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.

Apr
26
Thu
Inside the Orchestra (Homeschool Program) @ Temple Emanuel Denver
Apr 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Inside the Orchestra for Schools is an interactive 50-minute program geared towards students in K-8th grade. The audience is seated on the floor and surrounded by a professional orchestra. This program features 14-16 professional musicians, a modern dancer from Hannah Kahn Dance, and an opera singer from Central City Opera. The conductor faces the students during the performance and teaching artist from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts engages them throughout the program, asking questions and teaching them about the music as it is playing around them.

Students are treated to up-close-and-personal demos by the strings, woodwinds, horns and percussion. Scripting is designed to not only introduce musical concepts but to tie to the curriculum that children are studying in other subjects. Students are introduced to key elements of symphonic music such as transitions, orchestral “color”, and identifying the emotional quality of different types of music. In addition, one child is given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to conduct the orchestra.

After the performance, there will be about 15 minutes for the kids to meet the musicians, see their instruments up close, and ask them questions.

Find out more information about the program, ticketing, and register online at insidetheorchestra.org/inside-the-orchestra-homeschool-program/.

Apr
27
Fri
Homeschoolers Unite! @ Anythink York Street
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Calling all homeschooling families! Help us support your family’s educational and social goals. Parents will network with each other, and work with the York Street youth services guide to plan future homeschool meetups, activities, and classes tailored to your needs. This month, homeschool kids will get to touch, play, and experiment with York Street’s collection of tech-toys. Appropriate for homeschooling caregivers and their children.

Space is limited; registration is required.

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!

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!