The Museum has adjusted some health and safety and ticketing procedures. We wanted to highlight some of those changes for you as you plan for your next visit.
- By order of the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment, masks are required regardless of vaccination status for ages 2 and up.
- All exhibit galleries and theaters, with the exception of Body Trek Theater in “Expedition Health” are now open.
- Timed tickets are required for General Admission. Separate timed tickets are not required for the temporary exhibitions, with the exception of Member Preview Day. Don’t forget to bring your member card or ecard with you on your visit! You’ll need to scan your card both upon entry to the Museum and upon entry to temporary exhibits.
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Member Event Highlight
Adult Members Only Evening: “GUITAR: the Instrument that Rocked the World”
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 6-9 p.m.
Save the date for our Adult Members Only evening celebrating our newest temporary exhibition. You will join other members for a special event featuring live music from El Javi, tapas and Sangria, and after-hours exploration of the exhibition. El Javi, “The King of Rock Flamenco,” is a Denver guitarist who weaves storytelling into his performance. Tickets will be available Jan. 6 here.
Strategic Plan Update
We’re on a mission to nurture the enduring spirit of curiosity that lives in us all. We have this big idea that when the community links arms with us to co-create the future of its Museum, we can connect with everyone, everywhere.
The Museum’s newest strategic initiative focuses on implementing anti-discrimination policies and dismantling harmful rules and expectations rooted in white supremacy culture. By connecting with more people in our community to envision who we will be in the future, our goal is to remain transparent and accountable in enacting change around our diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility work. We invite you to join us in this ongoing work to make Colorado and the Museum a place where all are respected and welcomed. Visit dmns.org/equity or email [email protected].
The redesign of 20,000 square feet on the Museum’s first floor has reached an exciting milestone. The initiative team recently concluded the early design phase, which included community outreach to ensure the topics they outlined at the outset of the project were represented. Future First is entering into a fundraising phase, with many more exciting opportunities to get involved coming soon!
Together with Denver Parks & Recreation, City Park neighbors and our community, we are exploring Colorado’s unique ecosystems through natural, immersive play, revitalizing the historic waterway, and creating spaces that encourage gathering, respite and investigation in Denver’s iconic City Park. The initiative team is currently developing the design based on input received from the community. If you’re in City Park, take advantage of the walking tour outlined with yard signs, or visit dmns.org/natureplay for a virtual walkthrough.
Space Odyssey Reimagined
We transformed our most popular permanent exhibition and opened to the public on Nov. 13, 2020.
We collaborated with teachers and students to develop and offer a suite of engaging STEAM learning opportunities throughout the year. Visit dmns.org/learn for an overview of these experiences.
In the Community
Learning something revolutionary can happen when you least expect it. Imagination needs a home everywhere, from mountain tops to shopping malls. This is why you’ll find us at Cherry Creek Shopping Center and Colorado Mills. We are exploring where to pop-up next!
The Institute for Science & Policy
We believe that science has to be a valued part of the policy-making process and created the Institute to show how civil dialogue and scientific thinking can positively impact policy making and problem solving. Head to institutesymposium.dmns.org to revisit content from the 2021 Symposium: Science in the Age of Misinformation.
Museum on Wheels
Through this initiative, we are bringing all-new nature and science experiences to both schools and the community through two different-sized vehicles with unique programming: The Curiosity Cruiser and The Time Hopper.
The Curiosity Cruiser is a pop-up trailer that connects with adults and families in a variety of venues. We’re booking now for 2022! Visit dmns.org/curiositycruiser to bring the Curiosity Cruiser to your block party, festival or office event! Click over to our Museum Insider section to read more about the Cruiser’s relaunch, coming in summer 2022.
The Time Hopper will be an expandable RV, themed as a time machine, that challenges students and families across Colorado to imagine the future through a technology-rich and highly dynamic experience, primarily serving schools throughout Colorado. The team completed the design phase of this project in 2020.
Wings Over Water 3D
“Wings Over Water,” narrated by Michael Keaton, takes you along the journeys of three amazing bird families – the Sandhill Crane, the Yellow Warbler and the Mallard Duck – with extraordinary footage of their fascinating behaviors. You’ll be captivated by the triumphs and challenges of these remarkable creatures that defy all odds and soar across mountains, deserts, cities and forests as they head home to raise their young.
Great Bear Rainforest
“Great Bear Rainforest,” narrated by Ryan Reynolds, takes you on a journey to a land of grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white spirit bear — the rarest bear on earth. Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on Earth—a place protected by the region’s indigenous people for millennia. Experience the wonder and discover the land of the spirit bear in this inspiring film.
2021 Climate Change & Equity Essays
Climate change is here, and it will necessitate hard policy choices. Many of our most underrepresented and marginalized communities stand to face the worst consequences of future floods, fires, drought, and extreme heat. Cities, states, and nations must consider the cultural and societal tradeoffs necessary to address the impacts of climate change and foster truly just outcomes for all of their citizens, not just a few.
The Institute for Science & Policy presents an inaugural anthology series centered around these big questions. Each of the seven essays explores climate equity through a different personal lens, ranging from public education to water access to local civic engagement.