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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.

 

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.

Access to the Gardens on the day of your tour will be through the Piñon Gate located directly north of the Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center (Gardens main entrance).

 

 

Family Fun Night: Celestial Celebrations

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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Family Fun Night: Spring into Summer

Say goodbye to spring and get ready to celebrate the start of summer as we have fun in the sun! Blow bubbles over the garden, discover the power of the sun's rays, plant seeds to take home with you and make some music with Swallow Hill's petting zoo of instruments. The Playmakers will join us for a special interactive performance of the popular story The Great Kapok Tree.

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

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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Plant to Plate Cooking Series

How many plants have you eaten today? Discover the many plants you eat while learning basic cooking skills and trying out a variety of kitchen tools to create delicious snacks. Each week we’ll explore the Chipotle Home Harvest Garden and harvest fresh herbs and veggies to prepare one or two recipes that are easy to repeat at home.

 

 

Seedlings: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Discover the spring weather that the garden loves!

Ages 18-24 mos: Tuesday, April 29, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 mos: Thursday, May 1, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

Seedlings: Berry Bonanza

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

 

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

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, May 15, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, May 14, 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: Earth Day

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

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, April 22, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

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

Seedlings: Frog Babies

 

Investigate the habitats of frogs near and far.

 

Ages 18-24 mos: Tuesday, May 20, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 mos: Thursday, May 22, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, May 21, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Seedlings: Homemade Lemonade

 

Meet the lemon tree and discover how to make its tart fruits into a scrumptious summer treat.

 

 

Ages 18-24 mos: Tuesday, July 8, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

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

 

Seedlings: I Love Lavender

 

Discover the smell, feel and color of the lovely lavender plant.

 

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, May 6, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, May 8, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, May 7, 9:30 or 11:00 a.m.

 

Seedlings: Inch by Inch

 

Soil, air, water and sun are plants’ best friends. Learn what it takes to make a garden grow.

 

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

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

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, June 25, 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: Mismatched Vegetable Patch

Have you ever eaten black lettuce, purple carrots or yellow watermelon?

 

Ages 18-24 mos: Tuesday, July 29, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 mos: Thursday, July 31, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, July 30, 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: Pick a Salad

 

Explore the garden with your taste buds and discover how salad is much more than lettuce.

 

Ages 18-24 mos: Tuesday, June 3, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 mos: Thursday, June 5, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, June 4, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Seedlings: Plants in Your Pizza

 

Join us as we take a closer look at the plants that help pizza taste yummy.

 

Ages 18-24 mos: Tuesday, May 27, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 mos: Thursday, May 29, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, May 28, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

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