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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 & 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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  • 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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  • 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
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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.
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  • 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

  • Image 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image $40 - $50

The family that dissects together stays together! With a skilled Museum educator as your guide, observe the dissections of a sheep brain, lung, and heart, then try your hand with a scalpel as you learn about amazing body systems. Register online...

Family Fun: DISSECTION CONNECTIONS <p>The family that dissects together stays together! With a skilled Museum educator as your guide, observe the dissections of a sheep brain, lung, and heart, then try your hand with a scalpel as you learn about amazing body systems.</p> <p>Register online today or call 303.370.6000 (9 a.m.&#8211;5 p.m., seven days a week).</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

DIA DEL NIÑO
Apr 30, 2017

  • Image 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image Free

“Día del niño: celebrating all children is an event for the whole family and it is considered a manifestation from several cultures at the same time honoring children and childhood. At the same time, promotes the importance of family and family...

DIA DEL NIÑO <p>“Día del niño: celebrating all children is an event for the whole family and it is considered a manifestation from several cultures at the same time honoring children and childhood. At the same time, promotes the importance of family and family participation through languages, arts and science” said Marcela de la Mar, Executive Director of the Mexican Cultural Center.<br /> <br />New this year, the Museum is excited to host the Denver Public Schools showcase stage with special performances by students. The day will also include music and dance performances, face painting, crafts, Colorado sports mascots, Mr. Bones the Paleo Puppeteer, the Denver Public Library’s bookmobile, and a Museum-wide scavenger hunt.<br /> <br />Dia del Nino guests will also enjoy discounts on admission to the temporary exhibition “Vikings: Beyond the Legend” and the Museum’s IMAX and Planetarium theaters. Special tickets are required for the temporary exhibition and the theater shows.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image $8 - $10

In the compelling debut book Black Faces, White Spaces, Carolyn Finney explores why African Americans are so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism. Finney argues that the legacies of slavery,...

After Hours: BLACK FACES, WHITE SPACES <p>In the compelling debut book Black Faces, White Spaces, Carolyn Finney explores why African Americans are so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism. Finney argues that the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, and racial violence have shaped cultural understandings of the “great outdoors” and determined who should and can have access to natural spaces.</p> <p>As a member of the U.S. National Parks Advisory Board and a cultural geographer at the University of Kentucky, Finney is at the forefront of a movement to understand how people negotiate their relationship to the environment. During this evening of impactful discussion, Finney will address how art, science, and popular culture create frameworks for engagement among individuals, communities, and organizations to nurture healthy relationships between humans and the environment. This is the second George McJunkin Lecture, in honor of the African American cowboy whose discovery of ancient bison bones in Folsom, New Mexico, helped make archaeological history. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image $8 -$10

Follow the footsteps of early Viking explorers and settlers from the comfort of a Gates Planetarium seat. We often think the Vikings misnamed Greenland and Iceland, but did they? Discover how changes in geology and climate influenced the destiny of...

DIGITAL EARTH: ICELAND AND GREENLAND <p>Follow the footsteps of early Viking explorers and settlers from the comfort of a Gates Planetarium seat. We often think the Vikings misnamed Greenland and Iceland, but did they? Discover how changes in geology and climate influenced the destiny of these early voyagers with Museum geologist Bob Raynolds and curator of space scientist Ka Chun Yu.</p> <p>Image courtesy NASA Goddards Scientific Visualization Studio</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

SCIENCE LOUNGE
Mar 16, 2017 - May 18, 2017

  • Image 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205

Enjoy a mind-expanding experience with cocktails and entertainment every third Thursday of the month. For ages 21 and up. This month, rewind for a journey through eras long past, then fast-forward into future epochs on an exploration of time. Hop...

SCIENCE LOUNGE <p>Enjoy a mind-expanding experience with cocktails and entertainment every third Thursday of the month. For ages 21 and up. This month, rewind for a journey through eras long past, then fast-forward into future epochs on an exploration of time. Hop through decades of Museum mysteries, figure out what makes the atomic clock tick, and debate the scientific plausibility of pop culture time travel before sipping a timeless cocktail at the bar.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

After Hours: 60 MINUTES IN SPACE
Apr 26, 2017 - May 31, 2017

  • Image 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image Free

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 serve. Please use the evening entrance on the west side of the Museum.

After Hours: 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 serve. Please use the evening entrance on the west side of the Museum.<br /><br /></p> America/North_Dakota/Center

VIKING BASH
Jun 2, 2017

  • Image 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image $38 - $43

Revel, imbibe, bust myths, see replica ships, and explore a Viking camp with the local Fjellborg Viking Reenactor Society, including wild steel weapon combat! Travel to distant lands and times in the temporary exhibition, Vikings: Beyond the Legend....

VIKING BASH <p>Revel, imbibe, bust myths, see replica ships, and explore a Viking camp with the local Fjellborg Viking Reenactor Society, including wild steel weapon combat! Travel to distant lands and times in the temporary exhibition, Vikings: Beyond the Legend.</p> <p>Costumes are encouraged! Please register for a timed ticket to the exhibition between 7:10 and 8:30 p.m. Ticket also includes one drink and appetizers.</p> <p>Costume weapons made of plastic and foam are welcome. Please leave metal arms at home.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image $12 - $15

This special screening of the IMAX film Incredible Predators 3D looks at the world of major predators as never before, providing insight into the remarkable strategies they use to succeed. Spectacular scenic views and aerials take you to the action...

After Hours: INCREDIBLE PREDATORS <p>This special screening of the IMAX film Incredible Predators 3D looks at the world of major predators as never before, providing insight into the remarkable strategies they use to succeed.</p> <p>Spectacular scenic views and aerials take you to the action as you examine incredible animal behaviors and how the unique relationship between predators and prey is a fundamental building block of ecology. After the film, Chris Pague, senior conservation ecologist with The Nature Conservancy, will discuss the major predators in Colorado. Enjoy a coffee and dessert reception following the presentation. Cosponsored by The Nature Conservancy Colorado.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
  • Image 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205
  • Image $12 - $15

Folklorist Thomas DuBois unravels the history of Nordic religions from the Viking Age and shows how these ancient beliefs and their oral traditions incorporated both local and foreign influences. DuBois examines Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and Mediterranean...

After Hours: VIKING RELIGION AND CHRISTIANITY <p>Folklorist Thomas DuBois unravels the history of Nordic religions from the Viking Age and shows how these ancient beliefs and their oral traditions incorporated both local and foreign influences.</p> <p>DuBois examines Anglo-Saxon, Celtic, and Mediterranean traditions and has found Nordic parallels in concepts of supernatural beings, cults of the dead, beliefs in ghosts, and magical practices. These views were actively held alongside Christianity for many years. DuBois is the Halls-Bascom professor of Scandinavian studies, folklore, and religious studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Nordic Religions in the Viking Age.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Ultimate Dinosaurs
Oct 6, 2017 - Jan 15, 2018

  • Image 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205

Meet T. rex's biggest, baddest, newest members of the family! The exhibition Ultimate Dinosaurs goes beyond familiar dinosaurs to showcase some of the most spectacular fossils unearthed in recent years. Evolving in isolation, the new discoveries from...

Ultimate Dinosaurs <p>Meet T. rex's biggest, baddest, newest members of the family! The exhibition Ultimate Dinosaurs goes beyond familiar dinosaurs to showcase some of the most spectacular fossils unearthed in recent years. Evolving in isolation, the new discoveries from Africa, South America, and Madagascar are among the strangest creatures you've ever met.</p> <p>Wander among dozens of life-size fossils and casts, and use augmented reality to watch them in lifelike settings. Activities for all ages explore how the continents changed and influenced dinosaur evolution, how fossils form, and the processes that lead to new science. From the tiny Eoraptor to the massive Giganotosaurus, you will see why human curiosity about these prehistoric legends will never go extinct.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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