May Events

Denver Museum of Nature & Science: Top Programs and Events - May

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.


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 Exhibtions for more information.


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.


Special Program: Space Day
Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - FREE with general admission
Bring the whole family for an action-packed day at the Museum. Talk to the Museum's space experts about the latest news on Mars. Learn about the phases of the moon and what causes seasons. Make your own sundial and enjoy a visit from Galileo himself!

Artists Only: Sketch Nights
Tuesday, May 18 from 6-9:30 p.m. - $25.50 adult, $16 student, $19 senior
BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart provides a unique sketching opportunity for Denver's artistic community. Experience an artist-only evening of anatomy and art. Bring your sketch pad and suitable media (no easels or liquid media are permitted).

Science Lounge: Wine & Chocolate-The Science of the Perfect Pair
Thursday, May 20 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, Bridget Coughlin, PhD, curator of human health, provides an entertaining look into the science behind antioxidants. Taste wines and chocolates, test your antioxidant IQ, win prizes, meet a super food hero, and enjoy an evening in BODY WORLDS & The Story of the Heart.


The Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Boulevard (Montview & Colorado Boulevard)

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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