By: Julio Poletti/ @JulioPoletti

Cue the Holiday Queen Mariah Carey: “It’s Timmmmmeeeeee!” –  to do your Holiday shopping. Whether you’re an early shopper or a last-minute one, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science Shop has curated a list of 15 items to make your shopping experience easy breezy!

No need to waste any time. Bring this list with you to the Museum Shop, and ask a staff member to help you find these awesome items.  

Remember: If you’re a Museum member, you get special discounts on all Shop items. Make sure you show your membership at the registrar. 

Want to gift an experience instead? The Museum membership ignites imagination, curiosity and a lifelong love of learning! A Museum membership gives you or your loved ones 364 days of access to the Museum, plus other perks like members-only events and discounts on programs, food and merchandise! Gift a membership today, here. 

Here are 15 items from the Museum Shop that make great Holiday Gifts, organized in three categories, The Best Sellers, The Most Exciting and The All-Time Favorites.


The 5 Best Sellers: 

Starry Sky Galaxy LED Light Projector

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Transform your room into a dreamy galaxy of soft glowing stars! Twinkling stars are backlit by an LED glow that mimics the night sky while lighting up dark spaces to make the night seem safer and less dark. It is also a great gift idea for space-loving kids, young and old, to add a touch of the stars to their rooms.

  • Includes 2 built-in settings, bright stars or LED interchanging colors
  • Requires 3 AA batteries (not included)

Get it, here. 

T-REX Rainbow DMNS Tee

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Designed in house at the Museum. Our most popular design! 

  • 50%  preshrunk cotton, 50% polyester
  • Machine washable
  • Rib-knit crew neck
  • Available in heather navy

Get it, here.

Chemistry of Beer Pint Glass Set of 2

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It's EtOH o'clock somewhere! Perfect glass for the beer lover in your life! 

  • 16oz volume
  • Dishwasher safe but recommend hand washing

Get it, here.

Mini Building Blocks

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Mini building block kits that feature a flash to the past. Pick from a mammoth, triceratops, stegosaurus, and t-rex.
  • Ages: 7+
  • Made in USA
  • Micro Size-style building blocks with scale 1:1
  • Blocks measure: 4mm x 4mm

Get it, here. 

Ancient Denvers

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Scenes from the past 300 million years of the Colorado front range by Kirk Johnson
Get it, here.

The 5 “Most Exciting":

Mini Fidget Slug

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This slug is the latest fidget craze! Watch as they wiggle and rotate a full 360 degrees. Available in 6 vibrant colors. 

  • Perfect stocking stuffer
  • Recommended for ages 3+
  • Measures 5" long
  • Made with soft plastic material

Get it, here. 

Ornament DMNS T-REX Metal

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Beautiful hand-crafted etched metal t-rex ornament featuring the Denver Museum of Nature and Science logo!

  • Solid brass hand dipped in 24 karat gold
  • Made in USA

Get it, here. 

Dinosaur Holiday Sweatshirt

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Get into the holiday spirit with this festive crew neck sweatshirt! Featuring a group of caroling dinosaurs, this sweatshirt is a guaranteed favorite. 

  • Crew neck sweatshirt: 50% cotton/50% polyester blend
  • Navy sweatshirt with green, white, and red details 
  • Available in adult sizes Small-XXLarge

Get it, here: 

Science Scarves

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These organic cotton scarves have a soft touch to complete any outfit. Wear them around your neck, over your shoulders as a wrap, as a headscarf, or as a beach sarong. Featuring unique scientific designs, these scarves make the perfect gift! 

  • GOTS Certified 100% Organic Cotton 
  • Eco-friendly dyes
  • Fair Trade Sewn
  • 24" x 70"

Get it, here

Personalized Egyptian Cartouche

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Translate any name or word into hieroglyphs on this beautiful Egyptian Cartouche! Your traditional pendant will be custom made, by hand, in the ancient bazaar of Khan el Khalili in the heart of Cairo. 

  • Each cartouche pendant is custom-made. Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive your custom pendant.
  • All personalized cartouche pendants include free shipping.
  • Available in Sterling Silver, 14k Gold, and Sterling Silver with 18k Gold

Customize yours today! Get it, here.


The 5 “All-Time Favorites":


Mug T-REX Skeleton Denver Museum of Nature & Science

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Tea-rex mug or coffee, the perfect mug to hold whatever you  choose to drink! White etched t-rex bones on a black glaze.  

  • Mug holds 12 oz 
  • Microwave and dishwasher safe

Get it, here. 

Rainbow Sherbet Triceratops Plush

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Just restocked - grab this best selling plush triceratops before its gone! 

This adorable Rainbow Sherbet Sitting Triceratops is ready to be your next cuddle buddy! Detailed with super soft rainbow colored plush, as well as a sparkling horn and feet. This colorful pastel plush dino is guaranteed to be a new favorite. 

  • Measures 10.5"
  • Made of polyester material
  • Recommended for 3+

Get it, here

Galileo Thermometer

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Wonder at the beauty of science, colorful globes rise and fall according to the temperature. Metal tags tell both Celsius & Fahrenheit and glass globe rests securely on handsome Beechwood base.

  • Colorful globes rise and fall to determine temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit
  • Measures 4.5" x 3.5"

Get it, here. 

Astronaut Suit

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Calling all future astronauts! Blast off into space with this astronaut suit. Featuring realistic patches and details, this suit is perfect for everyday dress-up or Halloween costumes. 

  • NEW infant and toddler sizes available
  • Includes hat with NASA patch 
  • Comes in pink and orange, and a variety of different sizes 
  • Suit is 100% Polyester, Hat is 90% Cotton/10% Polyester 

Complete the look with this Astronaut Helmet

Get it, here

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