Activities & Resources
Denver Botanic Gardens551in Denver, CO 80206
about Denver Botanic Gardens:
The three-acre Mordecai Children's Garden opened in August 2010 and features a hands-on place to play, explore, and discover. Kids enter through a cave and emerge to discover the wonder of six environments that allow them to build forts, watch insects at work, create crafts, observe riparian wetland ecosystems at Pipsqueak Pond, splash in a stream, harvest home garden goodies, take strolls along Marmot Way, and much more.
The Garden regularly schedules classes and day camps for children between the ages of three to 14. Open daily is the Discovery Room for Families, which offers an up-close exploration of the world of plants. Visitors can choose from a variety of hands-on activities, games, models, and books. The Discovery Room is located on the second floor bridge of the Education Building overlooking the main lobby.
Additional sites at Chatfield Nature Preserve and Mt. Goliath are also under the Gardens' purview.
Family/General membership admits up to six people, among other benefits, and costs $80 a year.