One adult and two children outside getting a tour of trees.

Guided Discovery Tours for Scouts and Community Groups

Guided Discovery Tours, led by a Denver Botanic Gardens educator, are a great way to engage your group with the natural world while exploring one of the many amazing garden spaces at our York Street location. Your group has the option of choosing one of three themes:

  • Amazing Plant Adaptations: What helps plants survive in different environments and ecosystems? Learn about the amazing adaptations that plants have developed over time as we take a closer look at some of the plants in our collections. This exploration can be booked year-round.
  • Powerful Pollinators: Do you speak flower? Our pollinators certainly do! Buzz, fly or crawl on over to learn more about how flowers and pollinators communicate with each other to keep our gardens looking vibrant and beautiful. This exploration is best booked May – August.
  • Tree-rrific Trees: What makes trees so terrific? Join us as we explore how trees grow and learn how to identify some of Colorado’s common trees. This exploration can be booked year-round.

Each program includes a guided tour of a section of the Gardens, a topic-based exploration and a hands-on planting activity. Each participating child plants something to take home. Depending on the time of the year and weather, the tour and explorations may take place indoors or outdoors. Groups should come prepared to spend time inside and outside.

Guided Discovery Tours are 45-60 minutes depending on the age and size of your group. These tours are appropriate for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and other youth community groups wanting to explore the Gardens together.

Price: $100 program fee includes up to 10 children and 2 adults. Additional scouts are $10 with a capacity of 15 scouts. Additional adults and non-participating siblings ages 3 and up are $7. Your program fee includes admission to the Gardens. We encourage groups to stay after the program to continue exploring on their own.

Scheduling: Guided Discovery Tours are offered on select Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year.  

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