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Children & Families

 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations more than one week prior to a class are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than one weeks notice are non-refundable; please consider your payment a donation to the Gardens.

 

Chihuly Family Tours

Embark on a journey of art and nature with the whole family, focusing on form and color as we explore the art work of Dale Chihuly. The one hour guided walk will be geared towards the children in the group and give them opportunities to experience the art in an inspiring and active way. Recommended for families with children ages 4-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tours are outdoors; please dress accordingly for the weather. We recommend that you bring a bottle of water, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Please bring your booking confirmation.This will expedite check-in and allow access to the Gardens on the day of your tour.

Enter through the main entry (Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center).

Your tour will meet inside the main entrance just north of the Visitor Center. Look for a sign saying "Chihuly Family Tour" to your right.

 

 

 

Family Fun Night: Campfire Tales

Gather around the campfire as we celebrate the end of summer. Make s’mores, investigate signs of fall throughout the Garden and plant a house plant to take home with you. Special Guest Jonathan Knox will join us and share family-friendly stories around the campfire.

 

Family Fun Nights are a unique opportunity to explore nature at night in the Mordecai Children’s Garden. Each month brings a new theme with performers in Sagebrush Stage, activities in the garden, snacks and other fun night time activities. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner (no glass allowed) to enjoy in the Children’s Garden.

 

Access to Family Fun Night is through the Morrison Discovery Center at 11th Ave. and York St.

 

Price per night: $20 member, $25 nonmember for family of four; $3 member, $4 nonmember for each additional person. Children two and under free.

 

 

Family Workshop: Gingerbread

Discover the plants that make gingerbread a warm delicious flavorful treat and learn how to build with gingerbread. Each family will create and decorate a gingerbread creation to take home.

Family Workshop: Traditions of Dia de los Muertos - Sugar Skulls

Join us as we discover the cultural traditions of Dia de los Muertos. Learn how to make and decorate sugar skulls as you discover the cultural significance of these important icons. Each person will make and take home two sugar skulls.

Plant to Plate Cooking Class - Single class

Discover the many plants you eat as we explore the Chipotle Home Harvest Garden and harvest fresh herbs and veggies. Learn basic cooking skills and try out a variety of kitchen tools to create delicious snacks.

$26 members; $29 non-members per child or child/adult combo. Additional adults or children can attend the afternoon class for $13 members, $15 non-member.

 

 

Seedlings: Acorns to Oaks

Discover the mighty acorn and meet its beautiful tree.

Ages 18-24 mos: Tuesday, September 30, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 mos: Thursday, October 2, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, October 1, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Apples and Cinnamon

Discover an apple's favorite spices as we make some fun treats from the fabulous spices in our lives.

Ages 18-24 mos: Tuesday, September 23, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 mos: Thursday, September 25, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, September 24, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Curious Carniverous Plants

Plants have families, just like people do. Take a look at the family of plants that chomp down on bugs and other creepy crawlies.

 

• Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, August 19, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, August 21, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, August 20, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Seedlings: Curious Corn

Take an up close look at an ear of corn and discover its many unusual uses.

 

Ages 18-24 mos: Tuesday, September 2, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 mos: Thursday, September 4, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, September 3, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Fall 2014 Series

Register for all 7 classes offered September thru October, and receive a $14 savings over the individual price.

Seedlings classes offer a fun, hands-on way for young children, ages 18 months to six years, to explore the plant world while developing an understanding and appreciation for plants and their importance. Classes include interactive explorations, nature walks, and stories for children and their caregivers.

You will need to choose a date and time for each of the 7 classes. Please keep in mind that classes are offered for three different age groups and are modified to fit the developmental needs of each group. Please select the session appropriate for your child's age.

No refunds or partial registrations.

 

Seedlings: Flowers for the Fall

Discover how to add some hearty colors to your fall festivities with pansies and chrysanthemums.

 

Ages 18-24 mos: Tuesday, September 9, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 mos: Thursday, September 11, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, September 12, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Glorious Grasses

Explore the many different colors, textures and sizes of Colorado grasses.

Ages 18-24 mos: Tuesday, October 7, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 mos: Thursday, October 9, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, October 8, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Leaf Art

Investigate the diversity of the shape, color and size of leaves through art.

 

Ages 18-24 mos: Tuesday, September 16, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 mos: Thursday, September 18, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, September 17, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Life in the Pond

 

Peek into the depths of Pipsqueak Pond to discover water plants and animals.

 

Ages 18-24 mos: Tuesday, August 12, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 mos: Thursday, August 14, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, August 13, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Seedlings: Magical Monarchs

 

Explore the milkweed plant that a baby monarch calls home and discover this magnificent insect.

 

Ages 18-24 mos: Tuesday, August 26, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 mos: Thursday, August 28, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, August 27, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Seedlings: Musical Garden

 

Join us as we explore a variety of musically named plants and discover the music that plants have to offer.

 

Ages 18-24 mos: Tuesday, August 5, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 mos: Thursday, August 7, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, August 6, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Pumpkins, Gourds and More!

Join us as we meet some members of the pumpkin family.

Ages 18-24 mos: Tuesday, October 14, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 mos: Thursday, October 16, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, October 15, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

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