Anderson Ranch Art Center’s new TechShops for Kids series invites children ages 9 to 12 into the Snowmass Village campus’s state-of-the-
art digital media and art-making facilities, with classes running all summer that integrate computer programming, 3-D modeling and animation, robotics, photography, and 3-D printing. andersonranch.org
Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty, Woodstock, and the rest of the Peanuts gang will be spending summer vacation in the Hurst Theatre, as Theatre Aspen produces a new, revised, and updated version of the kid-friendly musical The World According to Snoopy, opening July 13 and running through August 15. theatreaspen.org
Hallam Lake may be the best playground in Aspen. Every Saturday from June 20 to September 5 is Family Saturday at the 25-acre preserve, when the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies hosts nature crafts, a scavenger hunt, and pond dipping, along with a weekly nature story reading and a feeding demonstration with the resident eagles, hawks, and owls. aspennature.org
The Aspen Music Festival and School targets young music appreciators through several special events throughout the summer, including a pair of short family concerts preceded by refreshments and kids’ activities (July 20, Aug 17); three energetic Gotta Move sessions (July 10 and 24, Aug 7); and weekly Tunes and Tales at local libraries. Sing Play Move has a revamped format this summer, offering two weekly sessions (July 24–Aug 4) for ages infant through five with weekly themes and the chance to hear a full orchestra.