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Family Programs

Family Virtual Lab- ONLINE

Free online learning for children and families! Join us for our free summer programming and discover new weekly plant topics from the comfort of home! School-age children and families explore plants and connect with the Gardens in this donation-based program. This 30-45 minute live program is held virtually using Zoom.

July 1: Soil Safari

July 8: Painting with Plants

Audience: Families with school-age children

Price: Free, registration is required.

Registration Instructions: Only one registration is needed per household. Registration closes at 4:00 p.m. the day before program.

The day before the session you will receive email on how to join the program electronically.  

If the program is sold out, we encourage you to add your family's name to the waitlist. More program times may be added to accommodate waitlists.

Family Workshop at Plains Conservation Center: Birds of a Feather

Come out to the Plains Conservation Center and learn about the birds that frequent the prairie and then complete a bird project together.

Family Workshops at Plains Conservation Center offer families a fun, hands-on guided opportunity to learn about the prairie and the people, plants and animals that live or have lived on the prairie. Workshops include a guided exploration of the topic and a hands on project for adults and children to create together. This workshop is designed for families with children ages 4-10.

Price:  $12 per person

Location: Plains Conservation Center, 21901 E. Hampden Avenue, Aurora, CO 80013

 

Plant Detectives Family Exploration

Uncover the connections between people and plants while solving botanical mysteries. Investigate medicinal plants and create riddles as you explore the Gardens. This is a self-guided experience developed for families.

Audience: Recommended for families with children ages 6-12.

Program Fee: $8 child, $6 member child, $8 adult, $6 member adult. Non participating-Infants (children 2 and under) are free.

Registration Instructions: Pre-registration is required. Program registration will not be available onsite. Due to social distancing and group size restrictions you must register all members of your party over the age of 2.

The following safety procedures and requirements will be observed for onsite classes during COVID-19:

  • Class sizes are reduced to follow social distancing protocols. Materials used during the program will not be shared between participants and will be disinfected between after each use.
  • Be prepared to wear a mask at all times
  • Bring your own water bottle as water fountains will not be available on site
  • Please practice social distancing. Keep at least six feet away from visitors not in your party.

 

If the program is sold out, we encourage you to add your family's name to the waitlist. More program times will be added to accommodate waitlists.

Seedlings: Garden Explorers

Seedlings: Garden Explorers offer young children and their caregivers the opportunity to explore the wonders of nature while developing an understanding and appreciate for plants and their importance. Each program includes songs, stories and a nature exploration in Mordecai Children's Garden. This 30-40 minute program is held onsite at Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location. Each week features a different story and exploration.

  

Audience: Families with children ages 18 months to 6 years

  

Program Fee: $10 per toddler/preschooler, $8 per toddler/preschooler member; one adult per child is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings (children over the age of 6 years) are $5 each. Non participating-Infants (children under the age of 18 months) are free.

  

*Please note, the program fee does not include admission to the main Gardens. Both members and non-members must reserve or purchase general admission tickets to the Gardens if you plan to visit them before or after your program.

  

Registration Instructions: Pre-registration is required. Program registration will not be available onsite. Due to social distancing and group size restrictions you must register all members of your party 18 months and older.

 

The following safety procedures and requirements will be observed for onsite classes during COVID-19:

  • Class sizes are reduced to follow social distancing protocols. Materials used during the program will not be shared between participant groups and will be disinfected between each use.

 

  • Be prepared to wear a mask at all times

 

  • Bring your own water bottle as water fountains will not be available on site

 

  • Please practice social distancing  keep at least six feet away from visitors not in your party.

 

If the program is sold out, we encourage you to add your family's name to the waitlist. More program times will be added to accommodate waitlists.

 

 

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