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


In 2011, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art launched ARTLab, an ambitious effort to engage Boulder County’s most at-risk high school students with a fine arts program. The goal was simple: empower youth to build a positive future for themselves using visual arts as a language of self-expression and a tool for building self-esteem. School programs like ARTLab are proven to reduce incarceration and dropout rates amongst youth. BMoCA struck a strong partnership with Justice High School (JHS), a Boulder Valley School District Charter School for students who have been expelled from traditional schools for a number of reasons, including truancy and drug abuse. Located in Lafayette, Colorado, Justice High School holds its students to a high standard for graduation: acceptance into at least three colleges. BMoCA’s ARTLab program fills a gap in arts programming at the school by providing the first regularly offered fine arts curriculum to the students. Prior to ARTLab, Justice High School was unable to offer more than an art workshop here and there. Now, students can earn 3 credit hours each quarter for taking ARTLab, making their college applications more well-rounded and better-received.

Sponsored by The Denver Foundation & Congdon Family Fund, R.C. Kemper and 1st Bank.

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 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 Boulder County, Broomfield County, Adams County, Jefferson 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.

Contemporary Classroom

Art Experience brings the world of a contemporary art museum to your students. Available to take place in your classroom or at the museum, and adaptable to all grade levels, choose between a hands-on art-making workshop or an interactive exercise in what it takes to put on an exhibition, including a lesson in museum economics. Students can try their hand at being a curator, educator, or director for a day.

Young Artists At Work

Young Artists at Work is BMoCA’s signature series of workshops for youth ages 5–8 and 9–12. These creative art-making programs are designed to complement the exhibitions. In each workshop, a local guest artist encourages personal expression, material exploration, making friends, and fun.