Museum offers alternative Ullr activities for kids |

Museum offers alternative Ullr activities for kids

BRECKENRIDGE – The Mountain Top Children’s Museum will provide alternative activities for children whose parents are seeking an alternative to the public partying that typically follows the Ullr Fest Parade.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. today and often features floats with scantily clad men and women, off-color political statements and, often, local Dr. Craig Perrinjaquet – aka Doc PJ – tossing condoms to the crowd to encourage safe sex.

Such activities over the past 40 years have resulted in numerous complaints to the town, and Breckenridge Resort Chamber officials have tried to tone down the raucous partying and transform it into a more family-oriented event.

To complement other family activities, the museum will host a post-parade party for kids at the Colorado House in Main Street Station at 505 S. Main St. in Breckenridge. Kids will explore the world of Ullr, the Norse god of snow, by designing an Ullr hat, creating a Viking shield, making snowball monsters and learning about other mythical Norwegian characters.

The event begins shortly after the parade – around 5 p.m. – and ends at 7 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, or $20 for a family of four or more, and includes pizza, soup and brownies.

Parents must accompany children. Free underground parking is available at Main Street Station. For more information, call the museum at (970) 333-7353.

The museum hosts hands-on arts and science activities for children ages 1-10 every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They include building magnetic sculptures, ice fishing, playing in the Three Bears House, learning about penguins, experimenting with static electricity and working with stamp cards and ceramic tiles.

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