Events and Activities

Poster thumbnail image for Sci-Fi Film Series: "2001: A Space Odyssey"
Wednesday, Jul. 6
7 p.m.
Phipps Theater
$11.95 Museum and Denver Film members, $14.95 nonmembers, $5.75 students

The Museum and Denver Film have joined forces to untangle fact from fiction in your favorite science fiction films. Museum scientists and Vincent Piturro, English and Film professor at MSU Denver, screen classic sci-fi films and lead discussions exploring where science and film meet.

On Jul. 6, watch a screening of "2001: A Space Odyssey" followed by a discussion with Dr. Ka Chun Yu, assistant curator of space science, and Piturro. Ticket sales are through Denver Film.

Door open at 6:15 p.m. Come before the event to get a drink from the cash bar or for a book sale and signing of “The Science of Sci-Fi Cinema: Essays on the Art and Principles of Ten Films” with Piturro and co-authors. Inspired by the Sci-Fi Series, this volume of essays examines 10 films, with a focus on discerning the possible, the unlikely and the purely science fictional. 

 
Bring a food item to donate to MSU Denver’s Roadrunner Food Pantry to help MSU Denver students in need. 

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VIRTUAL EVENT
Virtual Experience
$15 member, $20 nonmember

 

Put your mind to the test with the trivia game Science Smarts! From paleontology to animals that live underground, you'll unearth some fantastic fun facts. Science Smarts: Dirt, Digs and Dinos includes access to our Vimeo site where you’ll unlock your Science Smarts video complete with three rounds of trivia. Share the link to the video with up to 10 friends or family. Play over a video call for a group experience or have fun playing solo.  Great for families and kids 6 and up!  

*Access to your Science Smarts trivia video begins the day you purchase and expires 9/1/22.*

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Poster thumbnail image for The Continuance of Indigenous Lifeways and Bird Conservation
Tuesday, Sept. 13
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
$15 Museum, Audubon and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies member, $18 nonmember
Aimee Roberson is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and of Chickasaw descent. Roberson is a lifelong student of Earth’s wisdom, and currently serves as the Southwest Regional Director for American Bird Conservancy. Sharing compelling stories from her life, career and culture, Roberson addresses environmental, climate and human rights crises through the continuance of Indigenous lifeways and bird conservation. She is committed to reciprocity, community and environmental stewardship, and partners with people and all our relations to ensure that native grasses grow and rivers continue to flow. Roberson provides leadership to conservation partnerships with emphasis in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico — co-creating a vision; integrating cultural values and ecological knowledge with science for meaningful decision making; and implementing shared strategies for stewarding wildlife, water, and ecosystems. 
This event is presented in partnership with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and with promotional support from Audubon Rockies and Denver Audubon.
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Wednesday, Jun. 29 
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
FREE
No reservations required.  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Explore breaking space news with space scientists and hear the latest updates on missions exploring the solar system, rocket launches, cutting edge astronomy, and more.
Please use the Main Entrance of the Museum. Free tickets to "60 Minutes in Space" are available on Jun. 29 at the ticket counter.

 

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Poster thumbnail image for Sci-Fi Film Series: "Don't Look Up"
Wednesday, Jul. 13
7 p.m.
Phipps Theater
$11.95 Museum and Denver Film members, $14.95 nonmembers, $5.75 students

The Museum and Denver Film have joined forces to untangle fact from fiction in your favorite science fiction films. Museum scientists and Vincent Piturro, English and Film professor at MSU Denver, screen classic sci-fi films and lead discussions exploring where science and film meet.

On Jul. 13, watch a screening of "Don't Look Up" followed by a discussion with Naomi Pequette, adjunct professor of Astronomy at DU and Owner of Peak Nova Solutions, and Piturro. Ticket sales are through Denver Film.

 

Door open at 6:15 p.m. Come before the event to get a drink from the cash bar or for a book sale and signing of “The Science of Sci-Fi Cinema: Essays on the Art and Principles of Ten Films” with Piturro and co-authors. Inspired by the Sci-Fi Series, this volume of essays examines 10 films, with a focus on discerning the possible, the unlikely and the purely science fictional. 

 
 Bring a food item to donate to MSU Denver’s Roadrunner Food Pantry to help MSU Denver students in need. 

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Poster thumbnail image for Sci-Fi Film Series: "The Birds"
Wednesday, Jul. 27
7 p.m.
Sie FilmCenter
$11.95 Museum and Denver Film members, $14.95 nonmembers, $5.75 students

The Museum and Denver Film have joined forces to untangle fact from fiction in your favorite science fiction films. Museum scientists and Vincent Piturro, English and Film professor at MSU Denver, screen classic sci-fi films and lead discussions exploring where science and film meet.

On Jul. 27, watch a screening of "The Birds" followed by a discussion with Dr. Garth Spellman, associate curator of ornithology, and Piturro. Ticket sales are through Denver Film.


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Poster thumbnail image for Sci-Fi Film Series: "King Kong"
Wednesday, Jul. 20
7 p.m.
Sie FilmCenter
$11.95 Museum and Denver Film members, $14.95 nonmembers, $5.75 students

The Museum and Denver Film have joined forces to untangle fact from fiction in your favorite science fiction films. Museum scientists and Vincent Piturro, English and Film professor at MSU Denver, screen classic sci-fi films and lead discussions exploring where science and film meet.

On Jul. 20, watch a screening of "King Kong" followed by a discussion with Jeff Stephenson, education collections manager and museum science liaison, and Piturro. Ticket sales are through Denver Film.


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Poster thumbnail image for Sci-Fi Film Series: "Children of Men"
Wednesday, Aug. 3
7 p.m.
Sie FilmCenter
$11.95 Museum and Denver Film members, $14.95 nonmembers, $5.75 students

The Museum and Denver Film have joined forces to untangle fact from fiction in your favorite science fiction films. Museum scientists and Vincent Piturro, English and Film professor at MSU Denver, screen classic sci-fi films and lead discussions exploring where science and film meet.

On Aug. 3, watch a screening of "Children of Men" followed by a discussion with Dr. Nicole Garneau, geneticist, and Piturro. Ticket sales are through Denver Film.


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Wednesday, Jul. 27 
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
FREE
No reservations required.  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Explore breaking space news with space scientists and hear the latest updates on missions exploring the solar system, rocket launches, cutting edge astronomy, and more. Our guest speaker on Jul. 27 is Naomi Pequette, adjunct professor of Astronomy at DU and Owner of Peak Nova Solutions. 
Please use the West Evening Entrance of the Museum. 

 

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Wednesday, Aug. 31
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
FREE
No reservations required.  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Explore breaking space news with space scientists and hear the latest updates on missions exploring the solar system, rocket launches, cutting edge astronomy, and more. 
Please use the West Evening Entrance of the Museum. 

 

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VIRTUAL EVENT
Wednesday, Jul. 27 
7 p.m.
Virtual Event
FREE
Explore breaking space news with space scientists and hear the latest updates on missions exploring the solar system, rocket launches, cutting edge astronomy, and more. Our guest speaker on Jul. 27 is Naomi Pequette, adjunct professor of Astronomy at DU and Owner of Peak Nova Solutions. 
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VIRTUAL EVENT
Wednesday, Aug. 31
7 p.m.
Virtual Event
FREE
Explore breaking space news with space scientists and hear the latest updates on missions exploring the solar system, rocket launches, cutting edge astronomy, and more. 

 

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Satisfy your science curiosity in a safe environment during our SCFD Free Days and Free Nights. Explore exhibitions, catch an IMAX show or see a special performance or activity.

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2022 Registration: SOLD OUT
Scholarship Registration: SOLD OUT

We will continue to post updates on summer camp 2022 on our landing page as they become available. Click Learn More to be directed to the landing page for summer camps.

Summer Day Camps get brains and bodies moving! Learn and play as we experiment, create, build, ask questions, and develop a knowledge of and passion for science. Our camps are led by experienced educators offering the best opportunity for fun and learning. For full day camps, children must be at least 5 years of age on or before their first day of camp.

 *Photo above taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic.

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21+ Members Only Egypt Trivia Night

Tuesday, July 12
6 - 9 p.m.

$50 Members

Question: What is the best way to spend an evening? Answer: Playing trivia at your Museum!

Be your own team with ancient Egypt as the theme for this 21+ member only trivia night! Bring your brain power, smart-phone and competitive edge for this fast-paced evening of facts and fun.  You’ll be entertained by our hosts while you watch in real time how you rank with your fellow competitors. Prizes will be awarded to winners. 

Ticket required. Price includes Egyptian-themed nosh, two drink tickets, and entrance to the temporary exhibition “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs.” Please enter through the Museum’s main entrance. The rest of the Museum will be closed. While downloading an app is not required to play, a smart phone is necessary for game access. Players will play individually. Trivia will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Event subject to sell out due to capacity. Masks are encouraged for everyone visiting the Museum.

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Museum open until 9 on most Fridays

Can't make it to the Museum during the day? Come for an evening visit during Friday Evening Hours! The Museum is open until 9 p.m. on Fridays and admission prices remain the same. As always, admission is free for our members. We look forward to kicking off the weekend with you.

"Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs" will be closed for Evening Hours on Feb. 25.

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Monday, Jun. 29
5-9 p.m.

Join us on Wednesday, June 29 for SCFD Free Night, Space Night! Special guests from local aerospace industries will host space-themed activities. Watch a "60 Minutes in Space" presentation to get the latest in space news or spend some time in the Space Odyssey exhibition. Explore "Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs,” get lost in "Mazes & Brain Games," catch an IMAX show or check out the Planetarium. 

Acompáñanos el miércoles 29 de junio a una Noche en el Espacio, como parte de nuestras actividades gratuitas de SCFD. Invitados especiales de industrias aeroespaciales locales realizarán actividades con temática espacial. Ve la presentación "60 minutos en el espacio" para conocer las últimas noticias sobre el espacio o disfruta de la exhibición "Odisea en el espacio". Explora "Egipto: la era de los faraones", piérdete en "Laberintos y rompecabezas", ve un espectáculo IMAX o visita el Planetario.

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