Dig in and spend an exciting day with your scout troop at Denver Botanic Gardens. Visit the Gardens with your troop to experience the vast diversity of plants, trees and ecosystems from Colorado and around the world.  The Gardens offers three program formats to help support your groups’ exploration and appreciation of the natural world. Most programs are available year-round.

To register for a program call 720-865-3580 or email registrar@botanicgardens.org.

 

NEW: Terrarium Tour

Terrarium Tours are guided interactive explorations led by a Denver Botanic Gardens’ educator. Enjoy a tour through a section of the Gardens and a terrarium planting activity. Each scout plants a terrarium to take home. This program includes a self-guided scavenger hunt to help extend your group’s exploration after the 45-60 minute guided portion is complete. Terrarium Tours are appropriate for both Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts.

Take home terrarium programs take place on the first Saturday and Sunday of the month. Additional dates and times are available on a limited basis.

  • $100 for up to 10 scouts; additional scouts are $10 (includes admission to the Gardens)
  • One adult (troop leader or parent) for every five scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings are $7.

 

Self-guided Exploration Packs

Exploration Packs provide a unique way for groups to explore the Gardens on their own. Each self-guided Exploration Pack contains a leader guide, exploration tools, scavenger hunts, exploration activities and take home planting materials. Packs contain detailed instructions and all the materials needed for an exciting exploration of the Gardens. Reservations required.

  • $8 per scout (includes admission to the Gardens)
  • One adult (troop leader or parent) for every five scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings are $7.

 

Cub Scout Exploration Packs

Native Trees and Plants: Discover the diversity of trees as you learn simple techniques to help you identify native plant species. Investigate how trees are used in our everyday lives and discover the story that a tree can tell. This program supports the Webelos ‘Into the Woods’ Adventure.

 

Girl Scout Exploration Packs

Daisy “From Earth to Sky” Journey: Explore the fantastic world of plants and discover how plants grow and what they need to survive. Use your senses to investigate plants up close and explore the amazing diversity of plants found at Denver Botanic Gardens.

Juniors “Flower” Badge: Discover the importance of flowers as you explore their beauty and diversity throughout the Garden. Put your observation skills to the test as you explore how plants are related and uncover the secret world of pollinators.

 

Exploration Days

Scout Exploration Days offer scout troops the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities and take-home projects. Each exploration day offers several activity stations throughout the Gardens for groups to explore at their own pace. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it!

  • $12 per scout (includes admission to the Gardens)
  • One adult (troop leader or parent) for every five scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings are $7.

Girl Scouts: Junior Gardeners
Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Junior gardeners discover the basics of garden design as they learn how to plan a successful garden. Each scout designs a miniature indoor garden oasis to plant and take home.

 

Don’t see a program to meet the needs of your scout group? Call 720-865-3785 for customized scout program options.