Denver Botanic Gardens In 2014Denver Botanic Gardens (credit: CBS)

As the ones who spend weekdays with your kids, teachers share in the responsibility of shaping them into productive members of society. When a teacher loves their job, the passion is contagious and allows them to make a difference for many students. To celebrate the importance of teachers, May 4 through 8 is Teacher Appreciation Week, and May 5th is National Teacher Day. Show your child’s teacher how much you appreciate them. If you’re a teacher, celebrate yourself and take advantage of discounts.

Coors Field
2001 Blake St.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 292-0200

Take the teacher in your life to a Rockies game for a fun, relaxing night out. Denver Public Schools employees can get discounted tickets to home games throughout the month of May as a thank you. This discount is good for the entire month so you have the flexibility to find a date that really works for your life. Upcoming opponents include the Diamondbacks, the Phillies and the Dodgers, so grab your gear and cheer on the team.

Denver Center for the Performing Arts
1101 13th St.
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 893-9582

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is a big supporter of educators, often hosting tours, field trips and other special events that enhance the learning experience. Educators can get discounted tickets for groups, so they can offer a fun experience for students while also having a good time. If you and your colleagues want to spend a night out, discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more are also available on request. Treat your fellow teachers to a night of theater and eat at one of the great restaurants around the Denver Center for a memorable night.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St.
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 865-3501

A popular field trip destination, the Denver Botanic Gardens offers a host of activities, including tours, concerts and other special events. The Spring Plant sale is May 7th and 8th, a perfect time to pick up a gorgeous plant for a special teacher. The sale also allows buyers to talk to some of the best plant experts in the City, so make sure and come prepared with all of your questions and take the tips to your teacher.

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Boettcher Concert Hall
1000 14th St., #15
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-7876

Enjoy a Masterworks, Inside the Score or Pops performance from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra with discounted tickets for teachers. Classical music is best enjoyed live, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra employs talented musicians who know how to breathe life and energy into every piece of music. Upcoming events include A Weekend of Star Wars and the Symphony at the Movies series. With a range of classical and contemporary themed shows, there is a show for people with various tastes in music.

The Papery
5052 E. Hampden Ave.
Denver, CO 80222
(303) 744-1642

One of the best ways to show your appreciation for your teacher is to say it. At The Papery, you can find a wide assortment of stationary, gifts, cards and much more. Find some stationary that reminds you of your child’s favorite teacher, and have them write a heart-felt note. Another idea would be to coordinate a big note or a box of notes from the whole class. This close to the end of the school year, it’s the perfect way to thank any teacher for a job well done. Your favorite teacher can spend summer knowing how much the class cares.

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