Calendar of Events

February 25, 2015

Science: Plants Vs. Zombies

Wednesday, February 25, 4:00 p.m. Learn how plants grow, help people, and defend against zombies. Story and activity are based on the popular tablet game. $1 per child.

Start: February 25, 2015 4:00 pm
End: February 25, 2015 5:00 pm

February 21, 2015

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER Demonstration: African hand-​​drumming

CANCELLED Saturday, February 21, 1:00 p.m. Learn about percussion instruments by watching a live performance and assembling your own drum. Presented by the WASA, a student club from the University of Wyoming. $1 per child.

Start: February 21, 2015 1:00 pm
End: February 21, 2015 2:00 pm

February 19, 2015

Exploration: Chinese New Year

Thursday, February 19, 4:00 p.m. Learn about the Lunar New Year and the Chinese Zodiac through story, art and play. $1 per child.

Start: February 19, 2015 4:00 pm
End: February 19, 2015 5:00 pm

February 19, 2015 – March 20, 2015

Beekeeping workshop

Where: Laramie County Community College
When: March 21 & 22
Tickets: Sorry this workshop is sold-​​out! Look for another one next year.

Have you ever wondered about the hobby of beekeeping? Do you have bees and want to get better at bee husbandry? If so this workshop is for you. The workshop features many knowledgeable and talented speakers. For more details click here.

Start: February 19, 2015
End: March 20, 2015

February 17, 2015

Exploration: Mardi Gras

Tuesday, February 17, 4:00 p.m. Explore the history and cultural traditions of Mardi Gras by making your own mask to wear. $1 per child.

Start: February 17, 2015 4:00 pm
End: February 17, 2015 5:00 pm

February 12, 2015

Science: Marshmallow Catapult

Thursday, February 12, 4:00 p.m. Learn the science of catapults by building one out of marshmallows. $1 per child.

Start: February 12, 2015 4:00 pm
End: February 12, 2015 5:00 pm

February 5, 2015

The Children’s Village is Closed Today

We will be closed at 1 PM Thursday Feb. 5th, so that we can set up the 34th annual US Bank Glass Art Celebration. We will be back to our regular hours Fri. Feb. 6th. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Start: February 5, 2015 1:00 pm
End: February 5, 2015 5:00 pm

February 3, 2015

Art: Make Your Own Heart Shaped Crayons

 Tuesday, February 3, 4:00 p.m. Create fun heart shaped crayons from retired Crayola’s. $1 per child.

Start: February 3, 2015 4:00 pm
End: February 3, 2015 5:00 pm

January 30, 2015

January 30, Closing at 2:00 p.m. Paul Smith Children’s Village

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Start: January 30, 2015 8:00 am
End: January 30, 2015 5:00 pm

January 29, 2015

Art: Heart Rock Painting

Thursday, January 29, 4:00 p.m.  Decorate a rock shaped with love over time as a decoration for St. Valentine’s Day.  $1 per child.

Start: January 29, 2015 4:00 pm
End: January 29, 2015 5:00 pm

January 28, 2015

Exploration: Groundhog Day

Wednesday, January 28, 4:00 p.m. Hear the story “Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox” and learn the traditions of light and land that created this unique holiday.  Participants will also create their own Groundhog Puppet Theater.  $1 per child.

Start: January 28, 2015 4:00 pm
End: January 28, 2015 5:00 pm

January 22, 2015

Lecture: How Cheyenne Plants Settled the West

Journey Stories: A lecture by Shane Smith
Learn about the history of horticulture in Cheyenne, and how the High Plains Horticulture P1020438Research Station’s development of hardy varieties actually helped to settle High Plains communities from North Texas to Montana.
When: This Thursday, Jan. 22 – 6:30 pm
Where: Laramie Co. Library Cottonwood Room, 1st floor

Start: January 22, 2015 6:30 am
End: January 22, 2015 7:45 pm

January 21, 2015

Science: Rubber Band Balls

Wednesday, January 21, 4:00 p.m. Create bouncing balls from a variety of recycled materials housed in an arrangement of rubber bands and learn about the Coefficient of Restitution.  $1 per child.

Start: January 21, 2015 4:00 am
End: January 21, 2015 5:00 pm

January 15, 2015

Art: Marble Mazes

Thursday, January 15, 4:00 p.m. With an abundance of nails and rubber bands create and stretch a maze for a marble game to tilt to solve and enjoy.  $1 per child.

Start: January 15, 2015 4:00 pm
End: January 15, 2015 5:00 pm

January 7, 2015

Art: The Sound of Science

Wednesday, January 7, 4:00 p.m.  Use recycled components to create musical instruments that you can bang and strum and shake.  $1 per child.

Start: January 7, 2015 4:00 am
End: January 7, 2015 5:00 pm