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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.

Dia De Los Muertos

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. On this day in Mexico the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of papel picado, flowers, candy calaveras (skeletons and skulls), and parades. It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families on October 31 and leave on November 2.

 

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: Curious and Carnivorous Plants

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the greenhouse where curious, carnivorous plants live, discover their secrets, dissect one and plant another to keep for your very own!

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: 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: 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: Harvest Treasures

Discover the garden with your five senses as we take an autumn walk.

Ages 18-36 mos: Tuesday, November 4, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, November 5, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Seedlings: Jumping Gingerbread

Discover the tasty plant that makes gingerbread a special treat.

Ages 18-36 mos: Tuesday, December 16, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, December 17, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

 

Seedlings: Plentiful Potatoes

Who knew potatoes could be so much fun? Join us as we discover the potato plant with our five senses.

Ages 18-36 mos: Tuesday, November 18, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, November 19, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Seedlings: Tropical Fruit Salad

Discover the delicious treats that come to us from the rainforest as we journey deep into the jungle.

Ages 18-36 mos: Tuesday, December 2, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 yrs: Wednesday, December 3, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Spring Break Camp at Chatfield: Signs of Spring

Grow your mind, plant a new friend and explore life on the farm with our week-long day camp. Each camp contains a variety of activities that allow you to discover the world of plants and animals through art, science, cooking, gardening and caring for farm animals.

Discover how you can read the signs of spring in nature. Find out what farmers must do to prepare the ground for the next growing season as you care for farm animals and work in the gardens and fields. Homemade snacks and take-home projects will enrich the days.

This camp is designed for ages 6-12.

No After-Care is available.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a set of forms. For the safety and security of our campers, we ask that you return these forms to us no later than Monday March 9, 2015.

 

Spring Break Camp: Garden Explorers

Get ready for a fun week of exploration, crafts and culinary arts as you spend your spring break taking advantage of all the Gardens has to offer. We’ll explore gardens around the globe, create our own container garden and use fresh ingredients to hone our culinary skills.

This camp is designed for ages 6-12.

 

No After-Care is available this week.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a set of forms. For the safety and security of our campers, we ask that you return these forms to us no later than Monday March 16, 2015.

 

Price: $239 member, $259 non-member

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