Hudson Gardens is an exciting place to explore and learn. We’re proud to facilitate immersive educational experiences that give students the opportunity to connect with the natural world.

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Hudson Explorer Packs

Choose from seven different Hudson Explorer Packs led by the chaperones in your group.

 

Self-Directed Visits

Explore The Gardens with your students at your own pace.

 

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Guided Programs

Enhance the field trip experience and deepen your learning by exploring the Gardens with one of our knowledgeable guides!

Hudson Explorer Packs

Hudson Gardens offers seven ‘Explorer Pack’ options ready to be led by school-provided chaperones. Each nature-themed pack contains a map, an activity guide, and hands-on educational materials that align with both the National Science Education Standards and Colorado Academic standards.

Availability

Tuesday–Friday (Seasonal)

Duration

Approximately 1.5 hours

Pricing

  • $30 per pack + $10 materials fee per school/group.
  • Each Pack accommodates a maximum of 10 students.
  • Pack fee includes admission for a maximum of ten students and one chaperone.
  • Additional chaperones are $1 each.

Class Size

Maximum 150 students

Explorer Pack Options


Self-Directed Visits

Explore the Gardens with your students at your own pace. Teachers are welcome to bring their own activities and lessons to aid in the field trip experience.

Availability

Tuesday–Friday, year-round.

Duration

Varies; Visits typically last 1–2 hours.

Pricing

  • $2 per student
  • One chaperone per ten students is required and included in student pricing.
  • Additional chaperones are $1 each.

Class Size

Maximum of 30 students.


Guided Programs

Our knowledgeable guides lead students through Hudson Explorer Pack curriculum by incorporating real world observations, hands-on discovery, interactive activities, and inquiry-based learning to bring Hudson Gardens to life while making learning fun.

Availability

Tuesday–Thursday, year-round.

Duration

Program takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete.

Pricing

  • $6/student.
  • One chaperone per ten students is required and included in student pricing.
  • Additional chaperones are $1 each.

Class Size

Maximum of 30 students.


Educators’ Guide

A well-planned field trip is a valuable extension of classroom learning and will help you gain the most value out of your time at Hudson Gardens. This guide is designed to help you arrive, plan a meaningful learning experience, and ensure a smooth visit.

Field Trip Policies & Procedures