Denver Museum of Nature & Science Announces 2013
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
Denver-October 23, 2012-The Denver Museum of
Nature & Science is offering a new lineup of temporary
exhibitions, IMAX 3D films, and additional programming in 2013.
Included below are some highlights for the cultural organization,
which serves more than 1.4 million people annually and has a
membership roster of more than 60,000 households.
& Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age
February 15- May 27, 2013
Return to the Ice Age. In Mammoths & Mastodons: Titans of
the Ice Age, you will encounter some of Earth's most awe-inspiring
mammals, roam among saber-toothed cats and giant bears, and wonder
over some of the oldest human artifacts in existence. Life-size
models, fossil tusks and skulls, touchable teeth, spear points,
cave paintings, interactive displays, and monumental video
installations bring the Ice Age back to life.
You'll also enjoy a point of pride for Coloradans as you relive
the story of the Snowmastodon Project,
the exceptional Ice Age fossil site unearthed near Snowmass Village
in 2010. You'll see artifacts from the site and hear about the
science that is emerging from this historic discovery.
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
October 11, 2013- January 5, 2014
MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibitionwill show you how to
uncover the truth behind some of science's popular myths. Will
running in the rain keep you drier than walking? Can an airplane
really take off from a conveyer belt moving in the opposite
direction? Think you can hang off a ledge like an action hero? In
addition to hands-on experiments, you can explore props and gadgets
from the show-and participate in a live demonstration. Just like
the dynamic TV series, this exhibition mixes scientific method with
gleeful curiosity and old-fashioned ingenuity to create a hands-on,
interactive experience for guests of all ages.
Titans of the Ice Age3D
Opens February 15, 2013
Transport to the beautiful and otherworldly frozen landscapes of
North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern
civilization. Peer through the 3D canvas to an ancient world
of ice, the dawn of our species, and the time when man shared the
tundra with majestic woolly beasts. Dazzling
computer-generated imagery brings this mysterious era to life-from
saber-toothed cats and cave bears to dire wolves and woolly
mammoths-giants both feared and hunted by prehistoric humans.
Flight of the Butterflies 3D
Opens Spring 2013
Experience an awe-inspiring tale of extraordinary insect
endurance and human perseverance.Flight of the Butterflies 3Dis an
interconnected scientific adventure story spanning not only
thousands of miles, but generations. Learn about the remarkable
Monarch butterfly migration, the most incredible migration on
Earth, and the determined scientist who spent 40 years trying to
discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared
when they flew south for winter.
SCFD COMMUNITY FREE DAYS
The Museum is offering 12 SCFD Community Free Days in 2013 on
the following dates. For more information, click here.
- Monday, January 28
- Monday, February 11
- Sunday, April 21 (Earth Day)
- Sunday, May 12
- Monday, June 3
- Monday, July 1
- Sunday, July 21
- Sunday, August 11
- Monday, August 19
- Sunday, September 8
- Sunday, October 6
- Monday, December 9
SCIENCE LOUNGE-MONTHLY EVENT
Enjoy a fresh lineup of mind-expanding experience at the Museum
with cocktails and entertainment every third Thursday of the month
for adults age 21+.
SCI-FI FILM SERIES-THIRD ANNUAL SUMMER
The Museum is partnering again with the Denver Film Society to
present the Sci-Fi Film Series. Scheduled for July 2013, the
program features Museum scientists and film experts as they screen
famous sci-fi films, break down the science behind these
alternative possibilities, and separate fact from fiction.
Charlotte Hurley, [email protected],
About the Denver Museum of Nature &
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain
Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety
of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum
visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado,
Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado
Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum,
check www.dmns.org, 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.