Content

Social Media
When Was It? Starting March 29th, we will post #WhenWasItWednesday with an object or photograph from our collection to social media (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter). You’ll need to guess the year based on what you see (car models, stores, fashion, hair styles and trends). Here's the catch: we don't have dates for every object or photograph in our collection; we are counting on you to help us narrow down the time frame! @AuroraHistoryCO on all platforms.

Discover DeLaney Homestead
The Discover DeLaney Homestead series is a great way to compliment a walk through the DeLaney Homestead Historic District and Open Space. Click a link below to learn more about the historic site.

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