Youth and Family Events

Youth and Family Events

Although many of our activities are family-friendly, we offer specific events and programs ideal for children. We want to amuse and entertain while sparking curiosity and wonder about birds and nature.


Here’s what’s next on the horizon:

thu27oct10:00 am12:00 pmHabitats for Homeschoolers- Night NinjasJoin us to learn about Owls, the ninjas of the night.10:00 am - 12:00 pm Denver Audubon Nature Center, 11280 Waterton RdEvent Type :Habitats for HomeschoolersAdmission:Paid

sat12nov9:00 am11:00 amBirding 101 for FamiliesJoin master birder Patti Galli in beginning birding for the whole family!9:00 am - 11:00 am Denver Audubon Nature Center, 11280 Waterton RdEvent Type :Youth and FamilyAdmission:Free Event

tue15nov10:00 am12:00 pmHabitats for Homeschoolers- Mammal ManiaLions, bears, sheep oh my! Come learn about the mammals of Colorado with Denver Audubon.10:00 am - 12:00 pm Denver Audubon Nature Center, 11280 Waterton RdEvent Type :Habitats for HomeschoolersAdmission:Paid


Learn more about the Young Birders Club below and check out our latest Young Birders Blog here



Are you interested in learning more about birds? Denver Audubon Young Birders Club works to educate and inspire young birders across the Denver area. We are building a community that is curious about birding and avian ecology. Join us to get out in nature, make friends, and learn about birds! We aim to meet once a month in parks around the metro area. No previous experience is required. Master birders will be available to show us how to identify birds, use the tools of bird identification, and get to know the birds that are around us every day and during migration seasons. Ages 12-17 are welcome and registration is required. To express your interest in the club, click the button below.




This class series is designed for home school families to celebrate the outdoors together while learning about the exciting wildlife found around our Denver Audubon Nature Center. Our topics adjust with the season, and class days and times vary. Click the button to email your interest in this program.


Come hoot with us at our largest family event. Each fall, we host this festival at our nature center, where you and your family enjoy live music, an owl costume contest, a scavenger hunt, face painting, owl pellet (owl puke) dissection, the chance to meet the US Forest Service’s Woodsy Owl, and the opportunity to see live owls. Keep your owl-ears listening for when we announce the next HOOTenanny.





Denver Audubon offers three, week-long summer camps through Colorado Academy (find our programs under “Off-campus Camps”). All of our camps take place at our Denver Audubon Nature Center in Chatfield State Park.



For youth outreach programs, we come to you. We offer educational programs about bright birds of Colorado, bird hunters, family birding adventures, and a variety of other fun science topics.

Please allow five business days for us to respond to your request. We apologize in advance for being unable to accommodate all requests.

Classroom Outreach Programs (60 to 90 minutes)

  • Go Wild with Beginning Birding
  • Bright Birds of Colorful Colorado
  • Building Homes, Building Habitats: Bird-friendly Gardens for Kids
  • Night Ninjas: Owls of Colorado (Includes owl pellet dissection)
  • Hunters on the Wing: Beneficial Bats and Swooping Swallows
  • Extreme Eggs
  • Home Sweet Nest
  • Silly Salamanders and Awesome Amphibians (Includes live animal guest)
  • Animals of All Hallow’s Eve (Fall only)
  • Colorado Native: Symbols of our State (Includes live animal guest)

Outdoor Field Trips (1 to 2 hours)

  • Family Birding Adventure