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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.

 

Aquatic Adventures at Chatfield Farms

June 19-23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • July 17-21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Discover the wonders of water and aquatic habitats. Immerse yourself in nature along the banks of Deer Creek and the wetland ponds while observing frogs, insects and birds of prey.

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

Cub Scouts at the Plains Conservation Center: A Day on the Prairie

Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join us at the Plains Conservation Center for this unique experience. Step back in time and discover what it was like in the 1800s for the Native Americans and newly settled homesteaders as you experience life on the plains. Learn how to build a tipi, discover the importance of bison and explore what it was like to complete daily chores without electricity. This program is appropriate for all age cub scouts and takes place at the Plains Conservation Center (21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO 80013).

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

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.

Girl Scout Exploration Day - Household Elf

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!

 

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.

 

Plant, Grow, Eat, Repeat at Chatfield Farms

June 12-16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • July 10-14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Spend a week exploring the incredible edible world of plants. Learn how to grow, care for and prepare your favorite foods while having fun on the farm.

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

Seedlings: 2017 Winter Series Package

Register for all 16 classes offered January thru April, and receive a $32 savings over the individual price.

 

The Thursday Winter Series Package at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. is sold out. Some individual classes are still available for purchase. A listing of individual classes is listed here.

 

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 16 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.

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden.

Access to the Morrison Discovery Center November 1st - February 28th is through the York Stree Gate, located at the southeast corner of York Street and 11th Avenue. After parking in the garage, exit at Level 2, turn right and walk down the sidewalk to the gate. The Gate is open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

Access to the Morrison Discovery center March 1st through October 31st is through the Welcome Pavilion located on the third floor of parking garage.

 

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: Friday, February 17, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, February 16, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, February 15, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden. Access to the Morrison Discovery Center November 1st - February 28th is through the gate located at the southeast corner of York Street and 11th Avenue. After parking in the garage, exit at Level 2, turn right and walk down the sidewalk to the gate. The gate is open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

Seedlings: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Discover the spring weather that a garden loves!

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, April 28, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 27, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 26, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden. Access to the Morrison Discovery center March 1st through October 31st is through the Welcome Pavilion located on the third floor of parking garage.

 

Seedlings: Carnivorous Plants Up Close

Take a close up look at some of our carnivorous plant friends, and learn how these special plants grow.

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, April 14, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 13, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 12, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Cool Season Veggies

Investigate the tasty vegetables you can grow in April.

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, April 7, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 6, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 5, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden. Access to the Morrison Discovery center March 1st through October 31st is through the Welcome Pavilion located on the third floor of parking garage.

 

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: Friday, March 17, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, March 16, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 15, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden. Access to the Morrison Discovery center March 1st through October 31st is through the Welcome Pavilion located on the third floor of parking garage.

Seedlings: Earth Day

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

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, April 21, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 20, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 19, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Fabulous Fungi

Take a closer look at some unique fungi specimens and learn what makes them grow.

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, January 27, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

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

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden. Access to the Morrison Discovery Center November 1st - February 28th is through the gate located at the southeast corner of York Street and 11th Avenue. After parking in the garage, exit at Level 2, turn right and walk down the sidewalk to the gate. The gate is open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

 

Seedlings: Garden Tools and Trucks

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

Ages 18-24 months: Friday, March 31, 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 29, 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: Friday, March 3, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, March 2, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 1, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden. Access to the Morrison Discovery center March 1st through October 31st is through the Welcome Pavilion located on the third floor of parking garage.

Seedlings: Roses are Red, Violets are Blue

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

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

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

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

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden. Access to the Morrison Discovery Center November 1st - February 28th is through the gate located at the southeast corner of York Street and 11th Avenue. After parking in the garage, exit at Level 2, turn right and walk down the sidewalk to the gate. The gate is open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

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: Friday, March 24, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, March 23, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 22, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden. Access to the Morrison Discovery center March 1st through October 31st is through the Welcome Pavilion located on the third floor of parking garage.

Seedlings: Super Succulents

Take a closer look at what makes succulents so special.

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

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, February 23, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, February 22, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden. Access to the Morrison Discovery Center November 1st - February 28th is through the gate located at the southeast corner of York Street and 11th Avenue. After parking in the garage, exit at Level 2, turn right and walk down the sidewalk to the gate. The gate is open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

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