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Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS)

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For over 100 years, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has been at the heart of cultural experience in Denver. Explore the cosmos, uncover dazzling gems and minerals, visit IMAX and the planetarium, and get as close to a T-Rex as you dare. General Admission: Adults $14.95, Juniors (3-18) $9.95, and Seniors (65+) $11.95.

Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Daily: 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 7:00 p.m.


Wild Africa 3D

Daily: 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.


A Beautiful Planet 3D

Daily: 4:00 p.m.


National Parks Adventure 3D

Daily: 1 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 6:00 p.m.

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Accommodations
  • Complimentary Internet:
  • Number of Restaurants on site: 1
  • Facility & Décor Description: The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a treasured landmark of the City and boasts over 700,000 square feet of award-winning wildlife dioramas, gems & minerals, mummies, and our famous dinosaurs. The four-story West Atrium features the best view in Denver--especially sunset from the Sky Terrace.
Restaurant
  • Allow Buy Out:
General
  • Miles to CCC: 4
  • Miles to airport: 18
  • Event Space:
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 4000
  • Indoor Fire Code: 4000
  • Motor Coach Parking:
  • Onsite Parking Spaces: 850
  • Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
  • Group Activities Description: Track animals at a state park, conduct experiments under the watchful eye of a scientist, dig for fossils, check out a show in our Planetarium or IMAX 3D Theater, and so much more! Please call us to book a group or for any other group information.
  • Hours: Open daily: 9am-5pm
Green Practices
  • Energy Star Rated:
  • Green Seal Certified:
  • LEED Certified:
  • LEED Certification: New Construction
  • LEED Level: Platinum
  • Green Practice Desc: ISO14001 Certified LEED CI Certification LEED NC Certification Member of Green Building Counci (USGBC) Solor Panels

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a treasured landmark of the City and boasts over 700,000 square feet of award-winning wildlife dioramas, gems & minerals, mummies, and our famous dinosaurs. The four-story West Atrium features the best view in Denver--especially sunset from the Sky Terrace.
  • Largest Room 400
  • Total Sq. Ft. 35000
  • Reception Capacity 4000
  • Theatre Capacity 390
  • Catering In-house
  • Type of Venue Gallery/Museum, Special Events Venue
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Theatre , Meeting Classroom
  • Banquet Capacity 400
  • Number of Rooms 6
North Atrium and Dinosaur Louge
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 7050
  • Theater Capacity: 250
  • Banquet Capacity: 420
  • Reception Capacity: 510
North Atrium
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4150
  • Theater Capacity: 330
  • Classroom Capacity: 180
  • Banquet Capacity: 240
  • Reception Capacity: 330
South and Central Atrium
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 8725
  • Theater Capacity: 615
  • Classroom Capacity: 300
  • Banquet Capacity: 560
  • Reception Capacity: 705
South Atrium
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4725
  • Theater Capacity: 415
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 350
  • Reception Capacity: 415
Schlessman Lobby
  • Theater Capacity: 150
  • Classroom Capacity: 60
  • Banquet Capacity: 110
  • Reception Capacity: 250
Spartlen Lounge
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1000
  • Theater Capacity: 80
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Banquet Capacity: 60
  • Reception Capacity: 100
Harry T Lewis Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 800
  • Theater Capacity: 40
  • Classroom Capacity: 25
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 50
Anschutz Sky Terrace
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3325
  • Reception Capacity: 250
VIP Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 840
  • Theater Capacity: 50
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 50
Africa Station
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 475
  • Theater Capacity: 40
  • Classroom Capacity: 32
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
  • Reception Capacity: 40
Ricketson Auditorium
  • Theater Capacity: 250
Gates Planetarium
  • Theater Capacity: 118
Leprino Family Atrium
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 7525
  • Theater Capacity: 150
  • Banquet Capacity: 330
  • Reception Capacity: 600

Events

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There's a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to end. It's at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos ... and our imaginations. In this...

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Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in air. In Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure, you'll travel through our solar system faster than the speed of...

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Explore space like never before in the live show Destination Solar System! This out of-this-world tour, departing from Gates Planetarium, takes place on board the Space Express. Travel hundreds of millions of miles in just seconds with Jesse, an...

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Dream Big 3D will transform how you think about the E in STEM. This adventure takes you around the world to explore engineering marvels both large and small, ancient and modern. From the Great Wall of China to the high-tech Shanghai Tower, from...

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  • Image $14.95-$23.95

Receive a rare look at 20 mummies, many of which have never been on public display, originating from ancient Egypt and Peru, from many historic ages and backgrounds. Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs reveals these people's burial secrets, new...

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The ancient past comes to spectacular life in this fascinating look at Egypt in the time of the pharaohs. Part historic journey and part forensic adventure, the film follows researchers and explorers as they piece together archaeological discoveries...

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  • Image $4 - $5

One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon,...

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Go on a beautiful ride across, over, and through Africa, the most dramatic continent on Earth. Our guide through this geological wonder is water, which shapes wild Africa from its jungles to its deserts, conjuring up life wherever it journeys on its...

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  • Image $13 member, $15 nonmember

Perk up with the perfect brew of beans, botany, and science. For most of us, coffee makes the magic happen every morning. Percolate on how caffeine affects your body, sip on some sweet java, meet the experts behind the beans, and get nerdy about the...

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Go "behind the stories" in space science, using the best images and animation available, to help understand new developments. Seating is limited to first come, first served. Please use the Evening entrance on the west side of the Museum.

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From the relaxed enjoyment of a Planetarium seat, soar over some of our favorite park lands of the western United States. We'll inspect these natural playgrounds from above and ponder the geological forces that formed and sculpted both our state and...

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  • Image $38 member, $43 nonmember

Love beer and food? So do we, but the science behind why we find certain pairings so satisfying isn’t clear. Be a part of this research study led by curator and taste expert Nicole Garneau, PhD. and her partners from the American Society of Brewing...

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Be inspired by women in science! The Denver Museum of Nature & Science and CBS4 are excited to host the third annual Girls and Science event on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Explore a variety of Science Clubhouses, where girls (and boys!) and their...

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The largest collection of Viking artifacts to visit North America is coming to Denver! Experience a myth-busting exhibition that has captivated a million people around the world. Vikings: Beyond the Legend lays waste to the one-dimensional stereotype...

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Join us as we present our signature gala, Museum After Dark, at a new time of year! We are celebrating the Museum’s bold and inspired geology collection, particularly the gems and minerals born here in Colorado and in the Rocky Mountains. You and...

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Imagine if your jaws could crush 8,000 pounds in one bite, your punch could break through aquarium glass, and your ears could act as air conditioners. From the inside out, every living thing is a machine built to survive. The new temporary...

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