In addition to the Professional Development Courses planned throughout the school year, there is an opportunity for in-service teachers to explore the amazing science education resources available at the Museum. These courses are typically offered M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Design Your Own programs are in-depth sessions where you will:
Please note: Children cannot be accommodated in Teacher Professional Development Programs; no exceptions. Participants who arrive with children will not be admitted to the program.
Generous support of the Museum's Teacher Programs Department provided by The Boeing Company and SCFD.
To schedule an in-service or preservice session, group leaders must complete the Educator Training at DMNS Request Form at least one month prior to requested date. These courses are typically offered M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
EDUCATOR IN-SERVICE PROGRAM
What is an educator in-service?Educator in-services are professional development sessions arranged by the Museum's education staff upon request. They are designed to inform and prepare educators to effectively use Museum resources to enhance student learning.
Who can schedule an in-service? Any professional education organization, preK-12 school staff, or group of educators seeking professional development related to the effective use of Museum resources.
The Museum offers several options for educator in-services:1. In-service Introduction to Denver Museum of Nature & Science (45 minutes) includes:
2. General Educator In-service (choose from 3 options)Option A (2 hours) includes:
Option A plus IMAX or Planetarium (up to 3 hours) includes
Option B (3 hours) includes
How much does an in-service cost?Fees vary depending upon the option selected and the number of participants.
At this time, educator in-services for groups larger than 40 are not offered by the Museum. However, you may reserve meeting space for 41+ groups through our Catering Department at 303.370.6400 and Museum programming may be added to this option.
*Please note that scheduling for in-service and preservice sessions are contingent upon staff and space availability.
Once your Request Form has been received, a Museum representative will contact you to confirm your request.
When and how do you schedule an in-service or preservice session?Group leaders must complete the Educator Training at DMNS Request Form at least one month prior to requested date.
When and how do you pay for an in-service or preservice teacher visit?Payment is accepted by check or credit card. Payment must be received prior to the program. You can pay in advance by following the instructions on your confirmation letter. You can also pay the day of the session by arriving at least 15 minutes prior to your program and making the payment at the Member Services Desk in the main lobby. You will need your confirmation number. You will not be able to make any changes to your schedule the day of your session, such as adding IMAX tickets.
Are food and beverages available?Yes. Arrangements for food and/or beverages can be made by noting a catering interest on your Educator Training at DMNS Request Form. The Museum's Catering Services will then contact you to arrange food and beverage service. There are additional costs associated with this service. Catering requests must be made at least 15 business days prior to the event. The Museum does not allow groups to bring in their own food and beverages.
Can we visit a temporary exhibition?Yes, however the costs outlined above do not include admission for temporary exhibitions. Please note this interest on your request form and a Museum representative will contact you with pricing and ticketing information.
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