See the Westridge outdoor pool become a canine ‘splash ground.’ Bring your canine companion and enjoy the vendors, concessions and the camaraderie. Small dog hour from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., dogs 15 poundsand/or 15 inches can enjoy the pool without being trampled. 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. is for everyone to enjoy. Admission $7 in…
Meet mysterious bats from around the world (including a giant bat with a 6-foot wingspan), and discover why bats are threatened and what can be done to help these misunderstood animals. Age 5 and older. $5.
Explore CM Zoo with 50% off normal admission base price, which is offered to all active-duty, veteran and retired military personnel and their dependents living in the same household. Bring identification to verify military or retired military status. Visit website to see the list of identification options to bring in to verify status.
Watch more than 40 Longhorn cattle walking through the streets of downtown Denver. Step back in time and see a true western cattle drive with horses, cowboys, cowgirls, tractors, marching bands, and floats. The parade starts at Union Station and runs down 17th Street and is followed by the annual National Western BBQ Lunch beginning…
Enjoy National Walk Your Dog Day with Majestic View. Learn pet facts and enjoy hot cocoa at the end of the walk - dogs must be on leash. Registration required. Meet at parking lot on 72nd, just west of Carr Street.
Enjoy live owl demonstrations, food trucks, live folk music, owl merchandise, owl pellet dissection, and more. Located at the beautiful outdoor amphitheater and surrounding buildings and native plant gardens of the Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield State Park. All proceeds benefit our nonprofit nature center and other participating nonprofit partners.
Bring your dog to the fort for a fun day of dog and human activities and music. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society. $5 adults, $4.50 seniors, $3.50 child, members are free.
Explore the world of spiders, their contributions to our world, and learn how to conserve them. Activities include scientist chats and live animal encounters.
Join Chip Clouse, former Education and Outreach Director for the American Birding Association, for a bird walk at dusk along the Ralston Creek. Meet at Gold Strike Park at W. 56th Ave. and Ralston Rd. Register online.
Explore Echo Lake and Mount Evans with expert guide Jessie Foster and a friendly canine companion. $20, $17 members, $35 family ticket, $30 member family ticket.
Every Thu, 9:30 and 11am. Discover Aurora’s true nature through puppets, interactive activities and discovery time on the trail. Age 5 and younger. Call or go online to register.
See bees hard at work in their hive, touch starfish and crabs and experience being surrounded by 1,600 free-flying butterflies for the admission price of $5.
Sign up for our fishing clinic provided by ELK (Environmental Learning for Kids) staff. Learn skills on how to tie fishing knots, how to rig a rod and reel, casting, and the best part is every registered child will get a fishing rod. Dress appropriately. Registration required. Ages 5-12. $8. Class is limited to 30…
Noon or 2pm. Meet Rob Mies, a Museum favorite and director of the Organization for Bat Conservation. Step into the mysterious world of bats and explore their lives, habitats, and nocturnal strategies. Meet fruit bats from Asia and Africa, and the largest bat species in the world. $10-$15.
Meet a Bald or a Golden eagle, an owl, a falcon, and features a free-flying hawk. Guests will learn about the importance of different raptor species, their specially-adapted tools, and their role in our ecosystems.
Explore animal interactions, defense mechanisms, and extreme adaptations with hands-on activities. Reservation required.
Celebrate Lakewood’s agricultural heritage with tractor pulls and vintage power displays, wagon and barrel train rides along with other children’s activities and more. $8 adult, $5 ages 3-12.
Play with well-socialized cats up for adoption in a coffeehouse setting while you read, do homework, or enjoy a snack.
Join the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies in various activities highlighting bird anatomy, identification, migration and more. Age 5 and older. $5.
Explore the ancient practice of humans and birds of prey working together and meet live raptors during this program presented by Wild Wings Environmental Education. Age 10 and older. Advance registration required. $10 Highlands Ranch resident, $12 nonresident.
See the world's largest stock show, involving more than 15,000 animals. See rodeos, horse shows, mutton bustin', and a western trade show.
Become nature detectives and investigate ways in which you can understand which creatures have passed through the same trails, streams, and forests that people travel through. Includes hands-on science and art activities.
Discover an open space in the moonlight, and learn about the importance of the moon to people, wildlife, and more. All ages. Reservations required: email@example.com.
Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week by exploring your neighborhood Refuge during this free, fun-filled day for the entire family. Activities include live owl presentations, wildlife arts and crafts and much more.
Classroom: Aug 11, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Fieldtrip: Aug 12 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.(Lake Lehow) Learn the art of fly fishing from the Cutthroat Chapter of Trout Unlimited. For ladies age 16 and older only. $30 in advance, $35 day of event.
Get up-close and personal with Asian elephants, Indian one-horned rhinos, Malayan tapirs, and many other animals.
1-2pm and 2:30-3:30pm. See some of the rarest bats in the world, up-close and personal in this one-of-a-kind educational program. Learn how bats impact humans and keep our environment healthy. $15.50 adult, $12.50 member adult, $8 child (ages 3-15).
Enjoy the 1.6-mile hike with your pups, a beer garden sponsored by Living the Dream Brewing Co., music, adoptable dogs and access to a five-acre, off-leash dog park before or after the festivities.
Drop the kids off to enjoy a pizza party, roast s’mores, an evening tour, and animal meet-up. Kids will make an animal-themed valentine craft to take home. Includes a continental breakfast and a morning tour. Reservations are required. Ages 5-14.
Learn about different habitats by exploring the world and learning about animals’ food, water, shelter, and space. Age 5 and up. Space is limited.
Get a reduced admission price to see bees hard at work in their hive, touch live starfish and crabs, and experience being surrounded by 1,600 free-flying butterflies. $5.
Learn about the benefits of bats, conservation and see live bats from North America, Africa and Asia. Age 5 and older. Register online. $5 in advance, $7 day of.
Touch the pelts and skulls of lions, coyotes and bears while learning how these animals thrive in nature and urban settings. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All ages must register for this class through the City of Westminster’s Activity Registration Webpage. Park day entrance fee or pass required. Class is free! All ages.…
Oct. 20-22, 27-29 and 31. Trick-or-treat and enjoy Halloween festivities in a safe environment; enjoy candy made with sustainable palm oil to help protect wild orangutans. $17.75 online in advance, $20.75 at gate (if not sold out in advance). Purchase tickets early; individual nights are subject to selling out. Discounts available for Zoo members, military…
Learn how zoologists handle and train the creatures that live outside of the ocean. Help prepare food, participate in positive reinforcement training and learn how animals are cared for at the aquarium. Pre-registration is required at least 2 weeks in advance.
Take a tour of the premises, pet the goats, meet the farmers and participate in a variety of goat-related jobs and activities. Donations appreciated.
Join in this monthly club which engages families in hands-on exploration. This month, learn about the coral reef ecosystem, meet an aquarist, and see underwater creatures.
Learn how zoo keepers handle and train the creatures that live outside of the ocean. Help prepare food, participate in positive reinforcement training and learn how animals are cared for at the aquarium. Pre-registration is required at least 2 weeks in advance.
Learn all about honeybees, taste honey from different areas and see a hive of live bees. $10 Highlands Ranch resident, $12 nonresident.
See if you have what it takes to be a Marine Biologist. Help prepare food, feed some exhibits, and learn how our biologists take care of the animals. Pre-registration is required at least 2 weeks in advance.
Learn about selecting and starting baby chicks, setting up a secure home, and keeping your growing chickens happy and healthy. Register in advance.
See the Polynesian Princess visit Butterfly Pavilion in search of heroes ready to fulfill their destiny. Enjoy songs, glowing scorpions, and free-flying butterflies.
Join the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies in various activities highlighting bird anatomy, identification, migration and more. Presented in a Sensory Friendly environment. Age 5 and older. $5.
Bring your friendly pooch for a day at the pool. Only dogs allowed in the pool. Families can enjoy food trucks and sponsor tents. $15 per dog, no charge for their human friends. Every dog will receive a PawBender ice cream treat from Goodtimes.
Wed-Sun 9am-1pm through Oct 31. Experience farm life with baby animals, tire swings, a zip line and more. $13 Wed-Fri; $15 Sat-Sun includes horse rides. Punch cards available. Free under 12 months. Reservations required online.
Connect with the reticulated giraffes with the special opportunity to hand-feed Dikembe, Heshimu, Masika, and Kipele.