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Mom’s day in the city

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Sometimes, it’s nice to get away ” especially in the spring, when the Front Range is popping with daffodils and tulips, while Summit still has patches of snow.

Here are seven ways to make Mother’s Day special in and near the city:

– Full Tea at the Molly Brown House, 1340 Pennsylvania St., Denver $20.

Show mom you appreciate her undying patience and love by taking her to the Molly Brown Home. Brown is the Titanic’s most famous survivor. Her opulent 1889 home will bring the whole family back to a simpler, yet sophisticated time. Reservations required: or (303) 832-4092.

– Brunch at Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, $23 ($12 for kids)

Why stop at simply buying flowers for mom when you can surround her with a variety glorious blooms at Hudson Gardens? Choose from cheese blintzes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fresh rolls and berry parfaits, plus petite croissant sandwiches if you attend the late morning or afternoon seatings. All seating is European style, so you may or may not sit with other parties. Advance paid reservations required: (303) 797-8565, ext. 321.

– Title 9k+ Mother’s Day Run, Boulder Reservoir, Boulder

Want to be a little more active on Mother’s Day? Join in on the 6-mile run or walk (kids in strollers are welcome). This is a mom-and-kids-only event, meaning dad must stay on the sidelines. Post-race festivities include live music and kid-friendly activities.

– The Psychedelic Experience: Rock posters from the San Francisco Bay area, 1965-71, Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, $15 for adults, $7 for kids 6-18

Get a little trippy this Mother’s Day, then check out the rest of history’s great art at the Denver Art Museum. The Psychedelic Experience features not only posters, but also videos and music from San Francisco’s groovy days.

– SkyVenture, 9230 Park Meadows Drive, Littleton, $48 for two introductory one-minute flights

Infuse mom with enough adrenaline to last all year at SkyVenture, a vertical wind tunnel that replicates the experience of free-fall skydiving. A take-home DVD will record all the fun. or (303) 768-9000.

– Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster, $7.95 for adults, $4.95 for kids 2-12

Walk into a tropical rainforest, where ladybugs sit delicately on green leaves, ferns tickle your arms as you pass by and more than 1,200 butterflies flutter through the air freely. or (303) 469-5441.

– Sunflower Farm, 11150 Prospect Rd., Longmont, $6

Sunflower Farm was designed as a place for families to gather and experience a rural lifestyle on a 5-acre working farm. Relax under 100-year-old trees, watch chickens run loose, climb the tractors and simply take in the lifestyle, where nothing is staged. or (303) 774-8001.

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