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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:
  • Event Space:
  • 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
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

Dec 3, 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...

Dec 3, 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...

Dec 3, 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...

Dec 3, 2020

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  • Image From: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Image Donations Accepted

How do you imagine the future? With a science educator and writer, Assétou Xango, as your guide, travel through your imagination to the unknown. Using the Fantasy Spaceship in the Museum's "Space Odyssey" exhibition as a virtual backdrop,...

Dec 3, 2020

  • Image Dec 3, 2020
  • Image From: 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Image Free

Run Red Walk: A Navajo Sheepdog, Director Melissa Henry. A red sheepdog’s search for his lost flock takes him across the hills and hollows of the rez. Along the way, he meets some very unexpected characters. In Navajo with English...

Dec 3, 2020

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  • Image Starting: 4:00 PM
  • Image FREE

When it comes to conversations around increasing renewable energy deployment in the U.S., one vital component often goes overlooked: transmission. High-voltage lines move wind and solar energy from where it is generated to where people are,...

Dec 3, 2020

  • Image Dec 3, 2020
  • Image Starting: 8:30 AM
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From economics to epidemiology to psychology, COVID-19 has profoundly altered our society and will likely continue to do so well into the new year. 2020 has challenged us both as decision-makers and as human beings, forcing a collective...

Dec 3, 2020

Frozen Fun
Dec 16, 2020

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  • Image Spanish-language: 4:00 PM; English-language: 5:00 PM
  • Image FREE

Get the family together for some cool winter science! Experiment with ice and learn the amazing ways animals adapt to chilly weather. This program will also be presented in Spanish at 4 p.m. live on Facebook and YouTube.

Dec 3, 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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