DMNS Women in Science

At the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, we have a long history of supporting women in science, technology, engineering, art and math (S.T.E.A.M.) fields. From our annual Girls & Science event to our women curators, research associates, archivists, conservators, collections managers, and more, we are committed to igniting a passion for nature and science in everyone. Visit the links below to learn about the Museum’s work with girls and women in S.T.E.A.M., or to support the Museum’s mission with a gift.

Green Leaf Annual Appeal

CBS, "Girls & Science Offers Hands-On STEAM Experiments"

The Museum welcomed thousands of guests on March 4, 2017 for an educational day encouraging children, particularly young girls, to participate in the sciences.


KGNU, "Hometown Hero Avery Bang Featured in New Documentary"

Denver Museum of Nature & Science welcomes Dream Big to it's IMAX theatre.


Michele Koons, PhD

Dr. Michele Koons, Curator of Archaeology, is current excavating at Magic Mountain, one of the most signficant archeological sites on Colorado's Front Range.


Paula Cushing, PhD

Dr. Paula Cushing, Curator of Invertebrate Zoology, is currently investigating the diversity, taxonomy, and evolutionary relationships among Solifugae (camel spiders) and among Araneae (true spiders). 


Nicole Garneau, PhD

Dr. Nicole Garneau is a taste scientist and public speaker whose formal training in genetics and microbiology led her to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science where she serves as the Curator of Human Health and the PI of the Genetics of Taste Lab.


NPR, "Are There More Than Five Basic Tastes?"

In this TEDx talk, Nicole Garneau, Curator of Health Sciences, takes us inside our taste center and argues a person's DNA may influence how they taste food.



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