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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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  • 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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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.
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

BLACK HOLES: THE OTHER SIDE OF INFINITY
Nov 13, 2015 - Jun 2, 2017

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There's a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to end. It's at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos ... and our imaginations. In this...

BLACK HOLES: THE OTHER SIDE OF INFINITY <p> There's a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to end. It's at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos ... and our imaginations. </p> <p> In this Museum-produced show, zip through other-worldly wormholes, experience the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy, and witness the violent death of a star and subsequent birth of a black hole. Mathematical equations, cutting-edge science, and Einstein's theories fill in holes along the way, providing the most complete picture yet on this mysterious phenomenon. Can you feel the pull? </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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

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  • Image $4 - $5

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 speed of...

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> America/North_Dakota/Center

Destination Solar System
Nov 13, 2015 - Jun 2, 2017

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Explore space like never before in the live show Destination Solar System! This out of-this-world tour, departing from Gates Planetarium, takes place on board the Space Express. Travel hundreds of millions of miles in just seconds with Jesse, an...

Destination Solar System Explore space like never before in the live show Destination Solar System! <p> This out of-this-world tour, departing from Gates Planetarium, takes place on board the Space Express. Travel hundreds of millions of miles in just seconds with Jesse, an enthusiastic, knowledgeable-but inexperienced-tour guide, and Max, a highly advanced, fully integrated onboard computer. Tours of the hottest hot spots and the coldest, stormiest, and most spectacular sights in the solar system await curious space explorers of all ages. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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, from...

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> America/North_Dakota/Center

ONE WORLD, ONE SKY: BIG BIRD'S ADVENTURE
Nov 13, 2015 - Jun 2, 2017

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  • Image $4 - $5

One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon,...

ONE WORLD, ONE SKY: BIG BIRD'S ADVENTURE One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu, a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected. America/North_Dakota/Center

VIKINGS: BEYOND THE LEGEND
Mar 10, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017

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The largest collection of Viking artifacts to visit North America is coming to Denver! Experience a myth-busting exhibition that has captivated a million people around the world. Vikings: Beyond the Legend lays waste to the one-dimensional stereotype...

VIKINGS: BEYOND THE LEGEND <p>The largest collection of Viking artifacts to visit North America is coming to Denver!</p> <p>Experience a myth-busting exhibition that has captivated a million people around the world. Vikings: Beyond the Legend lays waste to the one-dimensional stereotype of bearded barbarians with horned helmets. Marvel instead at a culture of surprising refinement, complexity, and achievement, and a supernatural world inhabited by Thor, Odin, and other gods and giants. Fresh insights revealed through new archaeological discoveries and more than 500 treasures, many never before seen outside of Scandinavia, show why the Vikings will always capture our imagination.</p> <p><br /> See full-scale model Viking ships.</p> <p>Virtually excavate a Viking ship layer by layer, uncovering rich discoveries like weapons, tools, and animals just as archaeologists did.</p> <p>Examine dozens of artifacts showing the work of highly skilled craftspeople who used many different materials, including textiles, wood, metal, bone, leather, glass, and ceramics.</p> <p>Experience Viking daily life by engaging in activities that explore traditional clothing, competing in authentic Viking games, and testing your strength using an accurate model of a Viking sword.</p> <p>Learn about Norse mythology and see displays of beautifully crafted swords and armor, and religious iconography, including the earliest known Scandinavian crucifix.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

MUSEUM AFTER DARK
Jun 9, 2017

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Join us as we present our signature gala, Museum After Dark, at a new time of year! We are celebrating the Museum’s bold and inspired geology collection, particularly the gems and minerals born here in Colorado and in the Rocky Mountains. You and...

MUSEUM AFTER DARK <p>Join us as we present our signature gala, Museum After Dark, at a new time of year! We are celebrating the Museum’s bold and inspired geology collection, particularly the gems and minerals born here in Colorado and in the Rocky Mountains. You and your guests will be awed by treasures from the Museum’s collection all while we rock the night away.<br /> <br />Your commitment to Museum After Dark helps ensure that everyone in our community has access to world-class science opportunities. One-hundred percent of the funds raised will provide catalytic experiences that seek to inspire minds to think, learn, and grow through science.<br /> <br />We look forward to celebrating with you and your guests on June 9 and invite you to check back often as details about the 2017 event will be updated as they become available. This is a black tie event with valet parking available.<br /> <br />FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017<br />6:30 p.m. • Cocktails and silent auction<br />8:00 p.m. • Dinner<br />9:30 p.m.&#8211;1:00 a.m. • After Dark Soiree hosted by the Museum’s Young Professionals</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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

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Imagine if your jaws could crush 8,000 pounds in one bite, your punch could break through aquarium glass, and your ears could act as air conditioners. From the inside out, every living thing is a machine built to survive. The new temporary...

NATURE'S AMAZING MACHINES <p>Imagine if your jaws could crush 8,000 pounds in one bite, your punch could break through aquarium glass, and your ears could act as air conditioners. From the inside out, every living thing is a machine built to survive.<br /> The new temporary exhibition, Nature's Amazing Machines, uses real objects, scientific models, and fun interactives 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, how a Venus fly trap detects its next meal, and how it might feel to fly. You will also see technological breakthroughs such as Velcro, wind turbines, and chainsaws where humans mined and mimicked the ingenuity deep in nature's invisible workings.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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