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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. You will also learn easy ways you can make your backyard a refuge for these important animals. 

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: $12 member, $15 non-member, $7 child (ages 3-12) includes admission to the Gardens

 

 

Family Workshop: Chocolate Treats

Explore the chocolate tree and its celebrated history. Follow the journey of a cacao bean and discover how chocolate is made. Join us and create a box of delicious chocolate treats to take home.

 

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

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.

Girl Scout Exploration Day - Household Elf

April 24, 10am-2pm

Be a green girl scout! Learn about renewable energy, explore how to plant a water smart garden, create reusable items, and plant an air purifying house plant to take home with you.

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!

• $12 per scout (includes admission to the Gardens)

• One adult chaperone (troop leader or parent) for every five scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and siblings pay $7.

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.

Registration for summer camp begins January 15th.

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.

 

Mini Camp at Chatfield Farm: Diary of a Worm

Spend the day discovering what happens in a day of the

life of a worm. Discover how worms and other insects are

beneficial on the farm and in the garden. Make a tasty

treat and build a worm bin complete with red wrigglers to

take home.

Mini Camp: Trash or Treasure

Discover how to re-purpose household trash into games, art

and a planter for your very own air cleaning plant.

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, April 5, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

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

Seedlings: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Discover the spring weather that a garden loves!

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

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 27, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Cool Season Veggies

Investigate the tasty vegetables you can grow in March.

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

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 23, 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 15, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, March 17, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 16, 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 19, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

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

 

Seedlings: Garden Tools and Trucks

Discover the tools gardeners use as we dig, dump, pick and pull in the soil.

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

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

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

Seedlings: Rockhounds

Investigate rocks of many shapes and sizes and discover a variety of plants that live among rocks in the garden.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, March 1, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

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

Seedlings: Roses are Red, Violets are Blue

Discover the sweet scent and beautiful colors of these famous February flowers.

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

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, February 10, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Signs of Spring

Get close to the ground to find bright green shoots, spring crocus and other new discoveries that signal the start of spring.

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

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

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

Seedlings: Snowflakes and Icicles

Meet a variety of plants whose names are inspired by the fluffy cold crystals we call snow and ice.

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

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, February 17, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Super Succulents

Take a closer look at what makes succulents so special.

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

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, February 24, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Very Hungry Caterpillars

Read this classic children’s story and crawl like a caterpillar through Mordecai Children’s Garden.

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

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 13, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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