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Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a treasured landmark of the city and boasts more than 700,000 sq. ft. of award-winning wildlife dioramas, gems and minerals, mummies, and our famous dinosaurs. The four-story West Atrium features the best view in Denver — especially sunset from the Sky Terrace.

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  • 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:
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  • 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.
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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
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  • 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

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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

Feb 19, 2019

Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
Nov 9, 2018 - Dec 12, 2019

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> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure
Nov 9, 2018 - Dec 9, 2019

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...

Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure <p>Volcanoes tower 80,000 feet above a barren surface. Monstrous hurricanes rage for 400 years. And multicolored rings sit suspended in air.</p> <p>In <em>Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure</em>, you'll travel through our solar system faster than the speed of light, taking in the wonders of the planets and their moons.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

Destination Solar System
Dec 2, 2018 - Dec 19, 2019

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...

Destination Solar System <p>Explore space like never before in the live show Destination Solar System!</p> <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> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D
Jan 1, 2019 - Jun 1, 2019

Take a global odyssey to explore the largest, most mysterious habitat on Earth in Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D. New science and technology have allowed scientists to make more discoveries in the past 10 years than the last 100, revealing a...

Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D <p>Take a global odyssey to explore the largest, most mysterious habitat on Earth in Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D. New science and technology have allowed scientists to make more discoveries in the past 10 years than the last 100, revealing a richer diversity in the ocean than ever imagined.</p> <p>Leaping dolphins greet you as you dive into the blue and meet sea otters feeding on purple urchins, an ingenious tusk fish living in a coral reef, and a cunning octopus that uses an armory of shells to hide from predators.</p> <p>These extraordinary encounters will connect you to our water worlds as never before.  </p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure
Nov 9, 2018 - Dec 12, 2019

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...

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure <p><em>One World, One Sky</em> 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.</p> <p>This cross-cultural adventure opens children's eyes to the sky, helping them see how people all over the world are connected.</p> <p> </p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

Space Tours Live
Jun 15, 2017 - Feb 19, 2019

Blast off from your Planetarium seat into the depths of space as you learn about your place in the cosmos. A live host will accompany you on your journey as together you determine your path and navigate a three-dimensional atlas of the...

Space Tours Live <p>Blast off from your Planetarium seat into the depths of space as you learn about your place in the cosmos. A live host will accompany you on your journey as together you determine your path and navigate a three-dimensional atlas of the known universe. You will return home with a new appreciation for the immensity, complexity, and beauty of our solar system and beyond.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

Volcanoes 3D: The Fires of Creation
Jan 24, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019

Marvel at one of nature’s most breathtaking shows as you explore molten worlds and exploding craters across the globe. For billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know. The continents, the air we breathe, even life...

Volcanoes 3D: The Fires of Creation <p>Marvel at one of nature’s most breathtaking shows as you explore molten worlds and exploding craters across the globe. </p> <p>For billions of years, volcanoes have helped create the world we know. The continents, the air we breathe, even life itself all have their origins in fire. These processes have created extraordinary ecosystems and wildlife habitats. With more than 500 active volcanoes, the Earth is bursting at the seams with these forces of “mass construction.” </p> <p>Travel alongside intrepid explorer Carsten Peter as you dodge boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu, visit incredible mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia, and explore the archaeological ghost town of Pompeii.</p> <p>Run Time: 45 minutes</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

Bring your sweetie and prepare your taste buds for some sweet, sweet science! Experiment with some of your favorite candy and learn how sugars affect the human body. From sucrose to glucose, this is one sweet night worth bouncing off the...

The Science Lounge: Sugar, Sugar <p>Bring your sweetie and prepare your taste buds for some sweet, sweet science! Experiment with some of your favorite candy and learn how  sugars affect the human body.</p> <p>From sucrose to glucose, this is one sweet night worth bouncing off the walls for.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

Overnight Adventures
Feb 22, 2019

Ever wondered if the Museum comes alive at night? Find out for yourself while sleeping among polar bears and zebras in our wildlife diorama halls. Try some of our favorite programs, see an IMAX film or Planetarium show, try out fun...

Overnight Adventures <p>Ever wondered if the Museum comes alive at night? Find out for yourself while sleeping among polar bears and zebras in our wildlife diorama halls. Try some of our favorite programs, see an IMAX film or Planetarium show, try out fun experiments, and explore your favorite exhibits after dark.</p> <p>Offered on select dates throughout the year.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

60 Minutes in Space
Feb 27, 2019

Go "behind the stories" in space science using the best images and animation available to help understand new developments. Seating is limited to first come, first served. The next 60 Minutes in Space will be held Wednesday, March 27.

60 Minutes in Space <p>Go "behind the stories" in space science using the best images and animation available to help understand new developments. Seating is limited to first come, first served.</p> <p>The next 60 Minutes in Space will be held Wednesday, March 27.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

Digital Earth: Beer
Mar 7, 2019

Take a global journey about beer with your guides geologist Dr. Bob Raynolds and space science curator Dr. Ka Chun Yu and guest presenter Travis Rupp, instructor of classics at the University of Colorado Boulder and research and development...

Digital Earth: Beer <p>Take a global journey about beer with your guides geologist Dr. Bob Raynolds and space science curator Dr. Ka Chun Yu and guest presenter Travis Rupp, instructor of classics at the University of Colorado Boulder and research and development manager at Avery Brewing Company. Rupp will explore the origins of beer in the ancient Middle East and Egypt, and its journey across the world, using immersive satellite images projected onto the full dome of Gates Planetarium.</p> <p>Sample beers inspired by your travels.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

Digital Earth: Beer
Mar 7, 2019

Take a global journey about beer with your guides geologist Dr. Bob Raynolds and space science curator Dr. Ka Chun Yu and guest presenter Travis Rupp, instructor of classics at the University of Colorado Boulder and research and development...

Digital Earth: Beer <p>Take a global journey about beer with your guides geologist Dr. Bob Raynolds and space science curator Dr. Ka Chun Yu and guest presenter Travis Rupp, instructor of classics at the University of Colorado Boulder and research and development manager at Avery Brewing Company. Rupp will explore the origins of beer in the ancient Middle East and Egypt, and its journey across the world, using immersive satellite images projected onto the full dome of Gates Planetarium.</p> <p>Sample beers inspired by your travels.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

Spend a memorable night experiencing the magic of springtime in Colorado with your whole family! After dinner, take a dino egg hunt through the Museum, make your own plant to grow at home, watch a planetarium show, and experiment, explore,...

Family Overnight: Spring into Science! <p>Spend a memorable night experiencing the magic of springtime in Colorado with your whole family! After dinner, take a dino egg hunt through the Museum, make your own plant to grow at home, watch a planetarium show, and experiment, explore, and engage in hands-on fun for everyone. Then sleep among the animals in our renowned wildlife diorama halls. Wake up to breakfast and an IMAX screening.</p> <p>$65 adult member, $80 adult nonmember, $55 child member, $70 child nonmember</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

Dinner and da Vinci
Mar 13, 2019

Ever wonder what it would be like to have dinner with a genius? So do we … however, we have the next best thing by pairing a dinner worthy of the Renaissance with Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius. Grab your thinking cap as we get...

Dinner and da Vinci <p>Ever wonder what it would be like to have dinner with a genius? So do we … however, we have the next best thing by pairing a dinner worthy of the Renaissance with Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius.</p> <p>Grab your thinking cap as we get exclusive access to this new temporary exhibition with family-friendly activities like catapult competitions, city planning, robotics, and more.</p> <p>$20 adult member, $25 adult nonmember, $15 child/junior member, $20 child/junior nonmember</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

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...

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Free Night <p>The Scientific &amp; 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 district's boundaries. The SCFD collects a one-tenth of 1 percent sales-and-use tax (or one penny on every $10 spent), providing approximately $40 million each year to area cultural attractions both small and large.</p> <p><br />Museum Admission is free on the dates listed below. To add a temporary exhibit, IMAX or Planetarium show, purchase tickets at the Museum on the Free Day; upgrade rates apply. Reservations and amenities (lunchroom, coat and lunch storage, bus drop off, etc.) for school groups are not available on SCFD Community Free Days.</p> <p>Monday, January 7<br />Sunday, January 27<br />Monday, February 11<br />Wednesday, April 3 (NIGHT &#8211; 5pm-10pm)<br />Sunday, April 28 (Día del Niño)<br />Sunday, June 2<br />Tuesday, July 2 (NIGHT &#8211; 5pm-10pm)<br />Monday, August 26<br />Sunday, September 29<br />Monday, October 14<br />Sunday, November 17<br />Sunday, December 8</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

Overnight Adventures
Apr 4, 2019 - May 15, 2019

Ever wondered if the Museum comes alive at night? Find out for yourself while sleeping among polar bears and zebras in our wildlife diorama halls. Try some of our favorite programs, see an IMAX film or Planetarium show, try out fun...

Overnight Adventures <p>Ever wondered if the Museum comes alive at night? Find out for yourself while sleeping among polar bears and zebras in our wildlife diorama halls. Try some of our favorite programs, see an IMAX film or Planetarium show, try out fun experiments, and explore your favorite exhibits after dark.</p> <p>Offered on select dates throughout the year.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Free Day
Jan 7, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019

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...

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Free Day <p>The Scientific &amp; 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 district's boundaries. The SCFD collects a one-tenth of 1 percent sales-and-use tax (or one penny on every $10 spent), providing approximately $40 million each year to area cultural attractions both small and large.</p> <p>Museum Admission is free on the dates listed below. To add a temporary exhibit, IMAX or Planetarium show, purchase tickets at the Museum on the Free Day; upgrade rates apply. Reservations and amenities (lunchroom, coat and lunch storage, bus drop off, etc.) for school groups are not available on SCFD Community Free Days.</p> <p>Monday, January 7<br />Sunday, January 27<br />Monday, February 11<br />Wednesday, April 3 (NIGHT &#8211; 5pm-10pm)<br />Sunday, April 28 (Día del Niño)<br />Sunday, June 2<br />Tuesday, July 2 (NIGHT &#8211; 5pm-10pm)<br />Monday, August 26<br />Sunday, September 29<br />Monday, October 14<br />Sunday, November 17<br />Sunday, December 8</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

Museum After Dark
Jun 14, 2019

The Museum is a feast for the senses. So much to see, hear, taste, and touch. On June 14, let’s take it to the next level and explore how perception is more than simply a window into the world around us—it’s what makes us human. Museum...

Museum After Dark <p>The Museum is a feast for the senses. So much to see, hear, taste, and touch. On June 14, let’s take it to the next level and explore how perception is more than simply a window into the world around us—it’s what makes us human.</p> <p>Museum After Dark: Perception will heighten your senses during a fascinating evening that only the Denver Museum of Nature &amp; Science can deliver while supporting science education and research. Using technology and the lens of human biology, guests will enjoy live entertainment, interactive science demonstrations, and a progressive dinner highlighting just about everyone’s favorite sense: taste! Cap the evening by dancing the night away with the entire Museum family at the After Dark Soiree.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

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Experience fascinating rock formations from the age of the dinosaurs, and paddle your way along the Colorado River with educator Samantha Sands as your time-travel guide. Camping along the river’s banks and exploring Dominquez Canyon will...

Dinosaurs by Canoe on the Colorado River <p>Experience fascinating rock formations from the age of the dinosaurs, and paddle your way along the Colorado River with educator Samantha Sands as your time-travel guide.</p> <p>Camping along the river’s banks and exploring Dominquez Canyon will leave you awed by the immensity of geologic time.</p> , CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Feb 19, 2019

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Embark on a memorable weekend with astronomer Naomi Pequette as you revel in both earthbound scenery and the breathtaking skies above. Without the interference of city lights, learn about planets, constellations, and deep space.

Stargazing by Canoe on the Colorado River <p>Embark on a memorable weekend with astronomer Naomi Pequette as you revel in both earthbound scenery and the breathtaking skies above. Without the interference of city lights, learn about planets, constellations, and deep space.</p> , CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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