Top Programs and Events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in June and July

Top Programs and Events at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in June and July

IMAX

Summer of IMAX

Friday, May 31 through Monday, September 2, Buy Three IMAX Films, Get One Free

Phipps IMAX Theater reaches its 30th anniversary this summer, so we invite you to create your own film festival as you select from some new films and some returning favorites picked by the public. You will step into the cool darkness of the theater and find yourself swept away on many adventures, taking you from the ocean’s darkest depths to the far corners of the universe. The IMAX Theater offers an immersive experience, with a powerful 3D digital projection system, digital surround-sound, and a four-and-a-half-story-tall screen. See three IMAX films, get one free! Pick up your punch card at any admissions desk. Phipps IMAX Theater is open daily. Find showtimes and ticket information at www.dmns.org/imax

JUNE EVENTS

SCFD Community FREE Day

Monday, June 3, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., FREE

Enjoy outstanding permanent exhibitions, including Expedition Health, Space Odyssey, Prehistoric Journey, and Egyptian Mummies.

Issues of Today: Impacts of the Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak

Tuesday, June 4, 7 p.m., $8 member, $10 nonmember 

Enter into a dialogue about the mountain pine beetles that have dramatically changed our Colorado landscapes. Using the immersive imaging technology of Gates Planetarium, learn how these infestations arose and their impacts on forests and water supplies throughout western North America. This event is being presented through the Worldviews Network, and includes a chance to participate in a forum with scientists and other experts after the presentation. Geologist Bob Raynolds and space scientist Ka Chun Yu will be the evening’s presenters.

The Mysterious Life of Comets

Tuesday, June 11, 7 p.m., $8 member, $10 nonmember 

Since the dawn of humanity, comets have inspired both fear and wonder. During the past 30 years, a number of spacecraft have zipped past comets, so shrouds of mystery surrounding these “dirty snowballs” are slowly being lifted. Joseph Veverka, professor of astronomy at Cornell University, has led several of these missions. He will discuss how our understanding of these so-called leftovers from the origins of the solar system have changed over time. How did comets and our solar system form? Did comets deliver most of the water and the building blocks of life to our infant planet? Perhaps most intriguing: Are we all made of comet stuff? Enjoy an evening of exploration with this world leader in planetary science.

Science Lounge: Venus and Vodka
Thursday, June 20, 6:30–9:30 p.m., $10 member, $12 nonmember

(If sold out online, tickets available at the door.) Enjoy a mind-expanding experience with cocktails and entertainment every third Thursday of the month. Ages 21 and up. This month, learn how science has influenced art through the ages and make a science-inspired work of your own. Explore the Konovalenko: Gem Carvings of Russian Folk Life exhibit and learn about the geology and artistry behind each of the pieces.

JULY EVENTS

SCFD Community FREE Day

Monday, July 1, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., FREE

Enjoy outstanding permanent exhibitions, including Expedition Health, Space Odyssey, Prehistoric Journey, and Egyptian Mummies.

Sci-Fi Film Series

Wednesdays, July 10–31, $12 member, $15 nonmember (per film)

Science fiction feeds the imagination and helps us to explore possible futures, our hopes and fears, and the unfolding of technologies. Join Museum scientists and Vincent Piturro, PhD, English professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver, to screen famous sci-fi films, break down the science behind these alternative possibilities, and separate fact from fiction. For ticket information and the film schedule, visit /learn/adults/sci-fi-film-series/

Science Lounge: Particle Party
Thursday, July 18, 6:30–9:30 p.m., $10 member, $12 nonmember

(If sold out online, tickets available at the door.) Enjoy a mind-expanding experience with cocktails and entertainment every third Thursday of the month. Ages 21 and up. This month, let’s celebrate the discovery of the Higgs boson with particle-themed cocktails, demonstrations, talks, and activities! We’ll learn about quarks, neutrinos, and especially the Higgs boson—what it actually is and why it is receiving so much media attention as a scientific breakthrough.

Breakfast with the Butterflies

Saturday, July 27, 9 a.m., $12 member adult, $8 member child, $15 nonmember adult, $10 nonmember child

Right now beautiful butterflies are visiting your gardens and flying in the park. Where were they while it was cold? The stunning IMAX film Flight of the Butterflies 3D tells an amazing story of a scientist’s passion for butterflies, and how he discovered the monarchs’ reclusive winter home, high in the mountains in Mexico. During this special screening for the family, you’ll see butterflies from the Museum collections and enjoy butterfly-inspired activities for the whole family. Butterfly wings encouraged! Coffee and breakfast snacks will be available for purchase. This family event is offered as a part of the Biennial of the Americas, an international event celebrating the ideas, culture, and people of North, Central, and South America.

MEDIA CONTACT

Charlotte Hurley: 303-370-6407, Charlotte.Hurley@dmns.org

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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 www.dmns.org, 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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