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Mordecai Children's Garden

The Children’s Garden offers a place for kids and families to play, explore and discover every spring, summer and fall. Because the natural environment constantly changes, no two visits in this magical 3-acre oasis will be alike.

Location:
York Street
On top of the parking structure
720-865-3681

Hours & Dates:
March 2 - Oct. 31, 2015

Admission:
Free for members
Included in regular admission for
    non-members
Free for children 2 and under

While exploring the Children’s Garden, young naturalists and their family will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn unique characteristics of plants living in the Rooftop Alpine Garden
  • Discover how plants and animals live together on Marmot Mountain
  • Race pinecones down Springmelt Stream
  • Hunt for bugs in the Glorious Grasslands and observe aquatic life at Pipsqueak Pond
  • Enjoy a story and pretend to be a favorite character on Sagebrush Stage
  • Go on a Phenology Walk--here is the Phenology Walk data sheet

Dig into Nature with Digger 
Summer wonders for kids and families
Kids--take a walk with a grown-up and see how many summer blooms you discover.
Invent a flower using this activity sheet. 

Chipotle partnered with the Gardens to name the Chipotle Home Harvest Garden in the Children’s Garden. Throughout this five-year commitment, Chipotle will host events to help educate children and families about healthy eating and where food comes from.

Frequently Asked Questions

Become a volunteer for Mordecai Children’s Garden! Exploration Leaders and and other leaders needed to help engage children and families in activities and exploration play. Find out how you can help.

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