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Family Make and Take: Build a Fairy Garden

Join us as we create miniature lands for our mystical garden friends. Discover which plants fairies fancy as you design, plant and landscape a tiny fairy oasis.

 

Family Make and Take programs offer a space for children and their grownups to connect with natural materials and create together. These self-guided and self-paced programs are designed to provide a creative environment that sparks imagination. The Gardens provides the space and supplies. You and your family provide the ideas and creativity!

  

Audience: Materials provided are appropriate for families with children ages 5 and up.

  

Price: $15 per project fee non-members; $12 per project fee members. Each project fee includes one garden container, plant and access to a variety of natural and manmade materials to use for decoration.

  

Registration Instructions: Pre-registration is required. Program registration will not be available onsite. 

 

The number of project fees should equal the number of people making an individual fairy garden.

 

The following safety procedures and requirements are in place for attending onsite classes during COVID-19:

  • All adults and children ages 3 and older are required to wear a mask.

 

  • 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.

 

  • The program will take place entirely outdoors. Access to buildings will be limited to restrooms only.

 

  • 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.

 

Homeschool Investigation: What's on Your Plate

We all know eating lots of fruits and vegetables is good for us. But have you ever wondered why? Join us as we explore the benefits of eating a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables though hands on activities, games and explorations. Investigate nutrients, vitamins and colorful phytochemicals that make fruits and vegetables healthy food choices.

 

Homeschool Investigations offer families a hands-on guided opportunity to learn about the science and importance of plants. These hour-long programs are designed to engage both adults and children together through a variety of investigative garden explorations, games and activities.

 

Audience: Families with children ages 7-12

 

Program Fee: $8 per child, $6 per member child; $8 per adult, $6 per member adult

  

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 ages 3 and up.

 

The following safety procedures and requirements are in place for attending onsite classes during COVID-19:

  • All adults and children ages 3 and older are required to wear a mask.

 

  • 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.

 

  • The program will take place entirely outdoors.

 

  • 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.

 

 

Homeschool Investigations: Flavors Around the World

Have you ever wondered about the origins of some of your favorite flavors? Become a detective as we investigate cultural food influences and trace the origins of our favorite flavors from around the globe.

 

Homeschool Investigations offer families a hands-on guided opportunity to learn about the science and importance of plants. These hour-long programs are designed to engage both adults and children together through a variety of investigative garden explorations, games and activities.

 

Audience: Families with children ages 7-12

 

Program Fee: $8 per child, $6 per member child; $8 per adult, $6 per member adult

  

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 ages 3 and up.

 

The following safety procedures and requirements are in place for attending onsite classes during COVID-19:

  • All adults and children ages 3 and older are required to wear a mask.

 

  • 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.

 

  • The program will take place entirely outdoors.

 

  • 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.

 

Homeschool Investigations: From Plant to Plate

You might be surprised where plants might be hiding on your plate. From building supplies to snacks, plants play an important role in our everyday lives. Through hands-on investigations we explore the important role plants play in the agricultural food system.

 

Homeschool Investigations offer families a hands-on guided opportunity to learn about the science and importance of plants. These hour-long programs are designed to engage both adults and children together through a variety of investigative garden explorations, games and activities.

 

Audience: Families with children ages 7-12

 

Program Fee: $8 per child, $6 per member child; $8 per adult, $6 per member adult

  

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 ages 3 and up.

 

The following safety procedures and requirements are in place for attending onsite classes during COVID-19:

  • All adults and children ages 3 and older are required to wear a mask.

 

  • 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.

 

  • The program will take place entirely outdoors.

 

  • 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.

 

Homeschool Investigations: Mud, Dirt or Soil?

Explore the differences between the earthly elements our plants grow in as we take a closer look at soil and learn about the nutrients needed to for plants to thrive. Investigate the properties and composition of soil, get messy with some mud and discover the value of compost and the helpful critters making it!

 

Homeschool Investigations offer families a hands-on guided opportunity to learn about the science and importance of plants. These hour-long programs are designed to engage both adults and children together through a variety of investigative garden explorations, games and activities.

 

Audience: Families with children ages 7-12

 

Program Fee: $8 per child, $6 per member child; $8 per adult, $6 per member adult

  

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 ages 3 and up.

 

The following safety procedures and requirements are in place for attending onsite classes during COVID-19:

  • All adults and children ages 3 and older are required to wear a mask.

 

  • 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.

 

  • The program will take place entirely outdoors.

 

  • 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.

 

Homeschool Investigations: The Science of Taste

Are all fruits sweet? Are all vegetables savory? Join us as we learn about the botanical anatomy of the produce we eat. Investigate how your sense of smell, sight and touch affect your sense of taste. This program includes a tasting component.

 

Homeschool Investigations offer families a hands-on guided opportunity to learn about the science and importance of plants. These hour-long programs are designed to engage both adults and children together through a variety of investigative garden explorations, games and activities.

 

Audience: Families with children ages 7-12

 

Program Fee: $8 per child, $6 per member child; $8 per adult, $6 per member adult

  

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 ages 3 and up.

 

The following safety procedures and requirements are in place for attending onsite classes during COVID-19:

  • All adults and children ages 3 and older are required to wear a mask.

 

  • 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.

 

  • The program will take place entirely outdoors.

 

  • 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.

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.

 

Weekly Exploration Themes

  • July 21 and 22: Parts of a Plant
  • July 28 and 29: Colors, Shapes and Patterns
  • August 4 and 5: Insects and Bugs
  • August 11 and 12: Trees
  • August 18 and 19: Birds
  • August 25 and 26: Textures

 

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 are in place for attending onsite classes during COVID-19:

  • All adults and children ages 3 and older are required to wear a mask.

 

  • 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.

 

  • The program will take place entirely outdoors. Access to buildings will be limited to restrooms only.

 

  • 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.

 

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