Strategic Plan: Everyone Everywhere

Nurturing the spirit of enduring curiosity that lives in us all.

There is a’ll find it just past curious, to the left of imagination, and around the bend from wonder. It’s never the same, and the exact location depends on you. It’s a place where questions such as how do we know?, what if?, and why not? are the norm—no matter what language you speak, how old you are, or where you call home.

This is a place created by you…by your questions, ideas, wishes, and needs. A place that takes your hand and invites you to play and discover. It offers up mysteries to solve, hypotheses to ponder, and stories to tell—and in the process helps you uncover the very essence of you.

Welcome to your Denver Museum of Nature & Science. A place for everyone, everywhere.

Gems and Minerals

Minerals make our world.

Our classic Gems and Minerals gallery is being transformed and expanded into a new, awe-inspiring experience that will change how you view and appreciate our natural world. Showcasing our rich collections and Colorado’s compelling mineral stories, this one-of-a-kind experience will inspire wonder and curiosity in a new generation of Museum goers.   

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Nature Play

Step out of the Museum...and into to a life-size diorama.

The Museum and City Park grew up alongside each other, both brought to life more than 100 years ago. One is a place to cultivate the science of nature; the other a place to actually experience nature. Bringing these two treasures together will give Museum guests and park visitors a whole new sense of discovery…inside and out.

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Knock, knock. May we come in?

Seriously, isn’t it way better to learn when you’re having fun? It’s especially fun when you get to learn without having to stray too far from your own natural habitat.

No Walls: Schools is an initiative that goes wherever young learners are, enveloping them in a world of science, nature, and exhilarating adventure, without leaving their own four walls.

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Museum on Wheels

Who’s got the keys? This Museum is going places.

Our address may say Denver, but our heart lives in every town across Colorado. So we’re grabbing the keys and taking nature and science on the road. Inspired by our community’s invitation to connect with them in places where they gather, our goal is to embolden a touch of mischief in everyone as we create colorful, eye-popping adventures and pave the way for some science-y fun.

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In the Community

Learning something revolutionary...can happen when you least expect it.

It’s time to set our collective imagination free, harnessing its incredible power to innovate solutions for the world when and where they’ll be needed most. But curious minds with big dreams don’t always have time to get creative at work or school, or have a way to ponder the impossible at a museum for that matter. Imagination needs a home everywhere, from mountain tops to shopping malls, right here in Colorado.

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The Institute for Science & Policy

Making science second nature.

It starts with a vision…a drive to create a world where science always has a seat at the table. After that? Well, it becomes second nature.

Introducing the Institute for Science & Policy. The Institute will provide tools, data, processes, and a safe environment for deliberate, thought-provoking, and change-making conversations on policy issues involving science worldwide.

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