Press Kits

  • Mindbender Mansion

    July 20, 2018 - January 6, 2019

    Enter Mindbender Mansion, a quirky place full of puzzles, brainteasers, and interactive challenges that put minds of all ages to the test.

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  • ¡CUBA!

    October 26, 2018 - January 20, 2019

    ¡CUBA! is a lively exhibition for all ages, where you’ll be immersed in the extraordinary biodiversity, cultural traditions, and daily life of this intriguing country.

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  • Thornton Torosaurus

    In August 2017, construction workers with Saunders Construction, Inc. uncovered a triceratops horn at the City of Thornton’s new Public Safety Facility. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is actively excavating the triceratops, with the full extent of the excavation not yet known. Triceratops discoveries are rare in the Front Range, and this discovery along with others will better help us understand what Colorado was like 66 million years ago. Fossils from the site will be prepared and cleaned in the Museum’s publically-viewable paleontology lab within the Prehistoric Journey exhibition.  

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  • Discovery Zone

    The new Discovery Zone on Level 2 is made possible by Kaiser Permanente. Its activities will help build a strong foundation of science skills for young children through hands-on, highly experiential Museum experiences.

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  • The Morgridge Family Exploration Center

    The brand new Morgridge Family Exploration Center will add 126,000 square feet and five levels of discovery to the Museum, providing even more space to engage, delight, and spark your imagination.

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  • The Snowmastodon Project™

    In October 2010, a bulldozer operator working near a Colorado ski area uncovered the tusk of a young female mammoth. Over the next 10 months, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science conducted its largest-ever fossil excavation, yielding a treasure trove of well-preserved Ice Age fossils.  Museum crews uncovered 5,000 bones of 41 kinds of Ice Age animals, including mammoths, mastodons, ground sloths, camels, deer, horses, and giant bison.  The preserved series of Ice Age fossil ecosystems is one of the most significant fossil discoveries ever made in Colorado. This discovery at Ziegler Reservoir near Snowmass Village will change forever our understanding of alpine life in the Ice Age.

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