Outside the front entrance of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.


Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Natural history exhibitions, IMAX and planetarium shows, activities, and lectures that explore the wonders of science, Colorado, Earth, and the universe.

(10/20) Bones, Bats, Boo! Family Overnight

Spend an enchanting night experiencing the magic of the Museum with your whole family! Wear your costumes while participating in Halloween hands-on science, crafts and more.

Hollywood Favorite: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2D

Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.

Hollywood Favorite: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit 2D

Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.

2023.10.03 - "Walking with Gorillas" with National Geographic Explorer Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka

Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka's groundbreaking approach to conservation has literally saved the critically endangered mountain gorillas of East Africa. She has pioneered a dynamic model of conservation work that places a priority on how humans and animals can coexist sustainably.

Overnight Adventures

Ever wondered if the Museum comes alive at night? Find out for yourself while sleeping among polar bears and zebras in our wildlife diorama halls. For grades 3-6; offered on select dates throughout the year.

Giant Gar from Cretaceous–Palaeogene

The team stopped to find and dig through the Cretaceous/Paleogene (K/Pg) boundary, a thin band of rock containing much more iridium than other rock units and marks the end of the Mesozoic Era and the beginning of the Cenozoic Era.

Sensory Friendly Visits

We are so excited you’re thinking about a visit to Denver Museum of Nature & Science! We also understand the Museum can be an overwhelming environment sometimes. Here are a few ideas to help you plan a more sensory friendly visit.


All of our school programs can be booked online! For phone reservations please call 303.370.6000, 7 days a week, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Black Holes

Run time: 25 mins. There's a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where time and space literally come to end. It's at this point, inside this fantastic riddle, that black holes exert their sway over the cosmos … and our imaginations.

John Demboski

John Demboski, Vice President of Science

Directions, Parking and Entrances

Directions, Parking and Entrances. Directions by Car, Bus, and alternative transportation such as Lyft (use the code DMNSNEW for $5 off 3 rides). Save yourself some time, money, and hassle. Purchase tickets online before you arrive and save $2 on Museum admission!

David Krause

David Krause, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology

Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones, Research Assistant

Laura Uglean Jackson

Digital Archivist at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Jeff Stephenson

Jeff Stephenson, Zoology Collections Manager


Current and upcoming shows at the Gates Planetarium. A 25 minute space-themed film in a small dome theater.

Steve Nash

Steve Nash, Curator of Anthropology

Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain Community Archaeology Project

Andrew Doll

Andrew Doll, Zoology Assistant Collections Manager

Friday Evening Hours

The Museum will be open until 10 p.m. on Fridays beginning January 17! It will be business as usual, with a few extras thrown in.

Wildlife Halls

Wildlife Halls at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. World renowned wild life halls filled with animals from all over the world. Get up close to animals and experience, study and learn about these animals. Perfect for still life drawings and studies, examination, and wildlife conservation.

Field Trip Adventures

If a fully planned and guided day sounds like a dream come true, let our Field Trip Adventures do the work by maximizing your fun with activities designed to align with Colorado Academic Standards.

Frank Krell

Frank Krell, Senior Curator of Entomology

Flight of the Butterflies 3D

Join hundreds of millions of Monarch butterflies on an extraordinary journey through the remote mountain peaks of Mexico in the exhilarating movie “Flight of the Butterflies.”

Onsite: At The Museum

Onsite: At the Museum offerings include free and flexible self-guided field trips, Field Trip Adventures facilitated programs, and Overnight Experiences. Teachers! Did you know that you can always visit the Museum for free? Present your school ID and get a sneak peek so you can prepare for your visi

At Home Science Fun

Our talented educator performer team (the folks facilitating shows and experiments in our exhibitions and hosting our virtual programs) created a list of their favorite at-home science activities.

One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

One World, One Sky is a brilliant spectacle of light and color that follows Sesame Street's Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with a new friend from China. Together, they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth.

Flight of the Butterflies 3D

Embark on a thrilling journey with hundreds of millions of real butterflies through remote mountain peaks of Mexico in the awe-inspiring movie “Flight of the Butterflies” at the Infinity Theater.

Executive Profiles

Learn more about the leadership team at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. George Sparks, Nancy Walsh, Ed Scholz, John R. Demboski, Amanda Bennett, Ash Bassim, Nicole Lucero-Holub, Tina J. Martinez and Christina Fritts.

Mysteries of the Ice Ages

Discover the fascinating stories and mysteries of ice and adaptation through hundreds of artifacts and fossils, models and interactive experiences in "Mysteries of the Ice Ages," as you travel back in time through Earth’s icy history.