In The Know

Member Tip: Know Before You Go

If you haven’t yet visited since we reopened in June, your experience will look and feel different than your last Museum visit. Due to COVID-19, we’re taking extra precautions—from physical distancing to increased disinfecting—as we look forward to inspiring curiosity and imagination. Together, we can navigate the changes that help keep us all safe and healthy. 

Below are a few things to know before you go to help ensure the best possible experience for everyone:     

  • If you are not feeling well, stay home and enjoy a Museum visit another day, or visit for fun, virtual videos and activities. 
  • Members are strongly encouraged to obtain their free tickets in advance online.  Your tickets will automatically load to your eCard and we will email them to you.  
  • When visiting during the holidays: 
    • If you have Flex Tickets, move them to “ready to use” in your eCard. 
    • Weekday late afternoons and weekend early mornings tend to be less busy. 
    • Our rideshare partner Lyft offers new users $5 off three rides when you use code DMNSNEW. 
    • The Museum is closed on Dec. 25.  
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Future of Catalyst

Thank you to everyone who was part of the amazing response to our survey on the future of “Catalyst.” In response to that feedback, we developed a more robust digital version with tons of additional content! And keep an eye out for a follow up survey next month where we’ll check in on your reaction to the improved digital edition. 

Strategic Plan Updates

Nearby Nature 

Redevelopment of a small playground near the Museum in City Park, in partnership with Denver Parks and Recreation, continues and has reached another exciting phase. A design firm has been selected. They have surveyed the land and are incorporating community feedback into their design concepts. 

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Future First

Over the past year we've worked with community to both develop a concept for a new 20,000 square foot exhibit experience that will allow guests to choose an adventure and be driven by their curiosity, as well as dream up the transformation of Coors Gems and Mineral Hall into a cavern-inspired space that will feature more touchable specimens. 

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Institute for Science & Policy

Mark your calendar for the Institute for Science & Policy's annual Symposium on Dec. 1 and Dec. 3. The two-day virtual event will explore trust, equity, health, and the future of science through critical thinking and thoughtful dialogue. Free and open to the public. 

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No Walls

Within 10 days of closing to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Museum launched [email protected], offering a variety of virtual, live and on-demand programming to help you avoid boredom and love science.  

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Supply Donation

Embracing our core value of thinking critically and acting with empathy in support of our surrounding communities, the Museum donated several pallets of personal protective equipment—including 90,000 pairs of medical gloves and
dozens of N-95 masks and Tyvex suits—to a local health care organization on March 27.

IMAX Lineup

Superpower Dogs 3D 

Fan favorite “Superpower Dogs 3D” has returned to complement the “Dogs! A Science Tail” traveling exhibition. This award-winning documentary is an inspiring IMAX® adventure highlighting the lifesaving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. Chris Evans (known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Avengers films) narrates the film.
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Hidden Pacific 3D 

Travel to the Pacific Ocean and explore the Palmyra Atoll, Midway Atoll, and Rose Atoll, leaving you with a deeply felt appreciation for these extraordinary places and their critical role in the overall health of our Earth home.  
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Into America’s Wild 3D 

Take a cross-country journey to some of the most beautiful but undiscovered landscapes of America, from the lush coastline of Oregon and the wilds of Alaska to the ancient canyons of the Southwest and the rolling hills of the Appalachian Trail.  
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Turn the Universe into a You-Niverse

Start your own cosmic adventure at the newly reopened "Space Odyssey". 

“ Space Odyssey” was made possible with support from many donors, including
The Anschutz Foundation, Mark & Martha Freeman, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Lockheed Martin, Blair & Kristin Richardson, and M. Patrick & Jo Ann Swingle.

A Gift that Lasts all Year

Give everyone on your list—family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues—a
FULL YEAR of fun and discovery with a gift certificate for a Museum membership! After purchasing, simply print the attached PDF certificate that is emailed to you or forward it directly to the recipient. Once the certificate is redeemed, the membership will be active for one year.

• Free admission to the Museum 364 days a year. Members may drop by for an hour or stay all day.
• Free guest general admission ticket(s) to give to friends and family.
• Discounts in the Museum Shops, T-Rex Cafe, Grab & Go, and Coffee Lab.
• Discounts on specially ticketed temporary exhibitions, including “The Art of the Brick” and "Dogs! A Science Tail," now open, as well as "SUE: The T. rex Experience," and "Stonehenge," both opening in 2021.
• Discounts on educational programs for all ages and early access to our very popular Summer Day Camps.
• Invitations to exclusive events, such as Members Preview Day for temporary exhibitions.
• Free or reduced admission to more than 360 science centers and museums worldwide.

Your purchase directly supports science education and research at the Museum. Thank you!

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