Press Kits

  • 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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  • Creatures of Light

    February 23 - June 10, 2018

    In Creatures of Light, you will move through a series of luminous environments, from familiar grassy meadows to the deepest parts of the ocean. Earth is home to a diverse collection of organisms that glow, and this exhibition explores how and why they do. You will discover the ways light is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, and defend against predators.

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