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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. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner (no glass allowed) to enjoy in the Children’s Garden.

Price: $8 nonmember child, $6 member child; $8 nonmember adult, $6 member adult. Children 2 and under are free.

Family Workshop: Garden Garlands and Wreaths

Explore the beauty of the Gardens as the seasons change. Take a nature walk through the Gardens and then use seeds, branches and greens to create a display of nature. Each child will create a wreath to take home.

Family Workshops are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10.

Price: $12 non-member adult, $10 member adult; $17 non-member child, $15 member child

 

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

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

Family Workshops are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10.

Price: $12 non-member adult, $10 member adult; $17 non-member child, $15 member child

Family Workshop: Warm Winter 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! Create a hot chocolate mix to take home.

Family Workshops are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10.

Price: $12 non-member adult, $10 member adult; $17 non-member child, $15 member child

Garden Art Family Workshop: Calder Inspired Planters

Embark on a journey of art and nature as a family while exploring the artwork of Alexander Calder in the Gardens. This hands-on workshop allows families to experience art in an inspiring and active way. Each child makes a planter inspired by the exhibition.

Family Workshops are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10.

Price: $12 non-member adult, $10 member adult; $17 non-member child, $15 member child. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited.

Girl Scout Exploration Day - Gardener

Juniors discover the basics of garden design as they learn how to plan for a successful garden! Each scout will design a miniature indoor garden oasis to plant and take home with them.

 

Scout Exploration Days offer scout troops the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities and take-home projects. Each exploration day offers several activity stations set up throughout the Gardens for groups to explore at their own pace. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it!

 

Denver Botanic Gardens does not supply activity badges or patches.

 

Price: $12 per scout (includes admission to the Gardens), One adult (troop leader or parent) for every five scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings (over the age of 2) pay $7.

Life on the Farm at Chatfield Farms

June 26-30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • July 24-28, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Care for farm animals, learn what it takes to make vegetables grow and explore the Hildebrand Ranch. Prepare snacks and discover how every ingredient is connected to the farm.

Price: $250 members, $270 non-members.

 

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 are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10.

Price: $12 non-member adult, $10 member adult; $17 non-member child, $15 member child. Pre-registration 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 are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10.

Price: $12 non-member adult, $10 member adult; $17 non-member child, $15 member child. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited.

Seedlings: 2017 Fall Series Package

Register for all 15 classes offered September thru December, and receive a $30 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 15 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: Acorns to Oaks

Discover the mighty acorn and meet its beautiful tree.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, October 10, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, October 12, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, October 13, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Apples and Cinnamon

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

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, September 19, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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

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

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, September 22, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Berry Bonanza

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

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, August 22, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, August 23, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, August 25, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Chocolate Treats

Do chocolate bars grow on trees? We’ll find out as we taste chocolate from different parts of the world and make a special chocolate treat.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, December 5, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, December 7, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, December 8, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Cool Cotton Creations

Spend the morning exploring the cotton plant and create a cotton masterpiece to take home with you.

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

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, August 2, 9:30 or 11:00 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, August 3, 9:30 or 10:45a.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, August 4, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Curious Corn

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

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

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, October 4, 9:30 or 11:00 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, October 5, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, October 6, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Fall Foliage Fun

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

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, October 17, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, October19, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, October 20, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Garden Art

Roll up your sleeves for some garden art fun! We'll explore the many ways plants inspire art.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, September 5, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, September 7, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, September 8, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Garden Hibernation

Help Mordecai Children’s Garden get ready for winter as you discover what plants and animals do when it gets cold.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, November 7, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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

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

• Ages 24-36 months: Friday, November 10, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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