Things to do this Summer in Denver: 3 New Exhibitions

Beat the Heat at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science!

Summer is in full swing, and while the temperatures outside are soaring, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science offers the perfect cool escape for the whole family. Dive into our three brand-new exhibitions and related films that promise to entertain, educate and keep you cool in the refreshing embrace of air conditioning.

1. Discovering Teen Rex: Unveiling Prehistoric Wonders

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Step back in time and join us on an extraordinary journey into our prehistoric past with “Discovering Teen Rex.” This captivating temporary experience showcases a remarkable adolescent T. rex fossil discovered by a crew of young dino hunters in North Dakota. Witness history in the making as our team of renowned paleontologists cleans, preserves and studies this rare fossil right before your eyes. This unique opportunity to see one of only a handful of adolescent T. rex fossils in the world is included with general admission.

Related: This Teen T.rex was discovered by three children! Read this incredible story, here.

The adventure doesn't end there! Enhance your dino-experience by catching the film "T. REX" on our giant screen in the Infinity Theater.

This family-friendly movie, featuring state-of-the-art CGI and cutting-edge paleontological insights, brings the ultimate predator to life. Follow the thrilling excavation adventure of the teenage T. rex, discovered by our very own scientists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. This is a roaring good time you won't want to miss!

2. Orcas: Our Shared Future – Dive into the Depths

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Unleash the magic of the sea with our mesmerizing exhibition, “Orcas: Our Shared Future.” This immersive experience traces the evolution of our beliefs about orcas, from fear to admiration and awe. Discover the stunning intelligence and complex social structures of these magnificent creatures as you meet a life-sized replica of an orca family and listen to their soothing harmonies in an underwater environment.

Related: Dive into the marvelous world of Orcas. 

Deepen your ocean adventure by watching "Blue Whales: Return of the Giants 3D" in the Infinity Theater.

Narrated by English actor Andy Serkis, this breathtaking film takes you on a journey to explore the world of the magnificent blue whale. Follow scientific expeditions to the Seychelles Islands and Mexico’s Gulf of California as you learn about the inspiring story of blue whales rebounding from the brink of extinction. This film, with its cast of dolphins, sperm whales, sea lions, and orcas, is a must-see for all ocean lovers.

Related: Plenty of Reasons to Watch Blue Whales: Return of the Giants 3D. 

3. The Power of Poison: Nature's Toxic Wonders

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Explore the captivating and paradoxical world of nature’s toxic arsenal in “The Power of Poison.” This spellbinding exhibition, featuring live performances and interactive dioramas, takes you into tales of illness, enchantment and death by poison. Walk through the Colombian forest and uncover the secrets of plants and animals that wield poison as a tool for defense and survival. Learn how scientists are harnessing the effects of poison to protect, repair and heal human cells, offering new perspectives on health and medicine.

Now that you've learned how humans have used poison for good and bad, learn how humans are using engineering and science to transform our communities. Complete your day with the film "Cities of the Future," now showing on the giant screen Infinity Theater. 

Narrated by award-winning actor John Krasinski, this exciting film introduces you to groundbreaking technological innovations aimed at addressing the challenges of our rapidly changing planet. Discover electric autonomous vehicles, solar energy beamed from space, smart buildings and green infrastructure designed to keep us cool. Follow a team of middle school students in the Future City Competition and get inspired to think about engineering as a way to make a positive impact on the world.

Related: 5 Mind Blowing Facts About Cities of the Future. 

Our air-conditioned exhibitions and films offer the perfect retreat for families looking to stay cool while exploring the wonders of the natural world. Come for the fascinating exhibitions, stay for the awe-inspiring films and make memories that you will share together.

Visit us today and discover why the Denver Museum of Nature & Science is your ultimate summer destination!

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