February Events

Denver Museum of Nature & Science: Key Programs and Events - February

Included in this advisory are key programs and events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, which aim to inspire curiosity and excite minds of all ages through scientific discovery.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Opens March 12 - BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart
This all-new exhibition will reveal - through the lenses of anatomy, cardiology, psychology and culture - how the heart nourishes, regulates and sustains life.  The exhibition will give Museum visitors profound insight into the human body, health and disease, and the intricate world of the cardiovascular system.  The exhibition will awe visitors with more than 200 human specimens, including whole-body plastinates, organs and translucent body slices.

IMAX

Coming February 19 - Arabia IMAX
Go behind the veil on a journey into the exotic world of Arabia and experience the culture, history and religion of this unfamiliar region of the world. Explore the ancient tombs of a lost city, dive into the shipwrecks of the Red Sea with underwater archaeologists, and experience the extraordinary pilgrimage known as the hajj-the largest gathering of people on Earth.

Coming March 19 - Hubble IMAX
Experience a gripping story full of hope, crushing disappointment, dazzling ingenuity, bravery and triumph. Hubble recounts the amazing journey of the Hubble Space Telescope, arguably the most important scientific instrument since Galileo's original telescope and the greatest success in space since the Moon landing. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble will change the way you see the universe.

FEBRUARY EVENTS

Space Science - Colorado Skies
Wednesday, February 10 at 7 p.m. - $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers, $5 for children (ages 3-12)
Join Larry Sessions from the Metropolitan State College and Community College of Aurora for a night of stargazing.  Stay warm in the Planetarium while you embark on a cosmic journey through the wintery night sky.

Arabia IMAX Premiere with Robert Lacey
Friday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m. - $15 for members, $18 for nonmembers
The Denver premiere of the new giant-screen film Arabia includes a chance for further exploration as Robert Lacey, an international best-selling author and the film's leading expert and narrator, shares insights from his years of studying the region. Lacey, who lived for a time near the Red Sea, will unlock the secrets of a complex society in the midst of monumental change

Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Rare Books and More from the Library Collections
Tuesday, February 16 at 6 p.m. - $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers
Librarian Kathie Gully invites you into the hidden storage spaces behind the Museum's walls.  Peek into rare treasures like Captain Cook's chronicle of his voyage around the world, the first two volumes of National Geographic, and Darwin's natural selection papers.

The Science Lounge: Life Out There
Thursday, February 18 from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a mind-expanding experience with cocktails and entertainment every third Thursday of the month.  Ages 21 and up.  This month, Astrobiologist David Grinspoon, PhD, and space scientist Ka Chun Yu, PhD take you on a mind-bending trip through space and time to search for clues to life. Your journey will include state-of-the-art digital visuals and live music by House Band to the Universe.

SCFD Free Day
Sunday, February 21 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. - FREE Admission
Explore the wonders of the universe at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and enjoy outstanding permanent exhibitions, including Expedition Health, Space Odyssey, Prehistoric Journey, Egyptian Mummies, and more.

Arts & History - Conversations with History
Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m. - FREE
Listen in as Patty Limerick, faculty director and chair for the Center of the American West and professor of history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, interviews the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt.  Famous for being one of the first conservationists, Roosevelt (played by actor Clay Jenkinson, a humanities scholar, author, and social commentator) offers insight as to how yesterday's perspectives can help us solve today's problems.

Children's Workshop - Weather Wonders
Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers
Have fun and get your hands wet while we learn about the wonders of weather.  Study storm clouds and rainbows with entertaining and interactive experiments.  Ages 4 and 5.

Children's Workshop - Cave Explorers
Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers
Find out why you shouldn't eat cave popcorn as we study the exciting underground world of caves.  Put on your spelunking cap and construct your own cave craft to take home.  Grades K and 1.

Children's Workshop - Crazy Chemistry
Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers
Pretend you're a mad scientist for the day as we mix up crazy concoctions and learn about the basics of chemistry.  Watch what happens as cream transforms from a liquid to an icy solid and enjoy a tasty sweet treat.  Grades 2 and 3.

Children's Workshop - Natural Disasters
Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers
Explore the colossal forces of nature through hands-on experiments to determine how disasters like Hurricane Katrina and the Haitian earthquake occur.  Grades 4 - 6.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Boulevard (Montview & Colorado Boulevard)
Website: www.dmns.org

Hours: Open daily, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Heather Hope, PR Manager: 303-370-8372, Heather.Hope@dmns.org
Laura Holtman, PR Manager: 303-370-6407, Laura.Holtman@dmns.org

NOTE: Please let us know if this monthly event/program update is more appropriate for another person at your organization, so we can update our contact list.

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 303-322-7009.


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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