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Nature Nerds Family Club

Explore exciting nature topics with the whole family. Workshops typically take place the first Saturday of the month from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.

Upcoming Workshops

Saturday, May 4: *Bluff Lake Wildlife Adventure! - 10:30-12:00 pm 

Explore the animal habitats & wildlife of Bluff Lake. Led by Bluff Lake Education Manager Heidi, we will learn about the different habitats and shelters that the animals use to thrive, play fun outdoor games, hike through the gorgeous nature preserve, and end with a picnic lunch!

Light snacks & basic sandwich fixins' will be provided. Feel free to bring any additional lunch your family would like!

Takeaway: Yarn Spider Webs

*This nature club will meet offsite at Bluff Lake Nature Center, not at Butterfly Pavilion.

*Admission to Butterfly Pavilion is still included if you wish to make this a part of your day! 

Saturday June 1: Bug Hotels - 10:30-12:00pm 

Join our Horticulture department (the plant people!) as we create bug hotels to attract solitary native bees and other beneficial insects to our gardens!

Takeaway: Bug hotel

Saturday July 6: Crawdads & Creekwalks -  10:30-12:00pm 

It's summer and our streams are teeming with life!  Prepare to get a little wet as we (safely) wade in big dry creek to look for aquatic insects, and find if there are any crawdads in our water feature!

Takeaway: Underwater viewer

Saturday August 3: Butterflies at Chatfield Farms- 10:30-12:00pm

Explore Butterfly Pavilion's native butterfly house at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield!  See the monarchs, painted ladies and other special plants and animals on a guided tour, then explore the farm for a fantastic summer morning.

*Participants will meet offsite at DBG Chatfield - Transportation not provided. 

Saturday September 7: Topic TBD: 10:30-12:00pm

Saturday October 5:  Topic TBD: 10:30-12:00pm

Saturday November 2:  Topic TBD: 10:30-12:00pm

Saturday December 7: Topic TBD: 10:30-12:00pm


Members: $6 Adults, $4 Children (2 – 12)
Non-members: $14 Adults, $6 Children (2 – 12)
Includes admission to Butterfly Pavilion

Please note:

  • Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Nature Nerds Family Club workshops are best suited for families with children ages 4-10.
  • 30 person maximum per program.
  • Bringing a large group or have questions about ages? Call us at 720-974-1877 to see which tour can best accommodate you!
  • Programs are not eligible for senior discounts. Children under 2 years old are free of admission, but content is not well suited for this age range.

Questions about an upcoming nature club? Email Marissa at