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Scientists in Action: Fantastic Beasts and Where We Store Them

Program Description

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is home to millions of artifacts and specimens, with everything from dinosaur bones to pottery sherds to the skins and skulls of fantastic beasts. But would you believe that less than one percent of these objects are on display? It’s true! Join the Education Collections team—who have the very cool job of caring for some of the artifacts and specimens—as they take you behind the scenes to explore why the collections are safely preserved and how these objects play a starring role in research, education, and museum magic. Your questions will be our guide on this enchanting adventure!


Recommended for grades 4 – 12, but all are welcome.

Date and Times

Thursday, February 13 at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m. All times are Mountain Time.


Program Length

45 minutes


Participating in this electronic field trip is FREE at this time. 

Equipment requirements

  • Computer connected to the internet with a webcam, external microphone, and external speakers.
  • Scientists in Action productions use Zoom videoconferencing software, downloadable at
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