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Family Programs

Bumblebee Jamboree

Sing along and dance to original and traditional songs, express yourself, laugh and play. This family-friendly indoor concert is fun for all. Enjoy this interactive experience with children ages 0 12 and their parents. Children can dress as their favorite pollinator such as a bird, bee or butterfly.

 

June 18 - Steve Weeks

Colorado Springs-based musician, performs with both a sense of humor and a goal to not only entertain, but educate his young audience. His acoustic-based songs are layered with unusual percussion sounds including pans and tinker toys. The musical styles vary from reggae to bluegrass to folk-hop and the heart of each song is an outlandish story or touching tale.

Family Workshop: Garden Garlands and Wreaths

Explore the beauty of the Gardens as the seasons change. Take a nature walk through the Gardens and then use seeds, branches and greens to create a display of nature. Each child will create a wreath to take home.

Family Workshops at Denver Botanic Gardens are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Workshops offer families a hands-on opportunity to learn about the science and enchantment behind the plants in our everyday lives, create tasty treats from scratch and explore the natural world.

Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10. Preregistration is required and class size is limited.

All adults attending the workshop must register for the program. Non-participating siblings do not participate in the activities.

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

Family Workshop: Warm Winter 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! Create a hot chocolate mix to take home.

Workshops offer families a hands-on opportunity to learn about the science and enchantment behind the plants in our everyday lives, create tasty treats from scratch and explore the natural world. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10.

All adults attending the workshop must register for the program. Non-participating siblings do not participate in the activities.

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

Seedlings: Fall Foliage Fun

Using art, investigate the diversity of shapes, colors and sizes of leaves.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, October 30, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

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

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, November 1, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, November 2, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Harvest Treasures

Roll up your sleeves for some harvest fun! Well explore the many ways autumn plants inspire art food and fun.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, November 13, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, November 14, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

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

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, November 16, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Jumping Gingerbread

Discover the tasty plant that makes gingerbread a treat.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, December 18, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

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

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

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

 

Seedlings: Magnificent Mint

Discover the many uses of the mint plant in this sweet-smelling class.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, December 4, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

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

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

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

Seedlings: Owls!

Discover whooooooo flies around Mordecai Children’s Garden at night.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, November 27, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, November 28, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, November 29, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

Seedlings: Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to a very special winter picnic! We’ll have some fun and learn about how plants and animals prepare for winter.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, November 6, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, Tuesday, November 7, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

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

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

Seedlings: The Creepy Crawly Garden

Discover plants that move and the creepy crawly critters that live in a garden.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, October 23, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

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

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

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, October 26, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Three Cheers for Evergreens

Explore the world of these special trees that stay green all year long.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, December 11, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

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

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

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

The Art and Science of Raising What You Eat

Presented and managed by the City of Aurora

Cows, sheep and chickens, oh my! The Plains Conservation Center is home to a variety of farm animals including donkeys, sheep, chickens and turkeys. Join us for an exciting adventure where you can meet and help feed these amazing creatures! Learn how vital they were for pioneer life on the plains and how important they are for us today.

Programs occur daily, Monday-Friday at 11:30 a.m., Saturday-Sunday at 3 p.m.

Program will begin at the sod village, which is 1/2 mile hike from the parking lot. Arrive early to allow yourself time to walk, program will begin promptly.

The City of Aurora Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department's mission is to encourage active lifestyles and create healthy environments for people, nature and community.

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

Price: $5 adult, $3 child (12 and under)

 

 

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