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Family Programs

Family Fun Night: Stories and S'mores

Say goodbye to spring and celebrate the start of summer! Make s’mores, play games and explore Mordecai Children’s Garden as a family. Special guest storyteller Cliff Davidson will join us and share family friendly stories.

 

Family Fun Nights are a unique opportunity to explore the Children's Garden after-hours. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy in the Children's Garden.

 

Price: $9 nonmember child, $7 member child; $9 nonmember adult, $7 member adult. Children 2 and under are free. Preregistration is required.

 

Special Instructions: Entrance to Family Fun Night is through the Morrison Gate located at 11th Ave. and York St. Gate will open at 5:30 p.m.

Family Workshop: Weaving Works of Wonder

Gather the family and discover the wonders of weaving as you explore Chatfield Farms' feature art installation by Patrick Dougherty. Take a guided walk in and around Dougherty's larger-than-life site-specific installation. Complete your experience by weaving natural materials to create small-scale outdoor ornaments for your family. Preregistration is required and class size is limited.

 

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.

 

Special Instructions: This program takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms located at 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128.

 

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

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

 

Photo Credit: Ready or Not (2013) North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro, NC. Photo: Juan Villa

How the West was Sung: A Musical History Program for Families

Hang onto your hats and round 'em up for a fast and funny adventure through history! Central City Opera presents How the West was Sung, a family friendly performance that makes frontier history come alive. This fast-paced and funny musical history program for families tells the stories of Colorado historical figures Molly Brown, Horace and Baby Doe Tabor and Clara Brown. After the performance, explore the grounds of Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms. Discover the diverse ecology along Deer Creek and explore the history of Hildebrand Ranch. Recommended for families with children ages 8 and up.

 

The performance begins at 1:30 pm and is approximately 45 minutes. The historical Hildebrand Ranch will be  open for families to explore. Each family will receive a Chatfield Farms Ecological Scavenger Hunt to guide their  exploration of the grounds.

 

Special Instructions: This program takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms located at 8500 W Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, CO 80128.

 

Price: $20 non-member adult, $15 member adult; $20 non-member child, $15 member child

 

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