Museum Info
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Museum & Store Hours

Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm

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  • $1 – adults
  • $1 – seniors
  • $1 – students
  • & educators

Free for members and children under the age of 12.

Youth Programs

Young Artists at Work: Summer Art Camps

Summer art camps created by artists that encourage personal expression, fine art techniques, material exploration, and most importantly, fun!

For 5-8 Year Olds
June 11-15

Bzzy Bees – Multimedia Construction & More 9am-noon
Fly around like a bumblebee and explore how bees form colonies and the importance of bees to our natural world. Make your own bees and a hive for them to live in. To register, click here.

Color Me Happy – Paint Your Moods! 1-5pm
Explore the world of color and paint using the colors of your mood. Express your gratitude by making gratitude boxes and talking about what makes you feel grateful. To register, click here.

June 25-29

Cakes and Pies, Oh My! – Sculpture Art 9am-noon
What is your favorite dessert? What does the dessert of your dreams look like? Create your dream dessert using construction paper, pipe-cleaners and more! To register, click here.

Recycled Shape Art 1-5pm
Turn your trash into art by creating artwork using recycled cardboard and paint. Make rain sticks with paper tubes and be part of a fun, collaborative painting! To register, click here.

July 23-27

Space Travel and Storytelling – Sculpture Art 9am-noon
Spend time listening to stories about space travel and make your own space vessels that will take you to the stars. Create constellations and learn about space! To register, click here.

Robot Puppet Show – Performance Art 1-5pm
Lights, camera, action! Learn how to put on your own performance and create a story with robots made with tinker trays. To register, click here.

For 9-12 Year Olds
June 4-8

eARTh – Symmetry in Nature 9am-noon
Take a walk outside and gather artifacts that are symmetrical to use in creating your own handmade book. To register, click here.

Drawing Exploration 1-5pm
Discover new drawing techniques as you try blind contour drawing, go on an outdoor Safari Exercise to draw things in nature, and learn about Vincent Van Gogh’s line drawings. To register, click here.

June 18-22

Selfie Workshop – Strike a Pose! 9am-noon
Travel back in time to the first self-portraits ever made and create your own personal portrait inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldi’s vegetable heads! To register, click here.

Rug Art 1-5pm
Learn about the history of the art of oriental rugs and the “Rug Belt.” Make your own rug that represents your personality and your family’s history! To register, click here.

July 16-20

The Art of Water 9am-noon
Dive into Japanese culture and be inspired by the Japanese printmaker Katsushika Hokusai and his most famous work, Great Wave. Listen to Japanese folk stories about water and study the science behind the moon, the ocean and waves as you make your own woodblock prints! To register, click here.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Create! – Junk Art 1-5pm
Create artwork using recycled materials and discover the importance of recycling and its impact on ocean life. Bring in your own recycled materials to create sea creatures and coral reefs! To register, click here.

For additional information, call the museum at 303.443.2122.

Art Stop

Art Stop provides free, hands-on art making for families during the Boulder County Farmers’ Market. Held outdoors on the front porch of the museum, creative inter-generational projects are designed to complement exhibitions within the museum, as well as the colors, shapes, and textures of the market. Don’t forget to visit the exhibitions inside the museum. Admission is always free during the market!

Art Stop is offered rain or shine, so look for Art Stop inside the museum during inclement weather.

Art Stop is generously supported by Art Parts.

Contemporary Classroom

Contemporary Classroom is a free day of art education and activities at your school with materials and curriculum provided by Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. The program brings Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibitions to your classroom with two exciting components: a visiting artist and a hands-on art making workshop.

Email Nicole Roush, Director of Education, at for an extended lesson plan or to book your Contemporary Classroom today! A limited number of free access programs are available to schools thanks to the support of the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. Please note that the free access programs are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Art Stop On The Go

Art Stop on the Go is an off-site, outreach program that provides after-school art education for youth ages 5-12 in Adams County, Arapahoe County, Boulder County, Broomfield County, and Douglas County. Launched in 2008, Art Stop on the Go has impacted the lives of thousands of youth and their families through hands-on art projects, instructional workshops, and quality time spent with artists, art educators, and museum staff.

Art Stop on the Go is offered at the following libraries;

Boulder County
Family Learning Center

Adams County
Anythink Huron Street Library
Anythink Wright Farms Library
Anythink Brighton Library

Douglas County Libraries
Castle Pines
Lone Tree
Highlands Ranch

Broomfield County
Mamie Doud Eisenhower Library

Please contact the individual libraries or for times and dates of Art Stop on the Go classes.

Special thanks to the generous sponsors of Art Stop on the Go: Boulder Arts Commission, Citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, The Sheila Fortune Foundation, The Kevin Luff Family Fund, NAMTA, Target, US Bank, and Wells Fargo.


In 2011, BMoCA launched ARTLab, an ambitious effort to engage underserved high school students in Boulder County with fine arts and an immersive studio art program. BMoCA has presented the program in partnership with Justice High School in Lafayette, Colorado since 2011, and in 2014, the museum began a partnership with Boulder Preparatory School. As Boulder Valley School District Charter Schools, Justice High School and Boulder Preparatory School serve youth challenged by truancy, expulsion, or involvement in the criminal system. Weekly classes, visiting artists, and field trips to museums and studios provide a platform for real-world engagement with the arts. ARTlab empowers teens to build positive futures by expressing themselves through art while also earning credits towards graduation. Through ARTlab, students learn about future careers in artistic fields and to trust their creative voices.

Sponsored by the City of Boulder Office of Arts + Culture, Congdon Family Fund, R.C. Kemper Charitable Trust, UMB Bank, n.a., Trustee and First Bank.