Have you ever wondered when and why the Aurora Reservoir was built? Are you curious about the history behind your favorite Aurora city park? The Aurora History Museum is opening a new exhibit called The Great Outdoors of Aurora. To celebrate, the Museum will host a FREE, fun outdoor event on Sunday, May 7, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Field Day includes activities, old-fashioned games, workshops, demonstrations, information about City departments, local hobby clubs and outdoor organizations and a sneak preview of the exhibit.
Games and activities include: Balloon toss, three-legged race, wheelbarrow race, nail pounding competition, rolling pin toss, kid’s rodeo, Bocce, croquet, stomp rockets, Kubb, giant Jenga, scavenger hunts and paper airplanes.
Among the exhibitors are: Rocky Mountain Kite Club, City of Aurora Parks and Recreation, High Line Canal Conservancy, Aurora Water, Boomerangs and Nature Photography.
All participants will need to be registered before participating in any games. You can register online or in person at the event.
The new display will celebrate Aurora’s vibrant outdoor opportunities and dive deep into the history behind the activities we love. Discover the stories behind reservoirs, city parks, nature centers, the High Line Canal, swimming pools, golf courses and more all within the city of Aurora.
“The Great Outdoors of Aurora” will be on display until April 21, 2024. The exhibit will feature historic recreational equipment, hands on activities, archival photography, oral histories, and immersive elements that will engage and excite visitors of all ages.
15051 E. Alameda Pkwy., Aurora.