Genghis Khan Invades Denver

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Presents Genghis Khan Through February 7, 2010

Meet the World's Greatest Conqueror, Named by Time and the Washington Post as the "Most Important Person of the Last Millennium."

Explore the culture, conquests, and heritage of the world's greatest conqueror, when the treasures and stories of Genghis Khan's 13th-century Mongol Empire are presented in Denver for the first time. The Genghis Khan exhibition, at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science from October 16, 2009, through February 7, 2010, offers an adventure in the vast grassland of Central Asia, amid the relics of Genghis Khan's reign. Major support of Genghis Khan in Denver is provided by KeyBank.

Experience life in 13th-century Mongolia, entering the tents, battlegrounds, and marketplaces of a vanished world. Explore Genghis Khan's life and those of his sons and grandsons during the formation, peak, and decline of the Mongol Empire. Participate in several engaging, family-friendly activities and watch live cultural performances by traditional Mongolian singers and musicians.

View rare treasures from 13th-century Mongolia; more than 200 spectacular objects will be on display to illustrate this story, including gold jewelry and ornaments, silk robes, musical instruments, pottery, sophisticated weaponry, and numerous other fascinating relics and elaborate artifacts.

Enter the exotic atmosphere of ancient Mongolia and meet the man Time and the Washington Post named as "the most important person of the last millennium." Visit this spectacular and uniquely interactive exhibition that tells the story of Genghis Khan-his life, his land, his people, his culture-and his enduring legacy.

Tickets to Genghis Khan offer a passport to the immersive cultural and historical world of Genghis Khan's 13th-century Mongolia, and include general admission to the Museum and free parking. General visitors pay $20 for adults and $11 for children (3-18) and seniors (65+); members pay $8 for adults and $5 for children (3-18) and seniors (65+). Tickets are available on October 1 and advance reservations are strongly encouraged. The Museum is closed on December 25.

See the largest collection ever assembled of the treasures of Genghis Khan, including artifacts from the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The exhibition was organized by Don Lessem, author and president of Exhibits Rex, Inc., with curatorial consultation by two leading Genghis Khan experts and scholars, Dr. William Fitzhugh of the Smithsonian Institution and Dr. Morris Rossabi of Columbia University. Lessem developed Genghis Khan in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Lenders include the National Museum of Mongolian History, the Institute of Archaeology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, the National Library of Mongolia, the Military Museum of Mongolia, the Dornod Province Museum in Mongolia, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Kooros and Gotuaco families, the Xinhuan Collection, and Arthur Leeper.

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.

Major support of Genghis Khan in Denver is provided by KeyBank. Additional support is provided by the Coors Exhibit Fund.

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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