Enjoy the lush vegetation, vibrant flowers and warmth of the rain forest as you stroll through the Gardens’ tropical collections. All ages. $14, $9 student, $7 member.
Dress as a favorite pollinator such as a bee, butterfly, or bird and dance and sing along with the local musical guests. Age 12 and under, with parents.
Bring a smart phone and join a park ranger to search for hidden caches while discovering the Highlands Ranch Metro District parks and trails. Advance registration required. $10 Highlands Ranch resident, $12 nonresident.
Enjoy a nature playdate in the "Nature: Explore" space: climb on logs, jump stump to stump, build forts and more. Registration required.
Celebrate the transition into fall on a BVSD in-service day with nature crafts, face-painting, nature explorations with Thorne staff, and music from Jeff & Paige. Light refreshments provided. Pack a picnic lunch and a blanket. Ages 3-10. Reservations required online.
Coincides with “After Nappers Club”: Enjoy fun, nature themed activities and exploration with a Majestic View naturalist. Participate in fun, hands-on learning. Ages 5-10. Register online at www.arvada.org/nature.
Learn about butterflies, frogs, raccoons and bears. Enjoy a glimpse into their worlds using books, stories, crafts, and games. Ages 3-6 years with adult. $18 for 4 week session.
Make observations about how structures and processes in nature solve problems. Meet CU Boulder students and community partners who are weaving together science, technology, engineering, art, and math to find innovative and sustainable solutions.
Discover, design, doodle, and more, in the museum’s new and improved play space in which children can touch real museum specimens.
Learn about selecting and starting baby chicks, setting up a secure home, and keeping your growing chickens happy and healthy. Register in advance.
10am-noon and 2-4pm. Follow the journey of a cacao bean and discover how chocolate is made. Make hot chocolate from scratch and take a hot chocolate mix home. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10. $17 child, $15 member child, $12 nonmember adult, $10 member adult.
Explore, learn, and cook healthy snacks during BVSD school days off, at educational garden-themed classes. Grades K-5. Reservations required.
Journey through art and nature while engaging in a garden-wide exploration of the Calder: Monumental exhibition. Explore how art and science work together and make a work of art inspired by the exhibition. Activities are designed for children ages five and up, however all ages are welcome to attend. $12 child; one adult per child…
Investigate the interactive natural world from the Nature Center with special crafts, games, or activities.
Explore the similarities and differences between plants and fungi, investigate specimens from the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi, and explore the active life of yeast. Homeschool Days offer families the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities, tours, and take-home projects that families can do together.
Learn how to make healing calendula/lavender lip balm, ginger/rose hip honey, decadent chocolate chili clusters and an aromatic mulling mix for wine and cider. Recipes, light snacks and take home samples included. $54-$59.
See three films relating to sustainable food practices, organic farming and community agriculture. Each evening includes food provided by Chipotle, a screening of the film, and a post-film panel discussion. $5.
Explore the lush vegetation, vibrant flowers, and warmth of the tropics as you stroll through the Gardens’ tropical collections. This is a one-hour tour led by experienced docents.
Learn about ducks, skunks, moose, and muskrats through stories and crafts. Register in advance. Ages 3-6.
Try your hand with “Keep What You Find Gold Panning,” learn about Colorado's mineral and mining heritage, and take part in hands-on mineral identification.
Sat-Sun Sept. 16-Oct. 29, 12 and 3pm. Watch as Ms. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joanna Watson solve the mystery of a curse that dooms each Baskerville male to be hunted by a demon dog. A hiking play by Arts in the Open. Age 6 and up. $17-$20.
Join Chip Clouse, former Education and Outreach Director for the American Birding Association, for a morning bird walk at Tucker Lake. Meet at West Woods Elementary School.
Enjoy a hands-on way for young children to explore the plant world, while developing an understanding and appreciation for plants. Seedlings programs are offered for three different age groups and are modified to fit the developmental needs of each group. Week of March 6: Very Hungry Caterpillars; March 13: Carnivorous Plants up Close; March 20:…
Join Denver Botanic Gardens in celebrating Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with an exploration of the iconic and elegant female skeleton know as La Catrina.
Play in a family-friendly, summertime croquet tournament for the Denver Botanic Cup. Prizes will be awarded each month and the finalists of each month will be invited to play in the grand final tournament in September. $15 participant, $5 for spectator.
Learn how to make snacks with garden-fresh produce, explore the abundance of the garden harvest and celebrate the harvest season through community in the garden. Ages 4-11. $15 child. Discounted price of $50 is available when you register a child for all 4 classes in one series.
Learn why beaver’s feet are webbed, how coyotes can hide so well, and many more adaptations that allow animals to thrive in nature. Kids will also make an animal track plaster cast to take home. Children must be accompanied by adults. All ages must register for this class through the City of Westminster’s Activity Registration…
Honor the legacy and achievements of Longmont native Vance Brand, an astronaut with the Apollo program, in a space-themed exhibit.
See the Polynesian Princess visit Butterfly Pavilion in search of heroes ready to fulfill their destiny. Enjoy songs, glowing scorpions, and free-flying butterflies.
Explore the weird and wonderful creatures that have populated our planet's oceans and streams. Compare real museum specimens, make observations, and create your own take-home crafts.
Coincides with “After School Club." Let a naturalist guide kids through outdoor weekly activities and adventures. Hike at a toddler pace, use all five senses, and encourage exploration. Ages 2-4 with adult. Register online.
Learn about different habitats by exploring the world and learning about animals’ food, water, shelter, and space. Age 5 and up. Space is limited.
Investigate the interactive natural world from the Nature Center with special crafts, games, and activities.
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.
Attend the celebration of Colorado history, music and food featuring local chefs, tours and live music. Traditional Colorado dishes with regionally sourced ingredients are presented during this “strolling supper” on the farm. Participants can tour the organic vegetable and lavender fields, explore the historical Hildebrand Ranch house, and hear a talk on water conservation. This…
10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm Take a nature walk through the Gardens and then use seeds, branches and greens to create a display of nature. Ages 5-10. $17 child, $15 member child, $12 adult, $10 member adult.
10am-noon and 2-4pm. Create miniature lands for mystical garden friends. Discover what plants fairies prefer as you design, plant and landscape a tiny oasis for a fairy. Each child will create a container garden to take home. Family Workshops are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and…
See The Chipotle Film Series, presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill, which includes three films relating to sustainable food practices, organic farming and community agriculture. Each evening includes food provided by Chipotle, a screening of the film, and a post-film panel discussion. “PolyFaces” follows an Australian family who use their life savings to travel to the…
Explore animal interactions, defense mechanisms, and extreme adaptations with hands-on activities. Reservation required.
Dec. 2, 16 and 30, 2-3pm. Explore the lush vegetation, vibrant flowers and warmth of the tropics as you stroll through the Gardens’ tropical collections. This is a one-hour tour led by experienced docents. $14, $9 student, $7 member.
See digital images of bears in Denali, Katmai and other National parks. Experience fly-fishing for rainbow trout, arctic char, and salmon. Presented by Bob Barber, professional wildlife photographer. Register online.
Use artistic skills to discover animals, plants, and weather in a place where it is always warm, the tropical rain forest. Register online.