School Groups & Education Days

Elitch Gardens has educational events that turn the park into the most fun learning lab in town with all your favorite theme park rides included. Come experience the ultimate field trip at one of our fun-filled events or plan one of your own! One complimentary chaperone ticket available for every 15 tickets purchased.

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School Picnic Benefit

  • FREE Chaperone Tickets. One for every 15 tickets purchased.

2016 Educational Events

Past Events:

Outdoor Classroom

May 12 & 13

It’s an interactive day of challenging and fun exercises provided for you and your students with the help of our partners in education, such as the Hawkquest, Dinosaur Ridge, Mr. Bones, the Denver Firefighters Museum and the Molly Brown House.

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Physics Night
May 12

Explore the inside and upside down of physics with the University of Denver Department of Physics. Student’s grades 6-12 will test their knowledge on a variety of topics.

Physics Workbook

Show Us Your Coaster Contest! 
May 12 & 19

Learn why roller coasters are called ‘gravity rides’ by creating your very own coaster! 2016 Contest Rules and Judging Criteria Now Available.

Mad Science Days

May 19 & 20

Uncover the secrets of science as mad scientists perform, numerous interactive science experiments, throughout the park for children of all ages.

 Mad Science Workbook

May 25, 26 & 27

Featuring Colorado State Parks Association and the Department of Wildlife, students and teachers can stop by exhibitor booths, tents and table to learn more about our great Colorado outdoors and wildlife.

Band and Choir
April 30, May 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26 & 27

Bands, choirs and orchestras perform in the Trocadero Ballroom at Elitch Gardens with professional music adjudicators. Groups receive taped and written adjudicators comments before they leave the performance site. Ratings of Gold, Silver and Bronze will be awarded. The rest of the day is spent playing in the park. Special packages for out-of-state music groups and Meal Deals are available - call for info. For booking and inquiries, please contact FunME Events – Music Festival at 1.800.386.6321.

Music in the Park
May 7, 14 & June 4

Music groups perform at an offsite location and then have a ticket to visit Elitch Gardens after their performance. An award ceremony is held in the Elitch Arena at 6pm. For booking and inquiries, please contact Music in the Parks at 1.800.323.0974.

Trills and Thrills
May 7, 14, 21

Music groups perform at Standley Lake High School and then receive a ticket to visit Elitch Gardens after their performance. For booking inquiries, please contact Trills and Thrills at 1.888.487.4557.

For additional questions call 303.595.4386 x162 or email us at [email protected]