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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.

 

 

 

Chihuly Family Workshop

Enjoy a magical evening with your family in the Gardens! Combine a guided tour through the Chihuly exhibition in the dark with a Chihuly-inspired art activity in the classroom. The 1.5 hour program will give adults and children the opportunity to explore and create art together! 

  

This workshop is recommended for families with children ages 4-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The workshop will be held partly indoors and outdoors; please dress accordingly for the weather.

Please bring your booking confirmation to expedite check-in and gain access to the Gardens 15 minutes before the program starts.

Family Workshop: Chocolate: From Beans to Cocoa

Explore the chocolate tree and its celebrated history. Follow the journey of a cacao bean and discover how chocolate is made. Join us as we warm up on a cold day by making hot chocolate from scratch!

Family Workshop: Cool Season Veggies

It may still be chilly outside but now is a great time to start thinking about fresh cool season veggies from the garden. Join us as we investigate a variety of tasty roots and leaves and cook up some tasty fun. Plant the seeds to start a cool season veggie garden of your own.

 

 

 

 

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: Tropical Ice Cream Treats

Without the help of some tasty plants some of your favorite ice cream flavors might not exist! Join us as we explore the science of making ice cream. Mix up a batch of homemade ice cream and investigate the tropical plants that make ice cream such a delicious treat.

Mini Camp at Chatfield: Cornucopia of Colors

Spend your day off of school surrounding yourself with the rich colors of fall at Hildebrand Ranch. We will have fun on the farm as we care for the farm animals, plant herbs, make our own seed paper, and create a colorful meal on the wood burning stove.

Mini Camp at Chatfield: Wild for Winter

Discover how the animals at Chatfield survive the winter, walk nature trails and care for horses, goats, chickens and ducks. Search for animal tracks, make a sandcast and delicious cookies.

Mini Camp at Chatfield: Winter Wonders on the Farm

Discover what happens on a farm in the winter. Care for animals, prepare soil for spring planting, create a colorful ice sculpture, make a delicious treat and create a worm bin to take home.

Mini Camp: From Flowers to Honey

Flowers and bees have a sweet relationship at Denver Botanic Gardens! Learn how flowers attract bees and how bees make honey, dissect and discover the parts of a flower, participate in a honey tasting and build your own garden  bee house  to take home.

Spend your day off school at the Gardens at York Street exploring the amazing world of plants. We will fill the day with garden explorations, games, activities, art projects and take-home gardens.

Mini Camp: Tropical Discovery

Escape the cold as we explore the plants and animals that live in a tropical rainforest.  Go on a special mission to see if you could survive there, make a tropical treat and create a mini-jungle in a jar.

Spend your day off school at the Gardens at York Street exploring the amazing world of plants. We will fill the day with garden explorations, games, activities, art projects and take-home gardens.

Seedlings: A Log's Life

Look closely as we examine what happens to a tree when it becomes a log on the forest floor.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, March 31, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 1, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Discover the spring weather that the garden loves!

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, April 28, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 29, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Be a Bee

Buzz through the Gardens as we discover the importance of pollinators.

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

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 15, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Building with Bamboo

Did you know bamboo is a member of the grass family? Take a close look at this amazing plant and discover some of its uses.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, February 17, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, February 19, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, February 18, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Seedlings: Cool Season Veggies

Investigate the tasty vegetables that like to grow in early spring.

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

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 8, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Curious Clover

Join us as we take a close look at these three-leafed wonders and discover what makes this plant so special.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, March 17, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, March 19, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 18, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day as we help prepare our garden beds for planting.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, April 21, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 23, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 22, 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: Fun with Fibers

Use your five senses to explore the cotton plant.

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

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, February 26, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, February 25, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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