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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.

 

Bat Encounter: Live!

See some of the rarest bats in the world, up-close and personal in this one-of-a-kind educational program.

In this family-friendly, live animal program, you'll come face-to-face with different bats from around the world. Learn how bats impact humans and keep our environment healthy.

Don't miss this fascinating show for all ages presented by Rob Mies, Director of the Organization for Bat Conservation at Michigan's Cranbrook Institute of Science.

Organization for Bat Conservation's live bat programs have won many awards and are a truly unique experience.

To view slides of some of the bats you might see and to learn more about bats, visit www.batconservation.org.

Price: $15.50 non-member adult, $12.50 member adult, $8 child (ages 3-15) includes admission to the Gardens

 

 

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 Children’s Garden and plant a house plant to take home with you. Special guest storyteller Cliff Davidson will join us and share family-friendly stories.

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.

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

Family Fun Night: Nature's Art

Explore the Children’s Garden to discover the many shades of color found in nature and use different plant parts to make works of art. Create mosaic pictures with seeds, imaginary creatures with leaves and petal prints.

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.

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

Family Fun Night: Pollination Party

Gather the family and spend the evening celebrating National Pollinator Week (June 20-26). Learn the importance of pollinators in the garden, observe pollinators in their natural habitat and plant a pollinator seed mix to take home. Special guests Jeff and Paige will join us for interactive environmental songs for kids.

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.

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

Farm Camp at Chatfield: Homes, Hives and Hideouts

June 20-24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

July 11-15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Explore along the banks of Deer Creek while you learn about its inhabitants and their dwellings. Design and construct your own nature fort and bake homemade biscuits on the wood stove in our historical kitchen.

Garden Art Family Workshop: From Block to Sculpture

Use the Gardens as inspiration to create two works of art as we explore both additive and subtractive techniques of sculpting. Transform a block of clay and a block of sculpting foam into sculptures to take home with you.

Family Workshops at Denver Botanic Gardens are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Workshops offer families a hands-on opportunity to learn about the science and enchantment behind the plants in our everyday lives, create tasty treats from scratch and explore the natural world. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10. Preregistration is required and class size is limited.

Garden Art Family Workshop: Plaster Cast Figures

Discover the stories a sculpture can tell as you create your own figurative form. Design and mold a sculpture out of ordinary everyday items, and then preserve your form using plaster.

Family Workshops at Denver Botanic Gardens are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Workshops offer families a hands-on opportunity to learn about the science and enchantment behind the plants in our everyday lives, create tasty treats from scratch and explore the natural world. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10. Preregistration is required and class size is limited.

Garden Art Family Workshop: What Can I Create with This?

Explore the creative process of found object art. Using both natural and manmade objects construct a unique work of art to take home with you.

Family Workshops at Denver Botanic Gardens are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Workshops offer families a hands-on opportunity to learn about the science and enchantment behind the plants in our everyday lives, create tasty treats from scratch and explore the natural world. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10. Preregistration is required and class size is limited.

Junior Farm Apprentice at Chatfield Farms

June 13-17, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If you’re interested in farming, this is the ideal camp for you! Learn about farming the land, growing in your own fields or backyard and caring for farm animals. Discover secrets that the soil holds, how climate affects growing and what plants grow best in Colorado. Work with farmers to harvest, clean and prepare fresh produce.

Price: $249 member, $269 nonmember.

Life on the Farm at Chatfield Farms

Care for farm animals and learn what it takes to make vegetables grow on a modern farm. Prepare snacks each day and learn how every ingredient is connected to the farm. You will immerse yourself in nature along the banks of Deer Creek while observing frogs, insects and birds of prey.

Price: $249 member, $269 non-member.

 

Miniature Garden Family Workshop: Journey to Japan

Journey to the land of the rising sun and discover the unique features of Denver Botanic Gardens' Japanese Garden. Each child will design and create a miniature Japanese garden to take home.

Family Workshops at Denver Botanic Gardens are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Workshops offer families a hands-on opportunity to learn about the science and enchantment behind the plants in our everyday lives, create tasty treats from scratch and explore the natural world. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10. Preregistration is required and class size is limited.

Miniature Garden Family Workshop: Plantastic Pollinators

Join us to celebrate national pollinator week (June 20-26). Explore all the amazing things pollinators do for us and create a pollinator habitat to take home with you.

Family Workshops at Denver Botanic Gardens are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Workshops offer families a hands-on opportunity to learn about the science and enchantment behind the plants in our everyday lives, create tasty treats from scratch and explore the natural world. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10. Preregistration is required and class size is limited.

Miniature Garden Family Workshop: Summertime Fairies

Join us as we create miniature lands for mystical garden friends. Discover what plants fairies prefer as you design, plant and landscape a tiny oasis for a fairy. Each child will create a container garden to take home.

Family Workshops at Denver Botanic Gardens are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Workshops offer families a hands-on opportunity to learn about the science and enchantment behind the plants in our everyday lives, create tasty treats from scratch and explore the natural world. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10. Preregistration is required and class size is limited.

Plant to Plate Family Workshop: Plants in your Pizza

You can put almost anything on a pizza! Discover this favorite Italian dish and the plants that make it possible. Make a mini pizza to taste in class and plant seeds to take home.

Family Workshops at Denver Botanic Gardens are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Workshops offer families a hands-on opportunity to learn about the science and enchantment behind the plants in our everyday lives, create tasty treats from scratch and explore the natural world. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10. Preregistration is required and class size is limited.

 

Plant to Plate Family Workshop: The Salsa Garden

Pick fresh ingredients from the Chipotle Home Harvest Garden to make a special salsa treat and plant a container garden for your family that includes ingredients to make delicious treats at home.

Family Workshops at Denver Botanic Gardens are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Workshops offer families a hands-on opportunity to learn about the science and enchantment behind the plants in our everyday lives, create tasty treats from scratch and explore the natural world. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10. Preregistration is required and class size is limited.

Plant to Plate 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.

Family Workshops at Denver Botanic Gardens are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Workshops offer families a hands-on opportunity to learn about the science and enchantment behind the plants in our everyday lives, create tasty treats from scratch and explore the natural world. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10. Preregistration is required and class size is limited.

Seedlings: Berry Bonanza

Discover how berries have a tasty way of putting color into the world.

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

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, September 1, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Monday, August 29, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, August 31, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Cool Cotton Creations

Explore the wondrous fibers of the cotton plant and create a cotton masterpiece to take home with you.

• Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, August 2, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, August 4, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Monday, August 1, 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, August 3, 9:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.

Seedlings: Edible Herbs

Put your nose to work as we discover the herbs growing in the Gardens.

• Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, August 16, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, August 18, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Monday, August 15, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, August 17, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Frog Babies

Investigate the habitats of frogs near and far.

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

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

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

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