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Children & Family Programs

Dates: Year-Round

The Gardens offers a wide variety of programs for children and families to explore the connections between nature, art and culture together.

Children and family programs encourage exploration, creativity and an appreciation for the natural world. The Gardens offers programs year-round at:

Admission to the Gardens is included with program registration. To learn more about the Gardens' Children and Family Programs registration financial assistance program, visit our Financial Assistance Application.

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Toddler and Preschool Programs

Calling all budding naturalists! Toddlers and preschoolers explore the natural world beside their grownup through stories, nature walks and hands-on, sensory-based exploration. 

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Family Programs

Spend time together as a family while exploring the wonder and enchantment of nature. Programs encourage caregivers and children to work together and learn from each other as they explore and create.

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Homeschool Programs

Explore the wonders of nature with the Gardens’ enrichment programs designed for homeschool families. Programs include opportunities for close observations of the natural world, hands on exploration with scientific tools and creative expression through process-based experiences.

Scout and Community Group Programs
Scout and Community Group Programs

Dig in with your scout or community group to experience the Gardens’ vast diversity of plants, trees and ecosystems from Colorado and around the world through scientific, cultural and artistic explorations.

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Children’s Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s special day with Denver Botanic Gardens.

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Camps for Children

Grow your mind, plant a new friend and dig into the Gardens. The Gardens’ camps for children are full of explorations, games, activities, mindfulness, and plants to take home.

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Onsite and At-Home Resources for Families

Enhance your visit or extend your exploration with resources for the whole family to enjoy.

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