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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
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

Wednesday, May 12

7-8 p.m.
Virtual Event

FREE

Haudenosaunee filmmaker Terry Jones, an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians, has a passion for sharing his Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) history and culture through his film. He strives to find a balance between entertaining and educating his audiences. 

 

A selection of Jones’ short films will be streamed during the event, then engage in a live discussion with this talented filmmaker and founder of Torn Jersey Films. Film selections include: "Empire State," a perspective on invasion, war and occupation, through the eyes of an elder; "Gik:skwod (How I Lost My Indian Name)," experimental storytelling told through narration, images and test; "Soup for My Brother," a poetic documentary about memory, loss and brotherly love; "untitled and unlabeled"; "Ode to the Nine".


This program is presented in partnership with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission.

 

          

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VIRTUAL EVENT
Poster thumbnail image for Digital Earth: Oceans
Wednesday, May 19
7 p.m.
Virtual Event
$5 Members, $10 nonmember
Dive beneath the oceans, the least known part of our planet. Examine the geology of the ocean floors, and learn how they shape our world via plate tectonics. We’ll see the largest reefs and the smallest atolls, and discover how the changing climate is affecting them. Join Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, and Bob Raynolds, research associate, on a tour of the mysterious deep.
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VIRTUAL EVENT
Wednesday, May 26
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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Poster thumbnail image for Digital Earth: The Earth as Art
Wednesday, July 21
7 p.m.
Virtual Event
$5 Members, $10 nonmember
Nature creates intricate patterns and stunning designs. The forces of heat, water and air shape the earth in unexpected ways. Have you seen the Earth’s “belly button?” Can you imagine a place where desert dunes hit both rivers and the sea? View these masterpieces of natural phenomenon with Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, and Bob Raynolds, research associate.
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Poster thumbnail image for Beetle Portraits: Form, Texture, and Iridescence

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Jul. 13-22

6-9 p.m.

$225 member, $255 nonmember 

 

Beetles comprise the largest group of animals on Earth, and new species are discovered on a daily basis. Marjorie Leggitt, an award-winning science artist, will guide you through the process of illustrating an anatomically accurate, textural beetle in vivid color. You choose the medium, watercolor or colored pencil. This all-levels workshop begins with an overview by Dr. Frank Krell, curator of entomology. Learn about the fascinating order of Coleoptera, a beetle’s anatomy and lifecycle, and the diverse roles of beetles as tormentor or benefactor. Select a beetle to illustrate from the Museum’s vast teaching collection. Follow Leggitt as she defines the steps to producing an accurate pencil drawing and shows you how to mimic texture intricacy and develop color luminescence. You’ll end up with a beautiful beetle portrait to take home and frame. During the first session, materials will be provided by the Museum and additional materials for students to bring will be discussed.

All sales are final unless the Museum cancels the event.    

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2021 Registration

[5/6/2021 Update] 
Due to COVID-19, we are unsure what 2021 camp group sizing will look like at this time.  

This past summer (2020), we were unable to accommodate nearly 600 registered campers and promised their families first chance to register for summer camp 2021. This promise, coupled with our current plan for reduced summer camp capacity, means we may not be able to open registration to more campers. While we hope we will be able to expand our camp capacity, there is no guarantee

We will 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.

5/6/2021 
Member Registration Access: Open starting Thursday, May 6.  
Scholarship Registrations: Open starting Monday, April 26 by phone call only. See details for scholarships on our landing page or view our scholarship flyer here (English & Español). 

Due to limited capacity, registration will be limited to one week per child, and we cannot guarantee the availability of specific weeks, themes, or age groups. If a child is already registered, we ask that you do not register them again.  

No further registration dates at this time. 

 

*Photo above taken prior to COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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