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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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Do not enough in your group to equal the 15?  No problem.  Tickets can be purchased through the link below for the school/youth rate. Please click on “Groups” tab to purchase. BUY NOW

2019 Music Festivals 

Band and ChoirMain Street
April 27, May 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24 

Bands, choirs, and orchestras perform in the Trocadero Theatre 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. For booking and inquiries, please contact FunME Events – Music Festival at 1.800.386.6321.

Music in the Park
May 4, 11, 18 and June 1

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 6 pm. For booking and inquiries, please contact Music in the Parks at 1.800.323.0974.

Trills and Thrills
May 4, 11, 18

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.

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Interested in showcasing your talents at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park?
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2019 Educational Events

5/10, 5/16, 5/17, 5/21, 5/22 & 5/23: 9 am - 4 pm
5/24: 9 am - 8 pm  

Physics Day
May 23

An annual event favorite! Elitch Gardens teams up with the University of Denver’s Department of Physics and Astronomy to explore the laws of physics in relation to roller coasters. Check out physics experiments performed throughout the park by University of Denver students and professors. Student’s grades 6-12 will test their knowledge on a variety of topics. Physics Workbook

Outdoor Classroom
May 9 & 10

Outdoor Classroom is an interactive day of challenges and fun exercises provided for you and your students with the help of our Partners in Education.  Highlights of the day include Hawkquest, Pop Culture Classroom, Dinosaur Ridge, Science Matters, Natures Educators and much more!

Show Us Your Coaster Contest! Coaster Contest
May 9 & 16

Learn why roller coasters are called ‘gravity rides’ by creating your very own coaster! 2019 Contest Rules and Judging Criteria Coming Soon. **Please note - limit of 2 entries per school. Space is limited!

Science Days
May 16, 17 & 21

Uncover the secrets of science as mad scientists perform, numerous interactive science experiments, throughout the park for children of all ages. Witness amazing demonstrations…explore the senses…spark the imagination!

Colorado Great Outdoors & Wildlife Days
May 22, 23 & 24 

Students and teachers can stop by exhibitor booths to learn more about our great Colorado Outdoors and Wildlife. Partners for this event have included Denver Parks and Rec, Nature's Educators, Colorado State Parks, the Environmental Protection Agency, Dinosaur Ridge, and much more to come! Students meet park rangers, learn about the environment, sort through fossils, explore eco-systems and have up close encounters with many reptiles!

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Interested in being a vendor at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park Education Days?
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For additional questions call 303.595.4386 x162 or email us at [email protected]

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