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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, see an IMAX film and a planetarium show, 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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  • Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
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  • 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
  • Indoor Fire Code: 4000
  • Miles to airport: 18
  • Miles to CCC: 4
  • Motor Coach Parking:
  • Onsite Parking Spaces: 850
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 4000
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  • 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
Restaurant
  • Allow Buy Out:
Green Practices
  • Colorado Environmental Leadership Program:
  • Energy Star Rated:
  • Green Practice Desc: ISO14001 Certified LEED CI Certification LEED NC Certification Member of Green Building Counci (USGBC) Solor Panels
  • Green Seal Certified:
  • LEED Certification: New Construction
  • LEED Certified:
  • LEED Level: Platinum

Meeting Facilities

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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 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

Oct 21, 2020

After the Asteroid: Earth’s Comeback Story
Jun 23, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020

A newly discovered trove of remarkably preserved fossils, found at Corral Bluffs near Colorado Springs by paleontologists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, has painted a vivid picture of how Earth recovered after the...

Oct 21, 2020

Dogs! A Science Tail
Aug 14, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021

Have you ever wondered to yourself what your dog is thinking? “Dogs! A Science Tail” is a fun, interactive glimpse into the world of our canine friends. The exhibition highlights the extraordinary ways dogs see, hear, and smell their...

Oct 21, 2020

Science on Tap
Oct 20, 2020

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  • Image Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Image $10-$50

This year Science on Tap is going virtual! It's time to get your nerd on as you experiment your way through this highly interactive and social 21+ event. Each Science on Tap attendee will receive a party tote packed with everything needed...

Oct 21, 2020

The Art of the Brick
Jun 24, 2020 - Jan 24, 2021

The global sensation The Art of the Brick is coming to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science next summer. Renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya has taken LEGO® bricks from beloved toys to artistic marvels. Sawaya's original...

Oct 21, 2020

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  • Image From: 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • Image Free

FILM + DISCUSSION/Q&A: PLACES OF MEMORY GIK:SKWOD (How I Lost My Indian Name), Director Terry Jones (Seneca Nation – Wolf Clan). In this experimental film, Jones uses narration, images and text to share the story of how he lost...

Oct 21, 2020

The Weekly Wow
Sep 30, 2020 - Oct 21, 2020

  • Image Oct 21, 2020
  • Image From: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Image $10

Bring the Museum directly to you and venture inside the human body, view and guide an organ dissection, jet off to Saturn's largest moon, and create a scientific illustration of your very own. Designed especially for families, homeschools,...

Oct 21, 2020

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  • Image Starting: 12:00 PM
  • Image Free

Mummies draped in unwinding linens and rising from their tombs are staples of Halloween lore and decor, but Michele Koons, Ph.D., knows that mummies aren't frightening—they're fascinating! As the curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum...

Oct 21, 2020

Wolves in Colorado: Science & Stories
Sep 24, 2020 - Oct 22, 2020

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  • Image Starting: 5:00 PM

After a nearly 80-year absence, gray wolves appear to be on the verge of returning to Colorado. In July 2019, a lone radio-collared wolf became the state's first confirmed Canis lupus sighting in the wild in years. Then, in January, a...

Oct 21, 2020

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  • Image Starting: 8:00 PM

Grab your mug of tea or a pumpkin spice latte and cozy up for a journey to autumnal other worlds. Commune with animals, hear from Dr. Erin Baxter, acting curator of anthropology, and feel the pull of the moon while getting familiar with the...

Oct 21, 2020

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  • Image Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Image $40

It all started with wolves! Venture into the world of the Canidae family and discover the uniqueness of wolves and their relatives with instructor Dr. Sue Ware. This animal family is found on almost every continent with species including...

Oct 21, 2020

As part of Denver Arts Week(end), the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is open for free from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. Capacity is limited and reservations are required by going to secure1.dmns.org, beginning Oct. 23. The...

Oct 21, 2020

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Delve into the metamorphosis matrix and coding for good. Immerse yourself in multiple realities while discovering the science behind the synthesized.

Oct 21, 2020

Explore where, when, why, and perhaps most intriguing, how Stonehenge was built in Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries. After centuries of speculation, we are finally forming an understanding of Stonehenge thanks to...

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