Thorne’s unique brand of fun, hands-on learning in nature is not only for kids. We have unique family programs too! We hope to see you and your kids at one of our festivals or at our Parent & Child programs.


Join Thorne at Sombrero Marsh on Boulder Valley School District’s In-Service Days for our FREE Spring and Fall Festivals. We will have nature-themed arts and crafts, guided explorations of Sombrero Marsh with Thorne staff, and dancing and singing with our favorite nature musicians Jeff & Paige. Thorne Festivals are most enjoyable for toddlers to tweens and their parent or guardian. All children must be accompanied by a guardian. 

Sign up for our email list to be the first to know about our next festival and to receive registration information (space is limited and pre-registration is REQUIRED). 

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We are excited to be bringing back our Lil’ Explorers parent and child program in the spring of 2024!

Stay tuned for Lil’ Explorers dates, meeting locations, and registration information. Please sign up for our email list to be the first to know when we have more information about this program.

Well, you’ve truly outdone yourselves this time! The concert was phenomenally educational while being fabulously fun!

– Jeanne Bucci, Mom