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Thursday, March 21
6:30–9:30 p.m.
Ages 21+ 
$13 member, $15 nonmember
Cash bar

From rock ’n’ roll to rolling dung balls, beetles have long been a global sensation. Get caught up in the mania as you celebrate these amazing insects and … see how blackbirds fly, explore across the universe, and nerd out over the scientific discovery of Lucy, named after a familiar song.                                   
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March 25-29
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Grades K–1
$260 member, $290 non-member

Looking for something amazing for your kids to do during school breaks? At the Museum, your child will experience fun and wonder, see IMAX films and planetariums shows, and explore the marvels of the temporary exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius. Different activities each week. Limited early morning drop-off and late pickup options available. 

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March 25-29
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Grades 2–3
$260 member, $290 non-member

Looking for something amazing for your kids to do during school breaks? At the Museum, your child will experience fun and wonder, see IMAX films and planetariums shows, and explore the marvels of the temporary exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius. Different activities each week. Limited early morning drop-off and late pickup options available. 

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March 25-29
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Grades 4–6
$260 member, $290 non-member

Looking for something amazing for your kids to do during school breaks? At the Museum, your child will experience fun and wonder, see IMAX films and planetariums shows, and explore the marvels of the temporary exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius. Different activities each week. Limited early morning drop-off and late pickup options available. 

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Wednesday, March 27
6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m. and seating begins at 6:15 p.m.)
7:45 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating begins at 7:30 p.m.)
Phipps IMAX Theater
$7 adult member, $6 child/junior/senior member

Join us for an exclusive members-only screening of the new IMAX 3D film Superpower Dogs, where you will be awed by the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs! While you’re here, you’ll have the chance to meet some of Colorado’s hero dogs from C-RAD: Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment and Victory Service Dogs. Plus say hello to adoptable puppies from Maxfund Animal Shelter.

Please note that Giving Club Flex Tickets and/or IMAX benefit tickets are not valid for this special event. 

Please enter through the main entrance (north doors)
Concessions will be available for purchase.

Due to popularity and theater capacity, we anticipate this event will sell-out.

              

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Wednesday, March 27
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
Free

Go "behind the stories" in space science using the best images and animation available to help understand new developments. Seating is limited to first come, first served. Please use the IMAX evening entrance on the east side of the Museum. 

The next 60 Minutes in Space is Wednesday, April 24.

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Thursday, March 28
7 a.m.–5 p.m.
$27 member, $35 nonmember
Ages 18+

By late March, ice is clearing from lakes, and the first migrants are arriving from the south. The Boulder area features many lively bird sites this time of year, where ducks abound, sparrows chirp from the underbrush, and raptors rule the sky. See a wide variety of lingering overwintering birds, such as Townsend’s solitaire, ruby-crowned kinglet, and white-crowned sparrow, and early migrants such as yellow-rumped warbler, Say’s phoebe, and bluebirds. And, of course, there will be the resident nuthatches, owls, and woodpeckers! 

Transportation is not included. Participants caravan from a meeting location. The meeting locations for bird walks vary with each outing, so please consult your reminder email for final information. 

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RESCHEDULED

Fijian Album has been postponed but will be rescheduled for later this year.

Thursday, March 28
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
$8 member, $10 nonmember
Former Museum director Alfred M. Bailey conducted fieldwork around the world during the mid-20th century. He shared his adventures during a popular film lecture series, making armchair travel possible long before the internet. Bailey’s “Fijian Album” film was made before the first commercial flight to Fiji occurred in 1951. Bailey, once again, captured a culture on film before it became known to the rest of the world. During this screening, image archivist René O’Connell will share how although the original narration was lost, Bailey’s notes and field journals were used to create a new script, read by Dave Baysinger, a friend of Bailey’s and the Museum’s videographer for more than 40 years.
Thanks to our partner Robert David of CinemaLab, who lovingly restored the film, and for his contributions to the writing, editing, and sound design of the final film.
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Tuesday, April 2 • 6–9 p.m.
$50 member, $60 nonmember
In addition to an adults-only evening in Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar followed by dinner. Reservations are required.

Inventor, artist, scientist, anatomist, engineer, architect, sculptor, philosopher. Experience true genius in Da Vinci Alive, the most comprehensive exhibition about Leonardo ever presented.

Developed by Grande Exhibitions in Australia in collaboration with the Museo Leonardo da Vinci in Rome and experts from Italy and France, Da Vinci Alive will immerse you in Leonardo’s extraordinary life and legacy.

Menu:
Mixed greens and spinach with cucumber, olive and tomato, red wine vinaigrette
Warm rolls
Chicken Florentine with ricotta and lemon
Roasted pepper risotto
Seasonal vegetables
Classic cannoli
Vegetarian option (call Guest Services at 303.370.6306 to request - cannot be requested online): roasted mushroom and cannellini beans over roasted red pepper risotto

No walk-up tickets will be available; events subject to selling out. Exhibition entry by timed ticket due to gallery capacity. Only the Leondardo Da Vinci exhibition will be open on Members Evenings; the rest of the Museum will be closed.

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Wednesday, April 3
5–10 p.m.

Level 1
Brain Games and Neuroanatomy
Want to test your sense of equilibrium with a spinning Barany chair? See and touch giant neurons made of papier-mâché? Play exciting games to learn about your nervous system? Yes. You do.
5–9 p.m., Southeast Atrium

Space Odyssey
Draw a Bob Ross-style landscape of Saturn’s largest moon, chill out while freezing everyday objects in Liquid Nitrogen, and more.

VR Arcade
Ever wanted to be a space pirate? Now’s your chance. Play this game and many more! Special ticket purchase required.

Gems and Minerals
Bring your "apatite" for science to this extra-"gneiss" exhibit.

The Inventing Room
What’s cooler than being cool? Ice cold! Liquid nitrogen desserts for purchase.
5–9 p.m., North Atrium

Cash Bar
How do you like your ethanol? Indulge in beer, wine, and more, available for purchase.  
5–9 p.m., North Atrium

Food Trucks
Brain food available for purchase from Wong Way Veg and Barbed Wire Reef.
5–9 p.m., outside the Southeast Atrium

Mr. Bones
We have three words for you: life-size dinosaur puppets.
Throughout the Museum, 5–10 p.m.  

Level 2
Expedition Health
Dissections! Illusions! Telekinesis …? Come explore it all, and more.

Discovery Zone
Does building with blocks, splashing in water, and playing with puppets count as “science”? We think so.

El Alebrije: Una historia en común
See beautiful handcrafted Mexican folk art depicting wild and mythical creatures.

North American Indian Cultures
Explore authentic reconstructed dwellings, including an Inuit snow house and a Cheyenne tipi.

Cash Bar
How do you like your ethanol? Indulge in beer, wine, and more, available for purchase. 
5–9 p.m., Bridge

Phipps IMAX Theater
Like dogs? Like volcanoes? Like oceans? You’ve come to the right place. Screenings begin at 5 and run on the hour until 9. Special ticket purchase required.  
5 p.m.: Superpower Dogs 3D
6 p.m.: Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation 3D
7 p.m.: Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D
8 p.m.: Superpower Dogs 3D
9 p.m.: Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation 3D

Level 3
Prehistoric Journey
Dinosaurs, mastodons, and single-celled organisms, oh my!

Egyptian Mummies
Digitally unwrap mummies in this blast from the past.

Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius
Come party like it’s 1519. Special ticket purchase required.  

NOTE: PROGRAMMING SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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Renaissance Revelry

Friday, April 5
7–10 p.m.
Ages 21+
$38 member, $43 nonmember
Test thy jousting skills and attend court with our historical enactors who set the stage for some fun and frolic. Forget ye not one of the most influential historical figures as ye explore extraordinary art and inventions in our temporary exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius.  Drink and be merry for tickets include one drink and appetizers. Costume and period dress encouraged.
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Wednesday, April 10
6:30 p.m.
Phipps Theater
FREE

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is pleased to partner with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission to present Indigenous Film, a monthly indigenous film series.

Films will be screened at the Museum’s Phipps Theater. Doors open at 6 p.m., films begin at 6:30 p.m. Please use the IMAX Evening entrance on the east side of the Museum.

Admission is free. Concessions will be available for purchase.

A Showcase of Humorous Films

The Golden Fidget, Minegoziibe Anishnabe School, Grade 2/3 Class (Ojibwe from Pine Creek). Conceived, storyboarded and directed entirely by 8-10 year olds, The Golden Fidget is a playful take on old-style detective films. (Wapikoni Mobile, 2017, 7 min.).

Pookums, Director Shane Belcourt (Métis). A short film based on real events, made to test out a new camera. Shot in four days on a budget of $150 (because the director bought the actors lunch). (2017, 11 min.).

No Reservations, Director Trevor Carroll (Anishinaabe from Wikwemikong). A satirical commentary inspired by the No DAPL movement. What if the moccasin was on the other foot? (Crazy8z Film Society, 2017, 12 min.)

Is that one of Your Jokes? Director Jay Cardinal Villeneuve (Cree/Métis). As we follow Mark Buffalo, an obscure First Nations comedian, trying to line up gigs in local bars and cafes, we see that life for a comedian is not always funny – at least not to him. (Adult language). (Cardinal Cinema Cartel, 2017, 11 min.).

Ronnie BoDean, Director Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw). Is it a problem when the babysitter teaches your kids three-card monte? Hell, no. It’s a life skill. And “once you got skills, you can provide for your family.” With Wes Studi as Ronnie BoDean. (2015, 13 min.).

 

 

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Thursday, April 11 • 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
See it before it opens to the public!
Reservations are required.

Your senses are one of those things you don’t think much about, yet they are constantly at work shaping your perception of the world. Now they get the scientific spotlight in this exhibition for the whole family that reveals how and why what we perceive is not all, or exactly, what’s actually going on around us. Enjoy some “sensory overload” as you play with color, patterns, sound, scents, and touch, and discover how there’s so much more to our senses than just the famous five.

No walk-up tickets will be available; events subject to selling out. Exhibition entry by timed ticket due to gallery capacity. Only the Our Senses exhibition will be open during Members Evenings; the rest of the Museum will be closed.

 

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Thursday, April 11
6 p.m.
Ages 21+
Gates Planetarium
$15 member, $18 nonmember
Strap on your space boots for a crash course in constellations and galactic hijinks with a pair of cosmically comical astronomers. It’s part stand-up, part science, part history, and all parts fun. Cash bar opens 30 minutes before showtime, so come early and grab a drink.
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Thursday, April 11
8 p.m.
Ages 21+
Gates Planetarium
$15 member, $18 nonmember
Strap on your space boots for a crash course in constellations and galactic hijinks with a pair of cosmically comical astronomers. It’s part stand-up, part science, part history, and all parts fun. Cash bar opens 30 minutes before showtime, so come early and grab a drink.
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Tuesday, April 16 • 6–9 p.m.
An optional prepurchased dinner is available for an additional charge: $14 adult, junior, senior member; $9 child. Reservations are required.

Your senses are one of those things you don’t think much about, yet they are constantly at work shaping your perception of the world. Now they get the scientific spotlight in this exhibition for the whole family that reveals how and why what we perceive is not all, or exactly, what’s actually going on around us. Enjoy some “sensory overload” as you play with color, patterns, sound, scents, and touch, and discover how there’s so much more to our senses than just the famous five.

Menu:
Marinated mushroom, mozzarella & tomato salad
Chicken Florentine
Eggplant parmesan
Penne pasta with marinara
Brownie

No walk-up tickets will be available; events subject to selling out. Exhibition entry by timed ticket due to gallery capacity. Only the Our Senses exhibition will be open during Members Evenings; the rest of the Museum will be closed.

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Thursday, April 18
6:30–9:30 p.m.
Ages 21+ 
$13 member, $15 nonmember
Cash bar

Embark on a fantastic adventure in search of dragons! Gather knowledge about dragon myths in different cultures, and paint your own dragon egg. Whether you’re a dungeon master or the mother of dragons, you’ll get fired up about this mythical creature. 

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Tuesday, April 23
7 p.m.
Gates Planetarium
$8 member, $10 nonmember

Become a world traveler from the comfort of a planetarium seat! Italy is your destination as you follow the path of Leonardo da Vinci along the waterways of Venice, marvel at the streets of Rome, and roam the Tuscan landscape using immersive satellite images of Earth projected onto the full dome. Geologist Dr. Bob Raynolds and space science curator Dr. Ka Chun Yu will be your guides on this journey.

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Wednesday, April 24
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
Free

Go "behind the stories" in space science using the best images and animation available to help understand new developments. Seating is limited to first come, first served. 

The next 60 Minutes in Space is May, 29.

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Thursday, April 25
7 a.m.-6 p.m.
$27 member, $35 nonmember
Ages 18+

 

By late April many migrants have returned to the prairies of eastern Colorado. Western Weld County is home to myriad lakes, marshes, and woodlands that host migrants passing through or returning to their nesting grounds. Explore such “hot spots” as Banner Lakes, 59 Pond, Loloff Reservoir, Lower Latham Reservoir, and Stewart’s Pond for newly arrived cinnamon and blue-winged teal and American white pelicans, grebes, solitary sandpiper, willet, godwit, Virginia’s rail, sora, white-faced ibis, and many more with expert bird guide Norm Lewis.

Transportation is not included. Participants caravan from a meeting location. The meeting locations for bird walks vary with each outing, so please consult your reminder email for final information. 

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Friday
April 26, 2019
7:00 –9:00 p.m.

Teens take over the Museum at this totally free, uniquely teen night. Overwhelm your senses as we feature our new temporary exhibit Our Senses. Chill with friends, move to the music, and eat free snacks after hours!

 

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Wednesday, May 1
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
$8 member, $10 nonmember

Honey bees get all the press, but North America’s native bees also deserve some buzz. Through interviews with farmers, gardeners, scientists, and bee experts, the book Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them explores why these tiny endangered species are essential to our ecosystems and food supplies. Author Paige Embry will share her fascinating adventures, including going on a bee hunt with the world expert on the likely extinct Franklin’s bumble bee, raising blue orchard bees in her refrigerator, and discovering an organization that turns out-of-play areas on golf courses into pollinator habitats. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.

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Mondays & Wednesdays, May 6–15, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
$150 member, $180 nonmember

Most people know Leonardo da Vinci as a painter, sculptor, and inventor, but he was much more. His dissections of human and animal bodies to intricately study anatomical structures and accurately draw what he saw inspired the future of scientific illustration, forensics, anatomy, and modern medicine. This course with Dr. Sue Ware will explore the life of this pioneer anatomist through his illustrations, comments, contributions, personal history, and notebooks. Learn the intricate details of how he explored the internal workings of the animal body, and how anatomy is the “hub” of many of the scientific disciplines in use today. The course will be a combination of lecture, virtual lab, and an exclusive evening in the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius.
 

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Registration is required. Please call 303.370.6000, daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. or click the BUY NOW button.

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Monday, May 6
7 p.m.
Phipps IMAX Theater
$15 member, $18 nonmember
Best friend, indeed! You will be awed by the extraordinary skills and bravery of some of the world’s most amazing canines. In the new IMAX 3D film, Superpower Dogs, journey around the globe to follow remarkable dogs that save lives and share a powerful bond with their human partners. The stars include Henry, an avalanche rescue expert; Ricochet, a Californian surf legend helping people with special needs; and the bloodhound brothers, Tipper and Tony, leading the fight to save endangered species in Africa. During this special screening, director Daniel Ferguson will share behind-the-scenes stories about making the film and watching these amazing animals in action.
Photo Credit Danny Wilcox of VII for Cosmic Picture
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Tuesday, May 7 • 6–9 p.m.
$50 member, $60 nonmember

*Please accept our sincerest apologies for the date error printed on the event postcard listing Thursday, May 2 as the date for this evening. 

In addition to an adults-only evening in Our Senses, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar followed by dinner. Reservations are required.

Your senses are one of those things you don’t think much about, yet they are constantly at work shaping your perception of the world. Now they get the scientific spotlight in this exhibition for the whole family that reveals how and why what we perceive is not all, or exactly, what’s actually going on around us. Enjoy some “sensory overload” as you play with color, patterns, sound, scents, and touch, and discover how there’s so much more to our senses than just the famous five.

Menu:
Caesar salad with crispy parmesan
Chicken Valdosta with linguini & mushrooms
Seasonal vegetable
Strawberry Tasting: strawberry/red wine sorbet, strawberry consomée and strawberry shortcake

Vegetarian option (call Guest Services at 303.370.6306 to request - cannot be requested online): Mushroom crepes

No walk-up tickets will be available; events subject to selling out. Exhibition entry by timed ticket due to gallery capacity. Only the Our Senses exhibition will be open during Members Evenings; the rest of the Museum will be closed.

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Photography for the Amateur Birder

Thursdays, May 9–23, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Field trip: Saturday, May 18, 7 a.m.–11 a.m.
$110 member, $140 nonmember

Ages 18+

Do you enjoy watching and listening to birds in your yard or local park? Would you like to document these experiences with photographs? This class, presented by Bob Dean, a local nature, wildlife, and travel photographer, will go a long way toward achieving this goal. The course will consist of three evening sessions to cover the basics of nature and bird photography, and a field trip to try hands-on techniques to capture images of local birds. You don’t need ultra-long lenses to enjoy bird photography; just bring the camera equipment you have and learn how to get the most from it. Field trip transportation is not included. Participants caravan from a meeting location. 

Image © Bob Dean

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Registration is required. Please call 303.370.6000, daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. or click the BUY NOW button.

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Thursday, May 16
6:30–9:30 p.m.
Ages 21+ 
$13 member, $15 nonmember
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What is reality? We’ll play tricks on your eyes and mind as you experience a night of sensory overload. Experiment with virtual and augmented reality, then find out what happens when your senses disagree in the temporary exhibition Our Senses: Creating Your Reality.
               
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Thursday, May 23
6 a.m.-6 p.m.
$27 member, $35 nonmember
Ages 18+

May is the peak of songbird migration, and eastern Colorado is the place to see them. Explore Last Chance and Flagler Reservoir State Wildlife Area with expert bird guide Norm Lewis. Last Chance is a marshy woodland with many rarities, including northern waterthrush, Bell’s vireo, Tennessee and magnolia warblers, olive-sided flycatcher, and many more. Around Flagler, migrants abound in the woodlands and reservoir. Sightings last year included white-rumped sandpiper, blue grosbeak, ovenbird, yellow-billed cuckoo, Baltimore oriole, and both green and blue black-throated warblers. Who knows what we might find! Note: This tour involves a very long drive and much walking over rough ground without trails.

Transportation is not included. Participants caravan from a meeting location. The meeting locations for bird walks vary with each outing, so please consult your reminder email for final information. 

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Wednesday, May 29
7 p.m.
Ricketson Auditorium
Free

Go "behind the stories" in space science using the best images and animation available to help understand new developments. Seating is limited to first come, first served. Please use the Evening entrance on the west side of the Museum.

The next 60 Minutes in Space will be Wednesday, June 26.

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Thursday, May 30
7 p.m.
Gates Planetarium
$12 member, $15 nonmember

Step into Escher’s Universe, a full-dome film based on the life and work of the multifaceted Maurits Cornelis Escher. He had a unique ability to join mathematics, astronomy, optics, and geometry together in art. Shapes, three-dimensional reconstructions, dual worlds, unreal buildings, or impossible continuities in this show reveal Escher's continuous search for knowledge. After the film, psychologist Dr. Timothy Sweeny, from the University of Denver, will discuss how the brain impacts the way people see the world around them.

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June 3–August 9

Make their summer incredible at Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

Online enrollment for our hugely popular summer camp program begins soon!

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Wednesday, June 5
6 p.m.
Gates Planetarium
$12 member, $15 nonmember

Is it literally a spark that ignites human curiosity? The answer and more lie somewhere in the brain’s complex architecture. Get a look inside your head during a tour of the brain, projected on our immersive planetarium dome, with Dr. Jonathan Fisher, assistant professor of physiology, New York Medical College. Fisher founded the Neurodome Project, which combines planetarium technology with high-resolution brain imaging techniques. From witnessing sparks of electrical activity in individual neurons to sailing down neural pathways that support consciousness, emotions, and complex thought, you will explore the fundamental mechanisms of brain function—and what it means to be human.

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Wednesday, June 5
8 p.m.
Gates Planetarium
$12 member, $15 nonmember

Is it literally a spark that ignites human curiosity? The answer and more lie somewhere in the brain’s complex architecture. Get a look inside your head during a tour of the brain, projected on our immersive planetarium dome, with Dr. Jonathan Fisher, assistant professor of physiology, New York Medical College. Fisher founded the Neurodome Project, which combines planetarium technology with high-resolution brain imaging techniques. From witnessing sparks of electrical activity in individual neurons to sailing down neural pathways that support consciousness, emotions, and complex thought, you will explore the fundamental mechanisms of brain function—and what it means to be human.

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Wednesday–Sunday, June 12–16
$691 adult, $661 child (6–12 years)

Museum educator Jennifer Moss Logan shares stories of those who left their mark on the local landscape, from ancient native peoples to the colorful characters whose adventures brought them westward. For both the adventurer and historian at heart.

Reservations and information: 720.283.0553 or CentennialCanoe.com

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Friday, June 14, 2019
6:30 p.m.–1 a.m. 

The Museum is a feast for the senses. So much to see, hear, taste, and touch. On June 14, let’s take it to the next level and explore how perception is more than simply a window into the world around us—it’s what makes us human.

Museum After Dark: Perception will heighten your senses during a fascinating evening that only the Denver Museum of Nature & Science can deliver while supporting science education and research. Using technology and the lens of human biology, guests will enjoy live entertainment, interactive science demonstrations, and a progressive dinner highlighting just about everyone’s favorite sense: taste! Cap the evening by dancing the night away with the entire Museum family at the After Dark Soiree. 

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Saturday–Monday, July 13–15
$436 adult, $406 child (6–12 years)

Experience fascinating rock formations from the age of the dinosaurs, and paddle your way along the Colorado River with educator Samantha Sands as your time-travel guide. Camping along the river’s banks and exploring Dominquez Canyon will leave you awed by the immensity of geologic time.

Reservations and information: 720.283.0553 or CentennialCanoe.com

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Saturday–Monday, July 27–29
$436 adult, $406 child (6–12 years)

Embark on a memorable weekend with astronomer Naomi Pequette as you revel in both earthbound scenery and the breathtaking skies above. Without the interference of city lights, learn about planets, constellations, and deep space.

Reservations and information: 720.283.0553 or CentennialCanoe.com

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Wednesday–Sunday, August 7–11

$691 adult, $661 child (6–12 years)

With geologist Bob Raynolds as your guide, marvel at colorful sandstone walls hundreds of feet high and explore canyons and ancient rock art. Canoe down this epic stretch of river, hike and explore the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Area with waterfalls and petroglyphs, and camp along the river’s edge.

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Tuesday, August 20
7 p.m.
Phipps  Theater
$12 member, $15 nonmember
Leonardo da Vinci’s eclectic interests inspired him to explore technological and scientific potentials that his contemporaries could not imagine. He constantly innovated as he designed imaginative machines and created highly original works of art. Dr. George R. Bent, Sidney Gause Childress Professor of the Arts at Washington and Lee University, examines one of Leonardo’s most important scientific exercises—his detailed study of human anatomy—and connects this work to his truly advanced approach to representing the human form in his paintings. Leonardo’s art, we will see, depended on his scientific discoveries, but his scientific contributions, we will also see, could not have been articulated without his total mastery of art.
 
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