The Denver Museum of Nature & Science will open its renovated “Space Odyssey” exhibition on Friday, Nov. 13, at 9 a.m. Future astronauts and inquisitive humans will have a place to discover answers to out of this world questions like, “How do we know how many stars are in our galaxy when we can’t see them all?” “How do you put the brakes on in space?” And, “How do we know what the far side of the Moon looks like if it never faces Earth?”
Dogs! A Science Tail is a fun, interactive glimpse into the world of our canine friends. The exhibition highlights the extraordinary ways dogs see, hear, and smell their surroundings and explores why humans and dogs are best friends.
Renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya has taken LEGO® bricks from beloved toys to artistic marvels. Sawaya’s original artworks and his reimagined versions of famous masterpieces from art and culture, such as Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and the Venus de Milo will wow guests.
In evolutionary terms, islands are the stuff of weirdness. It is on islands where animals evolve in isolation, often for millions of years, with different food sources, competitors, predators, and parasites…indeed, different everything compared to mainland species. As a result, they develop into different shapes and sizes and evolve into new species that, given enough time, spawn yet more new species.
Such is the case with the discovery of a new, bizarre 66-million-old mammal in Madagascar by a team of international researchers led by Dr. David Krause, senior curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
A newly discovered trove of remarkably preserved fossils, found at Corral Bluffs near Colorado Springs, has brought into sharp focus how Earth recovered after the devastating asteroid impact 66 million years ago that wiped out the dinosaurs. This discovery is a watershed scientific moment, and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has created a brand-new bilingual exhibit to bring the discovery to life.
Take an action-packed ride through the world of extreme sports! You and your friends and family will be put to the test as you jump, fly, dive, climb, and explore some of the riskiest activities in the world. Physical, multimedia, and creative challenges place you inside the minds and bodies of extreme athletes and their passions, such as wingsuit flying, ice and rock climbing, parkour, and free diving. Amid exhilarating speeds, breathtaking heights, and profound depths, the stories of these passionate athletes will leave you inspired to push yourself to your own personal limit.
Extreme Sports: Beyond Human Limits was developed and produced by Science North, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada in partnership with the Ontario Science Centre.
In May 2019, curators at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science were contacted about a potential fossil find at a construction site in Highlands Ranch. Dr. Tyler Lyson, curator of vertebrate paleontology, and Natalie Toth, senior fossil preparator, responded. They identified a limb bone and several ribs from a horned dinosaur.
Enjoy a unique look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their characters with The Science Behind Pixar. This interactive exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s award-winning films to the big screen.