Book

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Details

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.

Amenities

General
Accommodations
Restaurant
Green Practices
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:
Restaurant
  • Allow Buy Out:
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 17, 2018

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

Dec 17, 2018

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

Dec 17, 2018

Cuba!
Oct 26, 2018 - Jan 20, 2019

Discover the dynamic culture and abundant biodiversity of the Caribbean’s largest island nation in the new exhibition ¡CUBA! Although its complex politics and vibrant music have primarily attracted the attention of the world, Cuba is also...

Cuba! <p>Discover the dynamic culture and abundant biodiversity of the Caribbean’s largest island nation in the new exhibition ¡CUBA!</p> <p>Although its complex politics and vibrant music have primarily attracted the attention of the world, Cuba is also home to the unexpected. It is a place of stunning contrasts: mysterious caves and bright boulevards, sweltering fields and cool forests, hard challenges and high energy. This lively experience—presented in English and Spanish—immerses you in the people, landscapes, unique species, and daily life of this intriguing country.</p> <p>Walk along a Cuban streetscape emulating urban life.<br /> Try your hand at the popular Cuban version of dominoes.<br /> See a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air that reveals the story behind Cuba’s vintage cars.<br /> Learn about Cuban art and artists with an interactive wall projection.<br /> Explore a coral reef diorama with models of a hawksbill turtle, tiger shark, and spotted eagle ray.<br /> Discover the amazing and diverse wildlife of the Zapata Biosphere Reserve.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

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

Dec 17, 2018

Mindbender Mansion
Jul 20, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019

Enter Mindbender Mansion, a quirky place full of puzzles, brainteasers, and interactive challenges that will put minds of all ages to the test. Join the Mindbender Society by gathering hidden clues and secret passwords scattered throughout...

Mindbender Mansion <p>Enter Mindbender Mansion, a quirky place full of puzzles, brainteasers, and interactive challenges that will put minds of all ages to the test.</p> <p>Join the Mindbender Society by gathering hidden clues and secret passwords scattered throughout thematic rooms and revealed as you identify patterns, think ahead, use logical reasoning, and look at the problems from different perspectives. You will be encouraged to think outside the box and collaborate with other mansion guests as you manipulate a tilt table, keep up with a conveyer belt, and try out disco hopscotch spelling.</p> <p>The experience is an engaging way for families and groups of all ages to spend time together. </p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

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

Dec 17, 2018

Pandas 3D
Apr 6, 2018 - Jan 23, 2019

Meet a very curious panda cub named Qian Qian, born at Chengdu Panda Base in China, as she prepares for life on her own in the mountains of Sichuan. Qian Qian’s journey to independence is steered by a team of international scientists, using...

Pandas 3D <p>Meet a very curious panda cub named Qian Qian, born at Chengdu Panda Base in China, as she prepares for life on her own in the mountains of Sichuan. Qian Qian’s journey to independence is steered by a team of international scientists, using a technique inspired by a rehabilitation program for black bear cubs in rural New Hampshire.</p> <p>The cross-cultural collaboration becomes a life-changing experience as together the team guides Qian Qian to take her first steps outside her protected habitat and discover her true animal nature, even as she faces the challenges of the unknown.</p> <p>Narrated by Kristen Bell.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

Passport to the Universe
Mar 6, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Passport to the Universe returns with stunning new visualizations of the latest scientific data from space. Take an incredible journey across billions of light years as you soar beneath the rings of Saturn, into the heart of the Orion...

Passport to the Universe <p>Passport to the Universe returns with stunning new visualizations of the latest scientific data from space. Take an incredible journey across billions of light years as you soar beneath the rings of Saturn, into the heart of the Orion Nebula, and out into the vastness of the known universe, as you discover your place on the cosmic atlas. Narrated by Tom Hanks. </p> <p>Passport to the Universe was developed by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org) in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).</p> <p>Major support for new version provided by the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

Space Tours Live
Jun 15, 2017 - Dec 17, 2018

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

Dec 17, 2018

VR Arcade
Aug 25, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018

Come on in, jump on board, and have some fun in VR Arcade. The pop-up experience uses virtual reality technology that lets you explore wherever your curiosity leads. VR Arcade features six bays for individual VR opportunities and a...

VR Arcade <p>Come on in, jump on board, and have some fun in VR Arcade. The pop-up experience uses virtual reality technology that lets you explore wherever your curiosity leads. VR Arcade features six bays for individual VR opportunities and a four-person Virtual Reality Transporter ride.</p> <p> </p> <p>These games are currently offered in VR Arcade:</p> <p>Space Pirate Trainer</p> <p>HoloBall</p> <p>Cloudlands: VR Minigolf</p> <p>Glider Island</p> <p>Google Earth VR</p> <p>Job Simulator</p> <p>Plank Not Included</p> <p>To the Top</p> <p>V-Racer Hoverbike</p> <p>Awaken</p> <p>Light Repair Team # 4</p> <p>Beat Saber</p> <p> </p> <p>Please note: The experiences in the bays are for ages 10 and up. Guests must be able to wear a tethered headset and have good balance. For the VR Transporter, riders must be at least 42 inches tall. Other health-related considerations are posted in the arcade.</p> <p> </p> <p>Pricing:</p> <p>Transporter &amp; Individual Experiences</p> <p>Non-member Adult: $8<br />Non-member Junior: $7<br />Member Adult: $7<br />Member Junior: $6</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

Hollywood Favorite: Polar Express 3D
Dec 1, 2018 - Dec 22, 2018

Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride...

Hollywood Favorite: Polar Express 3D <p>Tom Hanks and director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"; "Cast Away") reunite for "Polar Express," an inspiring adventure based on the beloved children's book by Chris Van Allsburg.</p> <p>When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

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

Dec 17, 2018

Dissection Connections
Jan 12, 2019

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.

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

Dec 17, 2018

See Colorado, from the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains, fade from color to black and white with photographer John Fielder. Fielder will highlight his new book Colorado: Black on White. Witness the edges, shapes, and textures of...

John Fielder's Colorado: Black on White <p>See Colorado, from the Great Plains to the Rocky Mountains, fade from color to black and white with photographer John Fielder. Fielder will highlight his new book Colorado: Black on White. Witness the edges, shapes, and textures of landscapes and wildlife without the distraction of color as you hear Fielder’s stories of life on the trail set to beautiful music.</p> <p>A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.</p> <p> </p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

Dr. Theresa Singleton, professor of anthropology at Syracuse University, will explore what the science of archaeology has revealed about the lives of enslaved peoples, both in the southern United States and the Caribbean. Archaeologists...

Biennial George McJunkin Lecture: The Archaeology of Slavery <p>Dr. Theresa Singleton, professor of anthropology at Syracuse University, will explore what the science of archaeology has revealed about the lives of enslaved peoples, both in the southern United States and the Caribbean.</p> <p>Archaeologists have conducted studies of plantation slavery for more than a half century. Singleton will discuss the findings uncovered from 18th and 19th century slave settlements that provide information on the living conditions and cultural practices of enslaved peoples. Throughout the Americas, enslaved people experienced a similar fate, but regional distinctions are becoming increasingly apparent.</p> <p>The biennial George McJunkin Lecture, is named in honor of the former slave, cowboy, and aspiring archaeologist who helped discover the Folsom Site, one of the most important archaeological finds of the 20th century.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

Science Lounge: Frozen
Jan 17, 2019

Behold the power of cold with liquid nitrogen demos. Chill out with arctic animals from the Museum’s collections, keep it cool with ice science, build a snowman, and ”let it go” with the signature cocktail of the night, the Elsa.

Science Lounge: Frozen <p>Behold the power of cold with liquid nitrogen demos. Chill out with arctic animals from the Museum’s collections, keep it cool with ice science, build  a snowman, and ”let it go” with the signature cocktail of the night, the Elsa. </p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

Dive into the science of the ocean! After dinner, join us for waterlogged activities make your own deep sea creature and immerse yourself in an after-hours screening of the IMAX film Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D. $20 adult member, $25 adult...

Dinner and a Movie: Oceans 3D <p>Dive into the science of the ocean! After dinner, join us for waterlogged activities make your own deep sea creature and immerse yourself in an after-hours screening of the IMAX film Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D.                                                               </p> <p>$20 adult member, $25 adult nonmember, $15 junior/child member, $20 junior/child nonmember        </p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

Images of celestial phenomena from telescopes on the ground and out in space have amazed audiences for decades. They intrigue us with stunning details of distant nebulae and galaxies, revealing objects that are beautiful as well as alien....

Visualizing Space: Science and the Artistic Process <p>Images of celestial phenomena from telescopes on the ground and out in space have amazed audiences for decades. They intrigue us with stunning details of distant nebulae and galaxies, revealing objects that are beautiful as well as alien. Yet despite their scientific value, such images rarely represent what these wonders would actually look like if we were transported into the depths of space to see them in person.</p> <p>Join Dr. Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science at the Denver Museum of Nature &amp; Science, to learn how considerable creativity and artistic talent is necessary to represent an astronomical reality that is not only scientifically meaningful, but also feels subjectively right.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

Teens take over the Museum at this totally free, uniquely teen night. This month, have an illuminating evening with minerals that glow, glowing art walls, creepy glowing slime, and more! Rock out with our DJ, win door prizes, and enjoy free...

Teen Lounge: Things that Glow <p>Teens take over the Museum at this totally free, uniquely teen night. This month, have an illuminating evening with minerals that glow, glowing art walls, creepy glowing slime, and more! Rock out with our DJ, win door prizes, and enjoy free snacks after hours. Check out dmns.org for details. Supported by Lincoln Hills Cares.        </p> <p>Free for teens ages 13 - 18</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

60 Minutes in Space
Jan 30, 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 is February 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 is February 27.</p> <p> </p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

Explore the cosmos through the perspectives of the Aztec empire during this unique journey in Gates Planetarium. Learn about the pantheon of Aztec deities, such as Quetzalcoatl, and how important Aztec temples and observatories were often...

A Gateway to the Infinite: Archaeoastronomy of the Aztec Empire <p>Explore the cosmos through the perspectives of the Aztec empire during this unique journey in Gates Planetarium. Learn about the pantheon of Aztec deities, such as Quetzalcoatl, and how important Aztec temples and observatories were often aligned with astronomical events. Using satellite imagery on the full dome, visit Tenochtitlán and other sites in Mexico that reflect the meaningful place the skies held in Aztec culture. Presented in partnership with Museo de las America</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

Dig this! Punxsutawney Phil is on the loose, but what do we really know about these adorable critters and their relatives? Join Museum scientist Dr. John Demboski as he unburrows the mysteries of the groundhog. Afterward, head to the Denver...

Groundhog Day! Critter Celebration! <p>Dig this! Punxsutawney Phil is on the loose, but what do we really know about these adorable critters and their relatives?</p> <p>Join Museum scientist Dr. John Demboski as he unburrows the mysteries of the groundhog. Afterward, head to the Denver Zoo with us to see even more animals!</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

Dec 17, 2018

Meet Meriwether Lewis
Feb 5, 2019

Enactor Brian "Fox" Ellis brings Meriwether Lewis to life with stories drawn from the journals of Lewis and Clark. Hear Lewis’s tales from the historic 1804 expedition, encountering grizzly bears, meeting American Indians, and cataloging...

Meet Meriwether Lewis <p>Enactor Brian "Fox" Ellis brings Meriwether Lewis to life with stories drawn from the journals of Lewis and Clark. Hear Lewis’s tales from the historic 1804 expedition, encountering grizzly bears, meeting American Indians, and cataloging animals and plants that were new to scientists of the time. Before and after the program, a telescope from the Museum collections that belonged to William Clark will be displayed. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

Trace the steps of the Lewis and Clark Expedition with none other than Meriwether Lewis himself. Brought to life by enactor Brian “Fox” Ellis, Lewis will lead you on this unique tour through the wildlife diorama halls. Hear tales from the...

An Expedition with Meriwether Lewis <p>Trace the steps of the Lewis and Clark Expedition with none other than Meriwether Lewis himself. Brought to life by enactor Brian “Fox” Ellis, Lewis will lead you on this unique tour through the wildlife diorama halls. Hear tales from the historic journey through America in a small group setting.</p> <p>Please note this program takes place in the morning at 7:30 a.m.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

Award-winning photographer Noppadol Paothong is striving to rescue grassland grouse from the brink of extinction by showing the world what it stands to lose if these species are allowed to disappear forever. His book, Save the Last Dance: A...

Save the Last Dance: A Story of North American Grassland Grouse <p>Award-winning photographer Noppadol Paothong is striving to rescue grassland grouse from the brink of extinction by showing the world what it stands to lose if these species are allowed to disappear forever. His book, Save the Last Dance: A Story of North American Grassland Grouse, captures the dazzling beauty of seven grouse species whose populations are diminishing across the prairies and plains of America— and one species that has already lost its battle for survival.</p> <p>The book also shares the conservation efforts underway to save these species. Presented in partnership with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies with promotional support from Audubon Society of Greater Denver and Audubon Rockies. </p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

Sex in the Sea
Feb 14, 2019

Take a dip into the deep end and explore the love lives of aquatic animals for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy ocean-themed appetizers, and see coral, shells, and marine animals from the zoology collections. Dr. Marah Hardt will uniquely connect the...

Sex in the Sea <p>Take a dip into the deep end and explore the love lives of aquatic animals for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy ocean-themed appetizers, and see coral, shells, and marine animals from the zoology collections. Dr. Marah Hardt will uniquely connect the sustainability of the oceans with the inventive sex acts of marine life, as she shares stories of elaborate mating rituals of armored lobsters, giant right whales engaging in lively threesomes, and full moon sex parties of groupers. Hardt is the author of the book Sex in the Sea.</p> <p>A book sale and signing will follow the program.</p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

Stay up with the Stars
Feb 17, 2019

Calling all night owls! Stay up late with us to explore the incredible Colorado night sky. After a dinner at the Museum, watch planetarium shows, see some of your favorite constellations through high power telescopes (weather permitting),...

Stay up with the Stars <p>Calling all night owls! Stay up late with us to explore the incredible Colorado night sky.</p> <p>After a dinner at the Museum, watch planetarium shows, see some of your favorite constellations through high power telescopes (weather permitting), warm up with a hot chocolate bar, and make your own star-studded crafts. </p> <p>This program is perfect for aspiring young astronomers and their family members alike! </p> 2001 Colorado Blvd. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 17, 2018

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

Dec 17, 2018

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

Dec 17, 2018

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

Dec 17, 2018

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

Dec 17, 2018

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

Dec 17, 2018

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

Social Media

Facebook
Twitter

Yelp

Loading...