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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

EXTREME WEATHER 3D
Jan 13, 2017 - Apr 13, 2017

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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...

EXTREME WEATHER 3D <p>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 melting tidewater glaciers in Alaska, race across farm roads and chase tornadoes on the Great Plains, and in California, and stand along firefighters as they battle powerful flames that seem to lick at the lens. These researchers and everyday heroes are making surprising discoveries to help us understand and adapt to our ever-changing weather.</p> <p>January 13 - February 16<br />Daily: 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m.<br />Friday &amp; Saturday: 7 p.m.<br /> <br />February 17 - April 13<br />Daily: 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m.<br />Friday &amp; Saturday: 7 p.m.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

VIKING BASH
Mar 31, 2017

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Revel, imbibe, bust myths, see replica ships, and explore a Viking camp with the local Fjellborg Viking Reenactor Society, including wild steel weapon combat! Travel to distant lands and times in the temporary exhibition, Vikings: Beyond the Legend....

VIKING BASH <p>Revel, imbibe, bust myths, see replica ships, and explore a Viking camp with the local Fjellborg Viking Reenactor Society, including wild steel weapon combat! Travel to distant lands and times in the temporary exhibition, Vikings: Beyond the Legend. Costumes are encouraged! Please register for a timed ticket to the exhibition between 7:10 and 8:30 p.m.</p> <p>Ticket also includes one drink and appetizers. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Join Greg MacGillivray, producer and director of some of the most successful giant screen documentaries, as he shares stories from his latest film, Dream Big 3D: Engineering Our World. This dynamic new IMAX experience takes you around the world to...

AN EVENING TO “DREAM BIG” <p>Join Greg MacGillivray, producer and director of some of the most successful giant screen documentaries, as he shares stories from his latest film, Dream Big 3D: Engineering Our World. This dynamic new IMAX experience 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 underwater robots to solar powered cars, you will see how human ingenuity pushes the limits of innovation and inspires the great minds of tomorrow.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

INDIGENOUS FILM
Apr 12, 2017

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The Museum is pleased to partner with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present Indigenous Film, a monthly film series. Includes a screening selected from a wide variety of...

INDIGENOUS FILM <p>The Museum is pleased to partner with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present Indigenous Film, a monthly film series. Includes a screening selected from a wide variety of films, from documentaries to features to youth film showcases, followed by a rich discussion. For film titles, check dmns.org/afterhours.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

DIGITAL EARTH: POMPEII
Apr 13, 2017

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Travel alongside Wayne Lorenz of Wright Water Engineers and follow the path of the ancient aqueduct that served Pompeii and the Naples Bay area. Lorenz has studied ancient Roman water supplies for nine years and will share his panoramic photos of...

DIGITAL EARTH: POMPEII <p><span>Travel alongside Wayne Lorenz of Wright Water Engineers and follow the path of the ancient aqueduct that served Pompeii and the Naples Bay area. Lorenz has studied ancient Roman water supplies for nine years and will share his panoramic photos of these awe-inspiring features. Start in the Apennine Mountains from the Dragon’s Mouth to see the springs tapped by the Romans. Then fly along the alignment of the Augustan (Serino) Aqueduct, focusing on focal points of Lorenz’s scientific research along the way, including Pompeii and its water systems. End up in the large Piscina Mirabilis storage reservoir, which served the western Roman naval fleet with potable water.</span></p> America/North_Dakota/Center

GEOLOGISTS ROCK!
Apr 15, 2017

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Bring your whole family to become time detectives as we explore rocks and minerals and the amazing stories they can tell. Along with experienced museum educators and scientists, crack the codes found inside the rocks that surround us. Register online...

GEOLOGISTS ROCK! <p>Bring your whole family to become time detectives as we explore rocks and minerals and the amazing stories they can tell. Along with experienced museum educators and scientists, crack the codes found inside the rocks that surround us. <br /><br />Register online today or call 303.370.6000 (9 a.m.&#8211;5 p.m., seven days a week).</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

SCIENCE LOUNGE
Mar 16, 2017 - May 18, 2017

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Enjoy a mind-expanding experience with cocktails and entertainment every third Thursday of the month. For ages 21 and up. This month, rewind for a journey through eras long past, then fast-forward into future epochs on an exploration of time. Hop...

SCIENCE LOUNGE <p>Enjoy a mind-expanding experience with cocktails and entertainment every third Thursday of the month. For ages 21 and up. This month, rewind for a journey through eras long past, then fast-forward into future epochs on an exploration of time. Hop through decades of Museum mysteries, figure out what makes the atomic clock tick, and debate the scientific plausibility of pop culture time travel before sipping a timeless cocktail at the bar.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Take an in-depth look at the dramatic Viking expansion across the North Atlantic from 850 to 1000 CE with William Fitzhugh, of the Smithsonian Institution, as he corrects popular beliefs about the so-called Vikings of North America using new...

VIKINGS: THE NORTH ATLANTIC SAGA <p>Take an in-depth look at the dramatic Viking expansion across the North Atlantic from 850 to 1000 CE with William Fitzhugh, of the Smithsonian Institution, as he corrects popular beliefs about the so-called Vikings of North America using new archaeological evidence from arctic and subarctic regions. Fitzhugh will also highlight the likely causes of the western Norse colonies’ failure and whether these implications may impact future arctic exploration.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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The family that dissects together stays together! With a skilled Museum educator as your guide, observe the dissections of a sheep brain, lung, and heart, then try your hand with a scalpel as you learn about amazing body systems. Register online...

Family Fun: DISSECTION CONNECTIONS <p>The family that dissects together stays together! With a skilled Museum educator as your guide, observe the dissections of a sheep brain, lung, and heart, then try your hand with a scalpel as you learn about amazing body systems.</p> <p>Register online today or call 303.370.6000 (9 a.m.&#8211;5 p.m., seven days a week).</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

DIA DEL NIÑO
Apr 30, 2017

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“Día del niño: celebrating all children is an event for the whole family and it is considered a manifestation from several cultures at the same time honoring children and childhood. At the same time, promotes the importance of family and family...

DIA DEL NIÑO <p>“Día del niño: celebrating all children is an event for the whole family and it is considered a manifestation from several cultures at the same time honoring children and childhood. At the same time, promotes the importance of family and family participation through languages, arts and science” said Marcela de la Mar, Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Center.<br /> <br />New this year, the Museum is excited to host the Denver Public Schools showcase stage with special performances by students. The day will also include music and dance performances, face painting, crafts, Colorado sports mascots, Mr. Bones the Paleo Puppeteer, the Denver Public Library’s bookmobile, and a Museum-wide scavenger hunt.<br /> <br />Dia del Nino guests will also enjoy discounts on admission to the temporary exhibition “Vikings: Beyond the Legend” and the Museum’s IMAX and Planetarium theaters. Special tickets are required for the temporary exhibition and the theater shows.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Ultimate Dinosaurs
Oct 6, 2017 - Jan 15, 2018

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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...

Ultimate Dinosaurs <p>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 Africa, South America, and Madagascar are among the strangest creatures you've ever met.</p> <p>Wander among dozens of life-size fossils and casts, and use augmented reality to watch them in lifelike settings. Activities for all ages explore how the continents changed and influenced dinosaur evolution, how fossils form, and the processes that lead to new science. From the tiny Eoraptor to the massive Giganotosaurus, you will see why human curiosity about these prehistoric legends will never go extinct.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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