2012 Press Releases

DECEMBER 2012


A Day in Pompeii Enters Its Final Weeks at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
 | Posted on December 18 | Less than four weeks remain to see the blockbuster exhibition. More...

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Offers Fun for the Whole Family During the Holidays | Posted on December 6 | Extended hours to see A Day in Pompeii, IMAX films, and more make the Museum the perfect stop during the holidays. More...

Top Programs and Events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in December and January | Posted on December 1 | Included in this advisory are key programs and events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science that aim to inspire curiosity and excite minds of all ages through scientific discovery.  More...

NOVEMBER 2012

Annual Museum After Dark Gala - Event Recap | Posted on November 20 | This year's Museum After Dark celebrated the rediscovery of Pompeii in the early 1700s and the unparalleled view of this ancient empire in the Museum's temporary exhibition A Day in Pompeii. More...

Stroll the Streets of Pompeii in Cherry Creek North and at DIA | Posted on November 13 | Denver Museum of Nature & Science has decorated Cherry Creek North and the airport for the season-Pompeii style. More...

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Offers Extended Hours to See A Day in Pompeii During the Holidays | Posted on November 8 | A Day in Pompeii and a new IMAX film make the Museum the perfect stop during the holidays. More...

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Receives $245,000 Grant to Better Understand Community Needs | Posted on November 1 | The Institute of Museum and Library Services will support the 15-institution Denver-area Evaluation Network's two-year initiative. More...

OCTOBER 2012

Top Programs and Events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in November and December | Posted on October 30 | Included in this advisory are key programs and events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science that aim to inspire curiosity and excite minds of all ages through scientific discovery.  More...

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Announces 2013 Highlights | Posted on October 23 | Offerings include two temporary exhibitions, a new IMAX 3D film, and SCFD Free Days, plus the monthly Science Lounge series for ages 21+ and the summer Sci-Fi Film Series. More...

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Offers Halloween Family Fun | Posted on October 12 | Live Bats, Hallow-Teen, and discounts for costumed visitors. More...

Celebrate National Fossil Day on October 14 wtih an SCFD FREE Day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science  | Posted on October 8 | Special fossil-fun programming scheduled throughout the day.  More...

New IMAX and Planetarium Shows Now Playing at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science | Posted on October 5 | Museum offers Deep Sea 3D and SuperVolcanoes More...

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Partners with Local Artist to Create a Modern Representation of Pompeian Art | Posted on October 1 | Museum visitors may see the artist in action beginning October 1. More...

SEPTEMBER 2012

Top Programs and Events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in October and November | Posted on September 28 | Included in this advisory are key programs and events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science that aim to inspire curiosity and excite minds of all ages through scientific discovery.  More...

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Bids Farewell to Chief Curator at Sold-Out Event; Limited Overflow Tickets Available | Posted on September 26 | Kirk Johnson will become the Director of the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian. More...

Curiosity Rover Model Now on Display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science | Posted on September 21 | The Denver Museum of Nature & Science invites visitors to see a full-scale model of NASA's "mega-rover" Curiosity-the largest mobile spacecraft ever launched to another planet-now on display at the Museum until January. More...

TOGA! TOGA! The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Presents Bacchus Raucous-A Party in Pompeii | Posted on September 18 | In celebration of A Day in Pompeii, the Denver Musuem of Nature & Science invites you to wrap yourself in your finest toga and revel like Roman gods and goddesses at Bacchus Raucous on Friday, September 28, at the Museum. More...

AUGUST 2012 

Top Programs and Events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in September and October | Posted on August 30 | Included in this advisory are key programs and events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science that aim to inspire curiosity and excite minds of all ages through scientific discovery.  More...

Tickets for A Day in Pompeii Available August 24, the Anniversary of the AD 79 Mount Vesuvius Eruption and Following 24 Hours of Tweets | Posted on August 22 | Denver Museum of Nature & Science will release tickets on Friday following 24 hours of tweets recounting the final 24 hours before Vesuvius' eruption. More...

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Extends Free Admission Offer for School Groups for the 2012-2013 School Year | Posted on August 15 | Museum continues to offer free admission,fuel funding for buses, and additional scholarships to help address district budget woes. More...

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Hosts Acclaimed Performance Artist James Luna | Posted on August 10 | Luna to Present a Performative Lecture and Premiere His Unique Art Installation at the Museum. More...

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Brings Pompeii to Denver in Blockbuster Exhibition | Posted on August 7 | A Day in Pompeii Opens September 14; Tickets on Sale August 24, the Anniversary of the AD 79 Mount Vesuvius Eruption. More... 

Top Programs and Events in August and September | Posted on August 2 | Included in this advisory are key programs and events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science that aim to inspire curiosity and excite minds of all ages through scientific discovery.  More...

JULY 2012

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Receives $3.75 Million Gift in Support of Collections Care and Conservation | Posted on July 31 | The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has received a series of grants totaling $3.75 million from the Avenir Foundation in support of the Museum's new Collections Conservation Center, currently under construction. More...

Museum Hosts International Lepidopterists Meeting | Posted on July 23 | The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is honored to host the annual meeting of the Lepidopterists' Society and the Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica from July 23 through July 29. More...

Museum Hosts Event for Historic Rover Landing on August 5 | Posted on July 17 | Denver Museum of Nature & Science Features Live NASA Coverage and Local Experts. More...

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Launches Space Junk 3D | Posted on July 2 | New IMAX Film Kicks Off with Premiere Event July 13. More...

JUNE 2012

Top Programs and Events in July and August | Posted on June 28 | Included in this advisory are key programs and events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science that aim to inspire curiosity and excite minds of all ages through scientific discovery. More...

Lizards & Snakes Slithers into Its Final Weeks at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science | Posted on June 19 | The Denver Museum of Nature & Science invites visitors to experience Lizards & Snakes before it closes on July 8, 2012. More...

Denver Museum of Nature & Science to Participate in Wired's First-Ever National GeekDad Day June 17, 2012 | Posted on June 6 | The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is excited to announce its participation in Wired magazine's National GeekDad Day, a comprehensive initiative to encourage parents and their children to strengthen family ties and ignite children's passions for science, technology, engineering, and math this Father's Day. More...

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Becomes Smithsonian Institution Affiliate | Posted on June 1 | The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the Rocky Mountain Region's leading resource for informal science education, has been accepted as a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. More...

Top Programs and Events in June and July | Posted on May 31 | An action-packed summer at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.  More...

MAY 2012

Ice Age Fossils on Permanent Display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science | Posted on May 10 | Popular NOVA Special Rebroadcasting on Rocky Mountain PBS. More...

Look Out! Lizards and Snakes Continue to Invade Denver, This Time at Denver International Airport and Cherry Creek North | Posted on May 3 | Snake Carriers and Snakes in Trees from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Display around Town. More...

Top Programs and Events in May and June  | Posted on May 1 | Included in this advisory are key programs and events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science that aim to inspire curiosity and excite minds of all ages through scientific discovery. More... 

APRIL 2012

Celebrate Space Day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science  | Posted on April 25 | Special space sciences events included FREE with admission. More...

Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Denver Film Society Announce Lineup and Launch Contest for Second Annual Sci-Fi Film Series | Posted on April 23 | Series includes five popular films and T-shirt design contest. More...

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 with an SCFD Free Day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science | Posted on April 13 | Special Earth-friendly programming scheduled throughout the day. More...

Journey to the Top of the World When To The Arctic 3D Arrives at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on April 20 | Posted on April 11 | Latest IMAX® 3D Documentary Adventure Is Narrated by Meryl Streep. More...

MARCH 2012

Top Programs and Events in April and May | Posted on March 30 | Included in this advisory are key programs and events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science that aim to inspire curiosity and excite minds of all ages through scientific discovery. More...

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Hosts Slithering Spring Break March 24 through April 1 and Adds Extended Hours | Posted on March 12 | The Denver Museum of Nature & Science invites families and visitors of all ages to enjoy a Slithering Spring Break from Saturday, March 24, to Sunday, April 1. More...

"Digging Snowmastodon" Launches Tuesday, March 20 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Thursday, March 22 in Snowmass Village | Posted on March 8 | Digging Snowmastodon: Discovering an Ice Age World in the Colorado Rockies, the book that chronicles the discovery and exploration of a major Ice Age fossil find near Snowmass Village, will launch Tuesday, March 20 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. For all Snowmastodon Project™ press releases, click here.

FEBRUARY 2012

Top Programs and Events in March and April | Posted on February 29 | Included in this advisory are key programs and events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science that aim to inspire curiosity and excite minds of all ages through scientific discovery. More...

New Photography Exhibition Showcases the Stunning Beauty of the Alaskan Arctic | Posted on February 27 | A new photography exhibition, "Arctic Sanctuary," featuring the photography of Jeff Jones, reveals the natural landscape, significance, and stunning beauty of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. More...

Top Programs and Events in February and March | Posted on February 1 | Included in this advisory are key programs and events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science that aim to inspire curiosity and excite minds of all ages through scientific discovery.  More...

JANUARY 2012

New IMAX and Planetarium Shows Open January 27 | Posted on January 19 | The Denver Museum of Nature & Science invites visitors to see three new shows opening this month. Two IMAX films, Flying Monsters 3D and Tornado Alley 3D, and a planetarium show, Wildest Weather in the Solar System, all open on Friday, January 27. More...

Ice Age Fossil Site Featured in National Geographic, NOVA, Upcoming Book | Posted on January 17 | The historic Ice Age fossil discovery near Snowmass Village remains in the limelight. For all Snowmastodon Project™ press releases, click here.

Top Programs and Events in January and February | Posted on January 9 | Included in this advisory are key programs and events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science that aim to inspire curiosity and excite minds of all ages through scientific discovery. More...

Lizards & Snakes Opens February 3 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science | Posted on January 6 | Posted on January 6 | New Exhibition Showcases over 60 live lizards and snakes from around the world and is free Museum admission. More... 

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