Celebrate Earth Day with Us

April 15, 2024 Exhibits Department

Since its inception, Earth Day has been a day to celebrate our wonderful world and advocate for the environment that all life depends upon. The first Earth Day in 1970 saw more than 20 million people take to the streets to protest the impacts of unregulated industrial expansion on human and ecological health. This was the largest single-day protest in human history, with profound impacts. The first Earth Day brought environmental activism into the mainstream, and by the end of 1970, the United States had created the Environmental Protection Agency and passed several landmark environmental protection laws. 

Denver Botanic Gardens is celebrating Earth Day with fun activities for all ages on Sunday, April 21 at York Street and on Monday, April 22 at Chatfield Farms. We invite you to find inspiration in the natural world, learn something new, and get hands-on with art and science activities for the whole family. 

People gathering at Deer Creek Stables

Earth Day at Chatfield Farms

York Street, Sunday, April 21

  • Join a free tour with an experienced guide.
  • Learn about fruit and seed dispersal at a Science Chat.
  • Create paper from recycled materials at an art station with the School of Botanical Art & Illustration.
  • Get your hands dirty with a family-friendly seed planting activity.

Chatfield Farms, Monday, April 22

  • “Travel” around the property to different hands-on activity and learning stations, earning stamps in your Earth Day Passport along the way.
  • Learn about research, conservation and restoration projects along Deer Creek.
  • Stop by demonstrations with the Rocky Mountain Weaver's Guild at the Janice Ford Memorial Dye Garden.
  • Explore Chatfield's native plant refuge with a guided hike.
  • Join art-making activities for the whole family.
Family crossing bridge

Earth Day at York Street


Earth Day is a celebration of our one precious planet. Come join the party! Activities are included with admission at York Street on April 21 and free at Chatfield Farms on April 22, which is an SCFD Free Day. Get tickets today.


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