School Groups & Educational Days
2020 Educational Days
Join us for our 2020 STEAM Spectacular!
We have a whole new look this year!
Come and visit one of our new educational days. Elitch Gardens has geared the focus on STEAM programs to align with educational standards. Make this years field trip the best one yet! One complimentary chaperone ticket available for every 15 tickets purchased.
2020 Music Festivals
Band and Choir
April 25, May 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22
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 2, 9, 16
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 Music Festivals
May 2, 9, 16
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 Music Festivals at 1.888.487.4557.
Join us for the all-new STEAM Spectacular!
Educational Events - Brand New Exhibits & Learning Structure
Park Hours for 2020
5/7, 5/8, 5/14, 5/15, 5/19-21: 9 am - 4 pm
5/22: 9 am - 8 pm *Hours and dates subject to change
NEW - Earth Days
May 7 & 8
Come and continue the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Elitch Gardens will be bringing in vendors that will provide educational elements for sustaining and protecting the earth. Elitch Garden’s own horticultural team will be ready to answer questions on the gardens!
Championship Coaster Contest
May 7 & 14
Engineer your own amazing ‘gravity ride’ and showcase at the Championship Coaster Contest. The winner of the coaster contest will be showcased during Engineering Day on May 20th.
2020 Contest Rules and Judging Criteria Coming Soon. **Please note - limit of 3 entries per school. Space is limited. Coaster Creation
Science Day - May 14
Explore how Elitch Gardens can turn a theme park into a science classroom with exhibitors around the park. See Mad Science and make learning come alive!
Physics Day - May 15
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. Students grades 6-12 will test their knowledge on a variety of topics. Physics Workbook
NEW - Technology Day - May 19
Come and check out how technology is used through leading companies and how it transformed over time.
NEW - Engineering Day - May 20
Visit with vendors that bring the knowledge and expertise of engineering to your hands. Come and meet the Elitch Gardens mechanics as they discuss the complexity behind the roller coasters.
NEW - Art Day - May 21
Did you know that Elitch Gardens has a ride that was designed completely by artists? Visit the workings of Kaleidoscape which was created by Meow Wolf who is coming to Denver in 2021! Come and explore the inner workings of art and culture! Visit with Elitch Garden’s own Sign Shop and see how art is brought to life!
NEW - Math Day - May 22
Did you know that math is all around you in a theme park? From counting each penny to balancing the books, to building a ride, math is all around! Come and see the excitement that math can bring to the theme park and in everyday life.