Free Days occur throughout the year, thanks to funding from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). No tickets are needed for admission to Free Days. Free Days are for regular Gardens hours only and do not include ticketed events.

2019 Free Days

York Street

Monday, Jan. 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
Monday, Feb. 18 (President’s Day)
Friday, March 22 (World Water Day)
Sunday, April 14
Tuesday, June 4
Wednesday, July 10
Tuesday, Sept. 3
Monday, Nov. 11 (Veteran’s Day)


Chatfield Farms

Tuesday, Jan. 8
Tuesday, Feb. 5
Tuesday, March 5
Tuesday, April 2
Tuesday, June 4*
Tuesday, July 2*
Tuesday, Aug. 6*
Tuesday, Nov. 5

*Butterflies at Chatfield will be open during these Free Days with paid admission for the butterfly house.

Plains Conservation Center
A joint effort by the City of Aurora and Denver Botanic Gardens

Thursday, Jan. 17
Thursday, Feb. 21
Thursday, March 21
Thursday, June 20
Thursday, July 18
Thursday, Aug. 15
Thursday, Nov. 21
Thursday, Dec. 19