Happy Space Exploration Day! Every July 20, we celebrate a giant leap for humankind – the day when the first human being walked on the moon on July 20, 1969. One of the best ways you can commemorate this historic day is to immerse yourself in the wonders of the universe at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. With an awe-inspiring exhibits, displays and interactive experiences centered around space and our place within it, get ready for an exciting voyage of discovery. 

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Here's why the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the perfect place to celebrate Space Exploration Day: 

Explore Space Odyssey 

The Museum's Space Odyssey exhibition brings the wonders of the universe down to earth. Here you can touch a real meteorite, control a robotic explorer on Mars, and learn about the tools, technology, and science that allow us to explore the cosmos. The exhibits cover a wide range of topics, from the intricate patterns of the cosmos to the fundamental elements that make up the universe, appealing to people of all ages and interests.  

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is more than a museum; it's a launchpad to the stars, a place that inspires and fuels the imagination. Celebrating Space Exploration Day here means participating in a community that cherishes knowledge, discovery and the ongoing human quest to understand our place in the universe. 

Experience the Universe through Planetarium Shows 

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The Planetarium at the ©Denver Museum of Nature & Science (Photo/DMNS)

Discover the grandeur of the cosmos at the Gates Planetarium, a fully immersive theater that transports you across space and time. Experience the thrill of journeying to far-off galaxies, exploring unknown planets, and diving into black holes, all from the comfort of your seat. The state-of-the-art sound and visual technology make it feel like you're really there. The awe-inspiring shows will leave you with a newfound sense of respect and wonder for the universe we inhabit.  

Dark Universe show

One of the top shows we have right now to discover the mystery of the cosmos is “Dark Universe.” Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, “Dark Universe” is a stunning, dome-theater experience that will whisk you out of the Milky Way Galaxy, drop you alongside a parachute descending through Jupiter’s atmosphere and bring you all the way to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Examine the last 100 years of space discovery and witness the technology that makes it all possible.  

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Pink Floyd show

Another great option is to check out the Pink Floyd show. Showcasing the iconic album "Dark Side of the Moon," we invite you to let your eyes and ears embark on journey across the cosmos. The show features state-of-the-art sound and immersive visuals that echo the grandeur of space exploration. This innovative fusion of visual art and music offers a unique way to explore space and truly emphasizes the sense of wonder and boundlessness that defines our quest to understand the cosmos. 

Read more: Experience an Unforgettable Psychedelic Spectacle: Pink Floyd Full Dome Show 

Pick Up Space Gifts! 

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The Denver Museum of Nature & Science's web store. (Screenshot/DMNS.org)

Stop by our Museum Shop to find space-themed toys and games. From glow-in-the-dark ceiling stars to colorful galaxy projectors, our best-selling Astronaut Ice Cream and much more. They are out of this world! 


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Clovis point from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Archaeology collection in space aboard the NASA international space station with astronaut Kjell Lindgren (Photo/Kjell Lindgren)

Membership saves money!

Become a member and visit any and every day with free general admission for an entire year. Membership means more memories to last a lifetime! 

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Embark on an extraordinary voyage that will ignite your curiosity and leave you with a profound appreciation for the vastness and beauty of the cosmos. Join us at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, where the exploration of space continues to inspire and fascinate generations to come.

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