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Thursday, October 8
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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Wednesday, July 8
7 p.m. 
Virtual Event
Free member, $8 nonmember

 

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ackerman’s new book The Bird Way: A New Look at How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think is an investigation into the bird way of being, and the recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds. The bird way is much more than a unique pattern of brain wiring, and lately, scientists have taken a new look at bird behaviors they previously dismissed as anomalies or mysteries revealing the remarkable intelligence underlying these activities. Ackerman will examine abilities once considered uniquely our own: deception, manipulation, cheating, kidnapping, infanticide, but also ingenious communication between species, cooperation, collaboration, altruism, culture, and play. The Bird Way is available for purchase from Penguin Random House. 

This program is presented in partnership with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies with promotional support from Denver Audubon and Audubon Rockies. This event is free for Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and Audubon members with the promotional code.

 

 
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Wednesday, July 15
7-8 p.m.
Free members, $8 nonmembers

 

You can love them or leave them, but spiders deserve respect as the top predators of the world of creepy crawlies. Spiders eat 400 – 800 million tons of insects a year! Dr. Paula Cushing, curator of invertebrate zoology, will share fun facts about these eight-legged arachnids. Learn just how dangerous the infamous black widow can be, find out why the brown recluse is not a concern here in the west, and impress your friends and influence people with all your newly gained knowledge about these fascinating creatures. Everyday people are becoming citizen spider scientists with the Colorado Spider Survey.

 

 

 

Please find the Zoom link in your email confirmation upon registering.
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Monday, July 20 2020 - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monday,July 27, 2020 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

$255 member, $225 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.

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Saturday - Monday, July 18-20
$459 adult, $429 youth (6-12 years old)

Embark on a memorable weekend with space scientist Dr. Ka Chun Yu 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.

 

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Wednesday - Sunday, July 22-26
$714 adult, $681 youth (6-12 years old)

Paddle along one of the longest stretches of tranquil wilderness water in the western United States, just north of Canyonlands National Park in eastern Utah. Geologist Dr. Bob Raynolds will be your guide as you marvel at colorful sandstone walls hundreds of feet high and explore canyons and ancient rock art

 

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June 8–August 7

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

Online enrollment for our hugely popular summer camp program begins soon!
Giving Club registration opens Monday, January 27
For Dual Membership levels and above registration opens Tuesday, January 28

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Wednesday, July 8 • 6–9 p.m.
Tickets required 
Enjoy exclusive access to Art of the Brick during this Members-Only Evening! Exhibition entry will be by timed tickets every ten minutes beginning at 6 p.m. Last ticket will be at 8 p.m. Covid-19 capacity limits mean guests will only be granted access to the gallery at their designated times. Please do not arrive early as you will be asked to wait in your vehicle or outside in City Park.

The Art of the Brick
Renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya has taken LEGO® bricks from beloved toys to artistic marvels. Sawaya’s original artworks and his reimagined versions of famous masterpieces from art and culture, such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night and the Venus de Milo, will wow you. The experience also showcases a collection of LEGO-infused hyper-realistic photography from Sawaya’s innovative collaboration with award-winning photographer Dean West. From fan favorite Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from his chest, to a T. rex skeleton made out of 80,000 LEGO bricks, you will be inspired by how the power of imagination and creativity can build endless possibilities.

Optional pre-purchased dinner served between 6 and 7:30 p.m. available for additional cost. Guests must select a dinner time either before or after their exhibit entry time while providing for time to dine. A SEPARATE RESERVATION IS REQUIRED FOR THE EXHIBITION. Dinner reservations close July 5.

Menu:
Honey and thyme roasted Pork Loin 
Fried polenta
Eggplant Caponata
Fennel and orange salad

Vegetarian option:
Veggie roasted cauliflower steak
Fried polenta
Eggplant Caponata
Fennel and orange salad

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

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COVID-19 Health & Safety
Our promise to you is an unwavering commitment to safe spaces for all who visit the Museum. Please watch our Welcome Back video (YouTube link to video) and click here for details on what you can expect when you visit.

 

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Tuesday, July 14 • 6–9 p.m.
Tickets required
Enjoy exclusive access to Art of the Brick during this 21+ Members-Only Evening! Exhibition entry will be by timed tickets every ten minutes beginning at 6 p.m. Last ticket will be at 8 p.m. Covid-19 capacity limits mean guests will only be granted access to the gallery at their designated times. Please do not arrive early as you will be asked to wait in your vehicle or outside in City Park.

The Art of the Brick
Renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya has taken LEGO® bricks from beloved toys to artistic marvels. Sawaya’s original artworks and his reimagined versions of famous masterpieces from art and culture, such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night and the Venus de Milo, will wow you. The experience also showcases a collection of LEGO-infused hyper-realistic photography from Sawaya’s innovative collaboration with award-winning photographer Dean West. From fan favorite Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from his chest, to a T. rex skeleton made out of 80,000 LEGO bricks, you will be inspired by how the power of imagination and creativity can build endless possibilities.

Optional pre-purchased dinner served between 6 and 7:30 p.m. available for additional cost. Guests must select a dinner time either before or after their exhibit entry time while providing for time to dine. A SEPARATE RESERVATION IS REQUIRED FOR THE EXHIBITION. Dinner reservations close July 9.

Menu:
Pan seared herb chicken breast with pan jus
Garlic roasted fingerlings
Green beans
Super food salad with lemon vinaigrette

Vegetarian option:
Veggie stuffed portabella mushroom
Garlic roasted fingerlings
Green beans
Super food salad with lemon vinaigrette

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

All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

COVID-19 Health & Safety
Our promise to you is an unwavering commitment to safe spaces for all who visit the Museum. Please watch our Welcome Back video (YouTube link to video) and click here for details on what you can expect when you visit.

 

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Tuesday, June 23 through Friday, July 3
8 - 10 a.m.

We have missed you so much! Hopefully you have seen our recent email inviting you to come back to your Museum when you feel it is safe for you to do so. To express our appreciation, we are excited to share that the first two hours of every day, 8-10 a.m., beginning Tuesday, June 23 through Friday, July 3, will be exclusively reserved for you, our Members. Please click here to make a reservation for one of these mornings.

Beginning June 25, The Art of the Brick exhibition will also be open to you during these morning hours. A separate reservation is required for that exhibition and can be made here.

We know you have questions about what to expect when you come back to your Museum as your family’s safety is our top priority. Our promise to you is an unwavering commitment to safe spaces for all who visit the Museum – we encourage you to read more about it here.

We also want to share a few tips specific to your membership that will help make your visit as amazing as possible:

  • Be prepared to use your phone for contact-free transactions.
  • Get on our guest WiFi when you arrive at the Museum
  • We recommend downloading the eCard app as your best and safest option. The app is updated often, so please check your app store for updates and keep this app updated to ensure the best experience.
  • lf you do not wish to use the eCard app, login to your online Museum account and your membership barcode can be scanned right from your phone.
  • Or, bring your existing plastic card – note we will no longer issue new or replacement plastic cards for Memberships
  • If you’re a Giving Club member you may resume using your Flex Tickets. At this time, due to capacity restraints Flex Tickets are not valid for The Art of the Brick and a timed ticket reservation will be required. Review the Flex Ticket FAQ for more information.

We cannot wait to see you again soon and truly hope that you have continued to explore your love of science during this time.

Thank you and see you soon!

The Membership Team

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Join us for SCFD Community Free Day or stop by for a Free Night! Museum admission is free for everyone.

  • Monday, January 6
  • Sunday, January 26
  • Monday, February 10 (Darwin Day)
  • Sunday, February 23
  • Sunday, April 26 (Día del Niño)
  • Sunday, May 31
  • Wednesday, July 1 (Free Night- Admission free from 5 p.m.-10 p.m.) CANCELLED
  • Wednesday, August 12 (Free Night- Admission free from 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 2 (Free Night- Admission free from 5 p.m.-10 p.m.)
  • Monday, September 21
  • Sunday, October 11
  • Sunday, December 6

Enjoy your favorite parts of the Museum with special activities on:

Monday, February 10- Darwin Day

Sunday, February 23- Health Sciences

Sunday, April 26- Día del Niño

Sunday, May 31- Nature

Sunday, October 11- Out at the Museum

Sunday, December 6- Museum's 120th Birthday

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Friday Evening Hours

Friday, January 17–October 30, 2020*
Museum open until 10 p.m.


The Museum will be open until 10 p.m. on Fridays beginning January 17! It will be business as usual, with a few extras thrown in.
• Admission prices remain the same.
• General admission is free for members.
• Tickets for upcharged temporary exhibitions, IMAX films (5 and 6 p.m.), and the Hollywood Favorites at 7 p.m. will be available.
• Food and drink will be available for purchase.
We look forward to kicking off the weekends with you!

*Except September 25

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