Discovery Series for Families

Families are invited to discover with Parker Arts and experience new forms of arts, culture, and science through our one-hour programs intended for families with young children. All events are $5 per person. Children ages 1 and under are free. To purchase tickets, please visit PACE Center Box Office or call 303.805.6800. 

Hunk Ta Bunk Ta Band

Saturday, April 29, 10:00 a.m. at The Schoolhouse
Bring the whole family and ring in the spring with the Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Band. Katherine Dines’ performs original and traditional songs from her 12 award-winning albums known Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Music.  Joined by Global percussionist Ed Contreras and multi-instrumentalist Brian Mullins, the trio performs a creative interactive show that’s fun for all ages.
With a lively style that’s packed with participation, award-winning songwriter, recording and teaching artist Katherine Dines involves audiences of all sizes with movement, sign language, sing-alongs, zany props and more, and inspires children to dream BIG and activate their imaginations.

Siren Song: a pirate odyssey

Saturday, May 20, 10:00 a.m. at The Schoolhouse
A brand-new, fanciful, buddy-play version of The Odyssey told in a short episode based upon a song suggested by the audience! A castaway and a pirate will sail the seven seas as unlikely boatfellows, one seeking home and one seeking fortune. The two will encounter untold beasts, landlubbers, and oceanic mysteries. Come explore how sound can function as a vehicle for the imagination in this Buntport Theater adaptation of The Odyssey.

The Amazing Elstun’s Magic: Made in America Show

Saturday, September 30,10:00 a.m. at The Schoolhouse
Dress in your red, white and blue and join Master Magician Amazing Dave and his real life partner Comedy Magician and Entertaining Educator Connie Elstun in a sensational Comedy Magic Show featuring live rabbits, birds and the members of our audience.  Families work together to make real magic happen while learning about the history of American Magicians.

Bat Encounters

Thursday, October 26, 7:00 p.m. at PACE
Meet bats from around the world, including the largest bat in the world with a 6-foot wingspan. Rob Mies, Founder of the Organization for Bat Conservation and bat expert of 25 years, presents a fascinating program about the unique world of bats. Learn how bats in Colorado are economically important to protecting forests and crops, and how bats in deserts and tropical forests are key pollinators and seed dispersers of some of the most important fruit on Earth. Discover why bats are threatened and what you can do in your backyard and neighborhood to help them.

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