1. It is a quick and easy way to get your kids outside still. There are fun paths and passageways for kids to enjoy. Botanic Gardens are NOT boring, as much as your kids might think so.
2. Better yet, FREE DAYS!!! That's right. We've got 2 free days coming up. Thanks in part to The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District we can access the gardens for free on certain days (btw, we just went to a free day a the Denver Zoo sponsored by the SCFD and they do free days at the Museum of Nature and Science too). The free days coming up are Friday November 14th and Saturday November 15th. If getting in free isn't reason enough to go, see reason 3.
3. Through November you can still see the amazing installations by glass artist Dale Chihuly. If you don't know Chihuly you need to. If you do know of Chihuly I don't need to say more. However, a picture or two might help out here. Here are just a few photos from a recent girls only trip my mom, mom-in-law and I took (we are taking the kids on one of the free days).
So you know, there is a long video (about 35 minutes, made up of about 8 sections) available to view at the gardens. However, there is really minimal seating. I recommend using a video from youtube with your kids ahead of time. The way he works is really interesting and worth seeing on a video. It will really enhance your visit. Below is a pretty good short video. On a side note, boys will love this form of art because there is a lot of fire so don't be afraid to get your boys in on this!