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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:
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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 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

Dec 14, 2018

Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius
Mar 1, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019

Inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor, philosopher. Experience true genius in Da Vinci Alive, the most comprehensive exhibition about Leonardo ever presented. Developed by Grande Exhibitions in Australia in...

Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius <p>Inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor, philosopher. Experience true genius in Da Vinci Alive, the most comprehensive exhibition about Leonardo ever presented.</p> <p>Developed by Grande Exhibitions in Australia in collaboration with the Museo Leonardo da Vinci in Rome and experts from Italy and France, Da Vinci Alive will immerse you in Leonardo's extraordinary life and legacy.</p> <p>You will be plunged into his world through the revolutionary SENSORY4 system, featuring high-definition motion graphics combined with authentic multimedia content and cinema-quality audio narrative.</p> <p>You will also see dozens of life-size replicas of Leonardo's machine inventions, built using his detailed codices and revealing how his fundamental scientific and artistic principles continue to impact the world today.</p> <p>In addition, Da Vinci Alive will feature the fascinating "Secrets of the Mona Lisa" exhibit, with super-magnified visual examinations and the only 360-degree replica ever made of the iconic painting.</p> <p>Whether you are a history aficionado or discovering this extraordinary man for the first time, Da Vinci Alive shows why Leonardo da Vinci remains an inspiration for the ages.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 14, 2018

Our Senses
Apr 12, 2019 - Aug 4, 2019

Your senses are one of those things you don't think much about, yet are constantly at work. Now they get the scientific spotlight in an exhibition with funhouse-like galleries that playfully give you sensory overload and reveal how and why...

Our Senses <p>Your senses are one of those things you don't think much about, yet are constantly at work. Now they get the scientific spotlight in an exhibition with funhouse-like galleries that playfully give you sensory overload and reveal how and why what we perceive is not all, or exactly, what's actually going on around us.</p> <p>Learn how and why we sense, including the biological processes of other senses beyond the traditional five.</p> <p>Watch walls lit with alternating colored lights that reveal just how much a world bathed in white light can differ from one illuminated in blue, green, or red.<br />Explore a garden through the eyes of a bee or a butterfly, encountering larger-than-life models.<br />Hunt like a snake and find prey using an infrared viewer.<br />Dial into a variety of animal sounds normally outside the range of our hearing.<br />Test your skill using an audio collage to track individual sounds, such as a certain creature in a natural setting or an individual instrument in an orchestra.<br />Find out what happens when your senses disagree, as your feet feel a flat floor beneath you but your eyes see walls and a floor that appear to curve and ripple.<br />Look through a pair of goggles that upends the information your brain receives from your eyes.<br />Explore 3D models of specialized touch receptors that demonstrate our complicated touch system.<br />Take a smell test to single out the fragrance notes in a complex scent, since what we perceive as a particular odor is actually a symphony of smells.</p> <p>Our Senses is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org).</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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