Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Cherry Creek Shopping Center Partner to Open First Off-Site Exhibition for Early Learners

Dinosaur Gulch children’s play area debuting at Cherry Creek Shopping Center to encourage interest in nature and science.

DENVER – Nov. 16 – The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, in partnership with Cherry Creek Shopping Center, will celebrate the grand opening of the Museum’s first off-site exhibition for early learners at the shopping center’s children’s play area on Saturday, Nov. 21. The newly branded Dinosaur Gulch play area will feature soft, climbable play structures modeled after dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Ankylosaurus.

“We’re excited to bring this free Museum experience into the community where they already eat, shop and play,” said George Sparks, president and CEO of the Museum. “And I hope Dinosaur Gulch will inspire families to explore nature and science together.”

“We love aligning with brands like the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and share in their excitement to offer innovative experiences that connect with the community,” said Nick LeMasters, general manager of Cherry Creek Shopping Center. “We believe their integration with our children’s play area is an extremely unique and relevant way to expose our shoppers to all that the Museum has to offer.”

Members of the media are invited to attend the grand-opening celebration on Nov. 21 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E. 1st Ave., Denver. In addition to Sparks, brief remarks will be offered by Maile Diaz, a seven-year-old Museum member; Nick LeMasters, Cherry Creek Shopping Center general manager; and Dr. Scott Sampson, Museum vice president of research and collections, aka Dr. Scott of Dinosaur Train.

About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region’s leading resource for informal science education. Our mission is to be catalyst and ignite the community’s passion for nature and science. The Museum envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world. As such, a variety of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum, visit, or call 303-370-6000. Many of the Museum’s educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District. Connect with the Museum on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Located in the heart of Denver, Cherry Creek Shopping Center offers the Rocky Mountain region’s most exciting shopping environment including Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Elway’s Restaurant, an eight-screen movie theater and more than 160 other fine specialty stores and services. Shopping hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Preview the stores, the styles and the sales at and


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