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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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  • Complimentary Internet:
  • 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
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  • 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 8725
  • Total Sq. Ft. 35000
  • Reception Capacity 4000
  • Theatre Capacity 615
  • Catering In-house
  • Type of Venue Gallery/Museum, Special Events Venue
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Theatre , Meeting Classroom
  • Banquet Capacity 560
  • Number of Rooms 13
  • Classroom Capacity 300
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

May 16, 2021

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...

May 16, 2021

Science on Tap 2021
May 20, 2021

2021 Science on Tap: Playful in Nature A 21+ ONLY FUNDRAISING CELEBRATION It's time to get the dirt on our natural world at this year's Science on Tap: Playful in Nature! Join us on Thursday, May 20, at 7 p.m. for an evening of STEAMy...

May 16, 2021

Free Day at DMNS
Jan 4, 2021 - Nov 6, 2021

The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District is a voter-approved special district in the seven-county metro area that provides a stable source of supplemental funding to more than 300 scientific and cultural organizations inside the...

May 16, 2021

Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze
Jun 4, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021

"Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze" is an immersive experience about math that's hardly by the numbers. The exhibition beautifully illustrates how patterns surround us in nature. They form the veins in a leaf, the spiral of a nautilus and...

May 16, 2021

Pride Hub: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Jun 26, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021

Your official family area where you can enjoy story times, magicians, music and other activities for the entire family! Denver Museum of Nature & Science is delighted to invite families to celebrate PrideFest 2021 outside on our...

May 16, 2021

Free Night at DMNS
Aug 11, 2021 - Sep 1, 2021

The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District is a voter-approved special district in the seven-county metro area that provides a stable source of supplemental funding to more than 300 scientific and cultural organizations inside the...

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