Finding something for kids to do in Boulder during the warm summer months just got easier!
There are plenty of choices available for them to have fun this time around and they’re sure to love it all.
To help you narrow down your list from these, we’ve gathered over 30 great options including summer camps and kid-friendly events as well as some things that the entire family can enjoy together.
Don’t miss out on some unforgettable memories this 2020s summer has to offer in Boulder.

Welcome the best season with a family-friendly FUNdraiser event at WOW! Children’s Museum!

This party will be an afternoon full of carnival games, face painting, a Silent Auction, Shutterbus photo booth, snacks, STEM activities, and lots of chances to win prizes!

Where: WOW! Children’s Museum
When:May 29, 1 PM- 4 PM

Boulder’s surroundings are a perfect place to enjoy nature and outdoor activities, especially during the summer months.

Families can experience the best of Colorado Rocky Mountain adventure with these fun activities!

Where: Lawson Adventure Park & Resort
When:June through August.

During these indoor summer camps, kids will climb, and participate in games, arts and crafts, and field trips to the park.

There will be awesome options for each camp, including Superstar Week, Jungle Jam, and Defy Gravity Week.

Where: ABC Kids Climbing
When: Superstar Week: Weeks of 6/13, 7/4, 7/25 | Jungle Jam: Weeks of 6/6, 6/27, 7/18 | Defy Gravity Week: Weeks of 5/30, 6/20, 7/11, 8/1

You don’t need to go far from the city to enjoy nice views and nature this summer!

Boulder Reservoir is a 700-acre multi-use recreation facility that offers fun activities for the entire family. Enjoy activities like boating, swimming, water skiing, walking, cycling, and much more!

Where: Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO, USA
When:Sunday – Saturday, 7 AM- 8 PM

During this fun and educational summer program, activities will be all about the planet and the things that make it wonderful.

Children will learn more about our spot in the universe, the elements that make our planet special, and even explore the moon!

Where: WOW! Children’s Museum
When: May 31- June 3, 9 AM- 12 PM

Kidcreate Studio offers affordable camp programs for those kids who are not in school, camps during the school breaks, and of course camps specialized for the summer months that will thrill your child, boost confidence, encourage creativity and keep them occupied with high-quality activities!

Where: Kidcreate Art Studio- Broomfield
When: 9 AM, May 31 through August

During this outdoor summer camp, kids ages 7 and up will get to experience outdoor climbing in a supportive, engaging, and responsible way.

They will be led by ABC’s AMGA-certified guides and will explore Bouldering and Top Roping the many rock types and climbing movements of Eldorado Canyon, The Flat Irons, and Boulder Canyon.

Where: ABC Kids Climbing
When: 9 AM- 3 PM, Monday-Friday. May 30 – August 5

This great spot for family fun is filled with fun activities and attractions for all ages!

You will find mini-golf, go-karts, a human-maze, batting cages, an arcade, a driving range, and more. Gateway Park is a great place to have fun in the outdoors this summer!

Where: 4800 28th St, Boulder, Colorado, USA
When:Open Friday and Saturday – 10 AM – 10 PM | Open Sunday – Thursday 10 AM – 9 PM

This is a popular activity for kids in Boulder!

Kids ages 10 and under and an accompanying adult will get to enjoy the Summer Tebo Train. Riding along Pearl Street in this unique Boulder experience!

Where: Downtown Boulder
When:9:30 AM- 11 AM, Monday- Friday until September 2.

Shredder’s indoor ski and snowboard slopes are a cool alternative to traditional summer camps for kids!

Children will get to work on their skills with great instructors and have fun with friends all summer long.

Where: Shredder Ski Boulder
When:9 AM- 12 PM | 9 AM- 4 PM | 1 PM- 4 PM | June 1- August 26

IndoorOutdoor Adventure Summer Camp

Climbers ages 7 and up will enjoy the best of both indoor and outdoor camps! 

Kids will not only experience the indoor climbing facility but also the Eldorado Canyon, The Flatirons, and Boulder Canyon.

Where: ABC Kids Climbing
When:9 AM- 3 PM, Monday-Friday May 30- August 5

Play-Well TEKnologies will be offering four weeks of camps at WOW! Children’s Museum where children can join in on the fun with knowledgable and enthusiastic Play-Well instructors as they craft, engineer, and learn!

Where: WOW! Children’s Museum
When:June 6- June 10: Enchanted Engineering using LEGO® Materials Ages 5-7 & Wizarding World of Engineering using LEGO® Materials Ages 7-12 | June 20- June 24: Adventures in STEM using LEGO® Materials Ages 5-7 & STEM Explorations using LEGO® Materials Ages 7-12 | July 11- July 15: Minecraft Engineering using LEGO® Materials Ages 5-7 & Minecraft Master Engineering using LEGO® Materials Ages 7-12 | July 25- July 29: Jedi Engineering Strikes Back using LEGO® Materials Ages 5-7 & Return of the Jedi Masters using LEGO® Materials Ages 7-12

In this fun summer camp, kids will learn all about comics and manga, explore a plethora of comic content, and learn to create their own comics through storytelling and art techniques!

Where: Museum of Boulder
When:June 6-10, 9 AM- 3 PM

Kids will have a blast in any of these summer camps which are filled with adventure and fun!

There are many options for hands-on camps with themes of history, art, music, culture, science, and more.

Where: Longmont Museum
When:Hours vary. June through July.

Estes Park is THE place if you want to enjoy breathtaking views during the summer months.

Besides amazing mountain views and nature, Estes Park is home to many family-friendly events, and activities, and it features the Rocky Mountain National Park right in the backyard.

Where: 500 Big Thompson Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA

In this summer camp, kids ages 5-9 will make all kinds of toys before setting up their own Toy Shop complete with business name, shop display, and price chart.

On Friday, they will be transported into the Toy Shop emporium on the rooftop of the Museum of Boulder!

Where: Museum of Boulder
When: June 13-17, 9 AM- 12 PM

During this week, kids will create with clay, work with wire, and paper mache, and learn how to plan, balance, engineer, and create 3D work.

Where: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
When:June 27-30, 9 AM- 12 PM

Summer is an amazing season for family fun, and it’s even better at a waterpark!

The Great Outdoors Waterpark features attractions for all ages and it guarantees a super fun day for everyone.

Where: 500 East South Boulder Road, Lafayette, CO, USA
When:WEEKENDS ONLY: AUG. 16 – SEPT. 5 Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM-6 PM

Kids ages 8-12 will have an amazing week of Sewing Camp with Tinker Art Studio!

They will learn hand sewing and basic machine sewing by working on actual machines designing and sewing simple patterns! They will also sew a pillow, an over-the-shoulder sling bag, and design and sew a stuffed animal!

Where: Museum of Boulder
When:June 13, 1 PM- 4 PM

During this awesome week full of treasure and adventure, treasure seekers, adventure lovers, and dragon whispers will unite for this awesome and new experience!

Artists will unearth dragon’s eyes, magic eggs, and treasure maps, create their own time capsule message in a bottle to be opened 5 years after camp ends, and so. much. more!

Where: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
When:July 18-21, 9 AM- 12 PM

Kids in kindergarten through 5th grade can enjoy the last days of Summer by spending a fun week in these awesome Engineering! summer classes.

They will investigate the many different types of engineering in the world and learn how engineers work, and explore how to design, prototype, and build items. 

Where: WOW! Children’s Museum
When:August 8-12, 9 AM- 12 PM

Kids ages 5-9 will get to enjoy this new 2022 camp filled with rainbows, glitter, and glam!

Kids will be making art projects full of color, including a colorful rainbow ready to brighten up any space, play with the brightest neon paints, and have fun mixing colorful and fizzy potions.

Where: Museum of Boulder
When:June 20-24, 9 AM- 12 PM

During this week of Sewing Camp, kids ages 8-12 will learn both hand sewing and basic machine sewing.

Campers will learn to design and sew simple patterns—choosing from options such as an eye mask and brush or pen holder by working on machines.

Where: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
When:June 27-30, 1 PM- 4 PM

With over 10,00 acres of land, The Wild Animal Sanctuary is home to over 25,000 animals rescued and rehabilitated.

You can visit the sanctuary with the family, but only to learn about the wildlife and respect them from a distance. 

Where: 2999 Co Rd 53, Keenesburg, CO 80643, USA
When:Daily, 9 AM- Sunset

During Boulder Taco Fest, families will enjoy the best tacos from Boulder County vendors, a curated list of craft breweries, eclectic tequilas, high-flying Luchadores, great live bands, and lots of free fun for the kids!

Where: Downtown Boulder
When:August 6, 11 AM- 7 PM

Kids entering 6th and 8th grade will get to go behind the scenes at the Museum of Boulder and work with the Museum’s curator to connect with the community, collect stories, and create a multimedia digital exhibit!

Where: Museum of Boulder
When:July 25-29, 9 AM- 3 PM

Another great option for summer outdoor fun is The Bay Aquatic Park!

This amazing outdoor water park welcomes families with kids ages 1-13 and it has many awesome features for everyone!

Where: 280 Spader Way, Broomfield, CO, USA
When:August 16 -September 5: Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00pm-6:30pm | Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 4:00pm-7:00pm Saturday, Sunday 9:30-1:30pm, 2-6pm | September 6, Labor Day 9:30am-1:30pm, 2-6pm

Kids ages 9-12 will get to make a board game of their very own to take home.

In this fun summer camp, kids will play lots of board games, card games, and more during the week and try out each other’s games!

Where: Museum of Boulder
When:July 11-15, 9 AM- 3 PM

Pearl Street Arts Fest

The 42nd Annual Pearl Street Arts Fest will include a variety of art, from whimsical and modern sculptures to traditional watercolors, oils & more.

The result is a beautiful outdoor gallery nestled in the heart of Boulder on the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall.

Where: Downtown Boulder
When:July 15, 3 PM – 8 PM | July 16, 10 AM – 7 PM | July 17, 10 AM- 5 PM

Sometimes a nice park is all that you need in a summer month.

This spacious park offers amazing views and close trail access to the Flatirons! Chautauqua Park is a great option for outdoor family fun as you’ll find many activities like hiking and bike trails, a children’s playground, picnic areas, and more!

Where: 1777 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
When:Daily, 5 AM- 11 PM

In this Spanish/English bilingual summer camp, kids ages 8-12 will learn mixed media art, explore everyday uses of science, and integrate technology into their creations: painting, pottery, electronics, cooking, dance, yoga, and much more!

Where: Museum of Boulder
When: July 18, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM