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.

Jun
22
Fri
Drop-in DIY: Natural World @ Anythink Perl Mack
Jun 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Drop-in DIY: Natural World @ Anythink Perl Mack

Drop in to create unique gifts summertime gifts for friends or family, or to keep for yourself. Get your hands dirty as we explore the natural world with seed balls, garden surprises and more.

May 25 – Seed Explosions

Age: Adult, Children, Family, Teen, Tween
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!

Tickets (per person): $5 members, $8 non-members. Registration required.

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.