Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities

science+art experiences

program management: BCAH staff

At the foundation of art and science is creativity. Creativity is what sparks the intellect to imagine new possibilities, motivates the spirit to pursue one's dreams, and inspires someone to explore their world or invent something new, whether it's a piece of artwork or space technology for a mission to Mars. To recognize creative experiences as "essential," BCAH created the Science+Art Experiences program to bring artistic and science-based events for education and community enrichment.

2023 Events

Colorado Sky
June 3 | 6-7:30 p.m.
Broomfield Auditorium

Partners: Sohap Ensemble, ArtSong Colorado, Boulder Opera, Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities
Admission: $15-25
Ticket link:
All ages

"COLORADO SKY: A New Family Opera about the Reintroduction of Wolves to Colorado

All ages will LOVE this - Bring the kids and grandkids and have an exciting evening watching this fantastical production! In collaboration with Art Song Colorado, Boulder Opera, and Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities. Sohap Ensemble dreamed up this entertaining production combining shadow puppetry, original chamber music, and opera that focuses on the reintroduction of wolves to Colorado. This family-friendly story follows a wolf cub named Sky as he tries to fit in and make friends in his new home. After the production, there will be a 30-minute puppet-making workshop. 

Additional Colorado performances will be held on June 4 at the Dairy Arts Center in Boulder. 

The Broomfield production is made possible by Sohap Ensemble, Art Song Colorado, Boulder Opera, and the Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities' Science+Art Experiences program with funding from the City & County of Broomfield and Broomfield Community Foundation. 

Science+Art Experience: Agri-Culture
June 25 | 1-3 p.m. 
Brunner Farmhouse & Gardens

Admission: Free
All ages

Description: "This free event will give attendees an opportunity to explore their creativity at interactive booths and learn about agriculture, Colorado ecosystem and local wildlife. And an added bonus -- you can get up close to live wildlife ambassadors, like raptors and owls! Partners who make this event possible: Brunner Farmhouse & Gardens Committee, CSU Extension-Broomfield, and many more!

This event is part of the Science+Art Experiences program that brings together science and art to demonstrate that, at the foundation of these sectors, is creativity which is key to innovation, exploration, artistic creation, and a healthy, well-balanced life.

This program is presented by BCAH, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization since 1973, and funded by: SCFD, Colorado Creative Industries, and Broomfield Community Foundation.

Moonrise Event

October 2023

Brunner Farmhouse 

Join in on the Moonrise Event as we explore space, art, and science with fun activities in space science and art at the Brunner Farmhouse & Gardens!

Take a peek through big telescopes at the twilight and night skies to see the moon, planets, and stars. 
In addition to the huge telescopes, there will be:

- Hands-on activities, like make your own clay moon rock, comets, and paper rockets
- Throw your comets and rockets into the airfield and see how far you can get
- Interactive table from Standley Lake Stargazing group
- Plein air artists painting the moonrise and sky
- Prize giveaway

This event is outdoors, free, and open to the public.
Mark your calendars and don't miss this amazing experience!
The Moonrise Event is presented, in partnership, by CSU Extension-Broomfield and Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities and made possible by: City & County of Broomfield, SCFD, Broomfield Community Foundation, and private donors.
Science+Art Experiences Program: In 2019, the first Moonrise Viewing event was the first of the Science+Art Experiences Pogram. It was made possible by a partnership between Broomfield Council on the Arts & Humanities and the Tau Zero Foundation.
The event featured hands-on activities, art, and demonstrations. There was a livestreamed presentation about female astronauts by Janet from Janet’s Planet and a tutorial on how an astrophotographer takes photos of the moon by Terry Hancock, Executive Director of the Grand Mesa Observatory. Over 100 residents attended the 2019 event at the historic Brunner Farmhouse and over 250 attended the event in 2021. Feedback received was overwhelming positive and there were several requests for future events. One family appreciated the opportunity for their children to see and experience both space science and art at one event.

This program is presented by BCAH, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization since 1973, and funded by: SCFD, Colorado Creative Industries, and Broomfield Community Foundation.

History of Program

The first event of this program was the Moonrise Event in 2019 presented in partnership with BCAH and the Tau Zero Foundation. In 2021, BCAH partnered with CSU Extension-Broomfield to bring an even bigger event to the Brunner Farmhouse & Gardens (see the flyer below). The event was fun and educational with significant, positive feedback. That evening, there were 258 attendees of all ages from toddlers up to senior citizens which is double the attendance rate from 2019.