The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is showcasing two new exhibitions. One that will take you inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes, while the other will allow you to learn about the Pixar process behind some of the most beloved animated films.

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Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits

DATES: Sept. 13, 2019 – April 12, 2020

Go inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes to explore the psychology of their motivations and learn about the science behind some of the riskier sports, such as wingsuit flying, ice and rock climbing, parkour, free diving, and much more.

The exhibition focuses on the environments in which extreme athletes perform: in the air, snow and ice, in the water, on the rocks, and on the ground. You will experience these sports through profiles of international athletes—including some from Colorado—illustrating amazing commitment and perseverance. Immersive exhibits and hands-on activities showcase the science, creativity, and innovation in extreme sports and inspire you to learn more about your own personal limits.

The Science Behind Pixar​

DATES: Oct. 11, 2019 – April 5, 2020

Enjoy a unique look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters with The Science Behind Pixar.

This interactive exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen.

With more than 50 interactive elements, the exhibition’s eight sections each focus on a step in the filmmaking process to give you an unparalleled view of the production pipeline and concepts used at Pixar every day. Participate in fun, engaging hands-on activities, listen to firsthand accounts from members of the studio's production teams, and even come face-to-face with re-creations of your favorite Pixar film characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL•E!

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