Denver Area Events

The Denver area has a lot of amazing field trips and educational programs and opportunities, as well as the occasional free day for the entire family.

Do you know of a Denver-metro area event that should be listed here? Please Contact Me and give me the details.

NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change, so be sure to check the website of an organization for more details when making plans to attend one of these events.

May
7
Mon
Annual Bald Eagle Hike (Homeschool Program) @ Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Annual Bald Eagle Hike (Homeschool Program) @ Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Get a peek at Barr Lake’s nesting Bald Eagles, and learn all about what makes Bald Eagles important — as well as what Bird Conservancy is doing to help protect this incredible species. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Registration opens April 7.

May
30
Wed
Life on the High Plains (Homeschool Program) @ Plains Conservation Center
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Life on the High Plains (Homeschool Program) @ Plains Conservation Center

Spend a day with your family growing their knowledge of prairie living and appreciation for the natural world. Discover what life was like for the Cheyenne Indians and the homesteaders on the high plains in the 1800s. Explore how the Cheyenne adopted a lifestyle of semi-nomadic hunter/gatherers to thrive on the prairie. Learn about roles within the homesteading communities of 1887 and how they supported each other. The Homeschool Excursion program is designed for children ages five and up, however all ages are welcome to attend.

Special Instructions: The program runs 10 a.m.  2 p.m. This is not a drop-in program. Check-in will begin at 9:45 a.m. with programming beginning at 10 a.m. Please plan to arrive before 10 a.m. There will be a half hour lunch break in the middle, please bring a sack lunch to enjoy in our picnic area. Programs may be modified in the event of inclement weather. ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Price: $12 per day per child; One adult per child is free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings over the age of two are $7.

May
31
Thu
Butterfly Pavilion (Homeschool Day) @ Butterfly Pavilion
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Butterfly Pavilion (Homeschool Day) @ Butterfly Pavilion

Homeschoolers and your families, Homeschool Days are reserved especially for you! Take advantage of these exciting opportunities to explore our engaging exhibits and interact with thousands of invertebrates, all without the crowds! Each Homeschool Day incorporates exciting themed activities great for all ages. These include various invertebrate investigations, talks with real scientists, fun crafts, and more!

Jun
2
Sat
CU Wizards Class – Rocks from Outer Space! @ University of Colorado Boulder
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
CU Wizards Class – Rocks from Outer Space! @ University of Colorado Boulder

For over three decades, the CU Wizards has entertained and informed children about the wonders of science. Once each month, from September though June, CU Wizards presents a Saturday morning interactive show. The CU Wizards shows, hosted by renowned University of Colorado professors, are FREE and open to the public and provide a perfect start to a fun-filled weekend. The shows are geared toward students in grades 1-9 and their families, but all are welcome!

Room/Building is still TBA, so check https://www.colorado.edu/cuwizards/ or https://www.facebook.com/cu.wizards for more information.

Jun
5
Tue
Botanic Gardens (FREE Day) @ Botanic Gardens at York Street
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Botanic Gardens (FREE Day) @ Botanic Gardens at York Street

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.

Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (FREE Day) @ Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (FREE Day) @ Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is a 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County.

https://www.botanicgardens.org/chatfield-farms/our-gardens

Jun
13
Wed
Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center

This Aurora-based center helps students and adults grow their knowledge and appreciation of the prairie ecosystem and the cultural history of Colorado through a variety of educational programs managed by Denver Botanic Gardens.

Jun
16
Sat
CU Wizards Class – Blackholes! @ CU Planetarium
Jun 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
CU Wizards Class – Blackholes! @ CU Planetarium

For over three decades, the CU Wizards has entertained and informed children about the wonders of science. Once each month, from September though June, CU Wizards presents a Saturday morning interactive show. The CU Wizards shows, hosted by renowned University of Colorado professors, are FREE and open to the public and provide a perfect start to a fun-filled weekend. The shows are geared toward students in grades 1-9 and their families, but all are welcome! More information: https://www.colorado.edu/cuwizards/ or https://www.facebook.com/cu.wizards

Jul
3
Tue
Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (FREE Day) @ Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (FREE Day) @ Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is a 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County.

https://www.botanicgardens.org/chatfield-farms/our-gardens

Jul
14
Sat
Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center

This Aurora-based center helps students and adults grow their knowledge and appreciation of the prairie ecosystem and the cultural history of Colorado through a variety of educational programs managed by Denver Botanic Gardens.

Jul
19
Thu
Botanic Gardens (FREE Day) @ Botanic Gardens at York Street
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Botanic Gardens (FREE Day) @ Botanic Gardens at York Street

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.

Aug
7
Tue
Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (FREE Day) @ Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (FREE Day) @ Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is a 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County.

https://www.botanicgardens.org/chatfield-farms/our-gardens

Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center

This Aurora-based center helps students and adults grow their knowledge and appreciation of the prairie ecosystem and the cultural history of Colorado through a variety of educational programs managed by Denver Botanic Gardens.

Aug
29
Wed
Botanic Gardens (FREE Day) @ Botanic Gardens at York Street
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Botanic Gardens (FREE Day) @ Botanic Gardens at York Street

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.

Sep
22
Sat
National Parks (FREE Day)
Sep 22 all-day
National Parks (FREE Day)

Come experience the national parks! On four days in 2018, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2018:

Oct
11
Thu
Butterfly Pavilion (Homeschool Day) @ Butterfly Pavilion
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Butterfly Pavilion (Homeschool Day) @ Butterfly Pavilion

Homeschoolers and your families, Homeschool Days are reserved especially for you! Take advantage of these exciting opportunities to explore our engaging exhibits and interact with thousands of invertebrates, all without the crowds! Each Homeschool Day incorporates exciting themed activities great for all ages. These include various invertebrate investigations, talks with real scientists, fun crafts, and more!

Nov
3
Sat
Botanic Gardens (FREE Day) @ Botanic Gardens at York Street
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Botanic Gardens (FREE Day) @ Botanic Gardens at York Street

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.

Nov
6
Tue
Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (FREE Day) @ Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms (FREE Day) @ Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is a 700-acre native plant refuge and working farm located along the banks of Deer Creek in southern Jefferson County.

https://www.botanicgardens.org/chatfield-farms/our-gardens

Nov
8
Thu
Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center

This Aurora-based center helps students and adults grow their knowledge and appreciation of the prairie ecosystem and the cultural history of Colorado through a variety of educational programs managed by Denver Botanic Gardens.

Dec
14
Fri
Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Plains Conservation Center (FREE Day) @ Plains Conservation Center

This Aurora-based center helps students and adults grow their knowledge and appreciation of the prairie ecosystem and the cultural history of Colorado through a variety of educational programs managed by Denver Botanic Gardens.