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Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a treasured landmark of the City and boasts more than 700,000 sq. ft. 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.

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  • 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.
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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

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  • 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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  • Image Varies

Weather has always been one of the most dynamic and complex forces shaping our planet, but now it is intensifying in varied and complex ways. “Extreme Weather 3D” takes you to the frontlines of climate research where few have gone. Float through...

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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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  • Image $15 member, $18 nonmember

The commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service continues with John Fielder, Colorado's preeminent nature photographer. With Fielder as your guide, venture through the rivers, ruins, and mountains in our state's national parks...

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  • Image $15 member, $18 nonmember

Watch history come to life! Historic enactor Brian "Fox" Ellis returns to the Museum to portray John James Audubon in a live performance, meticulously researched from Audubon's journals, essays, and letters. Hear tales of Audubon's adventures as he...

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  • Image $15 member, $18 nonmember

Watch history come to life! Historic enactor Brian “Fox” Ellis returns to the Museum to portray John James Audubon in a live performance meticulously researched from Audubon’s journals, essays, and letters. Hear tales of Audubon’s adventures as he...

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  • Image $27 member, $33 nonmember

Follow John James Audubon on a unique bird watching adventure inside the walls of the Museum. Historic enactor Brian “Fox” Ellis will bring the famous ornithologist to life on a guided tour of Rare Birds Hall. Discover a plethora of amazing birds,...

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  • Image $27 member, $33 nonmember

Follow John James Audubon on a unique bird watching adventure inside the walls of the Museum. Historic enactor Brian “Fox” Ellis will bring the famous ornithologist to life on a guided tour of Rare Birds Hall. Discover a plethora of amazing birds,...

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  • Image $8 member, $10 nonmember

Get ready for this Valentine’s Day by joining a fun and thought-provoking evening with Marah J. Hardt, scientist, storyteller, and author of Sex in the Sea: Our Intimate Connection with Sex-Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters, Kinky Squid, and Other...

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  • Image $12 member, $15 nonmember

Sold Out It's old-school night in Gates Planetarium! Grab a drink and take a live tour through the universe guided by certified Museum astronerds. Come early and get a drink at the cash bar. 21+ only. No late admittance.

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  • Image $12 member, $15 nonmember

It's old-school night in Gates Planetarium! Grab a drink and take a live tour through the universe guided by certified Museum astronerds. Come early and get a drink at the cash bar. 21+ only. No late admittance.

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  • Image $12 member, $15 nonmember

Cheer on local scientists turned comedians as they attempt standup for the first time and wax hilarious about the unique nuances of their work. This one-of-a-kind comedy night for science fans will get you laughing with (and at!) some of the biggest...

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  • Image $20 member, $25 nonmember

Bring your honey to the Museum for a date night! Savor a rich dessert while discovering the nuances of courtship among the birds and bees from ornithologist Garth Spellman and entomologist Frank Krell. Enjoy a romantic bird walk in the wildlife halls...

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  • Image $8 member, $10 nonmember

Life has a hidden order. Ecologist Jennifer Dunne reveals surprising characteristics shared by ecosystems in radically different environments, among different species, and across time. By highlighting patterns in the architecture of how humans and...

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Meet T. rex's biggest, baddest, newest members of the family! The exhibition Ultimate Dinosaurs goes beyond familiar dinosaurs to showcase some of the most spectacular fossils unearthed in recent years. Evolving in isolation, the new discoveries from...

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