Press Kits

  • Traveling the Silk Road

    Long before the internet and overnight deliveries, the Silk Road connected humanity. Under vast starry skies and across some of the most treacherous landscapes, this legendary trade route stretched 5,700 miles from China through Central Asia to the Middle East and the Roman Empire. In the exhibition Traveling the Silk Road, you will take a journey accented by the spectacular sight of camel caravans, the pungent scent of spices, the luster of exquisite silks, and the energy of creative thinking. Immerse yourself in the ancient pathway that led to the modern world.

    This exhibition will be presented in the Anschutz Gallery on the third floor of the Museum.

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  • Whales: Giants of the Deep

    Whales: Giants of the Deep transports visitors to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on Earth. With life-size models and more than 20 real specimens on display—including the skeleton of a sperm whale that measures an astonishing 58 feet long—the exhibition shows why these highly intelligent mammals have been a source of human fascination for centuries.

    This exhibition will be presented in the Phipps Gallery on the third floor of the Museum.


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  • Discovery Zone

    The new Discovery Zone on Level 2 is made possible by Kaiser Permanente. Its activities will help build a strong foundation of science skills for young children through hands-on, highly experiential Museum experiences.

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  • The Morgridge Family Exploration Center

    The brand new Morgridge Family Exploration Center will add 126,000 square feet and five levels of discovery to the Museum, providing even more space to engage, delight, and spark your imagination.

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  • The Snowmastodon Project™

    In October 2010, a bulldozer operator working near a Colorado ski area uncovered the tusk of a young female mammoth. Over the next 10 months, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science conducted its largest-ever fossil excavation, yielding a treasure trove of well-preserved Ice Age fossils.  Museum crews uncovered 5,000 bones of 41 kinds of Ice Age animals, including mammoths, mastodons, ground sloths, camels, deer, horses, and giant bison.  The preserved series of Ice Age fossil ecosystems is one of the most significant fossil discoveries ever made in Colorado. This discovery at Ziegler Reservoir near Snowmass Village will change forever our understanding of alpine life in the Ice Age.

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  • Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed

    Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed is the largest exhibition about the ancient Maya ever to be displayed in the United States. Through a combination of never-before-seen artifacts, hands-on activities, and immersive environments—including re-creations of an underworld cave, the starry night sky, and a vibrantly colored mural room—visitors will explore the rise and eventual decline of this fascinating culture’s ancient cities.

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