February 2023 Family Events in Albuquerque
Looking for some family-friendly events happening right here in Albuquerque this February? Look no further! This town is packed with activities and events that you and your family can enjoy together. Head to the library to see the adaptation from the book to the big screen or take your shot at escaping the room before you get lost at sea. Discover petroglyphs at Rinconada Canyon, or find your inner artist with themed workshops at the Albuquerque Museum happening every Saturday. We all could use a laugh – have one when you visit Bob Hope’s 50 years of performing exhibit. Nothing can prepare you for the artistry of watching the timeless story of Romeo and Juliet or the incredibly immersive Our Planet performance with a live orchestra to add that extra level of depth to the experience.
Books to the Big Screen
All month long, libraries across Albuquerque will be having their annual book-to-film adaptation event on February 7 from 4:30-5:30 pm, at the Taylor Ranch Library.
Roald Dahl will be the featured author. Remember “Matilda”?
Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope
A new traveling exhibit Ready for Laughter: The Legacy of Bob Hope is opening at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History on February 17 at 9:00 am.
Using multimedia elements and captivating storytelling, the exhibit honors Bob Hope’s 50 years of performing USO shows and highlights how Hope helped lift the human spirit during one of the darkest times in American history.
The exhibit will be on display through April 30, 2023. Don’t miss your chance to see it!
Family Art Workshop
Stop by the Albuquerque Museum School every Saturday afternoon from 1:00-2:30 pm for family art workshops. Each week has a different theme for you to choose from.
Try your handiwork with a variety of art mediums — all materials supplied. This event is child and grown-up friendly!
Romeo & Juliet
Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet” comes to life in a performance at Popejoy Hall on February 19 at 4:00 pm. With some of the most glorious poetry ever written, spoken by complex and memorable characters, two star-crossed lovers from feuding families show that some things are worth dying for. The Acting Company’s fresh production breathes new life into this enduring tale. Get your tickets today!
Our Planet Live Concert
The landmark Emmy Award®-winning Netflix series that took the world by storm is now a live concert event coming to Popejoy Hall on February 24 from 7:30-9:30 pm! Our Planet – Live in Concert combines breathtaking HD cinematography with all-new orchestrations by Oscar®-winning composer Steven Price performed by a live onstage orchestra. A journey of discovery across our planet featuring narration by David Attenborough, this mesmerizing concert is a spectacular celebration of the planet we call home – welcoming audiences to be fully immersed into the wonders of earth’s wildlife and their habitats.
Family Nature Club: Carving Out History
Join an Open Space education park ranger for a family-friendly hike and engage in hands-on learning together as a family on February 25 from 10:00 am to 12 pm. Seek out petroglyphs at Rinconada Canyon nestled in the Petroglyph National Monument while exploring the rich human history of the Middle Rio Grande Valley. Enjoy natural history fun facts, storytelling, and seeking out wildlife along the way! The hike is approximately 1.5 miles long with slight rolling elevation gain along a sandy canyon-bottom trail.
2nd Annual Los Ranchos Matanza
The Agri-Nature Center of Los Ranchos is bringing the centuries-old centuries tradition back to the North Valley on Saturday, February 25 from 1:00-5:00 pm. The main dishes will be pig, turkey, and lamb, slow-roasted in a coal pit. The food will be prepared by Chef Jon Young, a NM Taste the Tradition chef ambassador. Enjoy live music and games for your entertainment. This event is perfect for the whole family!
Escape the Plane – Escape Room
The Cherry Hills Library will be hosting an Escape Room on February 27 starting at 6:30 pm!
Imagine: you and your friends or family are on your way to a relaxing getaway overseas, but the captain and the copilot are not in the cockpit and have completely disappeared from the plane!
Guests must find the emergency autopilot code before it takes a nose dive into the sea! This is an Escape Room you won’t want to miss!