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. To purchase tickets, please visit PACE Center Box Office or call 303.805.6800. 
    

Busker and Me


Saturday, March 4, 10:00 a.m. at The Schoolhouse
Jim Jackson returns to Parker Arts, but this time with his pet Busker! Don’t miss the adventures of Busker, the mischievous circus dog, and his bumbling side-kick, Mr. Art Guffaw. Together they turn the circus upside down in this laugh out loud performance complete with puppetry, juggling, magic and hilarious stunts. It won’t be long before you’re cheering for this very “bad” dog and his outrageous antics.

Astronomy 101 - The Life Cycle of Stars


Th, Mar. 9, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. @ PACE
How do you measure the life of a star? Join us as we trace the birth, life, and death of the stars, featuring the topics of starburst nebulas, red giants, supernovas, white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. Presentation followed by viewing the night sky through a telescope and hot cocoa! Recommended for ages 9 and up. Instructor: Win Pendleton, PhD 

Astronomy 101 - Wonders of the Spring Sky


Th, Apr. 6, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. @ PACE
Find out what’s visible in the sky this time of year! We will explore constellations of note, Spring Equinox, sun signs, and Hubble images of wonder hidden in the spring night sky. Presentation followed by viewing the night sky through a telescope and hot cocoa! Recommended for ages 9 and up. Instructor: Win Pendleton, PhD 
 

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.