Denver Museum of Nature & Science Offers Fun for the Whole Family During the Holidays

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Offers Fun for the Whole Family During the Holidays

Extended hours to see A Day in Pompeii, IMAX films, and more make the Museum the perfect stop during the holidays

Denver—December 6, 2012—With kids out of school and family in town this holiday season, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has something for everyone. Visitors of all ages will enjoy extended hours to see A Day in Pompeii, the beautiful new IMAX film Rocky Mountain Express in 2D, and the unique gifts available in the Museum Shop. The Museum is open daily throughout the holidays, except December 25.

A Day in Pompeii Extended Holiday Hours

Thousands have visited A Day in Pompeii to get an insider's glimpse into the daily life—and tragic end—of this ancient Roman city that was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

A Day in Pompeii will be open until 7 p.m.* on

  • Friday,December 21–Sunday, January 13 (excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and Thursday, January 10)

*The last timed ticket will be issued at 5:30 p.m.

For more information and to plan your visit, click here.

Rocky Mountain Express 2D

Rocky Mountain Express takes audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies as it tells the epic story of building that nation's first transcontinental railway. The film weaves together spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography, stunning landscapes of the West, archival photographs and maps, and the powerful energy and rhythms of a live steam locomotive.

Showtimes: Rocky Mountain Express 2D plays daily at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., with additional shows on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

For more information and to see the movie trailer, click here.

Museum Shop

The Museum Shop offers items for everyone on your shopping list. Holiday shoppers will find a great selection of festive ornaments, books, science kits, toys, jewelry, and more.

The Museum Shop is open daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Media Contact
Charlotte Hurley, [email protected], 303-370-6407

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. 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, or call 303-370-6000.
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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.



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