June Events

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

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.


Now Open - BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart
BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart, an all-new exhibition, reveals - through the lenses of anatomy, cardiology, psychology and culture - how the heart nourishes, regulates and sustains life. The exhibition gives Museum visitors profound insight into the human body, health and disease, and the intricate world of the cardiovascular system. The exhibition awes visitors with more than 200 human specimens, including whole-body plastinates, organs and translucent body slices. Visit Exhibitions for more information.


Opens June 25 - Where Pink Dolphins Swim: Photographs from an Amazon Journey, by Tory Read
View the Brazilian Amazon and its people in this photography exhibit by fine art photographer Tory Read. More than 30 black-and-white images tell the documentary story of a journey down the river, and eight large-format color pinhole images convey a dreamlike impression of life along the river. Explore the natural environment, human society and culture on the river, and the contact zone between North Americans and the river's people.  Included with general admission and planned in conjunction with the 2010 Biennial of the Americas (www.biennialoftheamericas.org).


Premieres June 11 - Journey to the Stars
The Museum's newest planetarium show features stunning images from space and ground telescopes, in addition to never-before-seen visualizations and innovative physics-based simulations.  Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, Journey to the Stars launches viewers through space and time to experience the life and death of the stars in our night sky, including our own nurturing sun.


Now Playing - 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.

Now Playing - 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.


Film: Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo
Thursday, June 3 at 7 p.m. - $12 for Museum or Denver Film Society members, $15 for nonmembers
Attend the premiere screening of Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo, hosted by filmmaker Jessica Oreck. The film explores the mystery of Japan's love affair with bugs. Discuss the film, meet some Museum beetles, and ask curator of entomology Frank Krell, PhD, about beetle behavior and biology.

An Age-Old Question: What Happens When We Die?
Tuesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. - $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers
Gain cultural, medical and religious perspectives on what happens to our bodies when we die.  Bridget Coughlin, PhD, curator of human health leads a panel discussion in connection with BODY WORLDS, which will feature experts from around the community to contemplate varying beliefs on death.

Science Lounge: Cosmo in the Cosmos
Thursday, June 17 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. - $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers
Enjoy a mind-expanding experience with cocktails and entertainment every third Thursday of the month. Ages 21 and up. This month, watch the Museum's new planetarium show, Journey to the Stars, and then enjoy drinks, live music, stargazing and socializing on the Sky Terrace.


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.


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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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