Things To Do at the
Audubon Center at Chatfield

“Colorado Wild” Art Show Debuts at the Audubon Nature Center

In the month of June, the Audubon Society of Greater Denver and Roxborough Arts Council welcome visitors to the Audubon Nature Center (located at 11280 S. Waterton Rd.) to view the “Colorado Wild” Art Show featuring two-dimensional and three-dimensional work from local Colorado artists.

The show will be open to the public from:IMG_1111

June 16th, 12 pm to 6 pm

June 17th, 12 pm to 6 pm

June 18th, 10 am to 6 pm

June 19th, 10 am to 6 pm (Join us for our Father’s Day Falcon Fest as well that morning!)

June 20th, 12 pm to 6 pm

June 21st, 12 pm to 6 pm (Free music as well from 12 pm to 5 pm)

Art show entry is free to the public, and artwork will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Audubon Society of Greater Denver.  Please come out to our Audubon Nature Center and enjoy the artistic representation of the wildlife and habitats that encompass our passion for the Colorado outdoors!

New this year, on the final day of the show, FREE music will also be available by bluegrass/Americana performer Anna Robinson ( from 12 pm to 2 pm, and folk/rock band Nearly There ( from 3 pm to 5 pm.  All artists have a passion for the outdoors and native wildlife!  Musical performances are in conjunction with Swallow Hill Music’s event “Make Music Denver”.

 Father’s Day Falcon Fest Returns for 2nd Year

Sunday, June 19, 8:30 am-11:30 am

Treat your dad, pop, father, or papa to a one-of-a-kind experience the whole family will enjoy!  Guests will be treated to a delicious continental breakfast provided by Great Harvest BreAmerican Kestrel 14 by Dick Vogelad Company in Arvada ( and Einstein Bros Bagels in Littleton (, as well as fresh coffee from the Englewood Caribou Coffee store at Lincoln and Peoria (  Breakfast is also sponsored in partnership with Ecoproducts of Boulder ( who will be providing environmentally sustainable plates, cups, and utensils.  Event attendees will receive a close and personal encounter with live raptors presented by Hawkquest at our outdoor Audubon Nature Center amphitheater.  Enter to win prizes from REI ( and Cabela’s at Lone Tree (, as well as unique raptor merchandise.  Raptor hikes will leave from the amphitheater at the conclusion of the raptor program or event attendees will be able to view the “Colorado Wild” art show happening in the Audubon Nature Center.  An exclusive offsite raptor trip (see registration details below) provided by Tom Bush, Audubon Master Birder and owner of Front Range Birding Company (, will be available for an additional cost and limited to 14 people.

Meeting Place: Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield (11280 Waterton Rd. Littleton CO 80128)

Registration Required: Register Online or call the Audubon Society of Greater Denver at 303-973-9530 or email  Local Chapter Member Fathers Are Free! Non-Member Fathers are $3, additional teen/adult tickets are $16, children (12 & Under) are $8. 

Father’s Day VID (Very Important Dad) Raptor Trip

Sun, June 19, 11am – 2pm

This exclusive offsite raptor trip provided by Tom Bush, Audubon Master Birder and owner of Front Range Birding Company, will be a combination road/hiking trip to the outskirts of Roxborough State Park and Red Rocks Park to see and learn about the various Falcons, Hawks, Eagles, and Owls that frequent their open spaces. We will also see a good number of other birds and wildlife along the way!  Be prepared for short hikes from stops at each location. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and bring binoculars if you have them, water, a snack, and sun screen. We always expect surprises and it is a great father/son/daughter adventure!

Meeting Place: Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield (11280 Waterton Rd. Littleton CO 80128)

**Note – Max number of 14 participants with a minimum age of 8 years old due to car rides and hiking.  Carpooling encouraged!  State Parks Pass required for Roxborough State Park or $7.00 per vehicle.

Registration Required: Local Chapter Members are $10, non-members are $12.  To reserve, please call the Audubon Society of Greater Denver at 303-973-9530 or email

Astronomy at Audubon with Red Rocks Community College

Thursday June 23, 9pm–11pm

Join professors from the astronomy program at Red Rocks Community College for a tour of the spring skies at the Audubon amphitheater! Use telescopes to examine the stars and planets and embrace this opportunity to ask questions about the universe all around us.  And of course (because we love animals) learn about animal myths and legends of the constellations!

Meeting Place: Audubon Center at Chatfield (11280 S. Waterton Rd., Littleton, CO 80128)

Leader: Lynnette Hoerner, Astronomy Professor, Red Rocks Community College

Registration Required: $5.00 per child/teen (ages 10-18), $8.00 per adult

**program fees go to support even more exciting and engaging programs at the Audubon Nature Center!

Register Online


Walk the Wetlands

First Sunday of Every Month

November to March at 9am

April to October at 8am

Walk along the South Platte River exploring ponds and habitats for resident and migrant birds as the season dictates. We always have a surprise! This is a great opportunity to learn about the birds of the Denver area. Bring binoculars, field guides, water and a snack (a scope if you have one); We can lend you binoculars and field guides if you don’t have them

**You may now download the Chatfield Bird List to carry with and record your birds for the day.**

Activity level: Some of the trails are narrow and moderately steep for a few feet. Elevation 5430 ft.

Leaders: Karen von Saltza, Mary Keithler and Audubon Master Birders

Meeting Place: Parking lot at the Audubon Center at Chatfield. The Audubon Center is located on Waterton Road, 4.4 miles south of C-470 and Wadsworth.

Registration NOT required. Donations to ASGD appreciated.

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Family Programs

Attend family classes and activities

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On Your Own

Visit the Audubon Center at Chatfied on your own for hiking, bird and wildlife watching, and to stroll the native gardens surrounding the buildings.

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Scout Programs and School Field Trips

Bring your Scouts or students on a field trip where our Naturalists share information about Chatfield area wildlife and habitats.

Choose a group program and schedule your adventure today!

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Summer Camp Programs

Spend a week exploring nature and wildlife at the Audubon Center. Camps are run by experienced summer program partners and taught by passionate naturalists. Find more details on summer programs and Audubon camp partner contact information and register today!

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