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Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS)

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For more than 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.

Visit dmns.org for all of our current offerings, including temporary exhibitions, IMAX showtimes, and current T-Rex Cafe menu options.

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General
  • Hours: Open daily: 9am-5pm
  • Miles to airport: 18
  • Miles to CCC: 4
  • Indoor Fire Code: 4000
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 4000
  • Onsite Parking Spaces: 850
  • Motor Coach Parking:
  • Event Space:
  • 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.
Accommodations
  • 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.
  • Number of Restaurants on site: 1
  • Complimentary Internet:
Restaurant
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Green Practices
  • Colorado Environmental Leadership Program:
  • 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 13
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

Sep 20, 2019

Do you really know what it takes? Explore the temporary exhibition “Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits.” After you have an extreme dinner at the Museum, try your hand at the skills required to master your own extreme sports and work on...

Sep 20, 2019

Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits
Sep 13, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020

"Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits" takes guests inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes to explore the psychology, physiology and physicality of some of the most extreme activities in the world. In this high-energy exhibition,...

Sep 20, 2019

Imagine the Moon
Jul 20, 2019 - Dec 31, 2020

The moon has always stirred creativity, imagination and ingenuity, inspiring us to push into the solar system and understand the mysteries of the universe. In the new planetarium show “Imagine the Moon,” beautiful photography and digital...

Sep 20, 2019

Turtle Odyssey 3D
Aug 22, 2019 - Jan 2, 2020

For 100 million years, sea turtles have traversed our planet’s waters, surviving mass extinctions and playing a critical role in maintaining healthy marine food webs. In the new IMAX film “Turtle Odyssey 3D,” you will swim alongside an...

Sep 20, 2019

Former Museum director Alfred M. Bailey conducted fieldwork around the world during the mid-20th century. He shared his adventures during a popular film lecture series making armchair travel possible long before the internet. Bailey’s...

Sep 20, 2019

Science Riot
Sep 26, 2019

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...

Sep 20, 2019

Teens take over the Museum at this totally free, uniquely teen night. Check out frightening creatures, both dead and alive, fun activities, and freaky food. Costumes welcomed! Grades 6–8 only: Oct. 4 • 7–9 p.m. Grades 9–12...

Sep 20, 2019

Climb to the peaks of Everest and traverse the hottest desert with space science curator Dr. Ka Chun Yu and geologist Dr. Bob Raynolds. With immersive satellite images projected onto the planetarium’s full dome, you’ll be transported to...

Sep 20, 2019

Raptors Live!
Oct 15, 2019

Enjoy a live falcon demonstration in the Museum’s wildlife halls with Anne Price, curator at the Raptor Education Foundation and an avid falconer since age 16. Price will also feature her new publication The Raptors of North America: A...

Sep 20, 2019

Vampires, bats, and parasites galore! Beware of all things that bite during this night dedicated to creatures who feast on blood. Costumes encouraged. Cash Bar. Ages 21+.

Sep 20, 2019

Pixar Family Workshop
Oct 19, 2019

Time to get animated with this weekend workshop to celebrate our newest temporary exhibit “The Science of Pixar.” Enjoy family friendly activities, admission to the exhibition, and an opportunity to create your very own Pixar inspired...

Sep 20, 2019

Teens take over the Museum at this totally free, uniquely teen night. Check out frightening creatures, both dead and alive, fun activities, and freaky food. Costumes welcomed! Supported by Lincoln Hills Cares. Grades 9-12 only.

Sep 20, 2019

Spend a memorable night experiencing the magic of the Museum with your whole family! Check out the spooky science all around us and learn about the things that go BUMP in the night. Get all dressed up to go trick or treating in the Museum...

Sep 20, 2019

Local artists will activate our spaces with light, sound, movement, color, story, and passion - uniting the arts with nature and science in the Museum’s wildlife halls during DioramART.

Sep 20, 2019

Indigenous Film Series
Jan 9, 2019 - Nov 13, 2019

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is pleased to partner with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present Indigenous Film, a monthly indigenous film series.

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