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VIRTUAL EVENT
Wednesday, Aug. 11
7 p.m.
Virtual Event
Free

Join us for a screening of the “The Last 'Opelu Man,” from Director Bryce Groark.  Knowledge of the Hawaiian traditional ‘opelu fishery, fishing techniques and the art of net-making is held by just a handful of kūpuna able to pass on this knowledge to the next generation. Charles “Chuck” Leslie, an 80-year-old, third-generation hoop net fisherman is one of the few still practicing this tradition. When he was just five years old, Chuck starting learning hoop-net fishing at the side of his father, renowned fisherman Henry Leslie. Now he is passing down his knowledge to the next generation, connecting them to their past and keeping alive the cultural fishing traditions to ensure the ‘opelu population remains healthy. (Living Ocean Productions, 2017, 15 min.).

 

Following the film, join us for a live discussion with Uncle Chuck Leslie and Krista Johnson on ‘opelu as a way of life moderated by Mervyn Tano, president of the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management. 

 

 

          

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Thursday, Nov. 18
7:45 p.m. (doors open at 7:15)
Phipps Theater
$39.50

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast hosts are here in Denver as part of their Extravaganza tour! You may have heard their award-winning science podcast, and perhaps you have read their best-selling book on critical thinking. Now watch them live on stage as they entertain and challenge your perception of reality. Joined by host and musician, George Hrab, the SGU crew will create a skeptical extravaganza of special significance!

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VIRTUAL EVENT
Wednesday, Nov. 17
7-8 p.m.
Virtual Event
$5 members, $10 nonmembers
From bustling cities and mountain peaks to a vast ancient sea, Colorado has seen dramatic changes in its landscape and climate. Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, and Bob Raynolds, research associate, look back in time to the Cretaceous, explore what we see today, and ponder what changes may be on the horizon. How will recent challenges like access to water and devastating fires affect what Colorado looks like in the future?
Image credit NASA



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VIRTUAL EVENT
Tuesday, Aug. 3
7-8 p.m.
Virtual Event
$5 Museum and Denver Film members, $10 nonmembers, Free for students
An annual favorite is back in virtual form! Museum space scientist Ka Chun Yu and Vincent Piturro, professor of film and media studies at MSU of Denver, will lead a discussion of the sci-fi film "Metropolis" and break down the science behind these alternative possibilities. Presented in partnership with Denver Film.
Film screenings are not included this year. Watch "Metropolis" before the event on Denver Film's virtual platform.

Denver Film members and students are free with promotional code.

Please find the Zoom link in your email confirmation upon registering.

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VIRTUAL EVENT
Virtual Experience
$15 member, $20 nonmember

 

Science Smarts trivia equals fun for the whole family! This recorded experience is our newest virtual product. 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. Keep your eyes peeled for the next installment of Science Smarts: All That Glitters! Great for families and kids 6 and up!  

*Access to your Science Smarts trivia video begins the day you purchase and expires 9/31/21.*

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VIRTUAL EVENT
Poster thumbnail image for Digital Earth: Our Warming Planet
Wednesday, Sep. 22
7 p.m.
Virtual Event
$5 Members, $10 nonmember
Examine the planet’s dynamic and diverse ecosystems. As our climate evolves, our landscapes are feeling the heat.  Plants and animals are sensing the stress—in some cases so much so that we can see it from space. Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, and Bob Raynolds, research associate, tackle the many factors that contribute to climate change, how the results manifest on the Earth's surface, and opportunities for optimism.
Image courtesy NASA
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VIRTUAL EVENT
Wednesday, Aug. 4
9 a.m.
Virtual Event
$5 member, $10 nonmember

Recent research is revolutionizing our understanding of Stonehenge, its builders and how and why they built the monument. Teams of researchers have brought the latest technology to bear, both in the field and in the laboratory, to address many of the questions that have mystified previous generations. Mike Parker Pearson, professor of British Later Prehistory at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, will look at some of the most intriguing discoveries including how the builders lived and where the stones came from, as well as exploring what Stonehenge might have been for. Pearson has been UK Archaeologist of the Year and is a Fellow of the British Academy. He has been directing research on Stonehenge since 2003.

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VIRTUAL EVENT
Thursday, Aug. 19
7 p.m
Virtual Event
$5 member, $10 nonmember
Join Multiverse Concert Series for a unique STEAM evening of music and science inspired by the fractal patterns of nature—as revealed by the MIT Fluids Lab. The spontaneous growth of patterns happens throughout nature: from the fractal branches of fluids and river beds, to the living structures of our own lungs and blood vessels. Over the course of the evening, we will explore how nature gives rise to our complex world through mini-lectures by Irmgard Bischofberger of the MIT Fluids Lab, interwoven with live electrosymphonic music by Composer David Ibbett and visual art by Marlena Bocian-Hewitt. In addition—enthusiastic scientists at home will have the opportunity to create their own fractal patterns with household supplies! A list of supplies will be sent prior to the show.
SCIENCE: Irmgard Bischofberger, MIT Fluids Lab COMPOSER: David Ibbett MUSIC: Minjin Chung, Cello ART: Marlena Bocian-Hewitt.
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VIRTUAL EVENT
Wednesday, Aug. 25
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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2021 Registration
[7/29/2021 Update] 

Camp Registrations are now closed 

We will continue to post updates on summer camp 2021 on our landing page as they become available. Click Learn More to be directed to the landing page for summer camps.

 *Photo above taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic.

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Friday, July 30

Opening at 8:00am for Members only

Come shop for bargains galore including: scratch and dent, last chance and single items. Bring your own bag, a happy attitude, and bargain hunting eye! Don’t forget your member card or app, this is your ticket into the sale, no reservations needed. No time for breakfast? A breakfast special will be available in the t-rex deli for only $5.00!

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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.

 

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