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Wednesday, November 20
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 West Evening Entrance on the west side of the Museum.

The next 60 Minutes will be on January 29, 2020

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Monday, December 9
7 p.m. 

Come celebrate an incredible moment in the history of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science! Learn how Museum scientists and their collaborators have pieced together the story of recovery after the asteroid impact and extinction of the dinosaurs. Enjoy a screening of the NOVA documentary “Rise of the Mammals” about this incredible discovery, explore the pop-up exhibition, After the Asteroid: Earth’s Comeback Story, and visit with some of the scientists involved. Space is limited and this event is anticipated to sell-out.

 

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Wednesday, December 11
6:30 - 8:30 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. Please use the IMAX Entrance on the East Side of the Museum. 

The Fighting Cholitas, from director Mariam Jobrani, profiles the Cholitas that perform Lucha Libre in Bolivia. These bold, female wrestlers push the limits of their culture by performing the acrobatic maneuvers of Lucha Libre in the traditional long skirts that characterize the cholitas. (Moto Films, LLC, 2006, 21 min.)

4 Wheel War Pony. Skateboarder-turned-filmmaker Dustinn Craig shows us the world of White Mountain Apache skateboarders, and how the Apache culture of young men manifests itself within skateboard culture, resulting in a distinct blend of two cultures indigenous to the Americas. (White Springs Creative, 2008, 10 min.).

VANS Pass The Bucket Jeff Ament episode, Dir. Lukas Korver. From his humble beginnings in rural Montana, Jeff Ament, bassist and co-founder of Pearl Jam, witnessed both the tranquility of rural life and difficulties of growing up in extremely isolated areas. Remembering his roots and the self-confidence that skateboarding can inspire, Jeff is helping build an epic skate park on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. (An Über Content Production, 8 min.).

Skate Or Die REDBulletin, Director Danny Lee. A profile of the Stronghold Society’s Live Life Movement, focusing on the skate park built in Pine Ridge Lakota Country and its impact on Lakota youth. (2012, 10 min.).

Fast Horse, director Alexandra Lazarowich. One jockey, three laps, 400 years of skill: Indian Relay, known in Blackfoot country as “North America’s original extreme sport.” (Filmoption International, Inc. 2018, 13 min.).

 

Walt Pourier, Stronghold Society, will lead an audience discussion and Q&A following the films.

 

          

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

Are we alone? The search is on for the Goldilocks planets, where conditions are not too cold and not too hot but just right to sustain life. Create an alien and explore the night sky through telescopes.

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Fall Break and Winter Break Camps
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Grades K–1, Grades 2–3, & Grades 4–5


At the Museum, your child will spend school breaks experiencing fun and wonder, IMAX films and planetarium shows, and marvels of our exhibition.
School Break Camps are offered weekly November 25–27 and daily December 23, 26, 27, 30, January 2, and 3. 

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Tuesday, December 3

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is hosting Home School Day! Admission is free, and you can purchase add-on experiences to your visit. Add-on experiences include IMAX, Planetarium & The Science Behind Pixar. The Experience & Partnerships Department will be hosting activities for home school families in the education studios from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Tuesday, December 10
7 p.m.–9 p.m.
Grades 6–8
Free

Enjoy this free trivia night after hours at the Museum! Brain-crushing science trivia and free snacks and drinks. Open to middle school students in grades 6–8. Spots are limited.   

Teen Trivia Night is a free choice event for teens, ages 11-14 and in Middle School. Teens must bring and carry with them a photo ID (school ID works well) during the program and list an emergency contact upon registration.

Middle Schoolers may arrive on their own, but we rely on parents/guardians to plan for transportation for their children to and from the Museum. We ask that Middle Schoolers leave with an adult and may ask that they stay until one arrives. Parents/guardians and chaperones are welcome to stay in the café during the event.

This program is presented with the support of:

If you received a print at home ticket with your order, please print it out and bring it with you.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science exists to be a catalyst and ignite our community’s passion for nature and science. In order to fulfill our mission and live out our values, we strive to provide a safe place for everyone to follow their curiosity and desire for discovery. We ask that all teens respect each other and the Museum as they enjoy the night. The Museum reserves the right to refuse service to, or revoke access to anyone we determine is threatening this safe, inclusive environment. 

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Monday, November 25
7 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Grades 6–12
Free

This Thanksgiving break, take a night away from the family and head to the Museum for a free movie! Teens chose the movie by voting during the HallowTeen event in October, and the winner is.... The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Teen Movie Night is a free choice event for teens, ages 13-18 and in High School. Teens must bring and carry with them a photo ID (school ID works well) during the program and list an emergency contact upon registration.

Teens may arrive and depart on their own at any time during the event. We rely on teens and their parents/guardians to plan for transportation to and from the Museum.  Parents, guardians and/or chaperones are welcome to stay in the café during the event.

This program is presented with the support of:

If you received a print at home ticket with your order, please print it out and bring it with you.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science exists to be a catalyst and ignite our community’s passion for nature and science. In order to fulfill our mission and live out our values, we strive to provide a safe place for everyone to follow their curiosity and desire for discovery. We ask that all teens respect each other and the Museum as they enjoy the night. The Museum reserves the right to refuse service to, or revoke access to anyone we determine is threatening this safe, inclusive environment. 

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Sunday, November 3, 2019
Sunday, December 1, 2019
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

The Discovery Zone is bursting with activity, which can be overwhelming for some children. By limiting attendance and by turning down some of the ambient noise, we are excited to offer an enjoyable low-sensory morning for neuro-diverse children to play with their families. This event is free, but registration is required.

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RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE CLOSED.

Tuesday, November 5 • 6–9 p.m.
$50 member, $60 nonmember
In addition to an adults-only evening in The Science Behind Pixar, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar followed by dinner. Reservations are required.

Participate in hands-on activities inspired by the science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts used at Pixar Animation Studios every day to bring their beloved films and characters to life. Each section focuses on a step in the filmmaking process, giving you and your family an unparalleled view of Pixar’s production pipeline. Enjoy more than 50 interactive elements, meet the production teams in video profiles, and come face-to-face with re-creations of your favorite Pixar characters, including Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL•E!

Menu:

1st - Vegetable and white bean soup 

Entree - Halibut with crushed purple potatoes and with carrots & green beans

Dessert - Popcorn pannacotta with salt caramel sauce

Vegetarian or other dietary restriction? Please call Guest Services at 303.370.6306 to make your reservation - cannot be made online 

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

The Science Behind Pixar was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston, in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios. © Disney/Pixar. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

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Wednesday, November 20
6–9 p.m.

Come celebrate an incredible moment in the history of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science! Learn how Museum scientists and their collaborators have pieced together the story of recovery after the asteroid impact and extinction of the dinosaurs.

Enjoy a screening of the NOVA documentary “Rise of the Mammals” about this incredible discovery, explore the pop-up exhibition After the Asteriod: Earth’s Comeback Story, and visit with some of the scientists involved.

Space is very limited and the event will sell out. Reservations are REQUIRED.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

6–7 p.m.: Explore the exhibition and connect with scientists

7 p.m.: Screening of “Rise of the Mammals” in Phipps IMAX Theater (approximately 50 minutes)

8–9 p.m.: Explore the exhibition and connect with scientists

Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd.
Enter through the north entrance.

 

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Ball Corporation
Learn how to go green with activities about sustainable activities presented by Ball Corporation.
Level 1, Southeast Atrium, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Lockheed Martin
Join engineers from Lockheed Martin to watch the launch of the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III Satellite, the most powerful and accurate GPS satellite ever launched. Learn more about the mission and how the spacecraft was built. Showtimes every hour on the hour.
Level 1, Southeast Atrium & Space Odyssey, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Girl Scouts of Colorado
Explore the Museum using a scavenger hunt, learn about the many badges Girl Scouts can earn, and participate in a marshmallow engineering activity. Everyone is welcome to join the fun!
Level 1, Southeast Atrium, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Free Face Painting
Get your face painted with a fun design!
Level 2, Leprino Family Atrium, 10 a.m.–12:45 p.m. and 2–4:45 p.m.

Scavenger Hunt
Pick up a scavenger hunt and explore the Museum’s world-famous wildlife dioramas!
Level 2, Bridge, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

Mr. Bones
Check out paleopuppeteer “Mr. Bones” and his life-size dinosaur puppets.
Throughout the Museum, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

NOTE: PROGRAMMING SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Día Gratuito Comunitario de SCFD

Domingo, 17 de noviembre, 2019

Ball Corporation
Aprendan cómo volverse ecológicos con actividades sobre sostenibilidad presentadas por Ball Corporation.
1.er piso, atrio del sudeste, de 10 a. m. a 4 p. m.

Lockheed Martin
Vengan a ver, junto con ingenieros de Lockheed Martin, el lanzamiento del satélite GPS III de la Fuerza Aérea de EE. UU. El satélite GPS más poderoso y preciso jamás lanzado. Aprendan más sobre su misión y cómo se construyó. Funciones cada hora en punto.
1.er piso, atrio del sudeste y Odisea en el espacio, de 10 a. m. a 4 p. m

Niñas exploradoras de Colorado
Exploren el museo a través de búsquedas del tesoro, aprendan sobre las insignias que pueden ganar las Niñas exploradoras y vengan a participar en la actividad de ingeniería del malvavisco. ¡Todos son bienvenidos a unirse a la diversión!
1.er piso, atrio del sudeste, de 10 a. m. a 4 p. m.

Pintura de caritas
¡Pide que te dibujen un diseño divertido!
2o piso, Atrio Familia Leprino, de 10 a. m. a 12:45 p. m. y de 2 a 4:45 p. m.

Búsqueda del tesoro
Escoge una guía de búsqueda del tesoro para explorar los famosos dioramas de animales salvajes del museo.
Puente del 2.o piso, de 11 a. m. a 3 p. m.

Sr. Bones
No te pierdas al paleotitiritero «Sr. Bones» y a sus títeres de dinosaurio de tamaño natural.
Por todo el museo, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

NOTA: PROGRAMAS SUJETOS A CAMBIOS

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