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They light up our lives, but have you ever wondered how? Delve into the world of natural things that blink, glow, flash, and flicker in the new exhibition Creatures of Light. This family favorite explores the mysterious world of bioluminescence and biofluorescence, from tiny fireflies to strange creatures in the ocean depths. The enlightening experience features larger-than-life models, engaging immersive environments, fun activities, and fungi, minerals, and live animals that get their glow on.

 

RUN DATES

February 23–June 10

 

LOCATION

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80212 

 

HOURS

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

  

ORGANIZERS/SPONSORS

Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada; and The Field Museum, Chicago.

 

TICKETS

Admission to Creatures of Light is free with general admission.

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GROUP SALES

Discounted tickets are available with advance reservations for groups of 10 or more. Contact [email protected] or 303-370-6000.

Location

2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80205
303.370.6000
Directions 

Open Everyday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

February 23–June 10

 

Tickets

Creatures of Light reveals some of the most magical, wondrous, and truly extraordinary creatures and phenomena found in the natural world. Exhibition is included with Museum admission.

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Fun Facts

The source of a ponyfish’s light is a ring of tissue around its throat packed with bioluminescent bacteria.

Fun Facts

 Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org), in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada; and The Field Museum, Chicago.

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