Spend a magical evening at The Denver Botanic Gardens with a special collection from the Helen Fowler Library. Magic lanterns were an early type of image projector. This collection is comprised of delicate, handpainted glass slides from the early 1900s, featuring luxurious garden scenes of greenery and fountains. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Touch, smell, dig. Sense is the name of the game for this hands-on sediments class. Tiny tikes, ages 18 months-6 years, will get a chance to sift through the dirt, while they investigate rocks and the various plants that live among them. Tue 9:30 a.m, 10:45 a.m.; Wed 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.; Thu 9:30 a.m.; 10:45 a.m.
If you’re the kind of shopper who tends to procrastinate until Christmas Eve, this holiday sale makes it easy to break the habit. Get a head start on gift-buying by browsing a selection of hand crafted items, clothing, food, and decorations from local vendors. Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
House-made preserves make personal—and yummy—gifts. Discover the art of canning with the help of Denver author Sundari Kraft, founder of the urban homesteading blog, EatWhereULive. Kraft will guide you through the process with inventive recipes such as pear and vanilla bean jam, carmelized onion confit, and spiced tomato jam. Sun 2-5 p.m.
Prepare to be dazzled as more than one million twinkling lights guide you through the Denver Botanic Gardens. Warm drinks and tasty treats will be available, as well as 3-D glasses, which magically transform the lights into seemingly touchable shapes. Daily, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Using a blend of careful scientific observation and aesthetic skill, members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators portray an often unobserved part of our natural world. Their drawings depict everything from molecules to extinct species. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
If salt and pepper are the only spices your little ones can name, then let them unearth the tasty world of herbs and spices at this savory seasonings workshop. They'll even get a chance to delve into the culinary arts as they concoct their own herb dip recipe. Mon 9 a.m.
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