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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. General Museum Admission: Adults $16.95, Juniors (3-18) $11.95, and Seniors (65+) $13.95.

Dream Big 3D:
Daily 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 6:00 p.m.

Extreme Weather 3D:
Daily 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 7:00 p.m.

Wild Africa:
Daily 3:00 p.m.

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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
  • Allow Buy Out:
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 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

Sep 25, 2017

COSMIC JOURNEY: A SOLAR SYSTEM ADVENTURE
Nov 13, 2015 - Nov 13, 2017

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  • Image 11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
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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...

COSMIC JOURNEY: A SOLAR SYSTEM ADVENTURE Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in air. <p> In Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure, you'll travel through our solar system faster than the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons. </p> 2001 Colorado Blvd Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 25, 2017

DREAM BIG 3D: ENGINEERING OUR WORLD
Feb 17, 2017 - Dec 30, 2017

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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,...

DREAM BIG 3D: ENGINEERING OUR WORLD <p>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 underwater robots to solar powered cars, you will see how human ingenuity pushes the limits of innovation. Dream Big celebrates engineers who build, invent, and shape our world, and inspire the youth of today who will be the great minds of tomorrow.</p> <p>Daily: 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m.<br />Friday &amp; Saturday: 6 p.m.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 25, 2017

NATURE'S AMAZING MACHINES
Jun 16, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018

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Nature’s Amazing Machines uses real objects, scientific models, and hands-on elements to show the marvels of natural engineering. Discover how a giraffe’s heart pumps blood up its long neck, how a toucan stays cool in the jungle, and how it...

NATURE'S AMAZING MACHINES <p><em>Nature’s Amazing Machines</em> uses real objects, scientific models, and hands-on elements to show the marvels of natural engineering. Discover how a giraffe’s heart pumps blood up its long neck, how a toucan stays cool in the jungle, and how it might feel to fly. You’ll also see modern designs inspired by natural adaptations, like Velcro, wind turbines, and chainsaws. Opening June 16 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. </p> 2001 Colorado Blvd Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 25, 2017

Beers Made By Walking
Oct 3, 2017

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We are excited to announce our annual festival will take place at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 6:00-9:00pm MST. Now in its seventh year, the event showcases more than 30 place-based beers to the...

Beers Made By Walking <p>We are excited to announce our annual festival will take place at the Denver Museum of Nature &amp; Science on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 6:00-9:00pm MST. Now in its seventh year, the event showcases more than 30 place-based beers to the countless beer lovers that have gathered in Denver for the Great American Beer Festival.<br /><br />Over 20 of the beers were made specifically for this event by Colorado breweries that have collaborated with us. Each beer is inspired by landscapes in an area of the brewer’s choosing. Brewers have hiked up 14,000 foot mountains, trekked through lush canyons, camped in national parks, and strolled through community gardens to find inspiration. Additionally, a select number of breweries from outside of Colorado will serve a few specialty offerings from their respective portfolios that include beers with foraged ingredients. <br /><br />Tickets will be available on August 23rd here. Visitors will receive special glassware for the event and unlimited access to the beers until they run out. Food will be available to purchase at the Museum.<br /><br />We are happy to announce that proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum.<br /><br />Buy your tickets now!<br /><br />Preliminary Breweries:<br />Atom<br />Baere <br />Black Project<br />Burial<br />Cerebral<br />Crooked Stave<br />Elevation<br />Fiction<br />Fonta Flora<br />Four Noses<br />Great Divide<br />Happy Leaf Kombucha<br />Haw River<br />Hopworks<br />Intrepid Sojourner<br />Jester King<br />Mockery<br />Odd 13<br />Our Mutual Friend<br />Paradox<br />Ratio<br />Scratch <br />Station 26<br />Stem Cider<br />Strange<br />TRiNiTY<br />Trophy<br />TRVE<br />Upslope<br />Vine St.<br />Wild Woods</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 25, 2017

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IXCANUL – with director Jayro Bustamante (Mestizo) for Q&A. Dessert & Coffee reception will follow the film screening and Q&A. Synopsis: Seventeen year old Maria lives with her family on a coffee plantation in Guatemala,...

Indigenous Film & Arts Festival: IXCANUL <p>IXCANUL &#8211; with director Jayro Bustamante (Mestizo) for Q&amp;A. <br />Dessert &amp; Coffee reception will follow the film screening and Q&amp;A.<br /><br />Synopsis: Seventeen year old Maria lives with her family on a coffee plantation in Guatemala, in the shadow of Ixcanul &#8211; the volcano &#8211; the internal force of the mountain which, like Maria, is boiling, looking for eruption. Fascinated by what is on the other side of the volcano, Maria plots to run off with Pepe to the U.S. She is sure that pregnancy will seal the deal, but Pepe slips away without her, leaving her alone and disgraced. Only when destiny leads Maria to the modern world she has so often dreamed of, does she realize her dreams are controlled &#8211; and dashed &#8211; by forces more powerful than she. Bustamante’s feature film debut is shot with a largely non-professional cast. In Kaqchikel with English subtitles. Produced by Casa de Produccion and Tu Vas Voir. (Kino Lorber, 2015, 91 min.).</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 25, 2017

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Join us as the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's wildlife halls become activated spaces through the passion of creative Colorado artists during Night at the Museum. These local artists will use light, sound, movement, color, and...

DioramART: Transforming the Wildlife Halls through Art <p>Join us as the Denver Museum of Nature &amp; Science's wildlife halls become activated spaces through the passion of creative Colorado artists during Night at the Museum. These local artists will use light, sound, movement, color, and anything else that inspires them to unify the arts with nature and science. Choose your favorite and vote for the artist's creation that best transforms our wildlife dioramas into unforgettable experiences.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 25, 2017

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As a part of Denver Arts Week, Denver Museum of Nature & Science will be offering free admission from 5 pm until 10 pm. Don't miss the shuttle stop outside!

Free Night at the Museums: Denver Museum of Nature & Science <p>As a part of Denver Arts Week, Denver Museum of Nature &amp; Science will be offering free admission from 5 pm until 10 pm. Don't miss the shuttle stop outside!</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Sep 25, 2017

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  • Image From: 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
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FOUR FACES OF THE MOON and ISHI’S RETURN FOUR FACES OF THE MOON, director Amanda Strong (Michif/Cree/Anishinaabe). This intricate stop-motion animation interlaces Canada’s colonial past with Strong’s personal history, and illuminates Cree,...

Indigenous Film & Arts Festival Finale <p>FOUR FACES OF THE MOON and ISHI’S RETURN<br /><br />FOUR FACES OF THE MOON, director Amanda Strong (Michif/Cree/Anishinaabe). This intricate stop-motion animation interlaces Canada’s colonial past with Strong’s personal history, and illuminates Cree, Métis, and Anishinaabe reclamation of culture, language, and nationhood. In Cree and French with English subtitles. (Winnipeg Film Group, 2016, 13 min.).<br /><br />ISHI'S RETURN, director Chris Eyre (Cheyenne/Arapaho). In 1911, when Ishi emerged from the woods in Oroville, California, he became a national sensation known as “the last wild Indian.” Ishi’s story demonstrates the insidious power of purposeful forgetting. For a country determined to forget its treatment of American Indians, it was expedient to promote the myth of “vanishing Indians” and relegate them permanently to the past. How, then, was it possible that 80 years after his death, it was Ishi’s descendants who compelled the Smithsonian to repatriate his remains for a proper burial? The film travels an emotional path from Ishi’s first encounter with modern society, the dehumanizing manner in which he was poked, prodded and displayed, to the triumph of his descendants who had the audacity to continue to exist. (Katahdin Productions, 2016, 38 min.).</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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